Doug passed away peacefully on the 2nd of September 2010.
Doug played for Manly in the early 1960's and then later for Wests between 1967 and 1969.
Doug's Manly player number is 148 his Wests player number is 635.
Below is the copy of the front page of the 1961 Rugby League News it shows Doug in the winning Manly Reserve Grade side from 1960.
Doug far right. This photo courtesy of Wests Archives.
Manly beat Balmain 17-6.
Doug played 54 first grade games for Manly scoring 4 tries.
Doug's first First grade game for Manly in 1963.
Wests won that day 13-6.
During his time with Manly Doug played for Sydney against Country in 1963.
Doug played 48 first grade games with Wests scoring 4 tries and 1 field goal.
Doug and the boys in the Lidcombe Oval dressing rooms after Nama kicked his first and only field goal
What Geoff Prenter writes about Doug in this story sums up Dougs time at Wests
Prop Doug Walkaden justly earned praise.
Walkaden was in everything and his field goal, the first he had attempted was a classic.
Walkaden set himself up as a leader of the Wests pack and the support he received from
Dolton, Armstrong , Bryant , and rookie lock Rod Smith,was to hot for Saints
Thats Barry Bryant being tackled, Barry Glasgow far left and Nama third from left .
Wests v Manly at the SCG 16th June 1969
Jim Cody in fore ground,Roy Ferguson left and Nama far right.
Wests v Balmain at the SCG 17th May 1969
Wests team photo from 1967 . Doug is far right middle row.
Doug's complete Wests record is 49 First grade games,12 Reserve grade and 2 third grade games.
Overall Doug played 104 First grade games.
Doug played in the second row in his debut game for the Magpies.
Manly won 27-5 (it was only a preseason game)
Noel Kellys Kids, a website by Tony Lewis, Greg Willis and Steve Lothian honouring Rugby League Legend Noel Kelly and the Western Suburbs Magpies from 1966 to 1969. Noel Kelly,Captain Coach of the Western Suburbs Rugby League Club. The site involves statistics, photos, with interviews from West greats.