The Waddington Primary School student fell in love with Australian Rules football when he was eight and has never looked back.
Bonheur, or �Bonnie� as he is affectionately known, excels in the sport and while others are happy to participate, the Koondoola resident eats, breathes and sleeps the game.
In a short time, Bonheur has received the Balga Bombers President�s Green Tree Award for resilience and good sportsmanship, was elevated from player to captain and recently took on the role of coaching the Edmund Rice Centre Young Lions� side.
�I started playing football in 2012 for the Edmund Rice Lions program, which is a multicultural football team that helps young boys and girls become great at footy,� Bonheur said.
�It was a great experience. I honestly love everything about AFL, but the thing I like most about it is making friends, learning and teaching the kids how to play.
�When I�m playing footy games and do something good, in my heart I feel really good.