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The GSC’s inaugural cycling lunch is a forum to meet and listen to some of the sports most revered and respected personalities.

Making his Grassroots debut is Tour De France Green Jersey winner Baden Cooke ably supported by Master of Ceremonies Mark Beretta, SBS commentator Matt Keenan and one of Australia’s most decorated female road cyclists, Anna Wilson. Baden and the panel will give you some behind the scenes insight to the competitive world of professional cycling.

Come for an excellent meal, outstanding company and plenty of GSC style cycling entertainment as the Italian Giro approaches it’s 2017 finale.

The GSC welcomes Bennelong Funds Management in supporting our endeavors to raise money for a variety of good causes. The primary charity supported is the Mirabel Foundation.

Friday May 26th, 12.30 - 4:30. 'The Glasshouse' @ Melbourne Park

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:


“Thank you so much for your help. Judy and Jane* love playing netball and I am so thrilled that you can cover the fees for this season. I would have felt like such a failure if I had been in the position where I would have had to tell the girls they could not play this season. Thank you again and please pass on my gratitude to the committee.”

Grandmother of 2 Mirabel Children

*Names modified for privacy


The GSC appreciates the generous support of our sponsors.