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Player Review: Lewy Taylor

Player Review: Taylor Lewis Taylor was all class this season showing off his blistering pace while kicking goals on the run.

Lewy Taylor enjoyed an incredible turn around in form this year after a stressful and disappointing 2016 season.  

Taylor took his speed and silky skills to a whole new level in 2017, much to the delight of Senior Coach Chris Fagan who said he is a “joy to coach.”

“Squizzy” played every game for the Lions this year and kicked a career high of four goals in the Lions' Round 14 win over Fremantle.

The midfielder’s efforts were rewarded with selection in the AFL Players under 22 40-man squad.


Games: 22

Disposals per game: 19.5

Tackles per game: 2.7

Marks per game: 4.0

Kicks per game: 11.0

Total goals: 17 


  • Named in the AFL Players under 22 40-man squad
  • Kicked a career-high of four goals in the Lions win over Fremantle in Round 14

Coaches’ Comment, Dale Tapping, Midfield Coach  

"2017 was his best season so far, set up with a strong pre-season allowing him to play every game. Spent more time inside to develop his game with some good results."

"His outside influence was always a threat to the opposition with his leg speed and his ability to carry the ball forward. He is entering a stage where is his best football is to come after 80 odd games."

In their own words: 

“We all sat down with Fages [Chris Fagan] at the start of the year and mine was a great meeting that really set me up to crack in for a good year…He has been really helpful but his positivity is the main thing for me.  

“We are playing a brand of footy that challenges a lot of sides. The team defence is a work in progress and we will continue to work on it because we believe it is the style that will take us forward.”

  • Lewy Taylor speaking to the Courier Mail in August after being named in the AFL Players under-22 squad.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs