Insider reveals who is in Dustin Martin’s inner circle as Tigers superstar gives huge hint about his post-football career and respected pundit says his move to Swans ‘is underway’
- Dustin Martin has launched a fitness app as he reflects on life after football
- Football pundit thinks his move to Sydney is ‘on’ for 2023
- It comes after a difficult 12 months for Martin, who lived in NSW before
Richmond superstar Dustin Martin’s inner circle has been revealed as speculation he will head to the Sydney Swans in 2023 reaches fever pitch.
Martin, who is notoriously private when it comes to media, recently launched a fitness app, DRIP, alongside friends in his incredibly tight inner sanctum.
The 31-year-old superstar endured a difficult 12 months in which he tragically lost his father, suffered a serious kidney injury and spent time away from the club for personal reasons – much of which was spent in Nova Scotia. South Wales.
Dustin Martin is training at a gym ahead of his return earlier this season after taking personal time off. His
Martin (centre) celebrates winning the 2020 AFL Grand Final, where he was best on the ground
Many pundits and fans believe that is exactly where he will live next year, with the Swans being overwhelming favorites to land him.
“While we’re sitting here right now, there’s a very good chance that Dustin Martin won’t be playing in Richmond next year,” journalist Sam McClure said on 3AW’s Sportsday earlier this week.
‘Sydney keeps getting mentioned. He had a love for Sydney…so if he wanted to go to Sydney, Sydney would move heaven and earth to make it happen.
Dustin Martin at a restaurant in Bondi in February; he spent quite a bit of time in Sydney
Veteran journalist Caroline Wilson went a step further, indicating “here we go”; with a peaceful separation between club and player a viable option, given that the midfielder owes $2.6 million over the remaining two years of his contract.
“It’s (the move to Sydney) definitely something that’s being considered,” she said on Channel 9’s Footy Classified.
“He started the year with a broken heart, it was a shock loss at the end of last year…and for the first time I think there are people in Richmond looking at life at the beyond Dustin Martin.”
Martin waves to the crowd after the Tigers win the 2020 AFL Grand Final
Tigers manager Damien Hardwick says given everything the midfielder has achieved at the club, he deserves the chance to be in his chosen place on and off the pitch.
“Whatever Dustin decides is up to Dustin and to be honest he has my blessing. What he gave to me, to us, to our fans, it’s amazing,” he said at a recent press conference.
Martin’s teammate Shai Bolton is one of the trainers on his new fitness app
Off the pitch, Martin has a very tight inner circle – but they’ve rallied around him to start DRIP.
The app features a stable of “Team Dusty” trainers including:
- Montana Farrah-Seaton: model, PT, boxing trainer and former Australian under-19 basketball representative
- Shai Bolton: Martin’s teammate, two-time Premier, in Richmond
- Andrew Nabbout: Socceroo and A-League player for Melbourne City
- Emma Murray: mindfulness coach who works with the Tigers
- Bronii Gigliuto: Kinesiology and meditation practitioner who has also worked with the Tigers
- Kat John: Authenticity and Meditation Coach
- Dzhabar Askerov: Muay Thai champion
- Tom Hislop: A former Richmond teammate of Martin’s
- Louise West: Martin’s personal yoga coach
Montana model Farrah-Seaton is a fitness coach who will coach with the app
Farrah-Seaton, a top influencer with over 76,000 Instagram followers, won’t need much introduction; she was a runner-up in the 2018 Miss Globe pageant and is a common sight on runways and at fashion shoots.
Nabbout has represented the Socceroos 10 times so far, while strength specialist Hislop was a teammate of Martin for two years at Richmond.
Socceroo and Melbourne City player Andrew Nabbout is part of Martin’s inner circle
Former Tigers player Tom Hislop, who was Martin’s teammate for two years
Murray worked with Martin for many years, helping him with his spirit, and she said earlier this year that he was “the most generous and loyal person” and “one of the athletes the most committed people she had worked with”.
If Sydney can pair him with Lance Franklin in 2023, watch out. This mindset could be even more dangerous for unfortunate opponents.