Madeleine Taylor (basketball)

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Madeleine Taylor
Personal information
Born (1989-04-10) 10 April 1989 (age 28)
Geelong, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Listed height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Career history
2009/10 AIS
2009/10 Bendigo Spirit

Madeleine Taylor (born 10 April 1989) is an Australian basketball player who has competed for Australian Institute of Sport and Bendigo Spirit in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).


Taylor was born in Geelong, Victoria on 10 April 1989. She is 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) tall.[1] She attended Sacred Heart College in 2005[2] and 2006.[3] In 2007, she was in year 12 at the school.[4] Her parents are Simon and Jan. She has an older brother and an older sister.[5]


Taylor played guard-forward.[1] Taylor played junior basketball in Geelong.[6] She came up through the YMCA programme,[3] where she played her junior basketball.[2] In May 2006, she was Basketball Geelong's Alcoa ARP Junior Representative Player of the Month.[3] In 2006, she played for the Geelong U-18 representative team.[3] That year, she also represented Country Victoria at the national championships.[3] It was her fourth time representing Country Victoria.[3] In 2007, she earned the Big V championship's Rising Star award in her first season playing in the league.[4]

In 2008, her Victorian under-20 team finished first in the national championships.[5] She played for the Australian Institute of Sport in the Women's National Basketball League during the 2009/2010 season from the months of October 2009 to December 2009, and wore guernsey number 20.[1][6] Before and after her time with the Australian Institute of Sport team, she was on the Bendigo Spirit's development squad.[6]

In 2010, she played for the Geelong team in the Big V league. In a game against the Hume City Broncos, she scored 18 points in her team's 76-69 victory.[7] In a round 15 game against Melbourne that her team lost 68 - 53, she scored 15 points and had 8 rebounds.[8] In 2011, she played for the Geelong Supercats in their debut in the SEABL.[9] In 2012, she was playing for Geelong in the Big V league, where she averaged 13.6 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists per games while having a 36.8% field goal percentage.[10]


Taylor plays goal defense in netball.[4] She competed in the Geelong Football League Netball Grand Final in 2007 where she was on the team for St Joseph in the game against South Barwon.[4] She made a decision in 2007 to focus less on netball and more on basketball.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "2009/2010 WNBL Media Guide" (PDF). 2009. p. 20. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Murname, Matt (1 June 2005). "Taylor wins U-18 state berth". Geelong Advertiser. Australia. p. 49. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Murname, Matt (31 May 2006). "Young gun wins top award". Geelong Advertiser. Australia. p. 51. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Craven, Denis (14 September 2007). "Madeleine's a star on the rise". Geelong Advertiser. Australia. p. 43. 
  5. ^ a b "2009/2010 WNBL Media Guide" (PDF). 2009. p. 27. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Bourke, Adam (2 October 2009). "Spirit Sign Canadian". Bendigo, Victoria: Bendigo Advertiser. Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  7. ^ O'Meara, Patrick. "Broncos have to buck trend". Hume Leader. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  8. ^ "Pandora Archive". 2006-08-23. Archived from the original on 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  9. ^ "2011 SEABL WOMENS TEAM PREVIEW – GEELONG SUPERCATS". SEABL. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Player statistics for Madeleine Taylor". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2012-10-21.