David Rodan was selected by Port Adelaide Power in the 2006 AFL national draft and was then picked up by Norwood in the SANFL internal draft. He was very much a regular for Port Adelaide and was therefore rarely available to play for Norwood.
His first game for the Redlegs was in round three of 2009 against South Adelaide at Encounter Bay and he made another two senior appearances for Norwood the following season. In his only game for Norwood in the 2011 season, he kicked six goals in round 12 against South Adelaide at The Parade.
He played another seven games for the Redlegs in 2012.
While Rodan only played 11 games for the Redlegs in four seasons, the lightning quick and elusive ball of muscle was a favourite with the supporters. His popularity peaking after he kicked the winning goal against West Adelaide at Richmond in round 13 of 2012. Final scores : Norwood 5.7 to West Adelaide 4.12.
He was traded to the Melbourne Football Club for the 2013 season.
The Fijian born Rodan played at three AFL clubs. Having begun his senior career with Richmond in 2002 (65 games), he played 111 games for Port Power from 2007 to 2012, and added another nine games for Melbourne in 2013.
In 2001/2002 Rodan had been awarded the Morrish Medal as the TAC Cup Under 18 player of the year.
He made his debut as an AFL goal umpire in 2017
R Cialini May 2020