NORWOOD ANNOUNCES MICHAEL TAYLOR MEDAL

Published on: Apr 23 2017 | Author: Zac Milbank |

NORWOOD FC MEDIA RELEASE


The Norwood Football Club is pleased to announce that it’s Best and Fairest award will now be named the Michael Taylor Medal. The Best and Fairest is the award presented annually to the player(s) announced the best and fairest player at the Norwood Football Club throughout the SANFL season.

The announcement was made during a pre-game function where Norwood Football Club President Paul Di Iulio said the decision was an easy one.

“Michael is an iconic player of the Norwood Football Club and the decision to name our best and fairest award after him was a perfect fit,” said Di Iulio.

With a celebrated history at the Norwood Football Club, including six Best & Fairest awards, Taylor made his league debut in the opening round of the 1972 season. Incredibly consistent, Taylor was a vital cog in Norwood’s rise up the SANFL ladder. He was remarkably resilient and rarely missed a game.

Taylor was inducted into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2002, and was named in the back pocket in Norwood’s Team of the Century.

In 2014 he was appointed to the Norwood Football Club Board as Football Director.

MICHAEL TAYLOR STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 29

Career: 1972 to 1980 & 1985 to 1987

NFC Games: 289

NFC Goals: 126

Debut: v Port Adelaide (Norwood) 1st April 1972

Finale: v Port Adelaide (Football Park) 12th September 1987

Norwood Captain: 1978 to 1980

Premierships: 1975, 1978

Best & Fairest: 1973, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986

Advertiser Team of the Year: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1987

South Australian Games: 13

VFL/AFL Clubs: Collingwood

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Norwood FC Hall of Fame

South Australian Football Hall of Fame

Norwood Team of the Century

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