Alun Walker to remain at Ealing Trailfinders for sixth season
Ealing Trailfinders is pleased to announce that Alun Walker has signed a new contract to remain at the club for the 2019/20 season.
The hooker is the most experienced member of the current squad and has made 93 appearances since making his debut back in 2014.
The 28-year-old has been with the club for a large part of their recent journey and was in the side that were promoted to the Greene King IPA Championship in the 14/15 season.
Since then he has seen the Trailfinders improve year on year, which included starting last season’s British & Irish Cup Final as they lifted silverware on a historic day.
The Scotland ‘A’ representative has an outstanding try-scoring record and this season he has already crossed the line on 12 occasions whilst continuing his battle with Matt Cornish for the starting shirt.
He came through the ranks at Edinburgh and spent a year on loan at Nottingham before settling in the capital where he has become known as one of the top performers in the Championship.
Walker is pleased to be staying for another season as he enters his sixth campaign at Trailfinders Sports Club.
“I am thankful and pleased to be committing my future to the club for another year. The club has come a long way in the last five years and has ambitions to push on further. I’ve been lucky to be here for as long as I have and I’m striving to help the club go the distance.”
Director of Rugby Ben Ward is delighted to have such an important member of the squad staying for another year.
“Alun has been crucial for us and is a fantastic example of how far the club has progressed in recent years. He is still performing at the top of his game and will continue to be a vital part of our group moving forward.
His try-scoring record is extremely impressive and we are very pleased to have two top quality hookers in Alun and Matt with us next year. We feel we are moving forward as a group this year after a testing start and continuity within the playing squad is vital to that.”