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Hero Story - Bachar Houli

Hero Story - Bachar Houli

Houli’s parents migrated from Lebanon to Melbourne’s western suburbs 30 years ago and Houli’s parents were initially unimpressed with his desire to play Australian football. His persistence and graduation through the AFL game development pathways was so consistent that his parents were won over to the game once they saw their son’s role model potential for the Lebanese and wider Islamic community. His parents were also impressed with the inclusive model put in place at Essendon under Kevin Sheedy in which their son’s religious commitments were respected and worked into the club culture.

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