AFIF Charity Golf Day 2013 raises over $16,000 for the Black Dog Institute

Lovelly Communications was proud to be a supporter of the AFIF Charity Golf Day 2013 and be present on the day to help with proceedings.

AFIF Charity Golf Day 2013 raises over $16,000 for

Black Dog Institute

Sydney, NSW: The Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) raised more than $16,000 at their Annual Charity Golf Day in aid of Black Dog Institute on Thursday 22nd August 2013.

Each year AFIF Host’s the Golf Day event in aid of a worthy charity, with this year’s choice being Black Dog Institute who conduct research and aid sufferers of depression and mood disorders. AFIF believe it important to seek out charities who may not have the high profile of some others and, as a result, miss out on much needed funds for worthwhile projects.

Maltacourt Logistics Winning team
Maltacourt Logistics Winning team

The event held at the The Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF)  in Sydney, NSW, was attended by 110 international freight forwarding industry members, sponsors and guests and the outstanding amount was raised through playing fees; sale of raffle tickets; auction items and games on course during the day. Prizes were also donated by industry suppliers and other organisations. AFIF again invited Scott Gibbons, aka: ‘Mr Sold’, a high profile auctioneer who conducted the proceedings in a fun and entertaining way which raised a good sum of money towards the charity.

This year, a composite team comprising management and customers of Maltacourt Logistics took out the team Winners Trophy and prizes and the associated accolades of the main Ambrose Golf Competition, with the team from DHL Global Forwarding as Runners-up. Third place went to the team from Qantas Freight. Congratulations to all the successful players!  The happy winning team Captain, Mark Davis, said: “it’s great to win this trophy at last and we are very happy! AFIF did a great job arranging this event”.

2nd Place_DHL
2nd Place_DHL

The event is always enhanced by the generous sponsorship of a number of industry organisations and service providers and this year we give special thanks to: AGS; Air New Zealand; Emirates Sky Cargo; Globelink Intl; Go Direct; Hamper King; Hi-Tech Freight Solutions; IJS Global; Jetta Express; Macquarie Links Intl Golf Club; Maltacourt Australia; myfreightcareer; Qantas / Jets Transport Express; Real Institute; Tuckwell Recruitment.

The Sponsor of the Year Cup was this year awarded to Qantas Freight / Jets Transport Express, for their high level sponsorship.

3rd Place_ Qantas and Sponsor of the year, Qantas Freight
3rd Place_ Qantas and Sponsor of the year, Qantas Freight

In collecting the Trophy, a delighted Bob Lugton, representing Qantas added that “they were always ready and willing to support this high profile and worthwhile industry event”.

Will Bonney, the General Manager of Black Dog Institute spoke about their work in detailed research and of the support for those affected and how depression and mood disorders affect a surprisingly large number of the population. The institute was delighted to be chosen as this year’s beneficiary as they receive minimal income from the Government compared with other more high-profile organisations in this area of charity and relies on public and corporate support. “We are so grateful for your very generosity, this will make a huge difference” said Will Bonney, in closing.

Over the nine (9) year history of this event, more than $195,000 in total has been raised for the various charities selected as beneficiaries.

Players on the day came from the following 24 teams: AFIF invitational; AGS World Transport; Brownways Transport; DHL Global Forwarding; Go Direct; Hi-Tech Freight Solutions; Jets Transport Express; Maltacourt Australia (2 teams); Maltacourt Logistics; OHL; Panalpina; Qantas Freight (2 teams); REAL Institute; Toll Dnata (2 teams); United Cargo; Vantage Freight; Wholesale Co-Load; Wymap Group (2 teams); Yusen Logistics and one composite group of individuals.

AFIF Org team
AFIF Org team

We are very happy to host this great day for the industry and enjoy seeing the camaraderie displayed. Our thanks also to the AFIF Office team and the volunteers on the day, including Peter & Tom from myfreightcareer & Emma from Lovelly Communications. Despite our concerns about the economy, it’s great to see companies still willing to be generous to charity, even in such difficult financial times”’ said Jim Merrigan, Paul Golland and Brian Lovell representing the Organising Committee for AFIF.

Please contact AFIF for more information and photos from the day.

Media contact:   Brian Lovell, CEO

Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) Ltd

Phone: (02) 9314-3055.  Email: Web:

The Australian Federation of International Forwarders was created in July 1996 following the merger of The Australian Federation of Airfreight Forwarders (AFAFF) and The International Forwarders Association of Australia (IFAA). In addition to specific Air & Sea matters, AFIF also represents its members in issues related to: Customs & Biosecurity; ITC/e-commerce; Training & Education; Air & Sea Cargo Security; Depot & Warehousing.

AFIF has strengthened its presence at both local committee and regional and world representative level. AFIF offers a comprehensive vocational training program which has progressed to cover most subjects required by the freight forwarding industry.

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