|Date of birth||1 February 1973|
|Debut||Round 3, 12 April 1993, Essendon
vs. Collingwood, at Melbourne Cricket Ground
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Olarenshaw was recruited from Keilor in 1990 to the Essendon Football Club, where he won the under-19s best and fairest in 1991. He made his senior AFL debut in 1993 with the Bombers and enjoyed a quick rise that year. The left-foot wingman was an important player in the 1993 Bombers premiership side (known as the "Baby Bombers").
Over the following seasons he suffered numerous injuries, particularly to his rib and back, but he went on to enjoy a good season in 1997.
Olarenshaw was traded to Collingwood (instead of his preferred club, the Kangaroos) at the end of 1998 after agreeing to leave Essendon. Olarenshaw was disillusioned by the new surroundings at Collingwood and suffered injuries that restricted him to just five games with the club.  At the end of 2000, he was traded to the Kangaroos, but he managed only one game before announcing his retirement in 2001.
Olarenshaw is the managing director and 50% owner of Athletes One. He trained and practised as a physiotherapist. Following the 2009 AFL Season he was sacked as Channel 7's boundary rider and replaced with Matthew Richardson. Since 2008 Olarenshaw has been the footy expert on the Grubby and Dee Dee Breakfast Show, weekday mornings on Melbourne FM radio station, Gold 104.3.
He went on to study finance post-grad and was head-hunted by the UK head office of Athletes One to start up an Australian operation four years ago. His client list of 75 includes footballer Jason Akermanis, cricketers Michael Hussey, Darren Lehmann and David Hussey, and athletes Tamsyn Lewis and Scott Martin.
- http://home.vicnet.net.au/~brad/96/players/olarensh.htm Vicnet.net.au
- http://www.realfooty.theage.com.au/articles/2005/10/07/1128562997141.html, AFL's dark side, The Age, Greg Baum, 8 October 2005.
- Edwards, Jayne (8 October 2006). "The big business of athlete management".
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