The Bachar Houli Foundation


The Bachar Houli Foundation (BHF) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to develop young leaders within the Muslim community and provide an education platform for wider Australia. The foundation focuses on four key pillars Engagement, Education, Employment, and Talent delivered through twelve unique programs across Australia.

The first Bachar Houli Program was launched in 2013 by champion AFL football player Bachar Houli, in partnership with the AFL and the Richmond Football Club. Since its establishment, the foundation has developed a cutting-edge framework with four key focuses on football development/Physical Health, peak performance, leadership, and identity. The framework, co-designed by the BHF team and respected Richmond Football Club leadership coach Shane McCurry, clinical psychologist Justin Trounson and high-performance coach John Quinn.

The BHF delivers its programs through the AFL with a team of experts including Richmond premiership player, Bachar Houli, former St Kilda forward Ahmed Saad, and Ali Fahour who has over 15 years of experience in the development of multicultural programs.

Since being established nine years ago, the Bachar Houli Foundation delivers twelve unique programs reaching over 5,000 participants annually with programs delivered in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia.

The BHF delivers unique football programs, which aim to provide a rich and memorable experience for all participants.

View all of our programs here.