Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day – 24 March 2017


Above: Xavier and Chris DiMattina with the golf winners trophy

Congratulations to our golf and bowls winners: Golf – Il Gambero Restaurant. Team members were Xavier DiMattina, Hayden Kennedy, Derek Humphry-Smith, and Chris DiMattina.         Bowls- T Rutty, M Mackenzie, D Rutty, J Nicholson.

Once again this event was a huge success, with perfect weather, a full card of golfers and a healthy contingent joining in for the new addition of lawn bowls. A total of $60,000 was raised for the charity Debra Australia.

Debra Australia supports sufferers of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Sufferers of this rare disease have skin that blisters and peels at the slightest touch. Living with EB has been likened to living with third degree burns. It is very painful, and sufferers must be bandaged every day with dressings to protect and medicate their wounds.

DEBRA Australia Ltd. is a not for profit volunteer based organisation that does not receive any direct Government funding and works tirelessly to support those living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).  To see just how EB affects the lives of sufferers, view this video here

Pictured below: Top left – Team Debra.  Top Right – Eliza Baird with her doctor, Tom Connell. Bottom left –  AFL football legends. Terry Daniher, Chris Mew, Robert DiPierdomenico, Paul Van DerHaar and Jason Johnson entertained the crowd in a panel discussion.                              Bottom Right –  A perfect day for bowls.

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Join us again next year. Become a sponsor in 2018 and get your business on the VIP list. 

Opportunities will be available to enter a team of four for golf and/or bowls via a Gold Sponsorship, Tee or Bowls Lane Sponsorship or regular team entry.  As usual there are huge benefits and a great day is had by everyone while supporting this much needed charity.

Every cent raised from the event will be donated directly to Debra Australia so please support this annual fundraising event.

2018 advance details below. The date will be announced and registrations open later in 2017. Please come back and check this page for details.

WHERE: Heidelberg Golf Club, 8 Main Road, Lower Plenty
TIME: Golf Registration from 11.00 am with shogun start at 12 noon
Bowls Registration from 12.30 pm with start at 1.00 pm (TBC)
BENEFITS: *All details to be confirmed and subject to changeRegistration includes golf or bowls game, carts, lunch, dinner and event tshirt
Chance to win a Toyota Forklift value at $28,880
Compete with AFL legends for the longest golf drive or closest to the pin
Perpetual trophy for the winning team
All funds raised donated to Debra Australia
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The Melbourne Market Golf and Bowls Day attracts long lasting sponsors who recognise and value the great work that Debra Australia provides supporting individuals, families & carers affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa.

We welcome new sponsors with opportunities to become a Platinum or Gold sponsor and be recognised in all marketing collateral as well as Tee or Bowls Lane Sponsors.  For more information please email

Thank you to our Melbourne Market Golf and Bowls Day 2017 Gold Sponsors for your ongoing support:


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