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Ride to Support Prostate Health

2017 I Will Survive Prostate Cancer Awareness Fundraiser is an initiative created by Victorian Harley Davidson Riders Social Group (VHDRSG) and Victorian Motorcycle Riders Social Group (VMRSG).

A fundraising motorcycle ride will begin from Harley Heaven Ringwood at 9am (for 10am) and finish at the Manhatten Hotel in Ringwood where there will be live music, stalls, “show & shine” and other entertainment.

There are two Parts to the event:

  1. Group Ride / Cruise – 9am
  2. Main Event (Manhatten Hotel) – 12pm

For details visit here.


EJ Whitten Foundation in the Community

The E.J. Whitten Foundation through its community program “It’s Time To Test” is encouraging everyone to get fit and stay healthy this summer.

The “It’s Time To Test” community program has reached over 144,000 people and is leading the way for better health and a better lifestyle for many men and their families.

We have visited over 500 grass roots clubs, carried out 540 men’s health tests and spent over 113 hours in the community talking to people to ensure they take charge of their health.

The result is that small changes are leading to a healthier and happier life. In some instances, lives are actually being saved through early diagnoses of men’s health issues.

Use the summer-time to take charge of your health.

Get a group of mates together, start a summer fitness campaign and visit your GP for a health check-up and plan.

It’s Time To Test.




E.J. Whitten Foundation Promotes Men’s Health

The month of September was Prostate Health Awareness Month and it was a very busy start to Spring for the EJ Whitten Foundation.

Scott Cummings tears away from a jet-lagged Campbell Brown

We kicked off the AFL’s September Celebration of Footy Finals with the Chemist Warehouse E.J. Whitten Legends Game on 1 September. The game was once again a highly engaging and entertaining spectacle. Captain of the Victorian team, Jonathan Brown, kicked the winning goal after the siren by threading a drop punt through the middle of the “sticks” despite being at an “impossible” 180 degree angle.

See the goal after the siren here:

Grand Final Week was another big week in September for the Foundation. Matty Mayne chopped off his beloved Mullet that he had been grooming for over 3 years to raise awareness and over $10,000 in funds for Men’s Health.

Dipper “Mows the Mullet” of Matty Mayne who raised over $10,000 for Men’s Health

The E.J. Whitten TAB Grand Final Lunch was another great day with 4x Premiership player Jarryd Roughead picking the Tigers for the win. His fellow premiership panelists Jimmy Bartel, and Brent Harvey weren’t so confident, and of course AFLW Adelaide Crows premiership player Abbey Holmes tipped the Crows men to match the success AFLW Crows team earlier in the year.

Premiership Panelists Jarryd Roughead and Jimmy Bartel 

The busy period concluded with the AFL Masters in Geelong where the “Time to Test” campaign was promoted to the 803 male participants in the carnival. The Townsville Sharks got right behind the cause raising funds and awareness in FNQ and during the Masters Carnival.

AFL Masters Townsville Sharks

We now enter Spring Racing Carnival before embarking on a summer of Ashes Cricket, Australian Open Tennis, A-League Soccer, Big Bash T20, Nitro Athletics and other exciting summer sports.

The message as always from the E.J. Whitten Foundation is look after your health as we want you to have a happy and healthy spring and summer with your families.




Check out some of the photos from our busy month of events in September.

September Events

TAB Grand Final Lunch

Nick Holland on Sports Geek Podcast discussing career, Legend Game and men’s health

Following on from the success of the recent E.J. Whitten Legends Game, Nick Holland chatted with Sean Callanan on the Sports Geek Podcast. As part of the Sports Geek Podcast CEO Series, Nick and Sean chatted about about football, law, governance and blockbusters.

On this episode, you will learn about Nick’s background as a professional footballer and how he prepared for life after sport whilst still playing AFL by studying law. Nick’s experience post football including working in sports law on the Essendon case and in sports governance for Australian Sports Commission. Nick also chats about his involvement working on Nitro Athletics whilst at Athletics Australia and building a blockbuster event prior to joining the E.J.Whitten Foundation.

Nick shares with Sean what attracted him to joining the E.J. Whitten Foundation and his aim of raising awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health through big sporting events. Connect with Nick on Linkedin 

Thank you to Sean Callanan from Sports Geek for his assistance in promoting the E.J. Whitten Legends game, you can listen to Sports Geek Podcast on iTunes on all good podcast players and at The event not only was a fantastic night of entertainment but also our brand awareness, reach and donations well exceeded our expectations. We look forward to raising the bar on the event again next year.

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Looking to get into the Grand Final spirit?

Join us for our E.J.Whitten Foundation AFL Grand Final Lunch. This year’s Grand Final Lunch will be held on September 27, 2017 at the Atlantic, Docklands from 11:30am – 4.00pm. $295 p/p (incl GST) or $2950 (incl GST) for a table of 10.

