Former AFL Rising Star winner Lewis Taylor has signed for Terang Mortlake in an exciting coup for the club he played with during his junior career.

Having been delisted by the Sydney Swans at the conclusion of the 2022 season, Taylor finds himself at another club known by the moniker of the 'Bloods', with Terang Mortlake referring to their home ground as 'BloodsHQ'.

Taylor played 124 AFL games with two different clubs across a nine-year span in the AFL, winning the AFL Rising Star award ahead of Marcus Bontempelli in 2014.

He endured a difficult time at Sydney after moving from Brisbane in 2019, playing a solitary game during the 2022 season as the unused medical substitute.

The club expressed excitement about the addition of Taylor to their roster, writing 'welcome home Lewis Taylor, welcome home' in a message to fans.

"'Lewy' played his junior football for Terang Mortlake and a handful senior games before getting picked up by Brisbane Lions in the 2013 draft," they wrote.
"He played 124 games for Brisbane Lions and Sydney Swans in his brilliant AFL career, but now he's back at BloodsHQ for 2023."