Josh Walker (Australian footballer)
Josh Walker (born 12 November 1992) is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He formerly played for the Geelong Football Club and the Brisbane Lions.
Walker playing for the Brisbane Lions in August 2017
|Full name||Josh Walker|
|Date of birth||12 November 1992|
Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
|Draft||No. 23, 2011 Rookie Draft, Geelong|
|Height||196 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (223 lb)|
|Position(s)||Defender / forward|
|Current club||North Melbourne|
|2016–2019||Brisbane Lions||52 (34)|
|2020–||North Melbourne||0 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Walker was recruited by Geelong in the 2011 rookie draft with pick 23. He made his debut in round 16, 2012, against Collingwood at the MCG. He is the grandson of Geelong premiership player Peter Walker. A strong-marking ruck/forward who found his place in the team limited behind Tom Hawkins and James Podsiadly. Once Podsiadly left for Adelaide he was selected as the second tall forward, he managed 33 games and 35 goals in four seasons.
- "Josh Walker". Brisbane Lions. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- "AFL draft prospect Josh Walker hoping to walk in his grandad's footsteps". Geelong Advertiser. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
- Ryan, Peter (19 October 2015). "Cats head off to the Lions for future pick". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Josh Walker (Australian footballer).|
- Josh Walker's profile on the official website of the Brisbane Lions
- Josh Walker's playing statistics from AFL Tables