Saturday, 7 June 2008

Trent Croad

Trent Eric Croad (born March 9, 1980 in New Zealand), is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.  Croad is one of only ten VFL/AFL players to have been born in New Zealand. His grandfather Eric Bloggs was an All Blacks rugby union player between 1946-1949 including the tour of South Africa. Trent grew up in Narre Warren in Victoria where he began playing Aussie Rules.

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Starting with Hawthorn as an 18-year-old after being picked up at number 3 in the 1997 AFL Draft, Croad started out as a defender, playing at either centre half-back or fullback. But he showed his versatility as his career went on, being able to play in any number of key positions.

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Croad not only has a successful football career, but his good looks have been used to appear at several social functions, including the 2005 Flemington Spring Racing Carnival fashion launch, and appearances on Western Australian food and wine TV shows. He has also appeared in the Men For All Seasons calendar.

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On the 14th October 2006 Croad married Tanya Stewart. Together they run a male hair-care company called Gear and they have a daughter, Kiera.

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