|Date of birth||8 February 1931|
|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Date of death||20 August 2006(aged 75)|
|Debut||16 July 1949, Geelong
vs. Footscray, at Kardinia Park
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1959.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Neil Benjamin "Nipper" Trezise (8 February 1931 – 20 August 2006) was an Australian rules footballer who represented Geelong in the Victorian Football League and later a politician who represented the Australian Labor Party in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. He was of Cornish descent.
Originally from Redan, Victoria, Trezise played 185 games for 272 goals between 1949 and 1959 at the Geelong Football Club in the VFL, playing in the 1951 and 1952 premiership sides. Following his retirement in 1959 (a year in which he was Geelong captain), Trezise continued his service to the club, coaching the reserves side and then becoming club president in 1974.
Commonly called "Nipper", Trezise acquired the nickname as a young recruit at Geelong.
After leaving football, Trezise pursued a political career with the Australian Labor Party. He stood unsuccessfully for the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Geelong in 1961, but won the seat of Geelong West (later Geelong North) in 1964. In 1982 he became Minister for Youth, Sport and Recreation (from 1985 just Minister for Sport and Recreation), a portfolio he held until 1992—throughout the entire terms of Premiers John Cain and Joan Kirner.
- Payton, Philip, Making Moonta: The Invention of Australia's Little Cornwall
- Neil Trezise, AFL Tables.
- Neil Trezise was a champ, Herald Sun, 22 August 2006.
- Strong, Geoff (25 August 2006). "Nipper farewelled at his old 'church'". The Age. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
- Trezise, Neil Benjamin, Re-Member ('Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament).
- Former Vic Govt minister Trezise dies, ABC News Online, 21 August 2006.
- Neil Trezise's profile from AustralianFootball.com
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Geelong West
|District created||Member for Geelong North
|Minister for Youth, Sport and Recreation
|Youth portfolio abolished|
|Youth portfolio abolished||Minister for Sport and Recreation