Dustin Martin adds new business venture to his rapidly growing empire outside of footy


AFL superstar Dustin Martin adds an exciting new business adventure to his rapidly growing empire outside of footy

  • Dustin Martin is tipped to share his fitness skills via a new app set to launch soon
  • A trademark application was filed in recent months for ‘Drip by Dustin Martin’ 
  • It will have video-on-demand on topics such as ‘instruction in physical fitness’
  • Martin has also gone on a $14million property spending spree in Melbourne 
  • The AFL superstar has snapped up six houses in trendy inner-city suburbs

AFL superstar Dustin Martin is continuing to expand his interests outside footy with a fitness app tipped to be his latest off-field endeavour.

The Richmond Tigers player, who signed a contract extension with the club in 2017 worth $1.1million per season, is set to help others to keep fit and improve their sporting performance with a range of videos and tutorials available via the app.   

A trademark application was filed earlier this year for ‘Drip by Dustin Martin’, covering services including video-on-demand, coaching services for sporting activities, personal trainer services and in-person learning forums. 

There will also be physical fitness training services and gymnastic and yoga instruction, according to the filing.  

The company behind the application is Drip Fitness. Martin is a shareholder of the company and his manager Ralph Carr is a director, the Herald Sun reported.  

AFL superstar Dustin Martin (pictured) is continuing to expand his interests outside footy with a trademark application lodged for 'Drip by Dustin Martin', a video-on-demand fitness service

AFL superstar Dustin Martin (pictured) is continuing to expand his interests outside footy with a trademark application lodged for ‘Drip by Dustin Martin’, a video-on-demand fitness service

The trademark application said 'Drip by Dustin Martin' would provide videos and learning forums around 'coaching services for sporting activities' and 'instruction in physical fitness'

The trademark application said 'Drip by Dustin Martin' would provide videos and learning forums around 'coaching services for sporting activities' and 'instruction in physical fitness'

The trademark application said ‘Drip by Dustin Martin’ would provide videos and learning forums around ‘coaching services for sporting activities’ and ‘instruction in physical fitness’

Carr previously told the publication 29-year-old Martin was using his national profile and lucrative sponsorships with Bonds and Nike to set up a post-footy career, likening him to some of global sport’s biggest names. 

‘(He is) not only one of the best ­players that has ever played the game, he is probably the most bankable sports brand in Australia,’ Carr told the Herald Sun.

‘I always thought with the right support and guidance he would become Australia’s ­Michael Jordan or David Beckham.’

Martin has also recently gone on a property spending spree splashing $14million in trendy Melbourne suburbs as he invests some of his AFL salary into property. 

Martin has also recently gone on a $14million property shopping spree including this re-designed warehouse in Richmond

Martin has also recently gone on a $14million property shopping spree including this re-designed warehouse in Richmond

Martin has also recently gone on a $14million property shopping spree including this re-designed warehouse in Richmond

Martin and his manager bought three developed warehouses in Richmond for a combined $6million

Martin and his manager bought three developed warehouses in Richmond for a combined $6million

Martin and his manager bought three developed warehouses in Richmond for a combined $6million

Martin bought this converted warehouse for $2.2million - one of three properties on Butler St

Martin bought this converted warehouse for $2.2million - one of three properties on Butler St

Martin bought this converted warehouse for $2.2million – one of three properties on Butler St

The three-time premiership winner has been investing in property around his footy team’s area of Richmond, buying three redeveloped warehouses on Butler Street for a combined $6million.

The suburb, close to the Melbourne Cricket Ground where he has won three Norm Smith medals as best on ground in the grand final, was formerly an industrial hub but now has some unique properties on offer.

Martin and Carr, who are close friends as well as business partners, have started a company together and purchased the properties under that title. 

They paid $2.915million for a re-designed warehouse on Butler Street, a narrow road just off the busy Victoria Street 2018.

They also bought two other properties worth $2.2million and $1.275million on the same road.

Martin and model Jessica Gomes (pictured) are believed to have been dating for several weeks and have been spotted in restaurants and bars around Melbourne

Martin and model Jessica Gomes (pictured) are believed to have been dating for several weeks and have been spotted in restaurants and bars around Melbourne

Martin and model Jessica Gomes (pictured) are believed to have been dating for several weeks and have been spotted in restaurants and bars around Melbourne

Martin is a current Bonds model, while Gomes (pictured) has represented the brand in the past

Martin is a current Bonds model, while Gomes (pictured) has represented the brand in the past

It is believed they may have met while doing a shoot

It is believed they may have met while doing a shoot

Martin is a current Bonds model, while Jessica Gomes (pictured) has represented the brand in the past and it is believed they may have met while doing a shoot

The biggest deal they have done together was their most recent, spending $4.8million for a home in Abbotsford, another suburb surging in value and popularity.

They own another house in the leafy area that lines the Yarra River which they paid $3million for in 2018.

Martin’s six-house, $14million portfolio provides another insight into the private life of the AFL’s biggest star.

Martin is believed to be dating swimsuit model Jessica Gomes as the pair have been repeatedly spotted together in Melbourne. 

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