After a long two-year off-field break, Melbourne's widely adored charity footy match, the Reclink Community Cup, has today announced its glorious return to Victoria Park, Abbotsford on Sunday 19 June 2022, following its mammoth 2019 sell-out event.
A cornerstone event in Melbourne's cultural calendar and a crucial contribution to charity Reclink Australia’s annual fundraising efforts, this year's instalment marks the 26th iteration of the hottest head-to-head in town between the mighty Megahertz (Community Radio Triple R 102.7FM & PBS 106.7PM) and Rock Dogs (musos).
Tickets to the 2022 Reclink Community Cup are on sale Wednesday 11 May via Oztix, and volunteer positions are open now. Sign up HERE.
The annual family-friendly showdown, which attracts over 10,000 patrons from all corners of Melbourne is Reclink Australia's largest fundriasing event.
In 2022, the event intends to bridge the gap of funding lost throughout the pandemic to continue to support local communities through Reclink's structured sport and recreation programs.
“Reclink has always talked about bringing people from isolation into inclusion… now Melbourne knows what isolation feels like and our mantra has become a national conversation,” says Reclink Australia CEO Dave Wells.
“The Reclink Community Cup has great significance within the community and provides a valuable, much-needed contribution to Reclink’s annual fundraising efforts.
Our structured sport and recreation programs have been independently evaluated by La Trobe University, with proven results and improved life outcomes. Participants in Reclink’s programs include those experiencing mental illness, family violence, homelessness, social isolation, gambling harm, unemployment, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.”
The Melbourne leg of the Reclink Community Cup will be played at Victoria Park, Abbotsford on Sunday 19 June 2022, with gates open at 11:00 am.
Tickets can be purchased via Oztix on Wednesday 11 May, ($25 + BF for adults, $5 + BF for 3-16 year olds, free for under 3s).
Stay tuned for more news on the event theme, musical line-up and plenty more, and check out the website communitycup.com.au and socials for all the updates #CommCup22.
Have you got some time and skills you would like to put to use for a good cause?
Why not join in the fun of the day and sign up as a volunteer and help make this year the biggest fundraising event for Reclink Australia!?
About Reclink Australia
Reclink’s structured sport and recreation programs help to improve life outcomes for those experiencing mental illness, family violence, homelessness, social isolation, gambling harm, unemployment, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
About the Reclink Community Cup
The Reclink Community Cup is a much-adored annual charity football match that pits musicians against media industry staff. 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 12,000 people and raises much-needed funds for Reclink Australia. The event’s success has been replicated in Sydney, Adelaide, and Fremantle since 2015, with Hobart and Brisbane joining the party for 2016 and Canberra in 2017.
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