Bomber Bonnie a Lion at heart

Bonheur Chubahiro loves playing and coaching football.        d442304
Bonheur Chubahiro loves playing and coaching football.        d442304

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.