David Rodan, Goal umpire.

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telsor

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Article in the Hun which was largely just a rehash of the rules changes, but contained the following snippet..

In other umpiring news, former Richmond, Port Adelaide and Melbourne midfielder David Rodan will officiate as a goal umpire at AFL level for the first time during the JLT Community Series after impressing in the VFL last year.
Good to see one of the more likable people in the game continuing his involvement.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/a...7/news-story/f2aa5486470abb623fbbbaa00e9d8cc6
 

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Have met him off field & can confirm that he is indeed a top bloke!
All the best to David :thumbsu:
 

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Look forward to him umpiring Port games. You're a legend Rodan we always loved you.
 

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I remember a couple of years back, in one of his first games, Noah Balta had a bit of a friendly chat/interaction with a (female) umpire that got people commenting.

Turned out she used to be his teacher in high school and was just congratulating him on making it to the AFL.

Umpires are human, and they are bound to know some players outside of 'work'. So long as there is no evidence that it effects their decision making, I don't see why it's a problem.
 

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