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Taylor Garner update

Taylor Garner has accepted the following outcomes, after failing to meet club standards and expectations.

3:50pm Jul 2, 2019

Garner satisfied

The smile on Taylor Garner's face after North's victory on Sunday owed to much more than the win.

8:04am May 7, 2019

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Taylor
Garner

Height
187 cm
DOB
08-01-1994
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2019
9
Career
43
Goals
2019
5
Career
29
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
522
Avg
58
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

- Centre in Financial Planning
- 2 Moons Financial Solutions

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

After not making an AFL appearance since 2017, Garner returned to the fold for North in 2019, playing 9 games. 

After putting in some impressive performances for the club’s VFL team, Garner was called up the senior team for the Round 7 win over Carlton. 

A club suspension saw him miss four games in the middle of the season, but he was recalled in Round 19 and finished strongly against Melbourne in Round 23. 

2018

Following a consistent 2017, Taylor Garner wasn’t as fortunate with more hamstring injuries hampering his progress.

These setbacks meant the 24-year-old failed to play an AFL game, and limited him to just a couple of VFL games.

2017

In his fifth season with the club, 2017 was certainly Garner’s most year consistent to date.

Playing in 18 games, Garner recorded career-highs in almost every statistic.

Averaging 15.9 disposals and 0.9 goals per game, he showcased his potential, and will hoping to build on those numbers in the coming years.

A human highlight reel, Garner took many outstanding marks, with his effort vs Fremantle in Round 5 being a mark of the year contender.

2016

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

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 13.2
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 58.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Carlton Rd 7
Handballs 9 GWS Giants Rd 13
Disposals 16 Port Adelaide Rd 22
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Geelong Cats Rd 21
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 81 Carlton Rd 7

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 141 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Hawthorn L 87 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Essendon L 58 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 88 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton W 62 - 120 11 5 16 7 0 0 1 3 1 2 81
8 Geelong Cats L 80 - 104 5 5 10 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 44
9 Sydney Swans L 72 - 77 5 2 7 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 32
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond W 99 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns W 72 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GWS Giants L 68 - 91 7 9 16 5 0 0 1 3 1 0 69
15 Collingwood W 37 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 St Kilda W 112 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon L 86 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles L 121 - 72 7 8 15 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 58
20 Hawthorn W 86 - 64 8 5 13 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 60
21 Geelong Cats L 69 - 14 6 7 13 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 62
22 Port Adelaide W 144 - 58 8 8 16 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 50
23 Melbourne W 88 - 83 8 5 13 5 0 0 1 2 2 0 66
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 65 54 119 32 0 2 5 25 5 6 522

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 43
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 13.2
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 58.8

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
2019 North Melbourne 65 54 119 32 0 2 5 25 5 6 522
2018 North Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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