AFL star footballer Dustin Martin’s New Zealand father has shared how proud he is of his “history-making” son after last night’s big victory.
Ex-Rebels member Shane Martin watched the game with a group of friends in a bar in Mount Maunganui last night, and said he was feeling “on top of the world” after the grand final win.
Dustin Martin claimed the Norm Smith Medal for a third time – the first in history to do so – after Richmond took out a 31-point win against Geelong.
But the heady win didn’t get in the way of the champion’s priorities – he was quick to get on the phone to his father back in New Zealand, who had been watching the match with bated breath.
“We spoke to him after the game but as usual it’s all noisy, you can’t hear stuff but you could hear how excited he was.”
Martin said his son had called him right before the game as well, as he does before every game.
“I say the usual stuff, just ‘go hard’ and ‘good luck’.”
Martin said it was “nerve-wracking” for most of the day waiting for the game to start, though the nerves settled a bit when Dustin came onto the field.
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