James Walker (Australian footballer)
James Walker (born 15 January 1979) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He mainly played as a midfielder or a small defender.
|Date of birth||15 January 1979|
|Original team(s)||North Ballarat Rebels|
|Draft||6th overall, 1997 National Draft|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
|Position(s)||Midfielder, small defender|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Walker was drafted from the North Ballarat Rebels with the sixth selection in the 1997 National Draft and made his AFL debut against Essendon at Subiaco Oval in round 19, 1998. He played over 150 games for Fremantle, the first Victorian born player to do so. When not selected for the Fremantle side, he played for the Peel Thunder in the West Australian Football League, after initially playing for East Perth.
Walker was delisted by Fremantle at the end of the 2007 season and chose to participate in the 2007–08 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on board the yacht westernaustralia2011.com for the race leg across the Southern Ocean between Durban and Fremantle.
- "Cordner Oration"
- McManus, Luke (24 October 2007). "Life Member – James Walker". Fremantlefc.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2008.
- Hutchison, Craig (27 May 2007). "Pssst". Realfooty.com.au. Retrieved 30 September 2008.
- AAP (21 November 2007). "Fremantle Docker James Walker pulls anchor". PerthNow. Retrieved 30 September 2008.