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AFL legend Ben Cousins looks healthy and happy in StreetX T-shirts

AFL legend Ben Cousins reveals his next move as he promotes a range of T-shirts inspired by his golden days at the West Coast Eagles… just days after his Brownlow Medal comeback


Ben Cousins is back and better than ever.

The once-trouble AFL legend, 43, looked healthy and happy over the weekend as he promoted a T-shirt line inspired by his own incredible comeback.

Streetwear brand StreetX created the collection, dubbed the ‘Prince of Perth’ range.

Strike a pose: Ben Cousins looked healthy and happy over the weekend as he promoted a T-shirt line inspired by his own incredible comeback

The limited line contains three branded Ben Cousins tees, and will be available for just 72 hours. 

The footy legend posed in all three designs and appeared to be in good spirits and the picture of health. 

Ben previously won the Brownlow Medal in 2005 and was welcomed back to the AFL community with open arms at the Brownlow Medal over the weekend.

He looked dapper on the red carpet at Sunday’s ceremony alongside date Kelley Hayes.

Collaboration: Streetwear brand StreetX created the collection, dubbed the 'Prince of Perth' range

Collaboration: Streetwear brand StreetX created the collection, dubbed the ‘Prince of Perth’ range

‘I’m just very fortunate that I got the opportunity to come to one of football’s great nights,’ Cousins said on the red carpet.

‘It’s definitely a big night, it’s been a while since I’ve been to one of the football industry nights so I’m looking forward to it.’

At his peak, Cousins was undoubtedly the best player in the AFL, but suffered a rapid demise and subsequent total unwillingness to rid himself of negative life influences.

All smiles: The footy legend posed in all three designs and appeared to be in good spirits and the picture of health

All smiles: The footy legend posed in all three designs and appeared to be in good spirits and the picture of health

Last year, Cousins decided to turn his life around after being jailed for the sixth time in 13 years.

Since last year, he has volunteered at several events in and around Perth with Ms Backshell’s community group KALT Collective, acting as a beacon of hope for disadvantaged youths, addicts and reformed criminals.

Buoyed by the knowledge that getting clean and healthy was the key to being a good dad to his children, he soon started talking to Susan Backshell, a mental health support worker.

He's back! Ben previously won the Brownlow Medal in 2005 and was welcomed back to the AFL community with open arms at the Brownlow Medal over the weekend

He’s back! Ben previously won the Brownlow Medal in 2005 and was welcomed back to the AFL community with open arms at the Brownlow Medal over the weekend

She issued him a blunt ultimatum soon after they met: ‘Give your all, or forget it entirely’. 

The flow on effect has seen Cousins able to spend more time with his children – his son Bobby, 9, and daughter Angelique, 7.

Before his well-overdue epiphany, Cousins had been in and out of jail since 2010 on drug and domestic violence charges.

‘I appreciate the support of everyone and how many chances they have given me, more than I deserve and more than I would have given anyone else,’ Cousins said last week, according to The West Australian.

Hard: Last year, Cousins decided to turn his life around after being jailed for the sixth time in 13 years.  Pictured leaving Fremantle Magistrates Court in Perth in 2017

Hard: Last year, Cousins decided to turn his life around after being jailed for the sixth time in 13 years.  Pictured leaving Fremantle Magistrates Court in Perth in 2017

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