Ken Walker

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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 Preston
Height/Weight 183 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1938-1945 St Kilda 109 (81)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1945 season.

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]

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]

References[edit]

  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.