Upcoming Coterie Lunch - Friday May 20
Sandringham Football Club Coterie Lunch
12.00pm Friday 20 May 2011 @ Sandy by the Bay, Beach Road, Sandringham
Special Guest Speaker - Brian Taylor
The mustached Taylor, known as "BT", began his VFL career with Richmond in 1980, and had the misfortune of being a full-forward at the same club as the legendary Michael Roach. It was for this reason that he was left out of the 1980 Grand Final team, and he eventually left the Tigers at the end of the 1984 season, having played 43 games and kicking 156 goals.
After the 1985 season Taylor joined Collingwood and quickly became a favourite. He kicked 100 goals in 1986 to win the Coleman Medal, which remained his career highlight. Taylor retired at the end of the 1990 season at only 28 years of age, due to constant knee injuries. He had played 97 games for the Magpies, kicking 371 goals. His height was 191cms and his weight was 102 kg.
In 1991 Taylor became playing coach of Prahran in the VFA, taking the club to the finals. In 1992 after kicking 16 and 9 goals in the opening two rounds, Taylor's knee finally gave way and he retired from playing. Continuing as Coach, he again took the Two Blues to the finals. Taylor retired as coach after the 1993 season.
Taylor formed part of the high rating Triple M commentary team acting as the lead caller. Taylor's good banter with his fellow commentators and enthusiasm adds to his popularity.
In 2010, Taylor joined 3AW's football commentary team replacing Rex Hunt who has moved to Triple M to call football on Saturday afternoons.
Taylor also appeared on television, as a member of the Nine Network's 'The Sunday Footy Show', and is also the host of AFL Teams on the Fox Network.
Tickets: $60pp (including 3 course lunch, drinks at bar prices)
Dress: Smart Casual
For bookings and information Sandringham Football Club
PO Box 16, Sandringham VIC 3191
Phone 03 9598 8629