Zimra Hussain making strides in Queensland

Zimra Hussain - a Bachar Houli Foundation trainee at AFLQ – has been selected as part of the 2024 Queensland Girls Under 18 Squad.

Zimra Hussain is part of the Bachar Houli Foundation’s (BHF) Employment Program as a Diversity & Inclusion trainee at AFLQ.

As part of her role, Hussain assists with delivering BHF State deliverables, including participation and engagement programs and initiatives such as the annual Iftar dinner, the Bachar Houli Cup and State boys’ and girls’ programs.


Hussain, 18, is originally from Pakistan and has lived in Australia for 10 years.

Her love for the game of AFL flourished when her family moved to Toowoomba, Queensland.

In exciting news, Hussain was selected as part of the 2024 Queensland Girls Under 18 Squad.

Queensland will compete in the 2024 Marsh AFL National Championship – Under 18 Girls competition throughout July and August.

The Championships features six teams, including Queensland, South Australia, Victoria Country, Victoria Metro, Western Australia and the Allies.

Queensland will face Victoria Country, the Allies, and Western Australia on the 7th of July, the 13th of July, and the 13th of August, respectively.

Hussain hails from the Brisbane Lions’ Academy and plays Senior football for the Wilston Grange Gorillas in the QAFLW.

She was nominated as the QAFLW’s Round 7 Rising Star after amassing 32 disposals and 13 contested possessions  against Maroochydore Seniors.

In 2021, fifteen-year-old Hussain was awarded the Outstanding Contribution from a New Queenslander in the Queensland Government’s Multicultural Queensland Awards.

Zimra Hussain as a panellist at the 2024 BHF Iftar Dinner in Queensland, in conjunction with AFLQ.



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