David Rodan

Date of Birth: 08/10/1983

Club: Richmond/Port Adelaide/Melbourne

Games (Goals): 185 (131)

Recruited From: 2001 AFL Draft, Pick 33 from Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)

David experienced countless setbacks during his AFL career, however those setbacks never saw him waiver from giving up on his goals, or letting it affect his outstanding personality.

David endured three serious knee injuries, which saw him miss long periods of football as he made his recovery. The final knee injury during his time at Melbourne ultimately brought upon an early retirement from AFL, however in true fashion he did not leave the game on a sour note, rather he was forever grateful of the opportunity AFL football gave he and his family.

Born in Fiji, David moved to Australia as a young child. Struggling to find a Rugby club in his neighbourhood, he took to AFL as a kid and never looked back. As a 17 and 18 year old David won the Morrish Medal, awarded to the Best & Fairest player of the TAC Cup competition which highlights the exceptional talent he had. 

David has returned to Fiji on many occasions and has spread the AFL code throughout the country. He and his wife Carly also have three wonderful sons Tevita, Maikeli, and Tomasi.

Apart from AFL, David has regularly lit up our screens during the annual AFL Footy Show Player Revue, and in 2014 he won Dancing With The Stars on Channel 7