CHARITY THE GOAL
For more than two decades, for Melbourne’s Reclink Community Cup, some of Australia’s finest musician shave taken on the media in an annual footy game for charity. The concept made its debuton the west coast last year, with a team of Perth musos, dubbed the Band gropers, flogging the living daylights out of the Newshounds at Steel Blue Oval in Bassendean. But the only result that counted was the money raised for Reclink Australia, an organisation that supports disadvantaged people. The second Perth Reclink Community Cup happens on Sunday at 2pm at Steel Blue and we hear the media are out
for revenge. The West’s music editor Simon Collins is returning for the Newshounds and said the team was still hurting from last year’s loss. “Not emotionally, I mean, we’re still physically sore from the once a year kick-to-kick, ”he quipped. The Band gropers have enlisted the help of WA footy legend Ron Alexander as coach, while the ’hounds have former AFL stars Peter Bell and Shaun McManus. “On a personal note, with Dockers legends Peter Bell and Shaun McManus coaching the ’hounds, I’m looking forward to learning more about how to handle defeat,” Collins said. The West’s technology writer Nick Sas is also pulling on the boots and our State political editor Gareth Parker will join the umpiring team. Musos from local acts such as Sugar Army, Turn style and the Devil Rides Out will appear for the Band gropers and there is a celebratory gig after the game for the punters. It’s a top day out and a great cause, so buy a ticket through Oztix or at the gate on Sunday.
CHARITY THE GOAL