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Key Facts

Full name
Gregory William Walker

Known as
Greg Walker

Born
8 July 1967 (age 55)

Place of birth
Midland, WA (6056)

Occupation
Wine industry, Hospitality

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Woodville West Torrens; Swan Districts

Recruited from
Swan Districts (1994); Woodville (1996)

State of origin
WA

Family links
Bill Walker (Father)

Greg Walker


ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Swan DistrictsWR1986-1994, 1996-19981391360.98
Woodville West TorrensSANFL1994-199519221.16
Total1986-19981581581.00

He may not have exhibited the brilliance of his illustrious father, Bill Walker, but Greg Walker was nevertheless a highly capable footballer who enjoyed a number of career highlights. He made his colts debut for Swan Districts in 1985 and first fronted up with the league side a couple of years later. After that, however, his early progress was undermined by three separate bouts of glandular fever. He did not manage a full pre-season until 1990 and it proved to be a highly memorable year with Swans making and winning the grand final and Walker himself earning the Simpson Medal for best player afield.

Like his father before him Greg Walker played mainly as a rover and boasted all the attributes typically associated with the position: pace, elusiveness and slick ball use. In 1994 he relocated to Adelaide for employment-related reasons and joined Woodville West Torrens. Over the next couple of seasons he added 42 SANFL games and 25 goals to his portfolio and was a member in 1994 of the Eagles’ losing grand final team against Port Adelaide.

Returning to Swans in 1996 Walker had taken his tally of games to 139 and the number of goals kicked to 136 by the time he retired midway through the 1998 season in order to concentrate on his business interests.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Wikipedia article

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.