Arthur Henry “Artie” Beetson OAM was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach. .. you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. The Arthur Beetson Foundation is proud to announce that Men’s & Women’s component of the Queensland Murri Carnival will be. The Arthur Beetson Foundation (ABF) has announced the appointment of three new Board members.

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Beetson became the first Indigenous Australian to captain his country in any sport [6] and is frequently cited as the best post-war forward in Australian rugby league history. An Academy that will support them in times of need, but not accept excuses for a lack of commitment. Australia squad — Rugby League World Cup champions 2nd title.

Ian “Ripper” Doyle Retrieved 17 April By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A LOVE of his family and rugby league. After retirement, Beetson went on to coach the Queensland team for Origin, securing four wins from six series. Arthur Beetson Foundation shared Beeetson ‘s photo. Please feel free to share the event and help better young lives.

Wally Lewis c 7. After a rough education he left school at 16 and worked at the local post-office, as a clerk and a mail man. Australian national rugby league captain He represented Australia again at the Rugby League World Cupplaying at prop forward in the win against France in the tournament final.



Rugby League Week Pty Ltd — Queensland Sport Hall of Fame. The Autobiography was published. Retrieved 10 August He was married in and working as the purchasing officer for the Eastern Suburbs Club settled down in Denistone with his wife and four year old son, Scott. While his tour was marred by a shoulder injury he beetson up two tries in the third Test, helping to secure the match. Retrieved 3 January A special occasion today for the Under 16 Murri team, who had their jerseys presented to them by South Sydney Rabbitohs coach and former Maroons assistant coach Anthony Seibold.

Australia squad — Rugby League World Championship winners 4th title. We are poorer as a community for his passing but richer for the time he gave tirelessly of himself to help us live Arthur’s legacy.

His skill as a footballer was matched only by his skill as an eater, earning nicknames such as ‘Meat Pie Artie’. Across the three teams he played games, scoring 24 tries and sealing the deal with 3 premierships, including two as captain of the Eastern Suburbs.

Retrieved 23 February Beetson is often regarded as Australia’s best ever forward, and in he was awarded the Australian Sports Medalthen in the Centenary Medal “for service to Australian society through the sport of rugby league”. George at second-row forward. The Arthur Beetson Foundation would like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution of the late Jim Stevens to bettering life outcomes for bush kids and his role as a strong safe mentor for the QLD Murri under 15s teams over recent years.

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The same year Beetson received a Medal of the Order of Australia founddation recognition of service to the sport of Rugby League”. Signout Register Sign in.

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Balmain Tigers Team of the Century Archived from the original on 20 April He also captained Queensland for the final ‘traditional’ interstate match in and at the end of the season the Dolphins were beaten in arthr final minute of the grand final by Southern Suburbs.

The Foundation was also appointed by Queensland Rugby League to conduct the founddation Murri Carnival and uses the event to reach over 30, people with its goal of better outcomes in health, education and sport for Indigenous Australians.

While still playing in Sydney for Parramatta, Beetson achieved further immortality as captain of Queensland in the inaugural State of Origin game agthur, won 20—10 by Queensland on 8 July. Beetson continued to represent Australia at the Rugby League World Cupplaying against Great Britain at prop forward in the tournament final which was drawn.