DOB: 9 March 1957
Debut: Round 1, 1979 against Footscray at MCG
Last Game: Round 6, 1981 against Geelong at SCG
From: Sandy Bay
Number: 24 (1979-1981)
Joined the Demons from Tasmania after winning the 1976 TANFL Rookie of the Year, the 1978 Sandy Bay best-and-fairest and three straight premierships from 1976. In the 1978 pre-season an unnamed Victorian club asked him to play in a pre-season practice match and told him that airline tickets would be available, when Sandy Bay refused permission for him to play but allowed him to travel to Victoria anyway he discovered that the VFL club had cancelled his tickets.
Melbourne bought him in 1979, and Martyn played 32 VFL games across two and a half seasons before announcing to the Demons in May of 1981 that he couldn't meet the demands of league football and wanted to move back to Tasmania. In 1980 he'd played for a Rest of Australia team against Victoria in an exhibition match. After being suspended for two games in Round 1 he played just two more matches before being cleared to Port Adelaide midway through the year. It was reported that he found the new training regime under Barassi too strenuous. Martyn won a premiership with Port before returning to Tasmania in 1982.
In his second stint at Sandy Bay he was judged the best player in the state and won another best and fairest in 1982. He represented his state, but saw his career end in disappointment when the side lost the 1986 Grand Final to Glenorchy. He played 129 games for Sandy Bay.
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