Full Name: DAVE CUZENS
Date of Birth: 11/12/1932
Height: 182 cm ( 5-11 1/2 )
Weight: 85 kg ( 13-5 )
Debut: 22/06/1957, Round 10, Essendon
Last Game: 05/08/1961, Round 15, Fitzroy
Total Games: 69
Total Goals: 2
Honours: Best & Fairest 1958-59, Victorian Representative Team1959-60 Games 4 Goals 0
Seasons: 1957, 1961
Total Games: 8
Total Goals: 0
David played in the back-pocket, at full-back or in the centre. He was a solidly-built, determined defender, with fine judgement and anticipation. He won back to back Best and Fairests during his second and third seasons with Richmond. He also played four games for Victoria and was Richmond’s vice captain in 1960 and 1961. Originally from Perth, he rode his motorcycle to Kalgoorlie, in Western Australian Goldfields, as part of an around Australia trip, however, he stayed there for four years. Prior to heading east he made contact with Richmond who wrote back inviting him to train with the club. The Western Australia Football League originally blocked his clearance and this hold-up forced him to play one season with Melbourne suburban club Glenhuntly. A recently published book detailing sport around the Kalgoorlie area named David in the all-time best side of footballers who have played in the Goldfields League. He now lives in the northern suburbs of Perth.
Bassendean Juniors 1949 ( Honours - Premiership 1949 ) ; Cowaramup 1950 ( Honours - Premiership 1950 ) ; Karriadale 1951; Kalgoorlie City 1952-55 ( Honours - Premiership 1953-54, Goldfields Best & Fairest 1954 ) ; Glenhuntly 1956.
Subiaco Coach 1962-63, Games 30 ; East Perth 1964 , Games 8, Goals 0 ; Brookton Captain/Coach 1965, Games 16.