Since 1993 the Melbourne Reclink Community Cup has attracted the who’s who of the radio and music industries that give their time (and bruises) to raise awareness and funds for Australia’s most disadvantaged.
From humble beginnings in 1993, the Melbourne event now attracts more than 10,000 people and raises more than $150,000 for Reclink Australia annually.
The event’s success has been replicated in Sydney, Adelaide, and Fremantle, with Hobart and Brisbane joining the party for 2016 and Canberra in 2017.
Footy is back and so is the Reclink Community Cup national roadshow, coming to 7 cities in 2019. Drawing from the legendary songwriter/musicians, Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody’s classic hit, this year’s theme ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ will be celebrated across Australia by each host city with their own unique style.
Reclink Australia will use the funds raised through these events to expand our services, providing people with opportunities to participate in sport, recreation, arts and pathways to employment.
Supported by loyal volunteers, funds raised help provide programs for some of the community’s most disadvantaged members. Reclink Australia delivers specialist sport, recreation and arts programs for at-risk youth, people with mental illness or disability, people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, and those facing alcohol, gambling and substance addictions.
Watch Raele's Story to learn more about Reclink Australia's impact.
So brave the cold, and get amongst it this winter, it’s sure to be a cracking day!
Reclink Community Cup National Dates 2019:Melbourne: Sunday 23 June @ Victoria Park, AbbotsfordBrisbane: Sunday 28 July @ Everton Wolves JAFC, EnoggeraAdelaide: Sunday 4 August @ Coopers Stadium, NorwoodSydney: Sunday 11 August @ Henson Park, MarrickvilleHobart: Sunday 18 August @ Queenborough Oval, Sandy BayCanberra: Sunday 8 September @ Jamison Oval, BelconnenFremantle: Saturday October @ Fremantle Oval, Fremantle
“Once again in the depth of Melbourne’s winter our hearts will be warmed by the passion and energy that the Rockdogs and Megahertz bring to the annual iconic event - the Reclink Community Cup." says Reclink Australia's CEO, John Ballis. "Reclink Australia is grateful for the generosity and support provided by our event partners community radio stations Triple R and PBS and the Rockdogs; and our national sponsors the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Young Henry’s”.
The 25th annual Melbourne Reclink Community Cup was another great day of community, fundraising, music, and of course grassroots footy, as the Megahertz (Community Radio Triple R 102.7FM & PBS 106.7FM) took on the ESPY Rockdogs (musos).
A record crowd watched the Megahertz take the win against the ESPY Rockdogs by just 1 point!Featuring performances by: Magic Dirt, Dan Sultan with special guest Paul Kelly, Baker Boy, Harvey Sutherland, The Burnt Sausages, DJ JNETT & Scratch Match.Kicking off on Sunday 23 June, with the Melbourne event brought the winter-braving, sports-loving, good-vibing punters back to Collingwood’s spiritual home of football, Victoria Park and to the broadcasters’ home turf.
While footy was the star on the day of the Cup, the event is just as renowned for its incredible bill of pre-match, half-time, and post-match bands, with performances from some of the nation’s most beloved artists for both little and big kids alike.2019 also welcomed new sponsor, Waterlogic, who are delighted to be involved as a national partner: “Waterlogic is extremely proud to support this iconic national event and the outstanding work with disadvantaged communities by all those at Reclink” said Carl Crowley, Waterlogic Australia.
Reclink Australia was thrilled to have Dan Sultan and special guest Paul Kelly perform an unforgettable set, along with Magic Dirt and Baker Boy who rocked the stage at the 25th Reclink Community Cup in Melbourne.
“We were thrilled to have such talented and aspirational musicians performing at the 25th Melbourne Reclink Community Cup, what better way to celebrate and commemorate 25 years of community footy and live music than with such incredible talent?” said CEO John Ballis.
Most importantly, funds raised through the Reclink Community Cup series support Reclink Australia’s work with disadvantaged communities across Australia. From its inception back in 1993, the Melbourne event now rallies more than 12,000 avid followers who collectively raise over $150,000 every year for the cause.
In 2018, The Melbourne Reclink Community Cup saw 10,000 people through the gate and raised a total of $170,000.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOLUNTEERED & ATTENDED!
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