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.

Josh Walker
Walker playing for the Brisbane Lions in August 2017
Personal information
Full name Josh Walker
Nickname(s) Walks
Date of birth (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992
Original team(s) Lara (GFL)
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[1]
Club information
Current club North Melbourne
Number 19
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20122015 Geelong 33 (35)
20162019 Brisbane Lions 52 (34)
2020 North Melbourne 0 (0)
Total 85 (69)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

AFL career

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.[2] 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.[3]

He was traded to Brisbane in the 2015 trade period.[3] After four years at the Lions, he was delisted at the conclusion of the 2019 AFL season.[4]

References

  1. "Josh Walker". Brisbane Lions. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  2. "AFL draft prospect Josh Walker hoping to walk in his grandad's footsteps". Geelong Advertiser. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  3. Ryan, Peter (19 October 2015). "Cats head off to the Lions for future pick". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  4. https://www.lions.com.au/news/2019-10-19/lions-delist-three


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