Wirangu/Kokatha/Guburn Man, father of five (Lewis, Billy, Alice, Maggie & Little Eddie), partner to Anna Scullie, AFL footballer and children's book Author & cartoon producer - Eddie's Lil' Homies.
Renowned for his flair on the football field, Eddie played 350 games of Australian Rules for both Carlton and the Adelaide Football Club.
With many accolades to his name Eddie has been named in the All Australian Team three times, AFL life membership, won AFL goal of the year four times, played for Australia in the International Rules Series on numerous occasions, represented the Indigenous All Stars, been inducted as a Life Member at the Carlton Football Club and awarded runner-up in the Club Champion at both Carlton in 2012 and Adelaide in 2016.
Eddie retired from AFL football in 2021 after 17 years and 350 games. Eddie is part-time coaching with the Geelong Football Club, whilst continuing his media career with Fox Footy - Eddie is proud to be an Aboriginal voice on mainstream TV.
Eddie is passionate about facilitating change in Australia - throughout schools, mentoring youth, kindergartens, workplaces and organizations. Eddie provides incredible leadership and consultation with Anti-Racism concepts and presentations to support organisations in becoming a culturally safe space for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
An incredible role model both on and off the football field, Eddie loves nothing more than being a father and spending time with his family.
Eddie feels proud and privileged to work with brands that reflect his values and beliefs on and off the field. If you would like to explore a potential partnership, corporate opportunity, anti-racism consultation, community project, ambassadorial role or have a general enquiry please use the contact form to get in touch.
Because of Adam (Goodes), I do believe now I have a voice. His presence and what he’s done has made me stronger in what I believe in, and my voice needs to be heard throughout the AFL, throughout Australia in general … to stand up against racism, to make it a culturally safe spot for young Aboriginal kids to come and play.” - EDDIE BETTS, 2021