Taylor ‘Tex’ Walker is one of Broken Hill’s best ever footballers. Tex became the Crows Captain at the beginning of the 2015 season. For the uninitiated, the Crows is one of two South Australian AFL teams - arguably the best of course - but don’t let any of the ‘Power’ supporters hear you say that!
Taylor went to school at Willyama High School in Broken Hill. His father, Wayne, was a prominent footballer in Broken Hill who played more than 350 games. Tex Walker accepted a NSW Scholarship contract with the Adelaide team at the age of 16. Even under the scholarship he continued to play for his beloved senior local amateur league team, North Broken Hill - the ‘Bulldogs’.
In 2007 Tex lead the Broken Hill ‘Doggies’ to the 2007 Premiership with an amazing seven-goal performance, and was awarded Best on Ground.
Read more about Tex’s AFL career on Wikepedia
Tex visits his family when he is able, and still enjoys Broken Hill. According to Travel In, Tex’s favourite spots in Broken Hill include:
Favourite café in Broken Hill?
Either The Caff (235 Thomas St) or The Silly Goat (360 Argent St).
Favourite Broken Hill restaurant?
Alfresco (397 Argent St).
Favourite Broken Hill pub?
That's a close tie between Southern Cross Hotel (357 Cobalt St) and Mulga Hill Tavern (264 Oxide St).
Which are the best local attractions around Broken Hill ?
Either the town of Silverton, or the Mundi Mundi Plains.
Any absolute ‘must dos’ in Broken Hill?
Don’t leave Broken Hill without trying the chicken and cheese slaw focaccia from Café Lana’s (198 Argent St).
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