Reclink Community Cup
Much-adored charity Aussie Rules series, the Reclink Community Cup, is hitting Brisbane for the sixth time as part of the national Community Cup tour, taking place on Sunday July 31 at the Everton Wolves JAFC ground in Enoggera Memorial Park, Enoggera.
In honour of distinguished Gunditjmara/Bundjalung singer-songwriter Archie Roach AM and his extraordinary and enduring musical and charitable contributions over the decades, the national theme for the Cup this year is ‘Let Love Rule’, the title taken from both Archie’s seventh studio album and the title track of the same name.
Fresh from the two sides battling out a spectacular tie in 2021, the Rocking Horses – a fearsome team comprising a genre-smashing array of Brisbane bands and musicians – are back to raise awareness and funds for street charity Reclink in attempt to reclaim bragging rights (and the cherished Cup) from their now-traditional arch rivals the Brisbane Lines, a motley ensemble of 4ZZZ stalwarts, ABC Radio staff and other music industry professionals drafted from Dew Process, Oztix, QMusic, Media Arts Lawyers and The Princess Theatre (to name but a few).
In a typically Queensland show of solidarity members of bands from all around our city have swapped dirty denim jeans for footy shorts, including members of prominent acts such as Powderfinger/The Church, Dead Letter Circus, WAAX, CLEA, Shag Rock, Melaleuca, Whalehouse, Tape/Off, Flangipanis and many more.
In the lead up to the event, a public launch for the Brisbane leg of the Reclink Community Cup will be held at Netherworld in Fortitude Valley, from 5pm on Sunday 19, June with 2022 players, 4ZZZ DJs, a mega-raffle and Gage Roads Brewing Co. karma keg.
The Reclink Community Cup event itself is an incredibly fun day chock-full of family-friendly entertainment, the incredible football match itself augmented by live music (to be announced soon) as well as bars, food trucks and a relaxed atmosphere that firmly emphasises community over football and team spirit over individual skills.
Every dollar raised in the Brisbane match goes directly to Reclink Australia programs within Queensland. Reclink’s structured sport, art, and recreation programs improve life outcomes for those experiencing mental illness, family violence, homelessness, social isolation, gambling harm, unemployment, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
It’s never been easier to make a difference, just relax and enjoy family entertainment, live music and of course the big game as we celebrate the sixth Brisbane instalment of the annual Brisbane Reclink Community Cup, it’s sure to be a fun day out!