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MEDIA RELEASE: The Annual Reclink Community Cup Returns on 18 June with an Almighty Line-Up

The Annual Reclink Community Cup Returns on 18 June with an Almighty Line-Up

The annual Reclink Community Cup returns 

on 18 June with an almighty line-up.

Celebrating 30 years of community footy and great music


On Sunday 18 June, over 12,000 music-loving footy fans will descend upon Victoria Park for the annual Reclink Community Cup to see radio giants the mighty Megahertz (Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM) take on Melbourne music royalty, the rugged Rock Dogs (musicians) led by Coach Cash Savage.


This huge day of Melbourne’s two greatest loves - music and footy - will see Close Counters, Gut Health, Teeny Tiny Stevies, Our Carlson, The Merindas, Mzrizk and the Cosmic Psychos take to the stage live from Victoria Park.


Photo: Carbie Warbie


Starting in 1993 as a charity football match between the then Espy Rockdogs and the Tote FC, Reclink Community Cup has since become a staple of the Melbourne music scene’s cultural calendar.


Over its history, the event has been a key driver to support local talent, established musicians and upcoming bands such as Tim Rogers, Courtney Barnett, Dan Sultan, Paul Kelly, Magic Dirt and many others.


The first game thirty years ago raised $500 for charity and the popular event now raises upwards of $200K annually for Reclink Australia.


“The Reclink Community Cup is a special and unique day where footy and music come together for everyone to enjoy. The support from our partners, sponsors, football and music industry as well as the wider community is amazing and is the reason why we are able hold the event year after year. We are so proud to celebrate 30 years since the first match was played.


“As the Community Cup has grown, our impact and programs we are able to deliver continues to grow and enable us to improve participants’ physical and mental health and promote social inclusion within the community,” said Dave Wells, Reclink Australia CEO.


Reclink Community Cup announced Moon Dog as its new national partner with the craft brewery co-founder and CEO Josh Uljans stating: “Community Cup has always been an event our team look forward to and get behind so we are absolutely stoked to be on board officially as the drinks partner and kick off the partnership during the 30th anniversary. It’s a great day out with mates supporting the local community and we’re thrilled Moon Dog is a part of it.”


Don’t miss out on the 2023 Reclink Community Cup on Sunday 18 June, celebrating 30 years of the annual family-friendly, dog-friendly showdown. The event series will kick off in Victoria and then head to Brisbane on 30 July with other states to follow. Tickets are on sale now at


Photo: Carbie Warbie




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