The Sydney leg of the Reclink Community Cup will be held at Henson Park, Marrickville on Sunday 11 September 2022 from 12pm. This head-to-head Aussie rules match between media personalities (Sydney Sailors) and local musicians (Western Walers) is a crucial fundraising event for Reclink Australia.
A cultural collision of music and sport, the Sydney ReclinkCommunity Cup boasts an electrifying musical line-up for 2022, with OG Wiggle Murray Cook and The Soul Moversperforming at halftime and legendary hip-hop collective, The Herd, conquering the stage after the match with their first gig since 2018.
“I love playing the Community Cup alongside a spirited bunch of full-hearted dabblers who kick, handball and most importantly sing together in the name of supporting Reclinkat the glorious Henson Park. There's nothing like spilling a simple chest mark and getting sledged by some unslept revellers on the hill and some kids from Marrickville Primary school while the sun sets in the west. Incredible scenes.” – TIM LEVINSON (Urthboy/The Herd/ElefantTraks)
To pay tribute to Gunditjmara/Bundjalung singer-songwriter Archie Roach AM and his extraordinary musical and charitable contributions, this years’ theme is LET LOVE RULE – the title taken from his seventh studio album and song of the same name.
The Reclink Community Cup event itself is an incredibly fun day of family-friendly entertainment, the inimitable football match itself augmented by not just live music but also bars, food trucks and a relaxed atmosphere that firmly emphasises love, team spirit and community.
Proceeds from this fundraising event go to Reclink Australia’s life-changing programs. Reclink’s structured sport and recreation programs improve life outcomes for those experiencing mental illness, family violence, homelessness, social isolation, gambling harm, unemployment, drug, and alcohol rehabilitation and more.
“Every day, across Australia, the incredible Reclink team is running community sport and recreation programs for people in our community who need it most. The Reclink program has been proven to work – improved physical health, improved mental health, and greater social inclusionfor participants.”
– DAVE WELLS (CEO, Reclink Australia)
It’s never been easier to make a difference, just relax and enjoy family entertainment, live music and of course the big game at the Sydney Reclink Community Cup on Sunday 11 September at Henson Park, it’s sure to be a fun day out where community is the winner!
The Cup is supported by a raft of volunteers and partners to make the event possible, including MEAA, Gage Roads, 2SER 107.3FM, FBI Radio 94.5FM, Inner West Council, The Golden Barley Hotel, Elefant Traks.
Keen to get involved before Cup Day? Get along to the Golden Barley Hotel, Marrickville on Saturday 20 August at 8:00PM. for our lead up fundraising event – Darkness on The Edge ofNewtown: The Inner West’s tribute to Bruce Springsteen. Featuring a cast of your favourites including Andy Golledge, Bryan Estepa, Sam Shinazzi, Brielle Davis, Peta Caswell, Adam Young, Oh Reach, Tom Sowonja & Marky Na-Na and backed by the Barl-E Street Band, the 2019 edition was packed to the rafters so get in early and get ready to raffle.
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