Where Is Eddie Betts Now? What Happened To The AFL Player? Everything To Know

Eddie Betts is a former athlete turned coach. ( Source : Instagram )


Eddie Betts is a 35 years old former Australian rules football player born in Port Lincoln, Australia, on the 26th of November 1986.

The former footballer got drafted by Carlton as pick No. 3 in the 2004 Pre-Season Draft and played in the AFL for the Carlton and Adelaide Football Clubs. Betts has been working as a development coach at the Geelong Football Club following his retirement from his playing career.

What Happened To Eddie Betts?

Eddie Betts has suffered a lot during his playing career; the former Australian rules footballer got racially abused by a Port Adelaide club member in 2017 and has had a bittersweet experience with the club.

Betts played 350 games and kicked 640 goals during his athletic career.
Betts played 350 games and kicked 640 goals during his athletic career. ( Source : Carltonfc )

The Australian musician Paul Kelly even released a song titled Every Step of the Way, as he got inspired by the athlete and his battle with racism.

Furthermore, he also suffered trauma during the Crows' ill-fated pre-season camp in 2018, which robbed his passion for the sport he once loved the most. It must have been tough for Betts to move on after going through the mental distress he suffered during the training camp.

Eddie Betts Injury And Camp Trauma Facts

Betts revealed through his autobiography how he suffered mentally and physically during the infamous 2018 pre-season camp.

The athlete revealed how he got put into a psychologically and culturally unsafe situation and how he will never be able to live and get over the shame for the rest of his life.

The camp emphasized the players' masculinity, and the players got split into three groups; his group got loaded into the bus blindfolded to reach an undisclosed location, and when they arrived, they weren't allowed to shower and sweat all day to smell manly.

Eddie also got verbally abused by an instructor who insulted his mother; he got shattered to hear them as it was confidential information he shared before the camp in a private counseling session. The disrespect and humiliation he suffered during that time also affected his relationship with his family. Following his traumatic experience, he retired from his playing career in 2021.


Who Is Eddie Betts's Wife Anna Scullie?

Anna is Eddie's long-term girlfriend turned wife, who never left his side when he was at his worst and always supported and loved him with all her heart.

The lovely couple walked down the aisle and took the wedding vows in a surprise wedding in 2015. Betts and Scullie have been happily married for more than five years, and they make a toast to mark their anniversary in August every year.

Eddie has a loving family of seven, including his gorgeous wife and five adorable children.
Eddie has a loving family of seven, including his gorgeous wife and five adorable children. ( Source : Instagram )

Furthermore, the pair have gotten blessed with five adorable kids, three boys, and twin daughters who are non-identical. The couple has posted numerous stunning pictures of their little ones on social networking sites. The athlete and his better half go by the handles @eddiebthe3rd and @annascullie on Instagram.

Where Is Eddie Betts Now? 

Betts is an athlete turned coach who retired from his playing career while revealing AFL not being a safe place for Indigenous people, him being one.

The footballer serves as a development coach at Cats, the Geelong Football Club competing in the Australian Football League. Furthermore, he played 350 games before his career ended and kicked 640 goals. 

Betts reading his book and grooming the kids at Gunai Kurnai Country.
Betts reading his book and grooming the kids at Gunai Kurnai Country. ( Source : Instagram )

Moreover, Eddie left his legacy behind by converting a series of complex shots in 2014. Likewise, he also won the Goal of the Year in 2006, 2015, 2016, and 2019.

The coach is living a happily ever after with his beloved family members and is passing the new generation his skills and talents and treating all the athletes with respect. He has also created a series of educational books for children.

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