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Reclink Community Cup Honours Archie Roach AM with Event Theme 'Let Love Rule', Unveils Event Lineup

After the recent news that the Reclink Community Cup – the hot head-to-head between community radio giants, the mighty Megahertz (Triple R 102.7FM & PBS 106.7FM) and the ruthless Rockdogs – will return to Victoria ParkAbbotsford on Sunday 19 June after a two-year absence, the event theme and lineup has now been revealed.  

 In honour of distinguished Gunditjmara/Bundjalung singer-songwriter Archie Roach AM and his extraordinary and enduring musical and charitable contributions over the decades, the theme for the Cup’s 26th instalment is ‘Let Love Rule’ - a title taken from his seventh studio album and song of the same name. 

Meantime, the list of musical acts is as impressive as the big game itself. The artists set to conquer Victoria Park’s main stage include the formidable Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, who’ll be ducking into the grounds to perform at the Cup between their busy international touring schedule.

Elsewhere, Melbourne's rock'n'roll heroes with a punk-rock heart Private Function will bless the Community Cup stage after selling out the Forum last December, while wonderous four-piece Parsnip (who recently supported the OG Wiggles) will charm Community Cup crowds with their synth-laden pop-rock tunes.

With members hailing from Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Cuba and Australia, the exceptional nine-piece ensemble Ausecuma Beats will share their intoxicating grooves and joyous energy with the Cup’s crowd, with Cairns-bred, Melbourne-based neo-soul outfit Izy rounding out the bill. 

The event theme, ‘Let Love Rule’ isn’t just a tribute to Archie and his music, but also a celebration of love, connection, and a community reuniting for the adored family-friendly footy affair after a tough few years.


“'Let Love Rule' is a song about love being the main sentiment in your life, the
driving force that inspires you each day to do what you do," 
says Archie Roach.

 "In today’s world LOVE is expressed in many ways: through respecting one another, caring for one another and hoping that everybody is happy and well in their life. That’s what letting love rule means to me in today’s world.

"Community is also a tangible expression of love and connection," he adds. "What better way to express LOVE than to come together, playing a game of footy and listening to some great Australian music?”


Attracting more than 10,000 patrons, the Reclink Community Cup is a gangbuster day of friendly competition, capped off with hot food, cold drinks, kids' activities and a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, all pulled together for a good cause.


“The Reclink Community Cup is one of the most iconic sports events in Melbourne's calendar,” says Co-Captain of the PBS RRR Megahertz and local icon, Mz Rizk.

“It’s more than just the game – the event brings together music and community radio football players and attracts music and sports fans alike. It’s an amazing day out that supports a great cause.

“I am all about different communities coming together for a not-so-serious day of sport,” she adds. “That said, the Megahertz will be working hard to keep the trophy.”


The Melbourne leg of the Reclink Community Cup will be held at Victoria Park, Abbotsford on Sunday 19 June 2022 from 11am, and tickets are on sale now via Oztix.

Tickets are $25+ BF for adults, $5+BF for three to 16-year-olds, and free for kids under three. 

Keep an eye on and their socials for updates, and stay tuned for the announcement of all national dates, starting in Brisbane on Sunday 31 July before being staged in Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Canberra and Fremantle.



Reclink Community Cup
'Let Love Rule'
Sunday 19 June
Victoria Park, Abbotsford

Featuring (in alphabetical order)
Ausecuma Beats
Cash Savage & The Last Drinks
Private Function 

$25+ BF
3-16-years: $5+ BF
Under three: Free





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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Cara Williams 
0401 275 863

Image Credit: Bruce Davis.


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