Ben Cousins has made a profitable return to Aussie Guidelines soccer, scoring a objective for Queens Park in Perth’s Metro Soccer League throughout his first match in over 10 years.
The 42-year-old West Coast champion was in excessive spirits earlier than the match on Sunday afternoon, in line with The West Australian, laughing and chatting with teammates and members of the opposition group.
As soon as he took to the sector on the half-forward flank, the fallen star shortly began taking on.
The West Australian studies he broke by means of two tackles to gather his first possession of the day in opposition to Koongamia.
He then handballed to a teammate who arrange Queens Park’s first main.
Within the third time period Cousins kicked a objective of his personal in entrance of what membership president Ross White stated was the facet’s largest crowd in a “very, very very long time.”
“The perfect factor about him is simply the best way he interacts along with his teammates, opposition gamers,” White advised The West Australian.
Ben Cousins is seen enjoying his first sport for the Queens Park Bulldogs within the Metro Soccer League. Credit score: Religion Moran/GC Pictures
“He cares about folks and all the time provides his time simply to speak and have images.
“The form of outdated Ben who cared about supporters remains to be that — and now it’s our supporters.
“They only love him.”
The looks marks a significant turning level for Cousins, 5 months after he walked free from jail after a seven-month jail time period for intimidating the mom of his two kids.
Ben Cousins is seen enjoying his first sport for the Queens Park Bulldogs. Credit score: Religion Moran/GC PicturesBen Cousins is seen enjoying his first sport for the Queens Park Bulldogs. Credit score: Religion Moran/GC Pictures
The fallen star had earlier stated he hoped to play “about six to 10 video games” this season within the Metro Soccer League.
His unique return sport needed to be postponed attributable to a rolled ankle suffered at coaching.
“It was only a rolled ankle at coaching so hopefully I can get again on the market quickly,” Cousins advised The West Australian in April.
“I’ve been coaching a few occasions per week.”
The six-time All-Australian has already delivered an enormous buzz to the league, with gamers from Queens Park and different golf equipment amazed they’re enjoying alongside the premiership-winner.
Cousins’ conditioning work in the course of the low season was additionally clearly paying off in the course of the match as footage confirmed him in unbelievable bodily form.
The troubled famous person was additionally pictured trying match and wholesome whereas watching the Eagles knock off Collingwood at Optus Stadium in April.
A West Coast fan uploaded a cheerful snap of himself alongside Cousins on the match alongside the caption “Cuzzy trying nice”.
“Good to see Ben trying joyful and wholesome. Could this be the start of a brand new chapter,” Jules Vito commented on the photograph.
Ben Cousins pictured at Optus Stadium on Friday evening. Credit score: Fb