David Rodan

Date of Birth: 08/10/1983
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Guernsey: 18
Debut: 28/03/2002, Round 1, Collingwood
Last Game: 29/07/2006, Round 17, St Kilda

Seasons: 2002-06
Total Games: 65
Total Goals: 43

David Rodan was born in Fiji and moved with his family to Australia when he was three years old. His father’s preference was for him to play Rugby Union but there were no teams in the local area. David played junior AFL football at Oak Park and Holy Child Football Club in Broadmeadows and he came to love the game . He graduated to Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup and won back to back Morrish Medals for the Best player in the TAC Cup U/18 competition in 2000 and 2001. David was drafted by Richmond with pick 33 overall in the 2001 AFL National Draft. David made his senior debut with Richmond in Round 1, 2002 against Collingwood. David playing as a small forward had a good year in 2002 playing in the senior team for the whole season. He received a Rising Star nomination , kicked 17 goals of which 3 were nominated for AFL goal of the Year . David became an Australian Citizen in September 2002 in order to get a passport to travel to London to participate in an Australian Football
exhibition match against Essendon as his Fijian Passport had expired. In 2003 David again played in the senior team for the whole of the season. David’s style of quick , attacking and evasive play gave him a cult following with Tiger fans. David played 16 games in 2004 moving into the midfield. Due to a severe knee injury David did not play a senior game in 2005. David returned in 2006 playing 5 senior games. Richmond delisted David at the end of 2006. David was recruited by Port Adelaide and then Melbourne . After retiring from playing David moved into AFL umpiring. David also added to his celebrity status by appearing on the TV show Dancing with the Stars and winning the 2014 edition.

Calder Cannons U/18. Joined Richmond with draft selection pick 33 overall in 2001 National Draft.

Port Adelaide 2007-12, Games 111, Goals 86 ; Melbourne 2013, Games 9, Goals 2.