Posted on: 30/06/2016

Join us on Tuesday 21 March at the home of AFL football.

If the thought of the first siren of the AFL season can't come soon enough, then you can't afford to miss Bounce of the Ball 2017. This year it's at the home of football - in the Member's Dining Room at the MCG. 

Can the Doggies go back to back?
Will Greater Western Sydney finally break through?
Or will a club that didn't rate in 2016, take everyone by surprise?

Hear from Paul Roos as he provides his insight and experience on the upcoming season and gives us the low down on those rumors of his return to coaching.

Join us in the Members' Dining Room at the MCG overlooking the ground that 48 hours later will see great rivals Carlton meet Richmond in Round 1.

This year funds raised at the event will support our Mums and Bubs program. This incredible initiative provides emergency housing and support for young mothers and their babies, facing imminent homelessness. Join with other footballing legends and inspire others to be their best.

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017
Venue: Members' Dining Room, MCG
Special Guests: Paul Roos (AFL Legend) & Laura (Mums & Bubs Program Participant)
Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: $185 pp or $1850 for table of 10
Includes: 2 course luncheon & beverages
Parking: Limited parking is available at the MCG for additional cost of $10, payable on the day

Tickets on sale now! Book below.

Guest Speakers:

Paul Roos - AFL Legend

Paul Roos’ stellar AFL career stands out not just for the 356 games he played, coaching the Sydney Swan’s to their first Premiership Cup or being Captain of the All Australian Team.  What make Paul Roos stand out and above others is his commitment to values and people in a game ruled by numbers. Paul is about building relationship, not breaking them and we are very excited that he has agreed to be our guest speaker at this year’s Bounce of the Ball. Find out what makes this legend of the game tick; his take on this year’s top four teams and the future of Women’s AFL

Laura, Mums & Bubs Participant

For most of us it’s impossible to imagine ourselves being homeless. It’s even harder to conceive that you may also have serious health problems, a brand new baby and been denied housing assistance.  At this year’s Bounce of the Ball you’ll hear the inspirational story of Laura, who with the support of Windermere’s Mums & Bubs Program, managed to turn both her and her young son’s life around.

Hear first-hand how Windermere provided critical support for single mum Laura and her 18 month old son Jonathon, with access to safe, medium term accommodation as well as equipping her with the necessary skills to get back on her feet and support her child in the long term. This is a remarkable story of resilience, hard work and re-engaging with the community who Laura had once withdrawn from.  Her story is guaranteed to move and inspire you.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
Time: 12pm - 3pm (approx)
Cost: $185 pp
Venue: Members' Dining Room, MCG

This event is proudly sponsored by Zagames Family Restaurants. 

Become an event sponsor 

If you would like to find out more about partnering with Windermere on this event or other upcoming events, phone the Marketing & Community Partnerships team on the main switch or email