MURRAY Bushrangers’ forward Mat Walker has been named the AFL Draft Central TAC Cup Player of the Week for Round 13 after winning the head-to-head vote against Sandringham Dragons’ Liam Stocker. Walker booted six goals – four of which came in the last term when the game was in the balance at the final break. He also had 14 disposals, eight marks and laid seven tackles in a strong performance inside 50.
Walker is the third Murray Bushrangers’ player to earn a nomination this season after teammates Hudson Garoni and Ely Smith were adjudged best in rounds four and 10 respectively. He is also the first non-Victorian representative who played at the National Under 18 Championships, having represented the Allies to claim Player of the Week.
AFL Draft Central’s TAC Cup Player of the Week:
Round One: Bailey Smith (Sandringham Dragons)
Round Two: Max King (Sandringham Dragons)