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Trent Southworth

Corporate, Personal Development, Social Commentator, Speaking Out

Trent Southworth is a former NSW Police Officer with over fourteen years policing experience, including eight years employed in the Youth Liaison role. In his role, Trent worked closely with numerous government and non government agencies to identify youth related initiatives such as underage drinking programs, truancy, road safety, drug programs, and bullying.

Trent assisted in the implementation and monitoring of the State Governments Young Offenders Act, which targets all young offenders aged between 10 and 18 years of age. Through his experience in the NSW Police, Trent witnessed first-hand the importance of ongoing education of young people in today’s society.

Since leaving the Police, Trent has developed and facilitated numerous seminars for students, teachers, parents and community groups Australia-wide.

What themes are recurring in your work?

My focus is providing up-to-date knowledge for students and athletes, to help them make the rights choices at the right times in their private lives.

What are you passionate about?

Educating young people, working with sporting athletes & clubs to reduce the risk of poor beahaviour, and better achieve their potential. The position as role model holds great importance for our sports people and for our society’s youth.

What other jobs have you had?

NSW Police Officer, Bodyguard, Security Consultant, Private Investigator, and Sports Welfare Consultant.

What are some of the places and people you’ve worked for?

I’ve worked as part of the Department of Education, at their head office, as a serving police officer. I’ve provided private security for Nathan Tinkler – the mining magnate and sporting club investor from Newcastle.

Haven’t I seen you before?

I travel with sports teams a fair amount, and can often be seen in the players box with them at the game. It’s also possible you saw me singing on the Grand Final Footy Show one year with South Sydney players…


The students thought it was great. They were engaged for one and a half hours.

Trent was punctual, related well to the students and was well organised

 He was fantastic and some of the cool kids said that they had learned something.

—J.A.Perry, Cammeraygal High School, May 2018

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