Trent West is a former premiership-winning ruckman with Geelong who headed to Brisbane during the 2013 off-season in search of greater opportunities. At 199cm and 103kg, he is a ruckman first and foremost, but can also take a grab up forward.
At 28 years of age Trent is in the prime of his career and after a couple of injury riddled years will be looking to make a big impact with the Lions in 2016.
Q: Which Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?
A: I played for the Wonthaggi Rovers in my young days and then Gippsland Power in the Under 18’s.
The highlight was playing in the 2005 premiership with Gippsland Power at the MCG.
Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?
A: Steven King. I barracked for Geelong and he was their ruckman and I wanted to be a ruckman.
Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?
A: I was at home with the family. The draft was on in the morning so I got to celebrate with family and friends throughout the day.
Q: What has been the highlight of your AFL career so far?
A: Definitely winning the 2011 Premiership. It was a great day.
Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?
A: Fishing and hunting. I mainly go fishing in the waters around Geelong.
Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?
A: I’d probably be doing a building or carpentry apprenticeship.