Former Adelaide Crows forward Trent Hentschel is one of many AFL players to have a promising career curtailed by injury all too often.

Recruited to the Crows with pick No. 5 in the 2002 pre-season draft, Hentschel played 71 AFL games in a career that earned 6 Brownlow votes between 2003 and 2010. 

His true skill as a key forward was no more evident than against Essendon in 2006 when he bagged eight goals in an impressive performance.

However repeated injuries impeded his career and he eventually retired in 2010. 

Playing in tandem at Woodville-West Torrens - the club from which he was recruited - Hentschel eventually retired from the SANFL in 2011. 

Hentschel continued on in an assistant line coaching role to Eagles coach Mick Godden, while also acting as football manager. 

Joining the Power on the eve of the 2015 season, Hentschel will act jointly as a development coach and football administrative officer for the club.

Coaching career

2018-current Port Adelaide Football Club defence development coach
Woodville-West Torrens forward coach, football manager

Playing career

Club: Adelaide (2002-2010) 71 games, 94 goals

Debut: Rd 3, 2003 vs Sydney

Brownlow votes: 6