Having grown up in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, Travis has since become an AFL and South Australian icon and a well respected footballer within the AFL community.
An AIS/AFL Academy graduate, Travis showed plenty of promise in his junior years representing Vic Country, which led him to being drafted by Port Adelaide Football Club with their fifth pick in the 2006 NAB AFL Draft, which at the time was the equal highest ever draft selection for the club.
Since his AFL debut, Travis has become a John Cahill Medalist and received All-Australian selection in 2013 & 2014. Throughout his AFL journey, Travis has emerged into one of the most elite midfielders in the AFL and has continued to show his loyalty to the Port Adelaide Football Club. Having guided his team into the finals in his first year as Captain in 2013, Travis is a truly inspirational leader and well respected by his peers.
Whilst his tough and competitive side is displayed in the footy arena, away from the field, Trav’s more gentle nature is displayed via his Ambassador roles with the Childhood Cancer Association & the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation. His passion is to give back to the community and aims to put a smile on the faces of the young children that need it most.
With a strong connection to Torquay, the Torquay Football Club have named the change rooms after Trav’s late father Roger who was a legend of the Club. Whilst his ultimate dream is to play in an AFL Premiership, one of Trav’s fondest Premiership memories is his Under 14’s Grand Final , in which his father coached and Travis captained the team. An all-rounder, Travis is also in the process of completing a Diploma of Business, in which he endeavors to work on his business skills to prepare him for life after football.
A sports and fashion lover, Travis is always in vogue with the latest fashion and is a keen surfer, on his days off you will often find Travis surfing the magnificent and scenic South Australian coastline.