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Eddie Betts has done it all: 350 AFL games, four Goal of the Year titles, recognition as prominent Indigenous spokesperson and bestselling books - and now he's heading into television.
The 36-year-old wrote two children's books, and the 'Eddie's Lil' Homies' series is now set to feature on Netflix and Indigenous television channel NITV; with Betts as producer.
Both the two children's books - My Kind and My People - and the stunning revelations in his memoir, The Boy from Boomerang Crescent, were as well received as any done by a star athlete.
Now, kids all over Australia will be able to watch a cartoon series that is both about spreading kindness and highlighting struggles in Australia with racism.
Eddie Betts, pictured with wife Anna and two of his five children, is now a producer of a Netflix series after his 'Eddie's Lil' Homies' books were adapted into a cartoon