Ray Walker (Australian rules footballer)

Ray Walker (born 18 December 1941) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Ray Walker
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-12-18) 18 December 1941
Original team(s) Braybrook (FDFL)
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Position(s) Back pocket
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1959–1965 Footscray 73 (1)
1965–1968 Burnie
1969–1970 Penguin
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1970.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Walker played with Footscray as a back pocket. He was an excellent mark with a good football brain.

Walker played 72 games for Footscray (1959–65), won the Walker won Footscray's 1963 best and fairest award and was selected to represent Victoria.

In 1966 Walker moved to Tasmania to pursue coaching. He was a premiership captain coach during his six years in Tasmania.

From 1972–87 Walker worked as a commentator for Channel 9 and on ABC Radio.

His football credentials include five years (1981–85) as a VFL state selector and three years as chairman of selectors for the Footscray Football Club. Walker was awarded life membership of the club in 1999.

Walker is a current Bulldogs hall of fame selector.

Walker is the uncle of current AFL Women's (AFLW) player Lauren Arnell[1]

References

  1. "Historic women's match makes Lauren Arnell's football dream a reality". Western Bulldogs. Bigpond. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2017.


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