The annual traditional clash between the Rockdogs and Triple R 102.7FM / PBS 106.7FM Megahertz will be fought out at Elsternwick Park on Sunday 21st June and this year’s theme of ‘Feel’n Kinda Sporty’ is based on the mid 90s song by Melbourne band Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes. It pays homage to the fact that Melbourne prides itself as one of the music and sporting capitals of the world. The town’s devotion to football is of religious proportions, and the Reclink Community Cup is as much loved by sports loving fans, as it is by fun loving and music loving patrons alike. It has been proudly grass roots from its very inception twenty one years ago, annually promoting an all inclusive fun day out regardless if you are one devoted to the mighty Sherrin or not.
And speaking of the music fans who attend, they will be suitably impressed as one of Australia’s most revered musicians Adalita, lead singer of Magic Dirt for over two decades (as long as the Cup has been running), will be performing with her powerhouse band comprising of Lewis Boyle, Matt Bailey and Dan McKay as the very first musical act on the bill to be revealed. No stranger to the event, she performed with her band Magic Dirt in 2004 at the old venue of Junction Oval St Kilda sharing the bill with Paul Kelly and TISM that year. Adalita is a perfect fit for the community event given her staunch pride in being an independent artist and campaigner for community and social justice issues, such as PETA etc. Many fans of Reclink Community Cup will have grown up with her music, watched her evolve from the freeform distortion-drenched darkness in the 90s, to the confident poised rock’n’roll outfit she now is. New fans from a younger generation have realised her musical prowess, exploring her solo work released under her own name, which is dynamic and introspective. Her appearance at the event, will be highly anticipated as her live shows are always solid and mesmerising. Stay tuned for more details of other artists who will perform on Sunday 21st June.
The footy match between the community broadcasters and the Melbourne rock fraternity of course remains the centre piece of the day, and indeed the entire day promises to be huge. Preparations are well under- way to make this family friendly fun day out, one for all Melburnians to embrace, and to carry on a tradition that has now been occurring for the past twenty one years. From what started out as a humble Australian football (AFL) match amongst the music fraternity, it is today an event which last year saw over $100,000 raised and well over 10,000 attend. Today the Reclink Community Cup is very much part of the Melbourne music and sporting event calendar.
The event will raise funds for Reclink Australia, who use sport and the arts to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage and targets some of the community’s most vulnerable and isolated people – those experiencing mental illness, disability, homelessness, substance abuse, addiction, and social and economic hardship. With a network of over 300 member agencies around the country, Reclink Australia encourages participation in physical activity in a population group under-represented in mainstream sport, recreational programs and associations. In the past 12 months Reclink Australia provided more than 100,000 individual opportunities to participate in over 10,000 sport and arts activities around the country.
Food and beverages available on the day; Lots of kids activities. Entry is $15 for adults; $5 for children under 16. Stay tuned for more details.
2015 Reclink Community Cup
Sunday 21st June
Rockdogs Vs Triple R 102.7FM / PBS 106.7FM Megahertz Elsternwick Park
Limited parking – Use public transport Melways Ref 67 E3 (5 min walk from Elsternwick Train Station)
Gates open 12 noon
Live music kicks off from 12 noon
Adults – $15 Kids under 16 – $5
No BYO – No Glass
Reclink Australia, Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM acknowledges the support of the 2015 Reclink Community Cup partners: James Boags Draught, Bayside City Council and Victorian Amateur Football Association.