Hall of Fame

Photo of Walter McFarland

Walter McFarland receiving the Sporting Hall of Fame Award.


Walter McFarland enjoyed an illustrious career playing for Crusaders from 1962 to 1976. During this time, the team, captained by Walter on many occasions, played in Europe against such sides as Liverpool and Valencia. Walter then became a Coach at Crusaders, in addition to becoming Player/Manager of Ballyclare Comrades, and he currently captains the Belfast Showbiz Charity Team.


If all this wasn’t enough, Walter also became the first competitor from Northern Ireland to win the All-Ireland Judo Championship and in 1999 he won a silver medal in the World Veterans Championships. Walter then went on to become the World Masters Champion in 2001.




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