The career of Adelaide’s greatest ever goal kicker Taylor Walker will continue into a 17th season next year with the key forward signing a new deal.
The 33-year-old – who has produced arguably career-best form in 2023 and sits second on the Coleman Medal leaderboard after Round 19 – has signed a one-year contract extension with the Crows.
After growing up a Crows supporter and being drafted from Broken Hill in 2007, Walker has now played 255 games and booted 590 goals.
This year the former Club captain has kicked 54.21 at an average of three goals a game.
Adelaide GM List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said Walker continued to perform at a high level and play a crucial role in the development of his young teammates.
“The impact Taylor continues to have on our group is significant, not just with the football he is playing which is evident, but the leadership and direction he provides on and off the field,” Reid said.
“That he remains one of the best forwards in the competition at his age is a credit to his attitude and work ethic and standards he sets at training and on game day.
“We are obviously very pleased his career will continue in 2024 as I’m sure our Members and fans will be as well.”
Walker said he was still enjoying his footy as much as ever and he was excited about continuing his career with the Club.
“I have loved the journey so far and this year getting back to playing some really exciting footy as a team,” Walker said.
“On a personal level I’m pleased to be able to contribute to the team and I take a lot of pride and satisfaction in helping our younger players who are starting out their own careers.
“You can see from the footy we’ve played this year that we’re heading in the right direction and hopefully we get reward for that in the near future.”