Cousins makes lauded return to footy

Cousins makes lauded return to footy

Controversial footballer Ben Cousins supported Queens Park during its clash with Kelmscott FC on April 18. Photographs - Richard Polden.

West Coast Eagles legend Ben Cousins made his presence known during round one of the 2021 Metro Football League competition.

The troubled Brownlow Medallist watched on as Queens Park’s Division 1 side secured a devastating win over Kelmscott FC on Sunday afternoon.

Returning to Queens Park Reserve, a strong crowd saw both sides score just eight points each in the first quarter.

Queens Park then roared to life, and went on to kick an astounding five goals to one in the second term.

Leading by 28 points at half time, the reigning premiers booted another five majors to one in the third.

Following a rather one-sided final term, Queens Park celebrated a commanding 18.14 (122) to 5.8 (38) victory.

It is believed that Cousins will return to the field, in Queens Park colours, later this year.

Kelmscott FC’s Division 2 side fared significantly better, by claiming a 9.10 (64) to 9.7 (61) win over Queens Park.

Queens Park’s Division 1, 2, and women’s teams will train rigorously ahead of their clashes with Murdoch University on Sunday, April 25.

This Sunday’s ANZAC Day games will see players, coaches, volunteers, and supporters come together to pay their respects.