Trengove calls it quits

04 December 2020 20:27:12 GMTPlus11

Veteran forward Jackson Trengove has decided to retire from the AFL after being delisted by the Western Bulldogs.

The 30-year-old, who has also represented Port Adelaide, was told he would not be offered a new deal with the Bulldogs two weeks ago and has now announced on Instagram that his career is over.

Trengove's career has spanned 12 years and 186 appearances, but now it is time to get on with the rest of his life away from the AFL.

"My AFL career has been full of highs and lows, but I have enjoyed the most part of living out what started out as just a boy with a big dream," he said.

"I close this chapter of my life with the greatest memories with my team mates who I’ve spent so much of my time with over the last 12 years.

"There are many people I owe my sincere gratitude to who have supported and helped me along the way – most importantly, my mum and dad, sister, wife and kids.

"I also owe a special thanks to the coaches that have had a big influence on my career."

Trengove was taken by Port in the 2008 AFL draft and went on to make 153 appearances for the club. He won the Power's best and fairest in 2011 when starring as a defender in that campaign.

He then joined the Bulldogs in 2017, penning a three-year deal. He played 32 games over two seasons, but just one in 2020, hence the Bulldogs decision to let him go.

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