A message from John Ballis CEO
In 2015, Reclink Australia celebrated its 25th year and what a year it has been.
A year of milestones, achievements and new growth, all of which would not have been possible without the contribution and support of our member agencies, community partners, Federal, State and Local Governments, donors and our wonderful volunteers.
As the year draws to a close I would like to take the opportunity to recap what have been some big highlights.
We commenced 2015 with the National Paddle Series which took place at four iconic locations, Sorrento (Vic), Geelong (Vic), Mosman (NSW), and Redcliffe (QLD). Paddlers of all ages with craft of all shapes and sizes took up the challenge to paddle at some stunning locations and raise funds for Reclink Australia
On the program front, we delivered and supported a diverse range of activities with member agencies, including the Reclink Football Series, the Reclink Cricket Series, the CAAMA Community Cup, the Kaleidoscope Art Festival, the Resilience Film Challenge, the Reclink Touch Football program, Kayaking and Scuba Diving, to name a few. We are looking forward to expanding the range and number of structured and individual participation activities on offer in 2016.
Reclink Work Readiness programs have continued to go from strength to strength and delivered positive employment outcomes for participants. Reclink Australia is committed to delivering programs that focus on assisting participants to develop work skills which contribute to each job seeker’s future employability.
2015 also saw the Reclink Community Cup, the iconic grassroots football match between musicians and the independent community radio sector expand beyond Melbourne and Sydney, to include events in Adelaide and Perth adding colour, excitement and sharing the Community Cup spirit across four cities.
In our 25th year, we were delighted to receive the news that Peter Cullen was presented with the ‘Services to Sport and Recreation Award’ at the Victorian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards by Hon. John Eren MP Minister for Sport.
To all our member agencies, funding partners and supporters, thank you for your outstanding contribution during the year.
We wish you season’s greetings, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to continuing to work with you next year.
Reclink Australia offices will close on 23 December 2015 and reopen at 9.00am, Wednesday 6 January 2016.
John Ballis, CEO.
A message from Peter Cullen, Founder.
Thank you for supporting Reclink Australia’s vision through what has been a year of renewal, change and growth. We are privileged to collaborate with agencies to provide positive opportunities for those that do not often have them in their life.
To our volunteers who continue to support us and believe in the power of participation. To our staff and Peak Sporting Bodies, Friends of Reclink and community facilities we thank you for supporting our community engagement model.
We look forward to an exciting 2016 that continues to provide opportunity and hope for individuals who are facing significant challenges.
Peter Cullen, Founder.