Arthur Beetson - 22/1/1945 to 1/12/2011
Arthur Beetson lived and breathed the game of Rugby League for almost all of his life.
As a youngster in Roma, like many country kids, spent the winter months either listening to the "league" on the radio or heading out to the local Sunday games enjoying the occassion that only a game of "league" in the country can manage.
The Arthur Beetson Foundation though grounded in the Rugby League community through it's associations with events such as the "Indigenous All Stars" games and the annual "Queensland Murri Carnival", has also set out to achieve results for the wider aboriginal community.
The foundation has already secured commitments from leading schools to offer scholarships at some of the Brisbane's most prestigious schools, which will go a long way to helping young Aboriginal kids acheive their dreams academically, and with the help of the already established Murri Carnival organisers they are looking create a must attend Indigenous Rugby League carnival to help showcase talented indigenous players from city and the bush.
The Arthur Beetson Foundation is making a difference to young indigenous childrens lives. Read what Jackson Wier had to say about how his life has changed through his scholarship.
QAIHC Arthur Beetson Foundation Murri Rugby League Carnival
OCTOBER 1st - 4th 2015
The QAIHC Arthur Beetson Foundation Murri Rugby League Carnival was held at Redcliffe on the 1st - 4th October 2015. The IUIH secured the naming rights for the Open Men's Competition, promoting, our 'Deadly Choices' Campaign throughout the Carnival and during the live national broadcast on NITV.
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2015 Launch of the Murri Carnival
The UK Parliamentary Rugby League Group has paid tribute to the untimely passing of rugby league legend Athur “Artie”; Beetson by the tabling of a motion recognising his outstanding achievements in the sport and the legacy he left from his time as a player at Hull Kingston Rovers. Read more
The Arthur Beetson Foundation are aiming build the foundation to help make a real difference. Corporate sponsorship and support is required to help the foundation build beyond the Queensland borders. Contact us if you feel you can help us achieve results.