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Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Warrnambool was founded in 2016 by Christopher and his younger brother Aaron. They both suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and wanted to try to make a difference for those suffering from the disease. Their aim was to raise as much money and awareness as possible in the hope of finding a cure for future generations well aware it was too late to help them.

Christopher and Aaron raise awareness and much needed funds by selling merchandise (Hoodies, Shirts, T-Shirts, Beanies, Caps, Stubby Holders, Pens, Green Laces, Stickers) as well as holding many different fundraising events around the region. Up until February 2020 the Gillin family raised over $150,000 that was shared between Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Australia.

Unfortunately Aaron passed away in October 2017 aged 24 but this hasn’t stopped Christopher from pushing on with the campaign and continuing to raise awareness in the hope their dream of finding a cure for future generations comes true.

In February 2020 Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Warrnambool became a registered foundation with a full committee and is now known as The Gillin Boys Foundation Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Warrnambool INC. This change has allowed them to spread awareness of Muscular Dystrophy further and raise much needed funds for research and clinical trials on a larger scale.

Since the change The Gillin Boys Foundation has raised roughly another $325,000 and has made four significant donations to help find a cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. $35,000 donation to Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation in June 2020, $40,000 donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Neuromuscular Clinic in June 2022, $50,000 donation to the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in December 2022 and in May 2023 we donated $100,000 to the Murdoch Children's Research Institute that will be used for Duchenne research.

All the money raised by The Gillin Boys Foundation Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Warrnambool goes directly to research and clinical trials to help find a cure so future generations don't have to suffer the same fate as previous generations.

"The More Funds We Raise, The Quicker The Cure."



Donation & Sponsorships


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Choose your donation/sponsorship level and make a bank transfer (details below) or email your details to if you require an invoice.

Individuals $30.00 receive a pair of Green laces and a sticker set.

Business Gold - $500 and over

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Green Laces
Sticker Set
Banner displayed at all official functions
Recognition on all digital assets

Business Silver - $250 to $499

Green Laces
Sticker Set
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Business Bronze - $100 to $249

Green Laces
Sticker set


All packages include postage and handling.

Direct Bank Transfer:

Account #: 05939632

BSB #: 325-185

If invoices or receipts are required for this service, please email your details to

To receive your green laces/sticker pack please email with your postal address.

2-Seater Sprintcar rides


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Feel the adrenaline surge as you're strapped into the cockpit, the roar of the engine, the G-forces in the corners, and the sheer thrill of it all will leave you breathless.

Whether you're a racing fanatic or a first-timer, this unforgettable adventure promises memories that'll last a lifetime. Contact us now to make an enquiry and get ready to embrace the exhilaration of sprintcar racing!


If you would like to purchase any of our merchandise please email or message our Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Warrnambool Facebook page.

Stubby Holder Back
Stubby Holder Front

Stubby Holders $10


Pens $3 each


Green Laces $3 a pair


5x5cm Stickers $2

10x10cm Stickers $4

30x30cm Stickers $10

100 Beanie Front

Beanies (Front) $30

101 Beanie Back

Beanies (Back)


Hat $30

Thank you for your support!

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during the AFL 2011 Toyota Grand Final match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at the MCG, Melbourne.

Brad Ottens

Brad is a retired 3x AFL premiership ruckman/forward. Brad was drafted from Glenelg Football Club to the Richmond Football Club in the 1997 national draft. He played 129 games & kicked 152 goals for Richmond before he was traded to the Geelong Football Club at the end of the 2004 season where he went on to play 116 games & kick 109 goals. Brad became an integral part of the highly successful Geelong Cats team that won premierships in 2007, 2009 & 2011, he retired at the end of the 2011 season having played 245 AFL games. Since retirement he has remained around the club on a part time basis as ruck coach, passing on his experience to teach the current rucks.
Also since retiring Brad alongside his wife Sarah started 'Pepper Sprout' an event & furniture hire business servicing weddings & corporate events in Geelong, Melbourne & Regional Victoria.
Brad also has his own custom furniture business 'O Design'. Brad designs & creates all the amazing furniture pieces in his workshop at home.


Nathan Sobey

Nathan started his basketball career playing for the Warrnambool Seahawks. He then spent 4 years in America playing college basketball. On his return to Australia he began his full professional career signing with the Cairns Taipans for the 2014-15 NBL season. He signed with the Adelaide 36ers the following season where he remained until the end of the 2018-19 season before signing a 3 year deal with the Brisbane Bullets at the start of the 2019-20 season. Nathan has also represented Australia on multiple occasions, winning gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


Mia Clifford

Mia is a footballer in the AFL Woman's competition. She was drafted by Melbourne for the inaugural AFLW season as a defender. In 2018 Mia signed with Geelong, playing as a small defensive forward. Mia has now signed with Fremantle for the 2020 season.

Brock Hallett

Brock is a speedway driver from Adelaide, South Australia. He is a highly talented driver in multiple speedway classes including Speedcars, Formula 500's & is currently behind the wheel of a 410ci Sprintcar. Brock is a 2x Australian Formula 500 champion and 2023 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic champion.


Corey McCullagh

Corey's background mainly resides in bitumen karting before making the switch to speedway. Corey started with a short stint in Formula 500s before following his dreams & moving to sprintcars. In 2018 Corey won one of the biggest sprintcar races in the world the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic on his home track.

Tim Ludeman

Tim is a wicket keeper-batsman from Warrnambool. Tim spent a few years playing for Victoria before making a switch to South Australia for better opportunity during the 2009 off-season. Tim has also played for the Adelaide Strikers & the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.

Christopher Robertson

Christopher is a close family friend & next-door neighbour of the Gillin family. He has always been a massive supporter of Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Warrnambool from the beginning. All his footy boots, sneakers or cricket shoes are laced up with Green Laces, his cricket bat has a green grip & MDAWarrnambool sticker & he even has a green leg rope on his surfboard just to spread awareness of Muscular Dystrophy.

Tim Rankin

Tim is a speedway driver from Simpson in Victoria. Tim is an extremely talented driver across multiple speedway divisions including Go Karts, Junior Sedans, Super Rods, Formula 500s & Sprintcars. Throughout his stellar career Tim has been successful in each racing class. Tim's achievements include winning multiple Victorian Country Series Go Kart races, Neville Pike Cup in Junior Sedans, 2011 Super Rod Cup, 2 Jack Willsher Cups, Victorian Champion & 2022/23 Stampede Series Champion in Formula 500s as well as 2012 SRA Rookie Of The Year & 2012 Victorian Champion in Sprintcars. To top it all off Tim is also our number 1 driver of the Gillin Boys Foundation 2-seater Sprintcar. Tim has known the Gillin family since he was a child & has been a massive supporter of the foundation since the beginning.


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