Gary Rohan was a first-round draft selection during the 2009 NAB AFL Draft. The Swans saw Rohan’s pace, agility and size as key attributes in his role as an explosive forward. Rohan made his senior debut for the Swans in round 7 of the 2010 AFL season against Geelong. Collectively, Rohan played 18 senior games and kicked 15 goals for the Swans in his first two seasons (2010,2011). Sadly, in 2012, Rohan was struck down with a broken leg against the Kangaroos in round 4. He missed the entirety of the season and played only 5 games the following year.
With his injury behind him, Rohan bounced back in 2014, playing 16 games for the year. Despite not having a stand-out year, Rohan displayed various characteristics that excited both the Swans’ players and staff as well as the fans – his dynamic speed, elite ball-use and ability to mark as a hybrid-small and tall forward.
Rohan continued to improve and develop in 2015, playing 18 senior games and kicking 13.10 goals. However, his true ability was displayed throughout the 2016 and 2017 seasons where he kicked 25 and 22 goals, respectively. His ability to kick goals, provide forward pressure (52 tackles over each season) and provide aerial support made him a very dynamic player. He displayed all the characteristics that the Swans had hoped he would provide. A very impressive and promising two season by Rohan. Gary will now look towards the 2018 season where he will hope to further himself more and become even more dangerous down forward.