Don Taylor

Football Player + Teacher + Coach
Born Jun 24, 1920

Don Taylor was an Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1940s. He also played with West Adelaide and Glenelg in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Like his brothers John and Laurie, Taylor began his career at West Adelaide and finished it at Glenelg.… Read More

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1920 Birth Born in 1920.
1923 3 Years Old The son of John Taylor Snr., who played 56 games for SANFL club Port Adelaide from 1915 to 1923, Taylor, along with his brothers John Jnr. and Laurie, began his career at West Adelaide and finished it at Glenelg.


1942 22 Years Old In between he had two separate stints with South Melbourne, the first while on war service in 1942 when he appeared in five VFL games, two of them finals, including their Preliminary Final loss to Essendon.
1947 27 Years Old 1 More Event
He returned in 1947 and from mid season was used as a forward and on the ball, kicking at least two goals in each of his final six games. … Read More
1949 29 Years Old He finished the year in defense, his preferred position while at West Adelaide, and in 1949 returned to South Australia and joined Glenelg.


1950 30 Years Old Taylor won Glenelg's 'Best and fairest' award in both 1950 and 1952 before playing the last of his 135 SANFL games in 1954.
1952 32 Years Old He was recognised in the 1952 'Sporting Life' Team of the Year as a half back flanker and represented South Australia in nine interstate matches during his career.


1965 45 Years Old His final contribution to South Australian football came in 1965 when he coached West Adelaide for the season. … Read More
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