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Unity Grammar wins 2018 Bachar Houli Cup

In a tightly fought contest, Unity Grammar beat Granville Boys High School 25-21 in the 2018 Bachar Houli Cup Grand Final.

Unity Grammar from Austral in Western Sydney has taken out this year’s Bachar Houli Cup.

The GIANTS along with AFL NSW/ACT, held the competition at Progress Park in Auburn on Wednesday, with the high school competition hosting 13 teams from 12 schools.

Named after the first practicing Muslim to play for a senior AFL side and 2017 Premiership player Bachar Houli, the program encourages Year 9 and 10 students of Muslim backgrounds to participate in an AFL 9s competition.

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Whilst some of the boys participating have been playing AFL for years for some, the tournament was the first time they had picked up a Sherrin.

Schools involved included Irfan College, Belfield Park College, Malek Fahd, Alnoori, Australian Islamic College and Punchbowl Boys High School, just to name a few.

After a full day of play, the Grand Final came down to last year’s Grand Finalists, Granville Boys High School, and Unity Grammar.

In a tightly fought contest, it would be Unity Grammar to hold the Cup aloft, winning by four points, 25-21.

The best players from the tournament will be given the opportunity to be part of the Bachar Houli Academy – a week-long football talent program for aspiring Muslim AFL players to be held in September in Melbourne.