- Sep 23, 2012
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Double Blues
“While Cousins was still at school, three AFL teams competed to draft him under the father–son rule; the Geelong Football Club, the West Coast Eaglesand the newly formed Fremantle Football Club. Cousins' father Bryan played 238 games for Perth in the WAFL and 67 games for Geelong in the VFL during the 1970s and 1980s. Geelong's recruiting manager, Stephen Wells, said, "Ben barracked for Geelong and we tried everything to get him here."However, Cousins preferred to remain based in Western Australia and chose West Coast in October 1995.”
While we can't be sure how his life would have developed at Geelong, it couldn't have got much worse for him than it did at West Coast.