Carlton Reserve Career: 1997.
Reserve Games: 3
Reserve Goals: 2
Height: 180cm (5'11")
Weight: 69kg (10.12)
Guernsey No. 51 (1997).
DOB: 15th January, 1979.
James Walker played reserve grade football for Carlton in 1997 as a top-up player. Walker was also used as a top-up player for North Melbourne reserves in 1997.
Walker was originally recruited from Lake Wendouree via TAC Cup team the North Ballarat Rebels.
He didn't play a senior game for Carlton.
James Walker was drafted from North Ballarat Football Club with the 6th selection in the 1997 National Draft and made his AFL debut against Essendon at Subiaco Oval in Round 19, 1998. He played over 151 games for Fremantle (and kicked 16 goals), the first Victorian born player to do so. When not selected for the Fremantle side, he played for the Peel Thunder in the WAFL, after initially playing for East Perth. He won the AFL Grand Final Sprint in 2003 and 2004 and was noted as one of the fastest players in the AFL. He is the great-grandson of Collingwood legend Gordon Coventry. Walker was delisted by Fremantle at the end of the 2007 season and choose to participate in the 2007-08 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race onboard the yacht westernaustralia2011.com for the race leg across the Southern Ocean between Durban and Fremantle.