Latest Event

GSC 17 - A Long Lunch with Juddy

Guest Speaker: Chris Judd
Special Guest: James (The Missile) Magnussen
+ Live Music by Shane Pullen

Friday April 15th. 12:30 - 4:30.
45 Downstairs (45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne)

Melbourne's famous footy lunch for the thinking man

The Grassroots Sports Club raises money to help financially disadvantaged young people participate in sport. We raise funds by hosting events featuring speakers of great sporting renown. 100% of all proceeds are donated to charities that work with disadvantaged kids and families.

Did you know that only 3 in 10 of Australia's most disadvantaged kids participate in sport outside of school hours? This compares with nearly 8 in 10 of their advantaged peers. The cost of uniforms, membership fees, and equipment can all place a strain on a family's finances. Indeed many young people have limited or no opportunities to participate in sport.

We believe that the playing field should be even for all young people. The benefits of participating in team sports extend far beyond the sporting field. Sport can:

  • build community
  • promote healthy lifestyles
  • enhance development and learning
  • promote a safe and protective environment
  • foster peer support
  • allow people to connect with each other on an 'even footing'
  • improve physical and mental health
  • build life-skills, self-confidence, leadership and discipline
  • foster social inclusion
  • empower kids to recognise their own abilities and potential.


money raised so far:


“Mirabel could not run its programs without support such as yours. The money is being put to use assisting children in real need, within our community, many who have experienced neglect abuse and abandonment. This GSC is so important and such a great way to help.”

Daniel Clohesy

Recreation Program Co-ordinator, Mirabel Foundation


The GSC appreciates the generous support of our sponsors.