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Jackson Trengove (born 2 November 1990)[1] is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for Port Adelaide.

Jackson Trengove
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Trengove playing for Port Adelaide in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Jackson Trengove
Date of birth (1990-11-02) 2 November 1990 (age 28)
Original team(s) Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)
Height 197 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 97 kg (214 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Club information
Current club Western Bulldogs
Number 8
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010–2017 Port Adelaide 153 (30)
2018– Western Bulldogs 016 0(4)
Total 169 (34)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

AFL careerEdit

Trengove is a highly touted key position prospect who was widely tipped to be a top-10 selection in the 2008 AFL draft before a severe hamstring injury and surgical complications.[citation needed]

Port Adelaide (2010–2017)Edit

Port Adelaide used their second round pick, number 22, to draft Jackson Trengove in 2008.[2] He was initially aligned to the Port Adelaide Magpies in the SANFL having been taken at pick #5 in the SANFL Mini Draft,[3]

After a difficult climb back from his injury, Trengove made his AFL debut in the opening Round of the 2010 after playing in the 2010 NAB Cup. His defensive pressure was evident as he had 4 tackles. Trengove played in rounds one to four of the 2010 season as a tall defender and ruckman, but was omitted from the Power's round 5 clash against top-placed St Kilda. He returned to Power's AFL side in Round 7 when they defeated Essendon at Etihad Stadium. This was arguably Trengove's best match so far, as he collected 11 disposals, 8 hit-outs, 6 tackles, 1 goal and 3 marks (one of them with seconds to go which ensured the team's win). He backed up his efforts with another strong performance the following round, achieving a career high 12 hit-outs. In the Power's Round 20 clash against the West Coast Eagles, Trengove totaled a current career-high 23 disposals, along with a game-saving late game spoil, which earned him the Rising Star nomination for that round. His 2010 season was recognised with the Gavin Wanganeen Medal as the club's best player under the age of 21.

In 2011, Jackson played every game for the Power. Also in 2011, there was a lot of speculation that Trengove would leave the club and move back to his home state of Victoria because of the current on-field and off-field dramas that were unfolding with the Power. He later dismissed these rumors when he signed a 2-year contract with the Power on the Monday after Round 21. He along with Travis Boak were jointly crowned the John Cahill Medallist at season's end, the first time that there had been a tie at the club's best and fairest award.[4]

Trengove's importance to the club was illustrated in 2014. From the time he was injured just before half time in the second Showdown against the Crows - which Port had held the lead and top spot on the AFL ladder - to his point of return a month later, Port had lost 4 of 5 games.

Trengove had another injury interrupted season in 2015 and as a result was never quite able to produce the sort of football that had previously seen him as a dominant presence in the back half. He underwent shoulder surgery in January and sat out all of the trial matches but returned in time to take his place for Port's round one game. He then hurt his ankle in round 8 against Richmond and missed several games mid season before a shoulder reconstruction saw his year ended in round 20.

Western Bulldogs (2018–present)Edit

At the conclusion of the 2017 season, Trengove joined the Western Bulldogs as a restricted free agent after Port Adelaide elected not to match the Bulldogs' contract offer.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Trengove is also a well known fan of the South Australian Basketball team - the Adelaide 36ers.[citation needed] He attended multiple games in the 2014-15 season.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Jackson Trengove". Western Bulldogs. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  2. ^ Katrina Gill, 'On the Rise: Jackson Trengove', Official Website of the Port Adelaide Football Club, 11 May 2009.
  3. ^ 'SANFL News - 2008 Mini Draft', Official Website of the South Australian National Football League, 23 December 2008.
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  5. ^ Bowen, Nick (6 October 2017). "New Dog Trengove hopes Port mate will follow". Bigpond. Retrieved 10 October 2017.

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