Eddie Betts Bio
Eddie Betts is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League.
He was originally drafted by Carlton with pick No. 3 in the 2004 Pre-Season Draft, where he played for nine years before Adelaide signed him as a free agent at the end of 2013.
|Eddie Betts Biography|
|Born||He was Born on 26 December 1986|
|Birthplace||Port Lincoln, Australia|
|Children||Billy Betts, Lewis Betts|
|Net Worth||500,000 AUD (2013)|
Early life and junior football
Betts was born in Port Lincoln, South Australia and raised by his mother in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He played junior football for the Mines Rovers Football Club, before moving back to Port Lincoln, where his father lived, to play for the Mallee Park Peckers.
While in Port Lincoln, Betts’ off-field behaviour was an issue, which included smoking, drinking, drugs and truancy. As a result, his mother arranged for the 15-year-old Betts to move to Melbourne and begin a TAFE program run by Indigenous former footballer Phi
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In Melbourne, Betts played football for Templestowe, where he won the EFL Division 3 league best and fairest in 2002, and TAC Cup football for the Calder Cannons.
He represented Vic Metro as a 16-year-old in the 2003 AFL Under 18 Championships and was selected in the Under 18 All-Australian team that season. He was too young to be selected in the AFL draft at the end of 2003, and he played another season with the Cannons, but was hindered by osteitis pubis. He was overlooked in the 2004 National Draft as a result.
In 2014, Betts’ first year at Adelaide, he converted a series of difficult shots at goal from the right forward pocket at the northern end of Adelaide Oval.
Then-coach Brenton Sanderson dubbed that area of the ground the “Eddie Betts pocket”, and the name has caught on with fans and commentators. Betts’ 2015 and 2016 goal of the year winning goals were from the opposite pocket, the left forward pocket at the same end.
Wife, Children, Personal Life
At the end of 2009, Betts was arrested for drunkenness in the aftermath of a party involving several Carlton players. He was fined $10,000 by the Carlton Football Club.
The Saints faithful are up and about… Eddie Betts fresh from 6 last week… Plenty heading to @marvelstadiumau ahead of the @go_saints v @Adelaide_FC clash at 4.30pm. Extra trams and trains are running to get you there on time. #victraffic #aflsaintscrows pic.twitter.com/HpOFtZVoFR
— VicTraffic (@VicTraffic) April 27, 2019
Whilst playing for Carlton, Betts taught part-time at Assumption College in Kilmore, Victoria.
Betts married his long-term partner, Anna Scullie, in a surprise wedding in August 2015, after several years’ engagement.
They have four children: Lewis (born in October 2012), Billy (born in March 2015) and twin daughters (born in April 2018).