Australian Story - Battling the Blues (Darius Boyd)

It's a story from the pages of Boy's Own magazine.

A teenager with a troubled background breaks into his state's biggest and most successful NRL team and wins a premiership in his debut season.

Without a father and his mother institutionalised, he follows his mentor and coach Wayne Bennett to one of the most famous clubs in the land and ends a thirty year premiership drought for them. He goes on to win virtually every honour the sport has to offer, breaking records along the way.

Then one fateful evening a tragic accident opens the floodgates to years of unhappiness and depression, culminating in a well publicised breakdown and separation from his wife. Welcome to the world of Darius Boyd.

In a remarkable redemption story, Darius is now back on the field and ready to talk candidly about his battles with depression and how he made peace with his demons.

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Producer: 
Production Year: 
2001
Duration: 
28 mins
Series Episode
Standard $88
Schools $66
Home $66


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