Trent was born and raised in northern Sydney and was brought up playing rugby league, cricket and swimming. After playing rugby league for the Asquith Magpies and the North Sydney Bears he suffered a serious knee injury at the age of 16 which required a full reconstruction and left Trent off the field for a year.
This, however, introduced Trent to the world of physiotherapy and sparked his desire to work in that industry. Trent’s goal was always to be in the NRL and now he gets to watch his dream slowly become a reality as he works alongside the South Sydney Rabbitohs through their feeder club the North Sydney Bears.
Trent attended St.Leo’s Catholic College in Wahroonga for his secondary schooling and with this new focus he managed to get himself into the University of Sydney and completed both a bachelor of health sciences (majoring in human movement) as well as the masters of physiotherapy.
Since graduating, Trent has been lucky enough to work alongside many talented athletes and coaches in clubs such as the North Sydney Bears, Gordon Highlanders Rugby, Sydney Comets Basketball, the Cavaliers Rugby Academy and the NSW Junior Rugby representative team.
But without doubt, the highlight of his professional career and most prized personal achievement was working with Scotland during the Universities World Cup and Rugby League World Cup in 2017.
Bowden said:
“It was the most enjoyable and rewarding time of my life and the friendships and people I met throughout will be one’s I maintain for a lifetime. Flower of Scotland holds a special place in my heart and it gives me goosebumps every time I hear and sing it. It may be my adopted country but working alongside the spirited players and staff makes me feel like a real braveheart deep down.”
Outside of physio, you’ll find Trent at one of Australia’s many beautiful beaches or playing his guitar. Trent also run a social media account named “The Social Physio” documenting his many adventures as a physio in the 21st Century.