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Jackson Trengove

Last played for Western Bulldogs in 2020
Games: 186     Born: November 2, 1990     Origin: Calder Cannons
Playing Height: 197cm     Playing Weight: 97kg     Position: Defender
Drafted: Round 2, Pick #22 2008 National Draft by Port Adelaide Power
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Jackson Trengove Biography

Thursday, 6 December 2018
Jackson Trengove played just about every position in his first season at the Western Bulldogs, but he's hoping to lock down a more consistent role in 2019.

"I expected to play in a few positions (last year), but not as many as I did," Trengove joked.

"The last five or six games I really settled down in that ruck spot and going forward at some stage (of the game).

"I'm hoping and guessing it will be something similar, that ruck/forward (role), and go back if needed, but hopefully we don't need me to."

Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Jackson Trengove and Mitch Wallis are added to the Bulldogs leadership group for 2018.

"Jackson and Mitch are both really different and unique characters and they'll both bring their own strengths," Bulldogs captain Easton Wood said.

"They'll both lead in different ways, but be great additions to the group."

Tuesday, 18 September 2018
The Western Bulldogs have made Chad Wingard their No.1 trade target and have enlisted the star's former Port Adelaide teammate Jackson Trengove to get the deal over the line.

Trengove is reported to have been in communication with close friend Wingard over a potential move to Whitten Oval on a long-term multi-million dollar deal as soon as this season.

Thursday, 31 May 2018
Jackson Trengove has settled in a familiar role in defence for the Bulldogs.

"I've played a lot of footy down back, and I'm very comfortable in that position," Trengove said.

"I did a lot of work in the pre-season in that ruck-forward role, and I think at some stage I'll end up moving back into that.

"But the last few weeks I've been able to string some form together, and hopefully that continues."

Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Jackson Trengove is set to miss up to three weeks with a cracked shoulder blade he sustained in the Bulldogs' loss to West Coast.

Trengove suffered the injury in the first term in a marking contest, but managed to play out the remainder of the match.

"This contact resulted in a small crack in his shoulder blade," Bulldogs medical services manager Chris Bell said.

"He got through the game, which was great, but it’s going to need a couple of weeks to heal properly."

Friday, 9 February 2018
Western Bulldogs recruit Jackson Trengove knew his nine-year career at Port Adelaide was over when he wasn't selected for the club's elimination final loss to West Coast.

"Towards the end of the year being left out of the side and missing that final was probably my last straw and the writing was on the wall," Trengove told 5AA radio.

"It was pretty difficult sitting in the stands watching that game, and everything that was written about during the week of what might happen, did happen.

"I was playing well enough in the SANFL at that stage to be brought back (into the side), and for whatever reason I wasn't brought back in, and I saw the opportunity to come back home."

Friday, 6 October 2017
Jackson Trengove will become a Western Bulldog in 2018 after Port Adelaide elected not to match his free agency offer.

Trengove said he was excited to join the Bulldogs and would do his best to convince Port Adelaide teammate Jarman Impey to come along for the ride.

"I'm working on him, boys. He's in a unique situation where he has to make a decision and I can't make it for him," Trengove said of Impey.

"I'd love to make it for him and I know where he'd end up if I was making it but he'll make a decision in the next coming weeks and he'll make the right decision for what's best for him."

Saturday, 2 September 2017
A head knock in the final 10 minutes of Port Adelaide's SANFL clash against Sturt could prevent Jackson Trengove from pressing for a recall in the Power's elimination final showdown with West Coast at Adelaide Oval next weekend.

Trengove, 26, was assessed for concussion and sat out the rest of the match, with the Power to monitor him during the week.

Friday, 1 September 2017
The Western Bulldogs have emerged as the front-runners in the race to lure Port Adelaide free agent Jackson Trengove home to Victoria.

Trengove appeared likely to re-sign with Port earlier this year, but the 197cm utility began to reconsider his future when he was dropped following the Power's humiliating 84-point flogging by Adelaide in round 20.

The 26-year-old was best on ground the next week in the SANFL with 23 possessions and two goals, but was unable to earn a senior recall before the end of the home and away season despite continued good form for the Port Magpies.

Friday, 25 August 2017
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley believes free agent Jackson Trengove will remain at the Power next year despite losing his spot in the club's best 22 for the third straight week.

"Knowing Jackson, I'd be surprised if he's not committed to the Port Adelaide Football Club, but it's one of those circumstances that is outside of my control," Hinkley said.

