G4P Social Adventures is all about getting beyond the bars, we have all been there, at a club or bar thinking this isn’t the best way to meet the people you want to get to know. So in response to this challenge we have all had, G4P Social Adventures was formed to facilitate groups of like-minded people in doing events that they would otherwise not be doing.
We are an events organisation run by a team of volunteers that 100% focuses on the LGBTQI community, this means outside of Mardi Gras and Pride where you have a chance to socialise with like-minded people by either going to the movies to watch the latest blockbuster, attend one of our monthly dinners where we choose a different multicultural restaurant each time, bringing your pampered pooch along to our Doggie Day held in Sydney Park, St Peters to joining us on our walks through one of the many amazing parklands in and around Sydney. Or maybe by coming along to one of our annual events … a weekend away to the Canberra Bush dance, Xmas in July in the Blue Mountains, an amazing Wine Tour or a day on Sydney Harbour on a luxury catamaran taking part in the Australia Day celebrations. We do it all.
We are building a safe, supportive & inclusive (religion, status, race, age & gender) community, accessed through a range of affordable social adventures to LGBTQI and their allies.
We aim to create the biggest and the best diverse community offering real-world experience to solve a number of challenges faced by LGBTQI individuals including, but not limited to, isolation and fitting in by providing social networks and support.
Who are we?
Mark Jones – Founder
Former club kid in his early 20’s, Mark decided there was more to life than dance floors and vodka and started Gay4Play over 14 years ago. Mark has been the driving force when it comes to G4P Social Adventures. Ensuring that everyone can meet and hopefully build lifelong friendships in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
“I enjoy bringing a great experience to people that are also looking for something different.”
Matt Pryke – Partner/Host
Matt has been with the group for a number of years and when he’s not organising/hosting our regular Movie Madness event. He is organising some of our annual events, like our weekend away to Canberra for the Bush dance, Xmas in July in the Blue Mountains and our Gaymarda harbour cruise on Australia Day. He’s a very social guy and does all that he can to ensure everyone has a great time.
Tym Norman – Host
Tym is our amazing Dinner Club host, he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to finding somewhere amazing to eat, as well as being affordable. There is never a shortage of fabulous restaurants to try. Everyone loves Tym!
Philip Starkey – Host
Phil is often called our awesome Wondrous Walk host due to the fact that he regularly discovers some amazing walks in and around Sydney which take in the breathtaking scenery that most Sydney siders aren’t even aware exists. His walks are created with all levels of fitness considered, so there is always a walk that is right for you.
Ben Leblond – Host
Ben has recently joined the G4P team and as his surname name may suggest is French, which luckily means he knows a thing or two about wines and other alcoholic beverages. So it made perfect sense when he came to the group to volunteer as the organiser and host of our annual wine events – Chard! Champ! Camp! and Lovedale Long Lunch.
Pete Springolo – Host
Pete is our Doggie Day host, and some would say it’s no easy task. Making sure that all of the pampered pooches get along and play nicely, as well as their owners.
Behind the Scene
Besides the amazing hosts, which we might add, all volunteer their time and effort to make sure everyone has a great time at our G4P events. There is also another small team of volunteers behind the scenes responsible for the technical and social media side of the group. Some would say the backbone of the group.