Allied Pickfords Akmal Des Dowling Jason Dunstall

The 2017 Grassroots Sports Luncheon

The Grassroots Sports Luncheon, has firmly cemented itself as the “must do” corporate luncheon on the Gold Coast and it is back for its eighth year on Friday 2nd June at Star (formerly Jupiters) Casino. 

We are pleased to announce that one of Australia’s best comic entertainers – Des Dowling will be our MC for this year’s event. Des appeared at Grassroots in 2013 as a stand up performer and absolutely dazzled the audience. The drums have been beating loudly for a return performance by Des and, as MC, he is set to stamp the event with his unique humor and delivery.

Our event has featured some outstanding and quite brilliant comedy performers and this year we are fortunate to have secured the exceptional Akmal Saleh.

Akmal is well known as one of Australia’s most respected, successful and accomplished comics.  He could almost be one of our most recognised comics as well! With a unique brand of stand up comedy, Akmal is bound to be a hit at this years’ Grassroots Luncheon! 

Each year’s Grassroots events seem to get better and better and we are expecting another massive day this year.

Whilst each of the seven Luncheons to date have been overwhelmingly successful and highly entertaining, in just six years, the event has distributed over $300,000 to participating community based Australian Football Clubs.

With just weeks to the 2017 event, we recommend that you book your table now through your local Australian Football Club. To be held at Star Casino on Friday 2nd June, the Luncheon will again include a star-studded line up of speakers. Des Dowling and Akmal Saleh will provide plenty of laughs whilst, in between, our Sports Panel will feature 2 AFL greats including Hawthorn Legend & Fox Footy presenter, Jason Dunstall. Richard Champion will again host the Sports Panel.

The Grassroots Luncheon is a unique event in that AFL Community Clubs on the Gold Coast are participating and are the stakeholders of the event.

The event achieves 3 things:

  • It brings together Australian Football Clubs on the Gold Coast for a united event
  • It provides a vehicle for much needed fund raising to assist in the running of participating

Grassroots Clubs via profit share with all proceeds going back to the Clubs

  • It provides the catalyst for a major annual Australian Football event on the Coast

If you’ve been before, you know how good the event is and you will want to come back. Book your table now. If you’ve never been before, you need to get yourself a seat or book a table. You won’t be sorry!