Jayde Talor was brought up in Bunbury and is one of many talented hockey players that have come from the South West over the years. Jayde is a senior member of the winning SmokeFree WA Diamonds State team.
Jayde was selected in the National Development squad based at the Hockey Australia High Performance Unit at Perth Hockey Stadium in 2010 and was then selected to play for the Hockeyroos.
Jayde was a member of the gold medal winning team at the Commonwealth Games and the London Olympic Team
- Winning the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal match in Delhi, India.
- Being selected to compete in London with the Hockeyroos.
- Jayde Taylor debuted for Australia at the age of 25 and is making up for lost time. Just one month after her international debut and with less than a dozen games under her belt, Taylor was named in the 2010 World Cup squad for her intellect and composure in defense.
- Months later Jayde competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India and won gold.
- The rapid rise into the Hockeyroos surprised even Jayde. She had spent five years on the national development squad since representing Australia at the 2005 Junior World Cup and feared her shot at becoming a Hockeyroo was over. Jayde put her university studies on hold to give it one more shot and the gamble has paid off.
- She became a regular in the team in 2011 as she racked up 25 international caps that included playing the Champions Trophy where the Hockeyroos finished 6th.
- Jayde was again amongst the most capped players to start the Olympic year and her strength in defense was called upon at her first Olympic Games in London.