Full Name: LAURIE TAYLOR
Date of Birth: 21/10/1918
Height: 175 cm ( 5-9 )
Weight: 75 kg ( 11-11 )
Debut: 06/05/1944, Round 1, Melbourne
Last Game: 06/09/1947, Round SF, Fitzroy
Seasons: 1944, 1947
Total Games: 20
Total Goals: 48
Laurie was a well built centre-half-forward. He was a fine player during his sort stay with Richmond where his strong marking was the main feature of his game. He was recruited from West Adelaide and during the course of his career he represented South Australia five times. He spent two seasons at Richmond with 1947 being his best year when he scored 5 goals on five occasions. He then coached Corowa in 1948 and 1949 and also represented the New South Wales State side. He served with the A.I.F. in Borneo during the Second World War and died in 1981. He came from a very successful family, his father played 56 games with Port Adelaide, his brother John 258 games with West Adelaide and Glenelg, and another brother, Don played with South Melbourne in 1942 and 1947 for 20 games, and also played 136 games with West Adelaide and Glenelg. Don and Laurie were opposed to each other during a 1947 VFL game and the honours belonged to Laurie. The Taylor family played a total of 568 senior games between them.
Wesr Adelaide Juniors 1936-37 ; West Adelaide Seniors 1937-41, 1946, Games 44, Goals 127 ( Honours - South Australian Representative Team Games 5 Goals 7.
West Adelaide-Glenelg 1944, Games 1, Goals 1 ; Corowa Captain/Coach 1948-49 ; Glenelg 1950-52, Games 28, Goals 60 ; Coolamon Captain/Coach 1951 ( Honours - Premiership 1951 ) ; Narracorte Captain/Coach 1953-54 ( Honours - Premiership One ) ; West Gambier Captain /Coach 1955-56.