Neville Taylor Obituary, Death – The Western Football Club has expressed its profound regret at the passing of a WFC Life Member and loyal Magpie who attended almost all of the club’s games over the previous 47 years.
When Neville Taylor was a player for the Colts in 1948, he wore a WFC jersey for the first time. He had to ride his bike along a dirt track for around seven miles simply to get to training.
After that, in 1957, he moved to the Northside, where he played for the Taylorville Holder United Football Club and was a Premiership player in 1967. From 1957 until 1975, he served as the club’s secretary and as a club delegate for the full 18 years that the club existed.
Before he went back to his beloved Magpies, he held a variety of positions within our club and was honored with many trophies, including serving as President of the WFC from 1987 to 1988. Seconds and thirds manager for the WFC team in 1990 and 1991 WFC Committee member, WFC RFL delegate, WFC club person of the year together with his wife Barb 1998 -1989, Became a WFC Life Member.
We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Mr. Taylor’s wife, Barb, and the rest of the Taylor family on behalf of all present and former players, supporters, and administrators of the WFC. We are going to miss seeing him at each of the home games, as well as his wry smile and words of advice for the Maggies that are now working.