Ben Cousins has laced up the boots for the primary time in over 10 years, turning out for a staff in a local Perth league.
Former AFL star Ben Cousins has laced up the boots for the primary time in over a decade, making a local football look in Perth’s Metro Football League.
The 42-year-old ran out for the Queens Park Bulldogs, the competitors’s reigning premiers, kicking a objective on debut whereas organising one other for a teammate.
Cousins began his staff’s 40-point win on the half-forward flank and seemed to be in terrific form for a person who has lived a troubled existence since his AFL retirement again in 2010.
The 2005 Brownlow Medallist’s look attracted vital fanfare, with the Queens Park membership president, Ross White, indicating that the group in attendance was the most important he’d seen in a very long time.
“He cares about folks and all the time offers his time simply to speak and have photographs,” White instructed The West Australian.
“The form of outdated Ben who cared about supporters remains to be that – and now it is our supporters.”
Cousins is known to have been coaching with the staff a few instances every week and is anticipating to play between six and ten matches.
A six-time All-Australian, Cousins’ fall from grace has been one of many AFL’s saddest tales, with the previous West Coast captain combating drug addictions and being in and out of jail since his retirement.