Eddie Betts: The Boy from Boomerang Crescent
To celebrate the release of his memoir, Eddie Betts joins acclaimed writer and footy tragic Tony Birch to discuss the highs and lows of his AFL career and much more.
Eddie Betts is a true giant of the AFL. With a career boasting 350-plus games, over 600 goals, multiple All-Australian nods and Goal of the Year awards, he has earned a rare league-wide popularity. Following his retirement from football last year, the man the tabloids once dubbed ‘bad boy Betts’ is enjoying his next chapter as a dedicated husband and father, a respected community leader, and an increasingly outspoken social activist.
To celebrate the release of his memoir The Boy from Boomerang Crescent, Eddie Betts joins acclaimed writer and footy tragic Tony Birch to discuss the long hard road from the Nullarbor to the MCG, the highs and lows of his AFL career, and creating opportunities for Aboriginal youth to thrive in education and sport.
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About the book
The bookseller for this event is Readings.
It’s a long, long way from the Nullarbor to the MCG and, as plenty of would-be outback superstars have learnt the hard way, talent alone won’t get you there. You also need determination. Self-discipline. Physical and emotional durability. A taste for hard work. Extreme resilience. Luckily for AF... Read more
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