A local boy from the De La Salle Caringbah club, he came through the grades with a number of players who would later be mentioned amongst club legends, however none could claim to having more passion for the colours and for the Sharks emblem than Dean Treister.
While passion and spirit may have been his trademarks, don’t let that take away from the skill and toughness exhibited by Treister on a regular basis, with 161 First Grade games testimony to his abilities.
Small in stature, Treister was a committed defender who never took a backward step, even from First Grade coaches, with his stoush with incoming coach Chris Anderson in 2003 not dissimilar to the captain-coach conflict at the Wests Tigers in 2016.
Demoted and moved on, some will say before his time, Treister still managed to forge an impressive 11-year career at the Sharks, making numerous appearances in Finals teams of the 1990’s and early 2000’s.
Another serious candidate in a quality field of contenders for the hooking role in the Sharks Team of the Half Century. Where does Treister stand amongst the group in your estimation?