Kevin Walters

by Jack Ol 24 Jan,2018
Kevin Walters
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 7 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Kevin David Walters
  • Birth Place Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
  • Famous Name Kevin Walters
  • Father Kevin Walters Snr
  • Mother Sandra Walters
  • Net Worth $20 million
  • Salary $1 million
  • Nationality Australian
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Kim Walters (m. ?–1998), Narelle Bristow (2012-now)
  • Divorce No
  • Children Fice: Jack Walters, Jett Walters, Billy Walters, Ava, and Harry
  • Tatto(s) No

Kevin Walters is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player who currently serves as the head coach of the Brisbane Broncos and also works as a commentator for Fox League. Previously, he coached the Queensland State of Origin team. Walters started his playing career in the Brisbane Rugby League premiership before joining the NSWRL. He then played for Canberra Raiders from 1987 to 1989, Brisbane Broncos from 1990-00, Warrington Wolves, and Brisbane Broncos in 2001.

The Broncos head coach has a net worth of around $20 million. He divorced his first wife and is currently married to his second wife Narelle Bristow.

Kevin Walters Salary and Net Worth

Walters’ estimated net worth is around $20 million. He has earned his wealth widely through his professional career as a rugby coach and professional rugby player. In September 2020, he signed a $1 million two-year deal with Broncos and will earn an annual salary of $500,000 for two years. Prior, he serves as a commentator for Fox League, where he gets paid around $1 million as his annual salary.

Formerly serving as a head coach at the Queensland State of Origin team, his annual salary was estimated no less than the six-digit figure. 

He often visits world expensive holiday destinations on his vacation together with his family, which indicates his lavish lifestyle. Well, a celebrity of such massive net worth undoubtedly owns luxurious cars and houses, but the details are yet to be confirmed. 

First Wife- Late Kim Walters

Kevin Walters has married twice in his life. He first tied the knot with a girlfriend, Kim Walters on January 1991.

Kevin Walters and his late-wife, Kim SOURCE: Daily Telegraph

In 1996 his spouse, Kim, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years later, Kim took her last breath. Kevin has three children: Jack- 25, Billy- 23, and Jett- 20, with his late wife, Kim.

The same year, he established the Kim Walters Choices program, a free community service that offers support to people diagnosed with cancer at Wesley Hospital in Brisbane.

Who is Kevin Walters' Current Wife?

After the death of his first wife, Kevin began dating Narelle Bristow. After dating for several years, both decided to take their relationship to the next level and got married in the Whitsundays in 2012.

Kevin Walters and his current wife SOURCE: Karryn Wheelans

The couple together has two children:  Ava and Harry. They currently reside in Canet, a seaside town on the Mediterranean. Well, there is not much about his wife, but it seems they are now enjoying their love life as disputes are not reported. 

Narelle got into a controversy after she commented on Broncos' team saying “What’s the collective term for a group of horses/broncos? A team? More like a pack of c***s.”

Early Life and Family

Kevin Walters was born on 20th October 1967, in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, to Kevin Walters Snr and Sandra Walters. He grew up playing football alongside his older brother Steve, twin Kerrod Walters and his friend Allan Langer. This combination of the football player was famously known as “The Ipswich Connection” later at Broncos.

At the beginning of his playing career, Walters and his brothers played for the Booval Swifts. Then, he switched to the Brisbane Rugby Premiership side Northern Suburbs Devils. Later, he followed his brother Steve to the Canberra Raiders. ‘

Professional Career

Well, Kevin was a former rugby player and also currently rugby team coach. details about his career are described in detail below. 

Playing Career

In 1987, Walter was named the Raiders’ “Rookie of the Year.” He made his Queensland rugby league debut in the 1989 State of Origin series, as a reserve in Game III.

In 1990, he signed with the Brisbane Broncos to play alongside his twin Kerrod Walters. Up until 1990, he became the first choice for the five-eighth position. That year he was awarded “Player of the Year Award.”

In the 1991 Kangaroo tour of Papua New Guinea, Walter made his test match debut where he and his twin Kerrod became the 1st twin brothers to play rugby league for Australia. He has also briefly played for the Brisbane Broncos and then returned to the Broncos before he retired.

Coaching Career

Kevin Walters began his coaching career at the Toowoomba Clydesdales in the Queensland Cup competition. At the same time, he also served as an assistant coach for the Brisbane Broncos under Wayne Bennett. After five successive years without a grand final appearance, he along with long-time allies Glenn Lazarus and Gary Belcher were a cleanout. He then went on to act as head coach for Ipswich Jets.

From the 2009 season, Walter was appointed as the new coach of Catalans Dragon. For the 2011 season, he made his way back to Australia as an assistant coach at NRL club Melbourne Strome.

On the 28th of December 2015, he was appointed as the new head coach of the Queensland State of Origin team. He left the team in 2020 and joined Brisbane Broncos on a two years deal.

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