A questionably skilled Aussie-rules match between Melbourne’s music community (The Rockdogs) and community radio stations PBS and Triple R FM (The Megahertz), with a line-up bigger than anything we have seen before at Reclink Community Cup!
Kicking off on Sunday 25 June, the Melbourne leg will settle into its new home at Collingwood’s heart of football, Victoria Park, bringing the good-vibing, winter-braving, sports-loving punters north side to the broadcasters’ home turf and making the national theme this year absolutely fitting. This year’s lineup will be no different with the Melbourne Reclink Community Cup hosting rock lords Spiderbait, acclaimed Melbourne trio The Peep Tempel, hometown favourite singer/songwriter Jen Cloher, with Aussie legends Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier and the gorgeous She Said Zed performing The Go-Betweens classic ‘Streets of Your Town’, plus for the kids Murray Wiggle and Wally Meanie’s Bubblegum Machine.
“We are delighted to once again work with our talented Organising Committees across Australia to bring the Reclink Community Cup to the streets of your town. This year’s theme is all about community, the importance of social inclusion, celebrating diversity and community belonging. We are reminded that the streets of your town are the streets of our town.” said John Ballis, CEO, Reclink Australia.
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.
So brave the cold, and get amongst it this winter, it’s sure to be a cracking day!
Reclink Community Cup National Dates 2017Melbourne - Victoria Park - Sunday, 25th JuneAdelaide - Norwood Oval - Sunday, 16th JulyBrisbane – Leyshon Park - Sunday, 30th JulySydney - Henson Park - Sunday, 6th AugustHobart - Queenborough Oval - Sunday, 20th AugustPerth - Fremantle Oval - Sunday, 3rd September
From humble beginnings in 1993, the Melbourne event now attracts more than10,000 people and raises more than $100,000 for Reclink Australia annually.
The event’s success has been replicated in Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth, with Hobart, and Brisbane joining the party for 2016.
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.
The event sees the Rockdogs (musicians) and the Megahertz (Triple R 102.7FM & PBS 106.7FM) battling for footy supremacy with the passion and intensity only instilled by a bitter 23 year rivalry.
On ground the Megahertz are identified by their red and white guernseys whilst the Rockdogs wear black, red white and yellow.
Throughout the history of this epic football match, the players, umpires, commentators and entertainment have included a mix of comedians and notable music industry people including Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett, Tim Rogers and Tex Perkins.
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