"That's 'Jacko's' decision as much as anything, but for us as a club, we're still more than comfortable that will work itself out, as it always does."

Thursday, 27 April 2017
Jackson Trengove has spoken for the first time about an altercation where he was punched in the face coming to the aid of a young woman.

The incident occurred outside the Moseley Bar and Kitchen in Glenelg – owned by Power teammates Travis Boak and Robbie Gray, and former Adelaide defender Ben Rutten – at 12.30am on Sunday morning.

Trengove was at the bar with other Power players celebrating the 21st birthday of Port Adelaide academy player Teejay Halkias.

"I think I was doing the right thing," Trengove said.

"It was just one of those things that happens, but you don't wish anyone gets into that situation because it's not nice to be in."

Trengove left the area as soon as the incident happened before contacting coach Ken Hinkley and general manager of football Chris Davies later on Sunday.

"I got out of there straight away and put ice on my face," Trengove said.

"First thing in the morning, I gave Kenny and CD a call just to make sure they were aware of the situation."

Trengove admitted he had questioned himself in the past few days after the incident whether he had done the right thing.

"I've got the club's support that was I did was 100 per cent correct," Trengove said.

"If that was my little daughter when she was grown up in the same situation, I would hope someone would've done the same thing as I did."

Monday, 24 April 2017
Jackson Trengove is sporting a black eye after being allegedly involved in an incident outside an Adelaide bar on Saturday night.

Trengove arrived at the club's Alberton headquarters on Monday morning with visible bruising on his face.

It is understood no other Power players were involved in the alleged incident, which reportedly occurred at Moseley Square in Glenelg.

"The club is investigating the matter and will not be making further comment until it has all the information at hand," the Power said in a statement.

Friday, 14 April 2017
With Port Adelaide's ruck stocks depleted, Jackson Trengove will again be relied upon to carry the Power's ruck load, this week against the Giants' Shane Mumford.

"'Jacko' has been our ruck basically for the last 12 months anyhow on his own. He'll look forward to taking that challenge on. Big Mummy is a great player but we know that Jacko will give him a real contest for the whole game," Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley said.

"There's not too many secrets with Mummy. He's an aggressive, big ruckman who creates a lot of play for his exciting midfielders. For us we need to quell some of his importance but also limit the damage they do on the floor."

Monday, 19 December 2016
Port Adelaide retains Hamish Hartlett in the club's leadership group despite the midfielder being put up for trade at the end of 2016.

But Hartlett has lost the vice-captaincy, with young gun Ollie Wines taking over as the deputy to Travis Boak, who has been appointed captain for a fifth straight season.

Brad Ebert, Tom Jonas and Jackson Trengove complete the slimmed-down leadership group, while Jack Hombsch, Matthew Lobbe and Justin Westhoff have been omitted.

Trengove returns to the leadership group after not being a part of it this year.

Sunday, 17 July 2016
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says Jackson Trengove is relishing his opportunities in the ruck for the Power.

Matched up against Todd Goldstein, Trengove finished with 22 possessions (11 contested), seven clearances (four from the centre), four marks, six tackles and 15 hit-outs in the Power's 28-point win over the Kangaroos.

"We had a talk this week about potentially using him as a tall back because we knew how tall (the Kangaroos) were going to be and maybe 'Westy' (Justin Westhoff) having to ruck for us. But he said, 'No, leave me in the ruck.'" Hinkley said.

"I like that when a player says, 'No, put me back in the ruck, I'll get it done.' So he got it done."

Monday, 9 May 2016
Chad Wingard has hailed the effort of makeshift ruckman Jackson Trengove, following the Power’s 77-point thumping of the Brisbane Lions at Adelaide Oval.

With Paddy Ryder suspended for the season and Matthew Lobbe out for three months with a knee injury, the Power was forced to give the rucking responsibility to Trengove.

The defender responded with a brilliant, albeit unorthodox, performance.

He was on the wrong end of a 51-14 hit-out discrepancy against Stefan Martin, but made up for what he lacked in the air with a stunning effort once the ball hit the deck.

Trengove finished with 25 disposals and 13 clearances, and on balance, clearly took the points over Martin.

"It really started with 'Jacko' in the ruck," Wingard said.

"Games can be won and lost in the ruck and he really stood up, and the midfield really played well."

Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Jackson Trengove will miss the rest of the season after undergoing a shoulder reconstruction.

Trengove and the club's medical staff had been managing the injured right shoulder for more than a month but decided to put the 24-year-old in for surgery.

High performance manager Darren Burgess said Trengove's shoulder had been "popping in and out" during matches.

With the Power effectively out of finals contention, the club has decided to take a long-term view with the 2011 best and fairest winner.

"It's just got to the point where it has to be done and we always take a long-term view on what is best for the player," Burgess said.

"It'll be in a sling for six weeks but he'll be right to start full training in 14 weeks so he'll be right for pre-season."

Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Jackson Trengove is cleared of any fractures in his left ankle but will miss six weeks due to serious ligament damage that will require surgery.

"The MRI showed significant ligament damage for Jackson, which is clearly bad news and he'll miss around six weeks because of that," Port Adelaide high performance manager Darren Burgess said.

"Fortunately it's not as bad as we thought it could be on the night - with no fracture - but it's still going to keep him out of action for several games."

Friday, 13 February 2015
A month on from shoulder surgery and back running at Alberton, Jackson Trengove remains confident he'll line up for Port Adelaide in round one.

"I probably could have played with it the whole year and got away with it or it could have ended disastrously halfway through the year," Trengove said.

"We bit the bullet early on in the piece and got it stitched up – it was just a tear in the front of the shoulder.

"I started running this week and haven't had any issues at all, it's actually better than what I thought it would be – it's all guns blazing.

"We'll just build slowly and then when the boys are playing in the NAB Challenge I'll crank it up and hopefully get a bit of a run in before the start of the year."

Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Travis Boak will again lead the Power in 2015 with Matthew Lobbe and Brad Ebert serving as vice-captains.

Angus Monfries and Robbie Gray have been replaced in the leadership by Ollie Wines.

Tom Jonas, Jackson Trengove and Hamish Hartlett will round out Port Adelaide's leadership group for the year.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Jackson Trengove won't return to competitive training for at least six weeks, but he still rates his chances of lining up for Port Adelaide against Fremantle in round one.

"The doctors and surgeon and physio that we've got at the club are all pretty confident that we'll be around the mark for round one," Trengove said.

"I've probably proven that I'm able to get back from injury a little bit quicker than [expected], so I'm pretty confident that round one is a big chance."

Saturday, 17 January 2015
Jackson Trengove is ruled out of Port Adelaide's round one side due to a shoulder injury but it may open the door for Tom Clurey.

"Tommy Clurey's probably the first guy that comes to mind in terms of a young up-and-coming key defender … he now gets even more of an opportunity to show he's up to it," Port defence coach Matthew Nicks said.

"It was hard for him last year, he was playing a slightly different role [in the SANFL] to what he would have played with us.

"We were playing him on key forwards, he's probably a second or third tall defender because he's got an elite engine."

Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Jackson Trengove will undergo surgery after injuring his shoulder during a marking contest at training.

Despite the setback the Power hope Trengove will be able to return to non-contact training within 10 days and fully expect him to be available for the club's round one clash against Fremantle.

"We expect Jackson should be able to maintain his fitness, to a large degree, as he'll be able to do most of the team running over the pre-season," high performance manager Darren Burgess said.

"He does have very good recuperative powers and he does everything right in terms of his rehab so we're hopeful of a speedy recovery."

Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Port Adelaide's backline suffers a blow with full back Allipate Carlile and centre-half back Jackson Trengove both ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring and ankle injury respectively.

"They won't play this week," Hinkley said.

"They probably won't play for two or three weeks to be honest and that's going to leave a significant hole for us."

Monday, 23 June 2014
Jackson Trengove signs a two-year new deal with Port Adelaide, keeping him at the club until the end of 2017.

"Getting the deal done was good, the club's now in a position where they're signing players up a long time before they're actually out of contract which I think's a sign of a good club," Trengove said.

"[We're] starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel - we had some really dark days."

Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Jackson Trengove is expected to miss a month after some bone bruising caused by a jarred knee at training.

"Bone bruising is something that everyone reacts to differently in their recovery so we'll just see how he gets through it," Power defence coach Matthew Nicks said.

"St Kilda's [our last trial game] so we'd be really hoping he's back by then."

Saturday, 23 November 2013
Shinboner of the Century Glenn Archer is spearheading the push for a number of AFL footballers to raise money for Movember.

