From his earliest moments as a small child, badgering his dad to get his very own footy; to the shy teenager who went to the draft expecting nothing; to winning the highest accolades; to behind the scenes at the club and out and about, this book is a revealing story of Dustin Martin's rise to the very top of AFL football. Richmond fans as well as fans across the code will discover the true Dustin Martin revealed through stunning pictures.
Published to coincide with the end of the AFL season and to celebrate Dusty's amazing career to date, this will be a must have, must give, must read for all footy fans.
Dustin ‘Dusty’ Martin continually awes AFL fans, regardless of club allegiance, and this book will be awe inspiring!
About the Author
Dustin Martin has been a fixture in Richmond's line-up since his debut in 2010. After becoming a household name in his first few seasons, he began working with Ralph Carr (RCM Sport) and he became more focussed on his career. In 2016 Martin won the Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest player, along with his first All-Australian selection. In 2017, Martin had an individual season which was described by AFL legend Leigh Matthews as the greatest ever by an AFL/VFL player. Martin won the league's highest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal, with a record 36 votes, as well as the Leigh Matthews Trophy, the AFL Coaches Association's Champion Player of the Year, his second All-Australian selection, a premiership and the Norm Smith Medal as the best afield in the 2017 AFL Grand Final, among other accolades. Martin became the first player to win a Brownlow Medal, premiership and Norm Smith Medal in a single season. He then capped off his season by winning the Gary Ayres Award as the best player in that year's finals series, along with his second Jack Dyer Medal. Dustin Martin remains an all-time favourite with fans, a quiet achiever who is committed to playing football at the highest level.