Taylor hits the footy big time

TALENTED football player Taylor Ferguson hit another milestone in her promising WAFL Women’s career when she was selected to play for Western Australia last month.

Now in its sixth season, Western Australia met South Australia at the Optus Stadium on Saturday May 4 when our Women’s State Team took on the SANFL Women in a landmark Women’s State Game.

In what was a historic first State Game, the SANFL took out the honours by 16 points in
a tightly contested game that will become an annual event.

Taylor is the daughter of Liz and Stephen Ferguson and was reared on footy, watching
her dad play each week for the Toodyay Lions FC and her brothers Sammy and Thomas play throughout their juniors’ competitions.

Motivated by the male members of the family, Taylor developed a passion for the game which resulted in her playing for her high school starting in Year 11.

At school she also excelled in netball, tennis, long distance running and swimming.

After playing for Swan Districts from 2015-2020, Taylor took time off to travel with her partner Pete and on her return, she joined West Perth Football Club where in 2023 she won ‘Fairest and Best’.

It was a calling that came with a lot of hard work and many sacrifices but Taylor says she
would not have changed a thing.

When asked what advice she would give to young girls wanting to play football she
said, “Don’t listen to anyone that says you can’t play football, you can”.

Taylor mentioned that the women’s game is growing with night games and is being
streamed free online.

County Football WA has also put a call out for women footballers in the Wheatbelt to play in this month’s exhibition match in Northam, she said.

Taylor remains at West Perth, with the 2024 season looking promising for the club which
was second on last month’s leaderboard.