Jared Petrenko

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Jared Petrenko
Personal information
Full name Jared Petrenko
Date of birth (1989-12-22) 22 December 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth South Australia, Australia
Original team(s) Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)

25th overall, 2008 Rookie Draft

(Elevated Round 17, 2008)
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder / Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2014 Adelaide 76 (50)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

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.


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 18 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]

In February 2015, Petrenko was given a short-term contract by Essendon to play in the 2015 NAB Challenge as a "top-up" player, due to 26 Essendon players withdrawing from the NAB Challenge because of the ongoing Essendon Football Club supplements controversy.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Petrenko grew up in Henley Beach, attended Henley High School 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,[4] and his Indigenous tribal ancestry can be traced to the Adnyamathanha.[5]


  1. ^ "Keeping the faith". AFL.com.au. 2007-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Crows forward Jason Porplyzia quits, two more delisted". Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Twomey, Callum. "Bombers confirm five top-up players for NAB Challenge". afl.com.au. AFL. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Tears and triumph: it's tough being a draftee
  5. ^ AFL Record. Round 9, 2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 75.

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