James Walker

Australian Rules Footballer

1979 –

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Who is James Walker?

James Walker is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League who played for the Fremantle Football Club. He mainly played as a midfielder or a small defender.

Walker was drafted from the North Ballarat Rebels with the 6th selection in the 1997 National Draft and made his AFL debut against Essendon at Subiaco Oval in Round 19, 1998. He has since played over 150 games for Fremantle, the first Victorian born player to do so. When not selected for the Fremantle side, he played for the Peel Thunder in the WAFL, after initially playing for East Perth.

He won the AFL Grand Final Sprint in 2003 and 2004 and was noted as one of the fastest players in the AFL. He is the great-grandson of Collingwood legend Gordon Coventry.

Walker was delisted by Fremantle at the end of the 2007 season and choose to participate in the 2007-08 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on board the yacht westernaustralia2011.com for the race leg across the Southern Ocean between Durban and Fremantle.

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Born
Jan 15, 1979

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on July 23, 2013

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