Jordan Walker’s Senior Debut

Box Hill Hawks player Jordan Walker played his first Senior game for the club on Sunday against the Frankston Dolphins, with a late call-up to replace rested Hawthorn player Kaiden Brand.

“I actually didn’t get the text until about 8.30am this morning and was excited but definitely a bit nervous.”

Walker finished the game with nine disposals and a total of five tackles, showing his tough intent and determination around the ball.

“It was definitely a step-up from Development. With players like Litherland, Gordon and Spangher, they really help guide you to play.”

Speaking of the team’s performance, Walker said the boys knew Frankston were going to bring a tough contest and the group really had to make sure they were putting in the work.

“We knew Frankston were going to come at us for the four quarters and they were putting pressure on us the whole day.”

“At times we had lapses and there were a couple of instances where we just weren’t kicking to the right spots and kicking shallow entries. But, apart from that, our effort was really good.”

Looking ahead, Walker is aware that he needs to make the most of Box Hill’s bye this weekend in order to be pushing for selection the following week.

“We’ve got three training sessions this week and for me I need to make sure my body’s right and I hit the training sessions hard.”

“I just need to keep training well, make sure I recover and do my review properly.”

Box Hill’s clash with Werribee is sure to be hotly contested.


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