Full Name: ROD OBORNE
Date of Birth: 06/09/1953
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 76 kg ( 12-0 )
Debut: 07/07/1979, Round 14, Melbourne
Last Game: 09/05/1981, Round 7, Fitzroy
Total Games: 5
Total Goals: 7
Rod was a left-foot, half-forward-flanker. He was a good mark and an opportunist when it came to scouting packs and making the most of his scoring opportunities. He originally joined Collingwood from the Marist Brothers College in Burnie and went on to win their Best First Year Player award in 1972. He crossed to Richmond after eight seasons with Collingwood and one with Claremont. He played well in his debut game for Richmond, kicking 4 goals against Melbourne. He then struggled with injuries and a lack of senior opportunities and later crossed to Williamstown before coaching Ainslie. Rod now works for Australian Customs and lives in the northern suburbs.
Marist Brothers College, Burnie 1970 ; Collingwood Reserves 1971-72, 1974-76, 1978-79, Games 69, Goals 120 ( Honours - Premiership 1976 ) ; Collingwood Seniors 1972-76, 1978-79, Games 87, Goals 86 ; Claremont 1977, Games 19, Goals 57 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1977 Goals 57 ).
Williamstown 1982-83, Games 24, Goals 76 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1982 ) ; Diamond Creek 1983, Games 10 ; Ainslie Captain/Coach 1984-85 ( Honours - Premiership 1984, ACT Representative Team 1984 ).