Archer, a director of Stride Management, has linked up with high-profile clients including Joel Selwood, Tom Rockliff, Nick Dal Santo, Nathan Jones, Alex Fasolo and Jackson Trengove.

So far, the Stride Mo team has raised more than $15,000 and ranks no.18 nationally.

"Getting involved in Movember as an organisation is a great cause regardless of the personal experience we have, but it does serve as a timely reminder that things like prostate cancer can happen to anyone," Archer said.

"When we proposed the concept to our athletes, there was very little hesitation about whether they would be involved. It's great our guys can use their profile in the community to push such an important message"

Monday, 29 April 2013
Jackson Trengove is set for an extended stint on the sidelines due to a foot injury.

"After an incident in the game we thought it was only a minor foot issue, but given that he was unable to continue playing we had it investigated and found a metatarsal fracture," high performance manager Darren Burgess said.

"He's having surgery today and we'll have more clarity on length of time he'll be out after that."

Monday, 25 March 2013
Port Adelaide sign four key players in Alipate Carlile, Jackson Trengove, John Butcher and Andrew Moore.

"With all four of these talented young players committing to the club together, it's just a great show of faith in what we're trying to do and where we're heading," coach Ken Hinkley said.

"Each one of them in their own way brings something special to the group. Jacko (Trengove) is a strong voice and a really solid person, Bobby (Carlile) loves to help people as is evidenced by the multicultural work he does outside the club and Moorey (Moore) and Butch (Butcher) are just great people to have around the footy club."

Friday, 15 February 2013
As he recovers from a knee reconstruction, Robbie Gray is elevated into the Power's leadership group for the first time in 2013, joining Hamish Hartlett, Jay Schulz, Jackson Trengove, vice-captain Brad Ebert and skipper Travis Boak.

"When you can't help the guys out on the field you want to maybe help out some of the younger guys and that's something I tried to do a bit last year obviously not being able to play," Gray said.

"Nothing will really change for me though, I'm still focusing on getting my body right and being back and just helping the team improving this year."

Monday, 9 July 2012
Jackson Trengove says he and fellow Power teammates have interrogated Travis Boak over dinner about his intentions for the future.

"We went hammer and tong at him last night with what was going on," Trengove said

"We wanted to know a little bit as well, where he sat, just for our comfort. We were up front with him last night and he was back upfront with us too … we're very happy with where he's at."

Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Port Adelaide has lost key players Hamish Hartlett and Jackson Trengove for at least a month with a hamstring tear and injured finger respectively.

"He's played every game this year and hasn't had a soft tissue injury for a couple of years, so it was just one of those things that happen in footy," Port's head fitness coach Cam Falloon said about Hartlett's injury.

"He's had a good attitude to recovery in the past so I've got no doubt he'll be back."

Friday, 1 June 2012
On the eve of his 50th game, Jackson Trengove says the tough initiation into a struggling Port team bodes well for the future.

"Coming over here and obviously we haven't had as much success as we'd like, [it] makes things difficult [for a young player]," Trengove said.

"Most clubs go through tough times and we're working our way through a tough time at the moment. We've still got a long way to go and a lot of work to do, but you can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Defender Jackson Trengove defends head of coach Matthew Primus after a backlash from Power supporters following a 1-5 start to the season.

"I think it's absolutely ludicrous that they're coming out with these words about Matty and his position at this football club; we're 100 per cent behind him," Trengove said.

"It's laughable that they're actually bringing this up in the media and saying that he hasn't developed our group and hasn't pushed us forward."

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Port Adelaide defender Jackson Trengove will miss the season opener with a fractured finger.

"The medical advice is that if he plays this week and displaces the fracture he may require surgery and need an extensive break from playing," Port Adelaide football manager Peter Rohde said.

"Our understanding is that if he has this weekend off he is much less likely to re-injure the finger when playing next week."

Friday, 10 February 2012
Midfielder Travis Boak has been named Port Adelaide's vice-captain in a new leadership group under Dom Cassisi that also includes Jay Schulz, Jackson Trengove and Hamish Hartlett.

"We've got a terrific leadership group assembled and now we're looking forward to developing and supporting them as quick as we can so that they can continue to drive and uphold the culture and values of this football club," Power head coach Matthew Primus said.

Thursday, 22 December 2011
Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus says there is no animosity between teammates Jackson Trengove and Jay Schulz despite the pair being involved in a skirmish at training.

