Posted on Thursday 22nd October, 2020


Bachar Houli will be aiming to win his third premiership in four years on Saturday, as Richmond take on Geelong in the AFL Grand Final.

The former Spotswood junior has been an integral member of the Tigers 22 in recent years and will again play a pivotal role for the club in Saturday’s decider.

The 32-year-old stayed home when Richmond moved to their Queensland hub in July after his wife gave birth to their third child. His mother also contracted Covid-19 and was in intensive care.

Houli returned to the hub and joined the team in Round 13 and hasn’t looked back since, playing every game.

Not only has Houli had a decorated AFL career to date, he also had an exceptional junior career in the WRFL, having won three league Best and Fairest awards.

He is a junior premiership player with the Woodsman and captained the 2004 Under 16 Vic Metro team.

On Sunday night he was also recognised for his work within the community, winning the Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award.

Former Spotswood junior Lachlan Fogarty will also be involved with the Geelong camp.

Fogarty has played six games in 2020, but hasn’t played in the senior side since Round 17.