James Walker came to Blues in 2014 as a Senior Assistant Coach and held the role for 2014 and 2015. This followed an AFL career with the Fremantle Dockers of in excess of 150 games and a brief stint as an assistant coach at Old Xavs.
James was always destined to be a Uni Blue, having entered the University of Melbourne in 1997, where he was a resident at Trinity College, and was often seen training with the Blues prior to being drafted later in 1997. He was an early draft pick in the 1997 National Draft and made his AFL debut in round 19, 1998.
When not playing for the Dockers, or their WAFL affiliate, he successfully contested the AFL Grand Final Sprint in 2003 and 2004 receiving the title as one of the quickest players in the AFL.