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Garner the high flyer

Taylor Garner has been nominated for Mark of the Year after his superb effort against Fremantle.

10:16am Apr 26, 2017

Making it back

Taylor Garner and Lachie Hansen have been given the all-clear and will play for Werribee on Saturday.

5:08pm May 31, 2016

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Rd 18, 2017: Garner's gutsy grab

5:38pm  Jul 22, 2017

Rd 10, 2017: Garner highlights

12:26pm  May 29, 2017

Rd 6, 2017: Post-match interviews

10:00am  Apr 30, 2017

Rd 5, 2017: Garner flies

7:27pm  Apr 22, 2017

April 2, 2016: Garner re-signs

11:33am  Apr 2, 2016

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Taylor
Garner

Height
187 cm
DOB
08-01-1994
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2017
18
Career
34
Goals
2017
16
Career
24
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1268
Avg
70
TaylorGarner

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Rowville
Recruited from: Dandenong Stingrays
Draft: #15, 2012 National
Debut: Round 20, 2013 v Adelaide

Strengths

- Tackling and pressure
- Reads the play well

Jumper Club Members

- WA Supporter Group
- Centre In Financial Planning
- GA Black & Co

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

A surprise packet in his draft year of 2012, Taylor Garner came from nowhere to become a top prospect.

Firstly it was a bolt into the TAC Cup for Dandenong, playing in Round 1 despite a knee injury keeping him out of pre-season matches.

Then Garner frequently dislocated his shoulder playing for Vic Country during the Under 18 National Championships. He received an All-Australian selection as reward for his impressive efforts, averaging almost 15 disposals and 3.5 tackles a game.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Forward Coach, Leigh Tudor

“Garns is a player that coaches and other players love having in the side, because you know what you’re going to get from him.

“He had a horror run with injuries and finally we’ve got him right (post-season).

“He deserves to have a good break away, it’s a tough year when you’re in rehab for most of it.

“If we can get a good pre-season into him, the upside is so big with him because he’s got elite qualities with the way he plays.”

2015

Mid-season, from Ben Dyer

“It was encouraging to see how quickly he was able to come in and impact. He does that because he loves the contest and goes looking for the ball.

“From the games that he has played you couldn’t ask for much more considering the time he missed. Once he gets the continuity under his belt, although it’ll be late in the season, he’s going to add to the team because of the controlled aggression he brings.”

Second half of 2015, from Shane Watson

“He just enjoys playing footy after missing so long.

“He’s almost like a kid playing for his junior footy club. He just wants to get out there and he enjoys tackling and he added something different to the forward mix.

“He’s a bit taller and has a bit more size on him from being in the gym for 12-18 months. That was the one benefit of being injured; he could build on his strength.

“For the moment, he’s only played a half year in the side so his role is more likely to be as a forward as opposed to moving further up the field.”

2014

Taylor Garner was set for a promising second year at Arden Street before a hamstring injury cruelled his progress.

Backing up from two senior appearances late in 2013, the number 27 had a good pre-season and was selected for North’s NAB Challenge match against Hawthorn at Aurora Stadium.

It was there where disaster struck, Garner injuring his hamstring tendon. While the diagnosis was originally for a few weeks on the sidelines, the youngster struggled to recover, battling through small setbacks and another slight strain in the opposite leg.

It made for a long winter in the gym and on the rehab trail, and eventually the decision was made to wrap up his season early.

Garner will resume training in early December, shortly after the Utah trip is completed.

2013

Mid-season, from Shane Watson

“Taylor needs to work on his fitness levels. As a first year player, it’s not unexpected.

“He can impact the game at VFL level and he’s looked comfortable there at times but at the moment he can’t do it for long enough."

End of season review

Playing for North Ballarat in the VFL, he showed a knack of standing up when the pressure was at its fiercest. On multiple occasions he kicked game winning goals for the Roosters.

Garner was rewarded with two senior appearances late in the season; one as a sub against Adelaide before his full debut against Collingwood in Round 23.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 7.4
    • Disposals 15.9
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 70.4

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Essendon Rd 18
Handballs 15 St Kilda Rd 22
Disposals 25 Essendon Rd 18
Marks 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 129 Essendon Rd 18

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 93 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats L 112 - 111 9 2 11 5 0 0 2 3 1 1 59
3 GWS Giants L 67 - 109 8 6 14 4 0 1 1 4 1 0 68
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 11 10 21 7 0 0 2 2 1 1 83
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 8 9 17 4 0 1 0 3 0 1 68
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 15 8 23 11 0 0 2 1 0 0 92
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Melbourne W 90 - 104 7 6 13 3 0 2 0 4 2 0 72
10 Carlton W 96 - 113 7 1 8 1 0 2 1 3 3 0 55
11 Richmond L 66 - 101 8 6 14 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 50
13 St Kilda L 72 - 89 5 7 12 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 49
14 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 106 4 4 8 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 40
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 9 5 14 8 0 0 1 4 0 3 77
16 Fremantle L 82 - 86 5 10 15 0 0 2 4 2 0 0 33
17 Port Adelaide L 127 - 57 6 9 15 2 0 2 0 9 1 0 86
18 Essendon L 132 - 105 17 8 25 10 0 1 1 7 1 0 129
19 Melbourne W 76 - 72 7 10 17 1 0 2 2 3 0 2 54
20 Collingwood L 57 - 111 7 12 19 5 0 0 0 4 1 0 82
21 Hawthorn L 116 - 89 11 5 16 6 0 1 1 3 2 0 83
22 St Kilda L 127 - 78 9 15 24 6 0 0 1 1 2 0 88
23 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 153 133 286 80 0 15 20 61 16 8 1268

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 34
    • Kicks 6.6
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 13.1
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 59.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Essendon Rd 18, 2017
Handballs 15 St Kilda Rd 22, 2017
Disposals 25 Essendon Rd 18, 2017
Marks 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2017
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2016
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2017
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 10, 2017
AFL Fantasy 129 Essendon Rd 18, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 153 133 286 80 0 15 20 61 16 8 1268
2016 North Melbourne 13 19 32 8 1 2 4 14 2 3 163
2015 North Melbourne 53 59 112 25 1 4 7 33 6 7 511
2014 North Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 North Melbourne 7 10 17 4 0 1 2 4 0 0 64

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 1
- Starting substitute
- Time on Ground: 16%

NMFC Debut

Round 20, 2013 v Adelaide
Venue:
AAMI Stadium

North Melbourne: 0.2.2, 3.5.23, 8.10.58, 10.10.70
Adelaide: 3.5.23, 7.7.49, 9.8.62, 11.13.79