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By September 10, 2021No Comments2 min read

Key Backman James Hutts Moves to Sunny Noosa

The next exciting signing to Noosa is Key Defender James Hutts, all the way from Maffra in Gippsland, Victoria.

James played at Maffra with former Noosa Tigers player Joel Lanborn in the powerful Gippsland Football League, James recently picked up a job with Queensland Rail and once the decision was made to move North, Noosa was where he wanted to play his Football. In what was one of the smoothest recruitment meetings, both the Club and James agreed it would be a great fit and was all done within 24 hours.

James is exactly what Noosa needs at QAFL level as he thrives on matching up on all the big Gun forwards which be huge for our playing group.

James answered a few questions for our supporters

Name: James Hutts

Age: 26

Position: Key Backman

Noosa AFC: Welcome back to the Noosa Football Club, what made you decide to play for us in 2022?

James: A mate from Maffra Joel Lanborn played at Noosa a few years ago and talked the club up a lot and its Noosa who wouldn’t want to live & play here

Noosa AFC: What would be your best position?

James: I’m a Key Backman

Noosa AFC: What club have you come to Noosa from?

James: Maffra (Gippsland League)

Noosa AFC: What do you do for work?

James: Lines man – Just got a job with Queensland Rail

Noosa AFC: Do you have any other hobbies away from Footy?

James: Travel but Covid has hurt me there but I Love anything to do with camping and fishing

Noosa AFC: Career Highlights?


  • 2 x Senior Flags at Maffra in 2016 & 2019
  • Gippsland Power in TAC Cup
  • Playing VFL at Williamstown       

Noosa AFC: What AFL club do you support, who is you favourite former player & current AFL Footballer?

James: West Coast – Chris Judd – Nic Nat

Noosa AFC: What do you want to achieve at Noosa AFC both personally & as a team in 2022


Personally – Get the most out of myself and help the boys any way I can

Team – Help the team improve from this year and hopefully play finals

Noosa AFC: James, Welcome to Noosa, 6 foot 5 key backman don’t fall from the trees but lucky for us that has happened in this instance & We can’t wait to see you pull on the Noosa Jumper in 2022

Please stay posted to our social media as we have some exciting player announcements coming soon