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Nik Rokahr heading to Western Australia

Nik Rokahr has informed the Norwood Football Club that he will be relocating to Perth for work and family reasons.

The Norwood Football Club is grateful for Nik’s contribution to the Club and the SANFL over the past four seasons, playing 73 SANFL matches.

Nik is highly regarded and respected by Norwood players, coaches and supporters and will be sorely missed.

Nik’s achievements over the past four years in red and blue speak for themselves, a 2022 SANFL Premiership Player, two-time Club Champion Michael Taylor Medallist (2021 and 2023), a Runner Up Club Champion (2022), two-time Runner Up Magarey Medallist (2022 and 2023), a State Representative (2022), a multiple SANFL Team of the Year Representative (2022 and 2023) and the 2022 SANFL Now Player of the Year.

We wish Nik every success, knowing he will be always be a valued member of the Norwood Football Club community.

Nik thanked the club for his time over the past four seasons.

“I’ve absolutely loved my time at Norwood, the club took me in from country Victoria with minimal state level experience and embraced me from the get-go,” he said.

“I must thank (CEO) James Fantasia, (Former Football Manager) Mark Ross and (Former Senior Coach) Jarrod Cotton for having the faith to do so and recruit me.

“I’m super grateful for all the people I have met along the way and will cherish these relationships forever, from the players, coaches, medical teams and all staff members involved.

“I’d like to give a big mention to my (current) coach and mate Jade (Twig) Rawlings. The things he’s taught me along the way have been incredible and have really shaped the person and player I am today and I know he’s going to have this club right back where it belongs going forward.

“This club is privileged to have him and I’m going to miss him, like everyone else so much. I love this club.”

Norwood Senior Coach Jade Rawlings said Nik would leave a lasting impression at the club.

“I want to thank Nik Rokahr for his contribution at Norwood,” he said.

“He is an incredibly consistent performer, he has grown his game each season he has been at our club.

“He is a huge loss to our club, but I am incredibly proud of him and what he has been able to achieve with us, and how he has grown as a young man.

“He leaves a strong legacy at the Norwood Football Club.”

Club CEO James Fantasia wished Nik the best for the future.

“Nik’s contribution to the Norwood Football Club has been nothing short of exceptional,” he said.

“He is a quality person and we are proud that he has been a part of our club for the past four seasons.”