Dustin Martin is the talk of the town in AFL circles – but it might be a surprise to many to learn he has a Macarthur connection.
The Richmond player picked up the coveted Brownlow Medal for the best player in the league, a premiership ring and the best on ground in the grand final last week.
But before he was kicking goals in the AFL, the now 26-year-old had a stint with the Campbelltown Blues and the Wollondilly/Camden joint venture team, the Razorbacks under-16s.
Blues club president David Bowen said Martin was a “very skillful, talented” player even as a 15-year-old and had a great influence on the club.
“He was a champion player back then, just as he is on the football field now,” he said. “It’s a very proud moment for the club to have a Brownlow medalist.”
Martin played with the Blues under-18s and also appeared for the senior side in 2007 before moving back to Victoria.