Travels from: South Australia
Former AFL star
Categories: MCs & Hosts, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Warren Tredrea, son of former Collingwood and Port Adelaide player, Gary Tredrea, transformed into a key position player during junior football at the age of 16, captured the Port’s Under-17 Coach’s Trophy and the St. Michael’s College Adelaide “Student-Athlete” Award in 1995.
Tredrea made his debut for the Port Adelaide Magpies in 1996, capping his rookie year with a premiership medallion, scoring two goals in Port Adelaide’s grand final victory over Central District. He went on to be Port Adelaide’s leading goalkicker in the following five seasons.
In 1999, Tredrea finished his season as leading goalkicker where Port Adelaide made the finals for the first time in their AFL history. In 2004, Tredrea’s best season, Warren led Port Adelaide to its first AFL premiership, starting the year in superstar fashion, kicking six goals in the club’s victory over Essendon. He also earned captaincy for the year and reaped a host of awards including his fourth All-Australian centre half-forward guernsey, the All-Australian vicecaptaincy, his second John Cahill Media as Port’s Best and Fairest player, the AFL Coaches’ Association Most Valuable Player award, and the Showdown Medal.
Tredrea took over the captaincy role, full-time, for the 2006 season but endured a serious knee injury, returning to the game in 2007. He captained the team again in 2008, eventually ending his year due to injury, yet his admirable performances were admired by fans and competitors alike.
Tredrea kicked his 500th goal in 2009, winning his fourth John Cahill Medal as Port Adelaide’s Best and Fairest Player. In 2010, Tredrea retired, having played 255 games with a return of 549 goals, considered by many to be the greatest Port Adelaide player of its AFL era.
Since his retirement, Warren has become a Sports Presenter for National Nine News Adelaide, presenting the Weekday Sports Bulletin, and is a contributor for the Adelaide Advertiser. Warren can also be heard commentating AFL on 3AW & FIVEaa. Warren Tredrea, was deservedly inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2014.