He has carved himself a reputation as a successful AFL star reportedly earning more than $350,000-a-year as a defender for the Sydney Swans.
And Dane Rampe, previously seen rummaging through a St. Vinnies store and once visiting a pawnbroker’s, spent Sunday afternoon browsing the second hand stalls of Bondi market.
The mustachioed 25-year-old AFL star appeared focused on netting a bargain as he inspected a pair of used white trainers as he meandered around the Sydney market barefoot.
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Soled? AFL star Dane Rampe inspects a pair of used white trainers as he meandered around Bondi market in Sydney barefoot on Sunday
The 25-year-old spent the day wandering around the beach suburb barefoot
His eyes shielded against the glare of the sun with aviator shades, Dane was seen padding around the beach suburb shoeless and in a white T-shirt and long shorts.
The young sports star appeared relaxed and carefree during the outing, sporting his signature long mustache and thick messy mop of hair.
He was seen wafting around the clothes’ stalls and going through the rails of brightly coloured shirts before stopping to closely examine a black sweatshirt.
He was seen wafting around the clothes’ stalls and going through the rails of brightly coloured shirts
Wearing aviator shades, he stopped to closely examine a black sweatshirt
Dane reportedly earns more than $350,000 playing as a defender for the Sydney Swans, the same team as Jesinta Campbell’s boyfriend, Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin.
He debuted with the Swans in round one of the 2013 season and has played every game since, including 2014’s grand final loss to Hawthorn.
Since the age of 17 he has played Australian football and has fostered an on-field reputation as a hard-running, hard-tackling small defender and one of the Swan’s up-and-coming stars.
Barefoot: He padded around the market looking relaxed and carefree
In May last year, he was spotted rummaging through a St. Vinnies store on Hall Street before heading inside a pawnbroker’s called Happy Hockers.
He entered and left both stores empty-handed.
The handsome sportsman made headlines last year when he was romantically linked to Bachelorette star Sam Frost.
Sam, who is now dating Sasha Mielczarek, claimed she was seeing Dane after the pair were seen going out to dinner together at Meat District Co. in Sydney, in early January last year.
Relaxed: The sportsman was seen sifting through the rails of the Sunday market
Character: He sported his signature long mustache and thick messy mop of hair
But it wasn’t too long before her claims were exposed as nothing more than wishful thinking.
In an interview with The Today Show she later insisted she was not secretly carrying a torch for the Swans star saying: ‘He’ll probably be running far, far away.’
She explained: ‘I’ve never had my dating life under the microscope before. It’s been a bit challenging I’ve had to adjust to my new reality.
An eye for a bargain: He stopped to chat to a pretty brunette as he whiled away his Sunday afternoon
Bargain hunting: In May last year, the Sydney Swans player was spotted shopping at second hand store St. Vinnies in Bondi
‘I put my foot in it with Dane, he’s a great guy, the whole thing blew up into more than it is.’
It came days after the Maxim covergirl appeared on Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa Show, when she responded to Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald enquiring about their relationship status:
‘Oh God, my forehead is sweating. No, I’m not in a relationship…and we’re, um… mates,’ she said.
Friends in high places: Dane is seen here training with star Swans player Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin
Wishful thinking: Sam Frost, who is now dating Sasha Mielczarek, claimed she was seeing Dane after the pair were seen going out to dinner together at Meat District Co. in Sydney, last year