Book your tickets now to ensure you don’t miss out on one of AFL Grand Final Week’s finest traditions.

Click here to secure your spot to the 2017 E.J. Whitten Foundation AFL Grand Final Lunch

Or just call Nick on 1300 Whitten to secure your table.

Roughead, Harvey, Bartel support Grand Final Lunch

Celebrate September with the E.J. Whitten Foundation

AFL stars Jarrod RougheadBrent HarveyJimmy Bartel and AFLW and Channel 7 Commentator Abbey Holmes are all premiership winning players who will provide the attendees of the lunch with a tremendous insight into what it is like for a player in the build up to a Grand Final. To add to this talent, we will also be joined by the hilarious Sam Kekovich, part of the famous Ron Barrassi coached 1975 North Melbourne Premiership team, and key note speaker George McNeil who was banned from running in the Olympics while he held the title of the “fastest man in the world!”


Book your AFL Grand Final Lunch Tickets Now

Book your tickets now to ensure you don’t miss out on one of AFL Grand Final Week’s finest traditions. 

Secure your spot to the 2017 E.J. Whitten Foundation AFL Grand Final Lunch now

Or call 1300 Whitten to secure your table now

Details of the lunch are:

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Venue: Atlantic, 161 Harbour Esplanade Docklands, Victoria

Individual Ticket  $ 295.00
Table of 10  $ 2,950.00

EJ Whitten Legends Game Boasts Biggest Names Yet

They’re lists that would be the envy of the Nation.  Featuring 2 Coleman Medallists, 3 Brownlow Medallists and a staggering 63 All Australian Jerseys between them, The EJ Whitten Legends Game is stacked with first class talent.

The game has brought together an elite group of recently retired AFL Players with Tim Watson coaching the ‘Big V’ and Wayne Carey The All Stars.

The Victorian Team, includes game heavyweights Jonathon Brown, Brad Johnson, Adam Yze, Scott West, Campbell Brown and many more.

Whilst the All-Stars includes Luke Darcy, Leon Davis, Kane Cornes , Andrew McLeod,  Simon Black, Alan Didak and Cameron Mooney.

Recently retired footballers such as Brent Harvey, Nick Dal Santo, Dustin Fletcher, Ted Richards, Brian Lake, Adam Cooney and Luke Ball add to the list of premiership players, brownlow medallists and club champions taking the field at Etihad Stadium on September 1st.

The game is an opportunity for several AFL players to reunite with the likes Nick Dal Santo and Luke Ball, Leon Davis and Alan Didak and Luke Power and Jonathon Brown running out under the same banner once more.

With Legends from almost every club, AFL fans all around the nation have a chance to re-ignite the rivalry once more with Victoria leading 11 games to 9 with one draw since the games inception in 1995.

The game is played in memory of AFL Hall of Fame Legend Ted Whitten and has pledged to raise money for the EJ Whitten Foundation which supports Men’s health and raises much needed funds for prostate cancer research and treatment.  

Tickets for the Chemist Warehouse EJ Whitten Legends Game are available to purchase via or or to donate simply click here to donate now.

Who is playing from your club?

The EJ Whitten Legends Game to be played on September 1st at Etihad Stadium boasts one of its best and most talented lists ever.

With AFL Hall of Famers, rising star award winner, Premiership Players and Games record holders the EJ Whitten legends games puts recently retired champions back onto the field for everyone to see.

This season’s game host plenty of award winning players but who will be donning the Big V or the All Star Guernsey from your club?

Adelaide– Andrew McLeod

Brisbane–  Jonathon Brown, Luke Power, Simon Black, Chris Johnson, Ash McGrath, Martin Pike, Richard Champion, Adrian Fletcher, Clarke Keating, Brent Staker

Carlton– Heath Scotland, Anthony Koutoufides, Daniel Harford

Collingwood– Ben Johnson, Heath Scotland, Damien Monkhorst, Paul Licuria , Leon Davis, Alan Didak, Scott Cummings.

Essendon– Tim Watson (coach), Dustin Fletcher, Adam Cooney, Scott Cummings, Mark Williams, Ted Richards

Fremantle– Paul Hasleby, Peter Bell, Shaun McManus, Adrian Fletcher

Geelong– Cameron Mooney, Jimmy Bartel, Adrian Fletcher,  

Gold Coast– Campbell Brown

Greater Western Sydney– Luke Power

Hawthorn– Campbell Brown, Joel Smith, Mark Graham, Daniel Harford,  Matt Spangher, Dipper (coach), Brian Lake, Mark Williams,

Melbourne– Adam Yze, Shaun Smith, Martin Pike, Ben Holland

North Melbourne– Brent Harvey, Nick Dal Santo, Wayne Schwass,  Wayne Carey (coach), Martin Pike, Peter Bell, Cameron Mooney, Shaun Smith

Port Adelaide– Kane Cornes, Scott Cummings, Troy Chaplin, Brent Montgomery

Richmond– Chris Newman, Ben Holland, Troy Chaplin, Mark Graham

St Kilda– Andrew Thompson, Austin Jones, Danny Frawley (coach), Sam Fisher, Adam Schneider, Nick Dal Santo, Luke Ball, Adrian Fletcher, Damian Monkhorst, Joel Smith, Tony Brown.

