Rodan considering umpiring career

Former Richmond, Port Adelaide and Melbourne onballer David Rodan is working on becoming an AFL goal umpire.

AFL umpires boss Hayden Kennedy told 3AW on Thursday that Rodan had been attending umpire training sessions as he pursues a career behind the sticks.

“I’ve seen David down here on a couple of occasions working out with our goal umpires coach,” Kennedy said.

“He moves well between the sticks.

“He’s going to bring a lot of character to goal umpiring.

“I spoke to David about why he wanted to become a goal umpire and they’re just fantastic reasons, about the multicultural [side of things] and how he can get other people involved.

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“It’s just a fantastic story if it ends up David actually debuts.”

Rodan played 185 games across 11 seasons (65 for Richmond, 111 for Port Adelaide, nine for Melbourne), before a fourth knee construction ended his career in 2013.