Jared Petrenko

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Jared Petrenko
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Personal information
Full name Jared Petrenko
Date of birth (1989-12-22) 22 December 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth South Australia, Australia
Original team Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)
Draft 25th overall, 2008 Rookie Draft
(Elevated Round 17, 2008)
Adelaide
Height/Weight 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) / 81kg
Position(s) Midfielder / Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2014 Adelaide 76 (50)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.

Jared Petrenko (born 22 December 1989) is a professional Australian rules footballer who is currently a free agent. He played for Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL) from 2008 to 2014.

Career[edit]

He played football for the Woodville-West Torrens Football Club in the SANFL before being drafted to the Crows with the 25th selection in the 2007 Rookie Draft.

After being elevated from the rookie list and being named as an emergency towards the end of 2008, Petrenko was elevated to the senior list permanently for the next season and made his AFL debut against Collingwood in round 1. He was in and out of the senior team during the season, impressing with his pace and ferocious tackling.

Despite growing up in South Australia, Petrenko was a passionate St Kilda supporter and was hopeful of being drafted by the Saints before ultimately being chosen by the Crows.[1]

Petrenko inspired a segment on Nova 919 radio show 'Maz, Dan & Shane' entitled "Dudesday Tuesday" on Tuesday the 18th of September, 2012. The segment asked listeners to call and tell the presenters about the times that they have "done a Petrenko".

Petrenko was delisted at the conclusion of the 2014 AFL season. [2]

Personal life[edit]

Petrenko grew up in Henley Beach, attended Henley High and supported the St Kilda Football Club in the AFL.

He has one parent of Indigenous Australian descent and his other parent is of Ukrainian descent,[3] and his Indigenous tribal ancestry can be traced to the Adnyamathanha.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keeping the faith". AFL.com.au. 2007-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Crows forward Jason Porplyzia quits, two more delisted". Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Tears and triumph: it's tough being a draftee
  4. ^ AFL Record. Round 9, 2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 75.

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