Sydney– Ted Richards, Jude Bolton, Tadhg Kennelly, Troy Luff,  Adam Schneider, Matt Spangher, Wayne Schwass

West Coast– Brent Staker, Karl Langdon, Andrew Embley, Phil Matera, Glen Jakovich (coach), Scott Cummings, Matt Spangher

Western Bulldogs – Luke Darcy, Brent Montgomery, Lindsay Gilbee, Paul Dimattina, Scott West, Brad Johnson, Daniel Southern.

Tickets for the Chemist Warehouse EJ Whitten Legends Game are available to purchase via or or to donate simply click here to donate now.

EJ Whitten Legends Squads


Jonathon Brown (capt), Ben Johnson, Brent Montgomery, Campbell Brown, Chris Johnson, Chris Newman, Dustin Fletcher, Heath Scotland, Joel Smith, Lindsay Gilbee, Mark Graham, Ted Richards, Andrew Thompson, Anthony Koutoufides, Austin Jones, Brent Harvey, Damian Monkhorst, Daniel Harford, Jimmy Bartel, Jude Bolton, Luke Ball, Luke Power, Nick Dal Santo, Paul Dimattina, Paul Licuria, Scott West, Wayne Schwass, Adem Yze, Brad Johnson, Matt Spangher, Tony Brown.

Coaches: Tim Watson, Danny Frawley, Robert DiPierdomenico Runner: Mark Beretta

All Stars

Luke Darcy (capt), Ash McGrath, Ben Holland, Brent Staker, Brian Lake, Daniel Southern, Karl Langdon, Martin Pike, Richard Champion, Sam Fisher, Tadhg Kennelly, Troy Luff, Adam Cooney, Adam Schneider, Adrian Fletcher, Alan Didak, Andrew Embley, Andrew McLeod, Clark Keating, Kane Cornes, Paul Hasleby, Peter Bell, Shaun McManus, Simon Black, Cameron Mooney, Leon Davis, Mark Williams, Phil Matera, Scott Cummings, Shaun Smith, Troy Chaplin.

Tickets for the Chemist Warehouse EJ Whitten Legends Game are available to purchase via or or to donate simply click here to donate now.

All Stars Coach Wayne Carey looking for every inch of advantage in the E.J. Whitten Legends Game

All Stars Coach Wayne Carey has turned to Hollywood for inspiration ahead of his coaching role in the E.J. Whitten Legends Game.

Carey, a dual Premiership Captain and 7 time All-Australian has been warned by All Star Captain Luke Darcy to “dial-back” the intensity ahead of this Friday’s game at Etihad Stadium. But Carey’s ‘Shinboner’ Spirit has taken over, and he has been drawing on the performance of Hollywood legend Al Pacino in “Any Given Sunday” to assist him in delivering his motivational orations to his All Stars team.

North Melbourne has produced a long line of motivational coaches including Barrassi, Kennedy, Blight and Pagan.

The E.J. Whitten Legends Game will be played at Etihad Stadium on Friday 1 September and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the E.J. Whitten Foundation.

Tickets for the Chemist Warehouse EJ Whitten Legends Game are available to purchase via or or to donate simply click on the donate button on our home page.


Brent ‘Boomer” Harvey to join strong Roos contingent in EJ Whitten Legends Game

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 27: Brent Harvey of the Kangaroos thanks fans after his final Melbourne game.

AFL games record holder Brent “Boomer” Harvey will join a strong contingent of North Melbourne champions lining up in a star-studded EJ Whitten Legends Game on Friday night.
While Wayne Schwass and Martin Pike have played in the charity match previously, all eyes will be on Brent Harvey who returns to Etihad Stadium, where he dominated across 169 outings during his career.
Harvey and Schwass are in the Victorian team, alongside Nick Dal Santo, while Pike is among an All-Stars squad featuring Peter Bell, Cameron Mooney and coach Wayne Carey.


EJ Whitten Legends Corporate VIP Event

Join us to celebrate the life of the legendary Ted Whitten and help raise awareness for prostate cancer.

Watch the Legends Game in style on 1 September 2017 by getting tickets to our corporate VIP cocktail pre-game event.

$160 per person

Package includes

  • Premium canapés and drinks
  • Mingle with AFL Legends before the game
  • Live entertainment
  • Reserved seats
  • Smart casual attire, no need for suit & tie
  • Individual tickets available for $160
  • 6pm start, Etihad Stadium, Victory Room

Book now to avoid disappointment

Catch up with your mates before the AFL Finals!  

You have a mate who organises your group, get yourself organised for a fun Friday night out.

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