Join us as former AFL star Eddie Betts talks footy, racism, success and resilience
Picture Eddie Betts and the enduring images are of the freak goals, the incredible forward craft and the adoring fans celebrating his incredible talent.
But alongside his success, the veteran of 350 AFL games for Carlton and Adelaide has endured many lows – and not just the typical challenges of professional sport. When he started in the AFL at 17, Eddie could barely read or write. Throughout his entire life, the proud Aboriginal man has battled entrenched discrimination: ‘It was a reality for us,’ he writes in his recent autobiography. ‘It was an expectation.’
Since his retirement from football in 2021, Eddie has become a passionate spokesperson against racism and an advocate for equality. He’s also a published author, part-time assistant AFL coach and media commentator.
Resilience is clearly part of Eddie’s DNA, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the man himself! In this free webinar, sponsored by Deakin’s Office of Indigenous Strategy and Innovation, Eddie will talk openly on a range of topics that are relevant to anyone who’s working hard trying to achieve a goal – whether it be sporting, academic or personal.
From mental health and emotional wellbeing to work–life balance and coping in mainstream settings, Eddie will take you on a journey as he shares the impact of racism and discrimination on his life, career and family.
You’ll be inspired to reflect on – and challenge how – you think, see and feel about racism. You’ll also be able to apply Eddie’s insights into leadership and success to your own personal circumstances and ambitions.
When: Thursday 1 December, 12–1pm Where: Online via Zoom – you’ll receive the link when you register REGISTER NOW
Even better, the first 20 people to register for the webinar will receive a free copy of Eddie’s recent autobiography, The Boy from Boomerang Crescent! See full terms and conditions for this giveaway below.
The promoter of this competition is Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203 of 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong VIC 3220.
Information on how to enter forms part of these Terms and Conditions. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and entries must comply with these Terms and Conditions to be valid.
This competition is governed by the laws in force in the state of Victoria, Australia.
The competition is free to enter and is strictly open only to current Deakin students who register to attend the above webinar via the Eventbrite link.
Staff employed by Deakin and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the competition.
The competition period is from Thursday 17 November to 11.45am, Thursday 1 December 2022.
Winners will be announced on this blog within five working days of the close of the competition.
There will be a prize pool of 20 copies of The Boy from Boomerang Crescent by Eddie Betts, hardcover edition, with an RRP of $49.99.
The total prize value is $999.80.
How to enter
Students must complete an Eventbrite registration for the above Eddie Betts webinar.
Selection and notification of winner
Prize recipients will be contacted by their Deakin email.
Prizes will be sent via Australia Post to the address on the student’s Deakin record.
Prizes are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Deakin’s decision is final and binding – no correspondence will be entered into. Deakin accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries or other communications. Entries will be deemed void if forged, manipulated or tampered with in any way.
Entrants consent to Deakin using their name, image or voice for promotional purposes. Entrants agree to make themselves available for a photograph and interview in the event that theirs is the winning entry and if requested by Deakin.
Prize recipients consent to their name and photograph being published on Deakin social media and other digital channels if requested to in any and all forms as determined by the Division of Student Services.
Privacy collection, use and disclosure statement
Personal information provided to Deakin University by entrants will be used to notify the winner of the competition. A photograph of the winners may be published on Deakin University’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram and other digital channels such as the Deakin Life blog.
Deakin University complies with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic.) in its treatment of personal information. Entrants have a right to access their personal information held by the University. Requests for access to personal information are managed under the Freedom of Information Act1982 (Vic.).
We’re bringing you this incredible webinar as part of Trimester 3 Mind Matters – Deakin’s mental wellbeing movement event. We’re shining a light on mental health to make it a priority for everyone, not just those who experience mental illness.
Running throughout Week 4 – from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December – Mind Matters offers helpful information, strategies and resources to enhance your mental health. See the full program and get involved.
Support is always available
We offer a range of health and wellbeing services to support you as a student. For urgent help outside of business hours, contact Lifeline (13 11 14) or SuicideLine (1300 651 251) straight away. They’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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