Matthew Taylor
27/3/1997, 187cm, 81kg

With an elite kick and great speed (2.93 seconds for 20 metres at State Combine), Taylor can play in defence and through the midfield.

The 19-year-old played at Perth in the WAFL competition during the 2016 season, boasting an outstanding disposal efficiency of 86 per cent.

Taylor can play tall and small, providing valuable drive from the back half.

He posted outstanding results at the 2016 State Screening Combine, in the top 10 for the 20m sprint, vertical jump, repeat sprints, agility run and beep test.

From Recruiting Manager Bryce Lewis

"We’ve been following Matthew for a while, he’s a 19-year-old that played 19 games of league footy for Perth Football Club this year.

"He’s a mid/defender who has genuine speed and kicks the ball really well.

"He played nationals for WA last year, but more in a lock down role.

"We’ve been following him for a couple of years and we were happy with the progress made coming from the juniors into senior footy this year.

"He was originally off a farm and moved down to Perth to go to a boarding school and further his footy, but he’s also actually a handy tennis player."

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