Broken Hill – New South Wales
A tall, strong marking forward, Taylor Walker was drafted in 2007 via the AFL’s NSW Scholarship program and after a year with Norwood in the SANFL, burst onto the scene in 2009 following a NAB Rising Star nomination after a five goal haul against reigning Premier Hawthorn. Walker won Adelaide’s goal kicking in 2011, and in 2012, his 63 goal season earnt him an All-Australian nomination. After a knee reconstruction in 2013, Walker returned strongly in 2014, and was named as the club’s new captain in 2015. Walker stood tall under tough circumstances, kicking 59 goals for the season, and leading his team to an elimination final victory with an impressive three goal performance. Walker was announced as the AFL’s Best Captain as voted by his peers at the AFLPA MVP Awards Night in 2016.