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Excitement builds for Bachar Houli Cup Finals

Staff Writers  September 9, 2013 10:10 AM

Two Essendon-led teams will be in contention for a finals berth in the annual Bachar Houli Cup this week.

The Bachar Houli Cup is an Islamic Schools Competition, developed by the AFL’s Multicultural Program and former Essendon player Bachar Houli.

After a strong showing during last week’s final round, Darul Ulum College will be in contention for the premiership when the side takes to the ground on Wednesday at JJ Holland Park in Kensington. Ilim College will battle it out for fourth place.

The program provides Islamic based schools and students an opportunity to participate in an AFL 9’s competition.

Essendon Football Club remains committed to the development and engagement of people from diverse cultural backgrounds to the game of Australian football with the view to broaden both the participation and supporter base in the game. GLoBALL, in partnership with the Victorian Government, remains the club’s core multicultural program, which enables international students and new migrants to interact with the broader Victorian community through sport. GLoBALL aims to promote a sense of belonging, social inclusion and celebrates diversity for international students.

Click here for more information on Essendon’s Multicultural Programs.