Hornets star enters the National Draft

02 Oct, 2018

2018 Howick Hornets recruit Travis Walker will be one of the hottest tickets around in this year’s National Draft as the four Premiership sides will be hoping to secure the services of the key forward for the 2019 season. 

 

Having returned to New Zealand earlier this year after spending several years in Melbourne, Travis found a home at the Hornets in the Auckland AFL for the 2018 season.

Travis started his football career at Narre Warren Football Club in Melbourne.

He then moved onto the Eastern Football League (EFL) and played a number of years for Silvan FC with friends before finishing up his junior year at Dingly FC.

At Dingly he achieved a Grand Final win and also achieved best on ground being awarded the Lloyd Griffiths medal.

Travis’ senior career saw him move out to country football.

Playing in country football provided Travis valuable experience and helped develop his game.

Travis finished up in Australia at Heatherton FC before jumping the ditch and signing with the Hornets.

The 25 year old is powerful ruckman / key forward who is able to win the contest by dominating his opponent.

The Northern Suns and Southern Saints would benefit the most from drafting Travis as they lacked depth in those positions during the 2018 Premiership.

 

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