Grassroots Sports Club

GSC Racing Lunch 2023

Friday 6 October 2023, 12.30pm - 4.30pm. Zinc Federation Square. Purchase your table or tickets here.  


GSC Racing Lunch 2023 - David Eustace

TICKETS: $200 per person or $1900 for a table of 10

Includes a 2 course lunch, premium drinks and an amazing day of socialising and raising funds to assist disadvantaged kids access sport.


$4,000 for a table of 10 includes a $2,000 tax deductible donation to Mirabel, premier table placement, table signage, business logo on screens and MC shoutouts throughout the day. To book a corporate table, please contact:
Lena Hamilton
Deb Ambrose

100% of proceeds go to the Mirabel Foundation.

Get in early and secure your ticket or book a table now. Spread the word, bring a friend and help us make this the most successful lunch we have ever had. 


Support from the Grassroots Sports Club directly enables Mirabel kids to enjoy playing community sport, a crucial part of any childhood. Research shows that only 3 out of 10 of Australia’s most disadvantaged kids get to participate in sport outside of school hours, compared to 8 out of 10 of their advantaged peers. Things like uniforms, membership fees and equipment can place sport out of the reach of many Mirabel family budgets. Which is where Grassroots Sports Club steps in.


The club’s work is fantastic and much appreciated. Please support them and us by enjoying the Racing Lunch.


GSC AFL Lunch - February 2023

We kicked off the footy season with a GSC event not to be missed. Matty Campbell greeted a packed room of over 300 guests which included AFL greats; Russell Greene, John Barnes, Clint Bizzell, Kane Pettifer and David Glascott and AFL CEO Gil McLachlan was happy to share his thoughts on the upcoming season. Before hearing from our guest speakers GSC Committee Member Daniel Clohesy spoke with Jacob a young man who has had a long association with the Mirabel Foundation having attended many of their camps and activities. Jacob's story was a remarkable example of resilience and overcoming adversity. It really highlighted the importance of Mirabel’s programs and GSC fundraising.
Carlton champion Anthony Koutoufides is undoubtably one of the best footballers of his generation. He is also one of the funniest speakers we have had at Grassroots. Kouta had the crowd laughing along to stories about attending the Brownlow, playing in premierships, being named in the Italian and Greek AFL teams of the century and winning Dancing with the Stars.
Tom Boyd is a unique footballer with a unique story to tell and he told it well. Tom spoke about being drafted number 1, contract negotiations, the weight of expectations and mental health. His role in the Western Bulldog's first premiership in 60 years is undisputed and Bulldogs fan Matty Campbell loved reliving this story with Tom.
Thank you to Anthony, Tom, Jacob and everyone for supporting The Grassroots Sports Club lunch.




GSC Spring Racing Lunch - October 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Spring Racing Lunch. An amazing day day of socialising and raising funds to assist disadvantaged kids to access sport.

Grassroots Sports Club Spring Racing Lunch - Damien Oliver & Jamie Kah


GSC 'Thanks A Million' Lunch April 2022

Thanks a million to all who attended the GSC Lunch in April and for raising funds for the Mirabel children to participtate in sporting activities. 

GSC Thanks A Million Lunch 1 April 2022


Grassroots Sports Club Footy Lunch 2021

Grassroots Sports Club Lunch 30 April 2021 KB invite

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual 'thinking man's footy lunch'. It was great to kick off the season, and hear from footy legends Kevin Bartlett and Adam Cooney! 


Spring Racing Lunch 2019

The GSC annual (unofficial) opening to the Spring Racing Carnival was a fantastic day featuring David Hayes and hosted by our much-loved MC, Jason Richardson. It was great seeing everyone there for an entertaining afternoon. The GSC Caulfield Guineas Eve lunch has become an institution.


'Off The Wheel' Cycling Sports Lunch: David Millar - Unassisted

UK cycling great, David Millar made his way to Australia exclusively for the Grassroots Sports Club Lunch on Friday 24th May 2019. A great lunch for all, not just the cycling enthusiast. 

Thank you to all that attended the lunch, we hope to see you at the next one. 


The GSC Presents: Lunch with the Blues Brothers

A superb lunch held at the Plaza Ballroom, featuring Stephen Silvagni, Chris Judd and Charlie & Ed Curnow. Entertainment and Mc prvided by the great Russel Robertson.  A great lunch to start the football season with some fantastic people. Thank you to all that came and supported the lunch.


GSC Spring Racing Lunch 2018

A fantastic lunch featuring Craig Williams, Nicky Buckley and Jason Richardson. A great day of food, entertainment, racing talk and great company. Thank you to all that attended the lunch.

To find out more visit the Grassroots Sports Club website.


Off the wheel - Boards to the Bergs

A lunch filled with plenty of GSC style cycling entertainment in the lead up to the big European classic road races. Featuring Matt Keenan, Brad McGee, Belinda Goss and entertainment from Phil Ceberano. 


Anatomy of a Fairytale

In it's 10th year, the Grassroots Sports Club lunch featured Nathan Brown interviewing Alex Rance, Damien Hardwick & Robert Murphy. A day fulll of celebrations held at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne.


Off The Wheel - Untold Stories of Cycling

The inaugural cycling lunch was a great day where attendees got to meet and listen to some of cyclings most revered and respected personalities. Featuring Baden Cooke, Mark Baretta, Anna Wilson and Matt Keenan, the day was enjoyed by all that attended.


Winx, Winx, Nudge, Nudge - Secrets From the Master Trainer

The 9th Annual (unofficial) opening to the Spring Racing Carnival was had in October at Fed Square in Melbourne.
A big thank you to MC - Jason Richardson, guest speaker Chris Waller for his contribution to the day as well as Lawrence Mooney for his comedy set. The day raised over $27,000! Thank you to all that attended. As always 100% of money raised helps to make sport more accessible for disadvantaged young people.



Melbourne - A Long Lunch with Juddy

The Melbourne Grassroots Sports Club Lunch held at 45 Downstairs, was a sold out event. A long Lunch with Juddy featured former Carlton football Captain Chris Judd and former Olympic swimmer Michael Klim.  Thank you to all that came along to our April event, we look forward to seeing you at the next Grassroots Sports Club Lunch.




The Sydney Grassroots Sports Club Lunch was held for it's 2nd year at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney. A great lunch hosted by MC Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico, also included special guest panelists Nick Davis, Michael O'Loughlin & Chris Langford. Thank you to all that attended and contributed to the lunch.