Socceroo #387, Abbas Saad, was playing in the Malaysian league for Johor when he played in the 1992 Presidents Cup in Jakarta against Malaysia and he has nominated Sydney's Kingsgrove YMCA as his GrassRoots club. The "Y" sadly the club no longer runs a dedicated football club and thus joins the list of clubs "gone to God", but none the less its a pleasure to tick another off the list. Welcome aboard Abbas.
Greg Werner began playing in 1965, with the GrassRoots club of Socceroo skipper Murray Barnes, a change of suburb at age 6 and a new club, one that would become the GrassRoots club of Rob Wheatley & after a 27 year hiatus came back to playing with the GrassRoots club of Socceroos Steve Perry, Richie Bell, Chris Iconomidis & Matilda, Justine Fisher, one could say that the links with the NT are ingrained.
At age 55, when his body gave up on playing, he took up the whistle to stay actively involved. In November of 2014 he created the GFP on Facebook to fill the void left by those in control of the game & in January 2016 launched this website.