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RICHARD WALKER inducted into APF HALL OF FAME

25 Feb 2022

Australian polo legend Richard Walker is to be inducted into the APF Hall of Fame.

The Goulburn Polo Club legend enjoyed a stellar career that included 17 appearances for Australia – the second most capped player in history.

Richard also captained Australia three times and carries the Test cap number 34.

Among Richard’s vast rollcall of victories, the Countess of Dudley Cup stands out with nine wins. Richard also won the Australasian Gold Cup on seven occasions. 

In the 1970’s Richard dominated in the 3-aside test matches played under lights at the old Royal Showgrounds when 20,000 screaming spectators turned the stadium into a cauldron and the polo was fierce.

Richard was also a member of the famous Australian Emus team that toured New Zealand in 1972.

Hall of Fame Immortal, Sinclair Hill described Richard as “one of the greatest players in Australian polo history.”

“Richard is a great character and always stood his ground both on and off the field.”

“He was a fierce competitor and it was always a tough match whenever we played.”

“Richard certainly exerted great influence over the sport during his time in the game through his immense strength of character.”

Other members of the Hall are Bob Skene, Sinclair Hill, Ken Telford, Jim MacGinley, Peter Cudmore, James Ashton and The Ashton Brothers.

Mr Walker will be officially inducted at a presentation before the final of the Countess of Dudley Cup at Windsor Polo Club on Sunday 17th April.

The APF and NSWPA encourage Mr Walkers friends, former teammates and competitors to attend the presentation.

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Further details will be released in the coming weeks.

Stephen Philip

Chair, Australian Polo Federation

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