Kevin Walters Biography

( 1967 - )
January 24, 2018
First published on:January 24, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Kevin Walters

Date of Birth: 1967, October 20
Age: 51 years old
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name Kevin David Walters
Famous Name Kevin Walters
Father Kevin Walters Snr
Mother Sandra Walters
Nationality Australian
Birth Place Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Salary $1 million
Net Worth 20 million
Weight in KG 83
Tatto(s) No
Currently Married Yes
Married to Kim Walters (m. ?–1998), Narelle Bristow (2012-now)
Children Fice: Jack Walters, Jett Walters, Billy Walters, Ava, and Harry
Divorce No

An Australian retired rugby player, Kevin David Walters is best known as Kevin Walters. He presently serves as the head coach of the Queensland State of Origin team and a commentator for Fox League.

Walters started his playing career in the Brisbane Rugby League premiership prior to 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.

He later became the head coach of Queensland rugby league team and owns the net worth of around $20 million.

Kevin Walters' Early Life

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.

Kevin Walters' Net Worth and Endorsement

As of 2018, Walters’ estimated net worth is around $20 million. His has earned his wealth widely through his professional career as a rugby coach and professional rugby player.

Prior, he serves as a commentator for Fox League, where he gets paid around $1 million as his annual salary.

He often visits world expensive holiday destination on his vacation together with his family, which indicates his lavish lifestyle.

Kevin Walters' Early Career

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. ‘

Kevin Walters' Professional Career

Canberra Raiders

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.

Brisbane Broncos

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 Broncos before he retired.

Kevin Walters' 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 assistant coach for the Brisbane Broncos under Wayne Bennett. After 5 successive years without a grand final appearance, he along with long-time allies as 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 2011 season, he made his way back to Australia as an assistant coach at NRL club Melbourne Strome.

On 28th of December 2015, he was appointed as the new head coach of the Queensland State of Origin team.

Kevin Walters' Personal Life

Kevin Walters married Kim Walters in January 1991. In 1996 his spouse, Kim, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years later, Kim took her last breath. Kevin has 3 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.

He then began dating Narelle Bristow. After dating for several years, both decided to take their relationship to next level and got married in the Whitsundays in 2012. The couple together has two children:  Ava and Harry. They currently reside in Canet, a seaside town on the Mediterranean.

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