Eddie Betts has urged children to stay in school, listen to elders and treat everyone with kindness.
The AFL superstar and author was at the Murray Bridge Library on Wednesday 9 October to read his new book ‘My Kind’ to a packed out room of parents and children.
"I'm kind, I treat everyone equally, I respect everyone, I respect my elders," he told the room, according to the Murray Valley Standard.
"Treating everyone equally, looking after the environment, picking up rubbish - these are all key messages that we can do in our everyday lives."
"You guys have made me who I am; you chant my name, you get up and about when I get the ball and kick a goal, and if eventually something happens, I'm gonna miss you guys dearly," he said.
Find out more about Eddie Betts' books at his website, eddieslilhomies.com.
Photo at top of page of Eddie Betts at the Murray Bridge Library with Team Leader Tim Law by Julie Moulds, supplied by the Rural City of Murray Bridge