My Life As… A Role Model – Bachar Houli


Ever since he was a youngster playing at Spotswood, Bachar Houli has balanced his love of footy with his faith. This is not an easy task, with both requiring lots of time and commitment. Throughout his career Houli has taken to the footy field whilst undertaking Ramadan fasting, at times putting his health at risk.

AFL Career

What Houli has been able to achieve throughout his life has been phenomenal. When he is not out there breaking the lines on the field for the Richmond Tigers, he keeps busy off it breaking barriers and helping others.

The Bachar Houli Academy

Bach has set up the Bachar Houli Academy which helps young Australians from a range of different cultural backgrounds kick goals on and off the field. It also provides pathways for young Muslim men across the country aspiring to play AFL football. The program focuses on strengthening players’ leadership abilities and promoting values while providing a unique football development opportunity. Something Houli is extremely passionate about.

My Life As… A Role Model

We spend a day in the life of inspirational Tigers star Bachar Houli as he begins his eleventh season of AFL footy.

Additional Information

Episode Length: 4:28 minutes
Sport: Australian Rules Football (AFL)
Producer: Michael Lynch
Executive Producer: Edris Toussaint
Production Company: More Than A Game Productions
Published on April 6, 2017

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