Taylor Walker’s AFL career will continue into a 16th season with the key forward signing a contract extension with the Crows.

The Club’s all-time leading goal kicker has produced some of the best form of his career in 2022, as he continues to lead a group of emerging forwards.

Walker, a former captain, has been a dominant presence this season with 31 goals from 12 games including bags of four, five and six.

“This means a lot to me that I am going to be a Crow for life,” Walker said.

“As one of the older blokes going around, I am also very proud that I can still contribute both on and off the field.

“While it has been a difficult period for our Club on the field, I get a real buzz from helping the younger guys improve and we are making progress.

“We all want to get back up the ladder as quickly as possible and I know some of our Members and fans are finding these times frustrating.

“We can’t lose sight of the bigger picture though and we have been able to match it with teams that will be challenging for the flag for lengthy periods this season.”

Crows Senior Coach Matthew Nicks said Walker remained a crucial part of Adelaide’s team and praised the key forward’s consistency and strong form.

“Taylor sets an example for our young players in how to prepare and perform on game day and to be playing the type of footy he is into his 30s is a credit to him,” Nicks said.

“In addition to regularly hitting the scoreboard, his experience in helping develop and guide our next generation of forwards is invaluable and can never be under estimated.

“We are very pleased that he will still be a big part of what we are building and look forward to him continuing to make an impact.”