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AFL Match - Family Fun Day - Musicians against Media
Perth Reclink Community Cup returns for its third year for an AFL game to end all AFL games.

Get ready for the Cup!

The Reclink Community Cup is a an Aussie Rules charity match that pits musicians against media. It is now held annually across Australia and this is the third year in Western Australia.


You will be able to see the NEWHOUNDS, community media, versus the BANDGROPERS, who are WA musicians, and this year Bandgropers will be trying to make it three in a row while the Newshounds are still desperately searching for their first win.

Who will be the winner this year?

Not all the action will be on the field however as some of Perth's best bands will be providing entertainment throughout the day:

End Of Fashion
The Floors and The Brow
Plus DJ's
Live commentary.

It will be played at the grounds of Fremantle Oval on Sunday, 3rd September, 2017, and the bands will be before the game, at half time and post.

The Reclink Community Cup had a small beginning in a very successful event in Melbourne, and due to the Community Cups' popularity, is now being staged throughout Australia.

Local community radio stations and local media in each state will be joining together to go head-to-head with local musicians in what can be termed as a family friendly entertaining day of classic football together with live music both on and off the field.

We are delighted to once again work with our talented Organising Committees across Australia to bring the Reclink Community Cup to the streets of your town. This year's theme is all about community, the importance of social inclusion, celebrating diversity and community belonging. We are reminded that the streets of your town are the streets of our town." said John Ballis, CEO, Reclink Australia.

This year there is a new national event sponsor - Blundstone Australia, who are delighted to be involved as a national partner.

Adam Blake, the global head of Blundstone - Brand, Design and Community Engagement, advises that they are excited to start the national tour, and want to wish all the teams the best with their training,

The teams are made up of fearless Perth musicians who are aptly named Bandgropers, and this team will be coached by founding Fremantle Dockers Captain, Ben Allen.

It will feature members of Dream Rimmy:
Eskimo Joe
Sugar Army
POW Negro
Koi Child

Playing against them will be community media and music industry types, The Newshounds, and this team will include:

West Australian Treasurer, Ben Wyatt
Fremantle Mayor Dr Brad Petit

Their coach will be Clint Wheeldon from ABC Grandstand.

The game is a fun match, and is partly serious and should be hilarious as they go up and down Fremantle Oval.

Last year's event - Image

Since 1993 the Melbourne Reclink Community Cup has attracted the who's who of the radio and music industries that donate their time to raise awareness and funds.

Throughout the history of this fun football match, the players, umpires, commentators and entertainment have included a mixture of comedians and notable music industry people including previously Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett, Tim Rogers and Tex Perkins.

The event is run as a family fun day, but also to raise funds for Reclink Australia, who use sport and the arts to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage in their lives.

Reclink supports some of the community's most vulnerable and isolated people, such as:

Mental illness
Substance abuse
Social and economic hardship

They have a network of over 300 member agencies around the country, and Reclink Australia encourages the use of physical activity in a population group under represented in mainstream sport, recreational programmes and associations.

During the past year, Reclink Australia has provided more than 100,000 individual opportunities for people to participate in over 10,000 sport and arts activities around Australia.

It is curated by community radio station, RTRFM, and the Perth Organising Committee and features the following people and organisations:

Tom Fisher
Jason Cleary
Stuart MacLeod
Chris Dart-Kelly
Martine Linton
Chris Wheeldon
Plus promotional help from PILERATS and VAM MEDIA

All profits from any of these events will go to Reclink Australia.

The Perth Reclink Community Cup is proudly supported by these Firms:

Blundstone Australia
Mountain Goat
Otherside Brewery
Rosemount Hotel
Clancy's Fish Pub
South Fremantle Football Club
Reclink Australia
Stage Left Design
Home of footy RTRFM 92.1

As well as a family day of fun and thrills, you will also be able to eat at the food stalls, and there will be both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.

Sunday, 3rd September, 2017

$5 for pre sales
Tickets at the gate for $6.15 each

You can make your booking here

The gates will open at 12 pm

Fremantle Oval,

No alcohol or drink glasses to be brought into the event

Intoxicated persons will not be admitted
No thongs or steel cap boots

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Why? For a fun day at the football
When: Sunday, 3rd September, 2017
Where: Fremantle Oval, Fremantle
Cost: $6.15 or $5 for pre sales
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