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.
Across Australia in each location, teams are formed with their own uniquely identifiable brands, names, and jumpers:
- Melbourne: Megahertz vs Rockdogs
- Brisbane: Brisbane Lines vs Rockinghorses
- Adelaide: Adelaide Anchors vs Rockatoos
- Sydney: Sydney Sailors vs Western Walers
- Hobart: Ramonas vs Van Diemen Dogs
- Fremantle: Newshounds vs Bandgropers
- Canberra: The Noise vs The Limestone
According to CEO of Reclink Australia, Dave Wells, The Reclink Community Cup isn't just a fun day out, it's an event essential to raising much-needed funds for disadvantaged Australians.
"The Community Cup is only a snapshot of the incredible work Reclink do every day in and for our communities, running community sport and recreation programs for people who are marginalised and disconnected," he said.
"We work with people who are suffering the impacts of trauma and domestic violence, people who have drug and alcohol addiction, who are homeless, or long term jobless, people with a disability and who are disconnected or abandoned, young people who are in trouble with the justice system.
- Dave Wells, CEO, 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.