"They've moved on very quickly from it," Primus said.

"They didn't need to talk it over. They just gave each other a slap on the back and moved on with the next drill five minutes later. That was all that needed to be done."

Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Jay Schulz and Jackson Trengove had to be separated after tempers flared at training which was an eye-opener to young recruit Brendon Ah Chee.

"Afterwards everything was fine with them, it's not like they're hating on each other or anything - they're good mates," Ah Chee said.

"You come to an AFL club and there's 40-odd blokes that are really competitive and passionate about their sport, so it just shows how passionate, enthusiastic and committed and competitive they are to their game."

Saturday, 17 September 2011
Travis Boak has paid tribute to his mother and late father after tying with Jackson Trengove in the John Cahill Medal count.

"Mum has been amazing especially over the last five or six years, because it's been pretty tough," Boak said.

"She's been my rock. When I've had tough times I've always called her and after a game if I'm a bit down she's always there for me. I owe my life to her and she's been so good to me."

20-year old Trengove becomes the youngest-ever winner of the medal after taking it out in only his second AFL season.

"It's a great honour for Trav and I, especially both being so young," Trengove said.

"It's a good feeling and a great honour, but we're not really worried about best and fairests and awards. As a club, we've got a lot of work to do and we know that."

Thursday, 1 September 2011
Port Adelaide captain Dom Cassisi wants youngsters Travis Boak and Jackson Trengove to step up as the club's next generation of leaders.

"Jackson and 'Boaky', as young as they are, are two guys in particular that I've already had a chat to," Cassisi said.

"I've told them I want to use them as a sounding board and really try and get them involved. They seem up to it and really keen to step up. I know both of them have leadership aspirations and they are the two standouts."

Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Jackson Trengove resists the lure of returning to Melbourne after signing a new contract with struggling Port Adelaide.

"Obviously, we have got a lot of work to do and we're the first to admit that," Trengove said.

"I'll put my hand up to lead the charge of that over the next couple of years and really work hard to put this football club back to where we belong, which is up to the top."

Saturday, 9 July 2011
Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus says the club will try to convince out-of-contract Jackson Trengove to stay at the club despite the young key defender being actively courted by several big Victorian teams.

"He has just got a decision to make between playing for this club and getting back to his family. Hopefully we will be in his face about that and turn him around," Primus said.

"All we can do is show Jackson what we're planning next year and the year after that and where he fits into all that."

Thursday, 7 July 2011
Jackson Trengove's manager Tom Petroro says his client is deciding between loyalty to Port Adelaide and moving back to his friends and family in Melbourne.

"Jackson has come and spoken for himself. He is indebted to Port Adelaide for what they have done for him, but he's very close to his family back here. He is in two minds as to what he should do," Petroro said.

"He's in their leadership group and he's got a great family back here, and he misses his schoolmates. He's got a massive heart and he loves his family, but there is a fair element of his heart in Port Adelaide too."

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Port Adelaide defender Jackson Trengove will wait until the end of the season to begin contract negotiations with the club.

"I'm really just trying to concentrate on my footy, on trying to cement my spot at centre half-back," he said.

"I'll sit down again my with manager towards the end of the year and also my family and we'll work out that situation with the club, but at this stage I'm not actually thinking about my contract."

Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Port Adelaide's Jackson Trengove has joined his namesake, Demon Jack, on the Rising Star list after winning the round 20 nomination.

"We're a side that is very young. We've got Matthew Broadbent who's playing some good footy, Hamish Hartlett who's injured but coming through," Trengove said with optimism for the Power's future.

"There's Travis Boak who is a young star. We've got a lot of young blokes coming through and we're a pretty close group so that will hold us in good stead for the future."

Sunday, 28 March 2010
Jackson Trengove makes his AFL debut for Port Adelaide at Football Park with 9 disposals (3 kicks and 6 handballs), 2 marks and 4 tackles in a 14-point win over North Melbourne.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Port Adelaide's Jackson Trengove could make his return to football via the SANFL since severely tearing his hamstring 10 months ago.

"Everything that we see from Hamish Hartlett, Jackson has got too," Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams said.

"He's got that intensity and that desire. He wants to be something and it won't be a lack of trying on his part that stops him."

Friday, 23 January 2009
Port Adelaide has fined first-year recruit Jackson Trengove $2500 after he smashed a car windscreen in an alcohol-related incident before Christmas.
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