Ken Walker

Kenneth H. Walker (17 October 1919 25 July 2013)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[2]

Ken Walker
Personal information
Full name Kenneth H. Walker
Date of birth (1919-10-17)17 October 1919
Place of birth Bendigo, Victoria
Date of death 25 July 2013(2013-07-25) (aged 93)
Original team(s) Preston
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1938–1945 St Kilda 109 (81)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Walker, a key position player, played 109 games for St Kilda, from 1938 to 1945.[3] He won St Kilda's Best and fairest award back to back in 1942 and 1943.[4] He was playing coach of Burnie in 1946, then coached Launceston to three successive grand finals, which were all lost to rival North Launceston.[5][6] In 1950 and 1951, Walker was captain-coach of Benalla.[7]

For many years, Walker was part of the ground staff at the Moorabbin Oval.[8]

References

  1. "Vale Ken Walker". St Kilda Football Club.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  3. "Ken Walker". AFL Tables.
  4. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  5. "Launceston's Captain, K. Walker, Returning to Melbourne". Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 1 November 1949. p. 9 Section: The Examiner WOMEN'S SECTION. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  6. "Farewell to K. Walker". Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 19 December 1949. p. 14. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  7. "Ken Walker Benalla's Captain-Coach Retires". Benalla Ensign. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 30 August 1951. p. 12. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  8. Holmesby, Luke. "Vale Ken Walker". St Kilda Football Club. Retrieved 26 February 2019.


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