A photo of 18s forward Adriel Walker

Adriel is hoping to become the next attacking star in B71. 

Mo Faal, Jovan Malcolm and Reyes Cleary have all made their mark from the academy ranks and despite suffering an injury-hit start to his maiden term as a scholar, Walker found some very impressive form during the 2023/24 season. 

He produced some imperious form in front of goal during the early stages of his second term as a scholar, and ended the campaign towards the top of the U18s' attacking charts, with nine goal contributions (eight goals, one assist) across all competitions.  

The striker officially joined Albion when he was ten-years-old, sealing his future with the club at the end of U10s. 

Walker has spent most his childhood in Smethwick, which only helped grow his affiliation with the Baggies given the close proximity between his residence and the hub for the club's young hopefuls at the EPPP building.

He certainly adds plenty of factors to the attacking play, with Adriel possessing energy, power and danger in front of goal, and the forward will be determined to show more of this during the next chapter of his journey with the Albion.