AFLW clubs: Carlton
Carlton debut: Round 3, 2019
Recruited from: Carlton VFLW
Having represented her country in women’s rugby sevens, Brooke Walker moved from Sydney to Melbourne in order to pursue her ambition of playing in the AFLW in 2018. Walker arrived at Carlton as a 2018 rookie signing after playing for its VFLW side and played the final seven games of the season in her debut year. Walker has been described by coach Daniel Harford as a “tackling machine” and is known for her pressure in defence, but also has the ability to push up through the centre. Walker has been an impressive force since her arrival, and backed up her impressive form with a solid, albeit short, 2021 campaign. Walker only managed two games due to injury, but her presence in those games made Bluebaggers excited to what Walker can contribute in the 2022 season. Walker's ability to apply forward pressure and hit the scoreboard makes her a valuable asset to the Blues, as well as being a sensational media talent on the 'Behind the Game Changers' podcast.
Draft history: 2018 rookie signing.