Lee Walker (footballer)

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Lee Walker
Personal information
Full name Lee Walker
Date of birth (1973-02-07) 7 February 1973 (age 44)
Original team(s) East Perth
Draft 19th, 1992 AFL Draft
Height / weight 197 cm / 97 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993–1994 West Coast Eagles 0 (0)
1995–1997 Collingwood 16 (13)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1997.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Lee Walker (born 7 February 1973) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Originally from Busselton, Walker represented Western Australia in the Teal Cup and was selected in the Under-18 All-Australian team.[1] He was unable to make any senior appearances for the West Coast Eagles, due to a knee injury. Collingwood gave up the 12th selection of the 1994 AFL Draft to secure Walker, a pick which the Eagles used on Shane Sikora.[2]

He continued to be hampered by injuries at Collingwood but was able to play 16 AFL games in three seasons.[3] A key position player, he had a total of three knee reconstructions during his career.[4] After being delisted he nominated for the 1998 AFL Draft and was re-signed by Collingwood, but he would only play reserves matches.

Since retiring, Walker has remained involved in football as both a Player Development Manager and as a player manager.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ West Coast Eagles Official Website: Lee Walker
  2. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  3. ^ AFL Tables: Lee Walker
  4. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  5. ^ Life Skills Coaching profile