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Richmond veteran Bachar Houli is the recipient of the 2020 Jim Stynes ​​Community Leadership Award

The AFL is delighted to announce Bachar Houli of Richmond Football Club as the recipient of the Jim Stynes ​​Community Leadership Award 2020

Houli was recognized for his dedication and commitment to community work and as a driving force for inclusion and social cohesion through his role within the Bachar Houli Foundation

Houli is seen as a community leader and role model through the work of the Bachar Houli Foundation The Foundation focuses on engaging young Muslims in football through a series of community engagement programs and pathways to men and women in partnership with the AFL and the Richmond Football Club

The Bachar Houli Foundation has engaged more than 30,000 young people and offers nine unique national programs each year, including the Bachar Houli academies, Ramadan dinners, the Bachar Houli Cup and the employment program

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Like most Victorians, the 2020 bushfires had a strong impact on Houli and in January he volunteered his personal time to visit the victims of Gippsland through the local charity Human Appeal Houli worked with local agencies, cooking and distributing meals to frontline workers, taking photos with locals and the 2019 Premiership Cup, and distributing merchandise he personally collected Houli made two visits to the areas affected by the bushfires and supported the Human Appeal and My Center fundraising events through social media promotion and conferences

AFL Managing Director Gillon McLachlan said the award continues to honor the legacy Jim Stynes ​​left in the community and that he is proud of what Houli has accomplished and contributed to the community away from the football field

« Bashar’s contribution to the community will continue to have an impact long after his retirement from the AFL and it is heartwarming to hear the number of lives he has touched during his 14 years in the game « said M Mclachlan

« He is an incredible role model and his relentless willingness to support his community is to be congratulated and applauded. This award is a well-deserved recognition for Bashar’s commitment and dedication during his career »

Last nights talk at Preston Mosque to Super youngsters also see a few there I even had a slight push from the sheikh to lead the evening prayer?

Richmond CEO Brendan Gale praised Houli’s leadership in growing the Bachar Houli Foundation and his investment in the growth of future leaders of the Islamic community

« Bashar has spent a good part of his fourteen year career in the AFL serving the community. His passion and leadership in this field over a long period of time is unprecedented, » said Gale

« Our club is incredibly proud of the community work done by Bashar He is an amazing person who is committed to improving and shaping the lives of the next generation of Islamic youth

« Football is a great way to engage young people, but it takes genuine commitment to maximize results, and we see that every day with Bashar. We are lucky to call him one of our own and the work that he does to build a more harmonious and cohesive community is extremely important « 

Proudly supported by Telstra, AFL and the Jim Stynes ​​Foundation, Houli will receive $ 40,000 which will be donated to the charitable or community program of his choice

Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting those affected by the fires at Enterance, Nowa Nowa and Buchan Lakes Extremely sad to see but putting smiles on many faces was an unforgettable memory We also delivered 5 containers of food and the like and also had a huge barbecue Thanks to everyone who donated and helped directly @australianislamiccentre @humanappealaus

The award has become the pinnacle of recognition for philanthropic achievement within the AFL community, named in honor of former Melbourne Football Club president and player Jim Stynes ​​

Finalists Tayla Harris (Carlton Football Club), Lauren Spark (Western Bulldogs Football Club) and Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide Football Club) were also recognized and congratulated for their commitment to the community

Past winners are Stephen Coniglio from GWS (2019), Neville Jetta from Melbourne (2018), Jack Hombsch from Port Adelaide (2017), Jimmy Bartel from Geelong (2016), Dennis Armfield from Carlton (2015), Beau Waters from West Coast (2014), Zac Smith from Gold Coast (2013) and Daniel Jackson from Richmond (2012)

Nominations for the award are made by AFL clubs and the AFL Players Association before the jury selects the four finalists

Proudly supported by Telstra, AFL and the Jim Stynes ​​Foundation, the winner will receive $ 40,000 to donate to the charity or community program of their choice

The Jim Stynes ​​Foundation (JSF) Continues the Work of the Late Jim Stynes ​​Like Jim, the Foundation supports disadvantaged youth through his passion for sport, his allies and his charitable ideas

Public in nature, the Jim Stynes ​​Foundation is a public ancillary fund (PuAF) that distributes funds to worthy and specially selected registered charities.As PuAF, the public is invited and can contribute to the Foundation All contributions are then distributed to registered charities, as determined by the Foundation Board

The selection jury for the Jim Stynes ​​Community Leadership Award 2020 includes: Sam Ludbey-Stynes ​​- Jim Stynes ​​Foundation Luke Darcy – Network Seven & Triple MNeil Mitchell – 3AWKim Williams – AFL Commissioner Andrew Dillon – AFL General Counsel / Director General of Game Development Sarah Fair – AFL General Manager – People Jude Donnelly – AFL, Head of Government Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility Brett Murphy – AFL PA Representative

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Bachar Houli, Richmond Football Club

World news – UA – Bachar Houli wins Jim Stynes ​​Community Leadership Award


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