Life after footy: Paving his way to success

THESE days Luke Walker catches more bricks than high balls on the football field.

Laying pavers in the new car park at the soon to be opened one stop government shop in Tweed Heads South, Mr Walker was going about his work with a smile when My Daily News bumped into him.

With ten years experience under his belt, Mr Walker has taken his business as far as Goondiwindi, Toowoomba and where ever else work takes him.

"I mainly do my own stuff, paving, pools and residential stuff which I really enjoy," Mr Walker said.

Brother of famous Rugby League players Chris, Ben and Shane, Luke has been successfully and happily running his bricklaying and pool tiling business on the coast after retiring from footy a few years back.

Luke Walker putting his football skills to good use at work, catching a brick thrown by Geoff Byfield.
Luke Walker putting his football skills to good use at work, catching a brick thrown by Geoff Byfield. Blainey Woodham

No slouch on the field himself, Mr Walker played for the Brisbane Broncos U19's and then crossed codes, playing Premier League for Sunnybank before finishing his footy for the Burleigh Bears.

Subcontracting for Geoff Byfield of Second Nature Landscaping in the Tweed, Mr Walker is a popular man on the building site.

"Yeah he's a good worker, spot on actually,"Mr Byfield said.

The Walker boys can do anything, Luke recently proving that when he made his boxing debut at Jupiter's Casino, fighting out a draw in front of a crowd that got its money's worth according to Mr Walker.

"Yeah I think our fight was the best of the night from an entertainment perspective, we were both bleeding everywhere after the three rounds," Mr Walker said with a grin before laying a few more pavers.



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