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Fremantle Community Cup

When:

Sat 5 Oct 2019, 12:00pm–5:00pm

Where: South Fremantle Football Club, Parry Street, Fremantle, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $6.50
  • Additional fees may apply

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The Fremantle Reclink Community Cup is back for the fifth year.

The Reclink Community Cup, a much loved nation-wide Aussie Rules football charity match that pits musicians against the media, is back for its fifth year in WA. This year’s local edition, The Perth Reclink Community Cup will take place on the hollowed grounds of Fremantle Community Bank Oval, Saturday October 5th. From its humble pub-led beginnings, the event is now a hugely successful event on Melbourne’s annual musical (and sporting) calendar.

The Community Cups’ achievements are now being replicated right around the country, with community radio stations and local media in each state going head to head with local musicians in a family friendly, entertaining day of grassroots football and live music. “The Reclink Community Cup is the one day of the year when Perth’s community radio and local musicians, everyday people, connect and come together to help Reclink Australia raise much needed funds that enable us to deliver sport, recreation and arts programs, which make a huge difference to the lives of the neediest in our community.” said John Ballis, CEO, Reclink Australia.

The Bandgropers (WA Musicians) featuring members of Axe Girl, New Talk, Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics, Flossy and a host of more. They will be lead off field by legendary blues man Wayne Green and Donna Simpson (The Waifs). On field the team will be captained by Matt Harksamp (Shimmergloom, Verona) and Natasha Shanks (The Little Lord Street Band). Plus, the king of rock and roll, Tim Rogers (You Am I) will be gracing the Bandgropers dressing room in a special appearance.

The Newshounds (Media & Community Organisations) featuring players from RTRFM, Channel Nine, Channel 10 and local politicians, including Ben Wyatt MLA and Carina Zaffino. They will be dutifully coached by Peter Barr (ABC Producer and former RTRFM Brekky presenter) and Danae Gibson (RTRFM’s talk producer and biggest AFLW fan going around).

On field they will be lead by RTRFM alumni and CEO of Short Back and Sidewalks, Craig Hollywood and Meri Fatin (Drastic on Plastic, Three Gates Media) Plus, on field entertainment will be provided by Noah Dillon and The Little Lord Street Band and a very special AFL nines game at half time of Reclink Perth’s finest. Players will puff and pant across Fremantle Community Oval in a game which is part fun, part serious and wholly hilarious, before local musicians entertain the masses on this hallowed footy turf. There’ll be tasty food stalls and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will also be made available.

All profit for the events go to Reclink Australia, who use sport and the arts to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage. Reclink supports some of the community’s most vulnerable and isolated people—those experiencing mental illness, disability, homelessness, substance abuse, addiction and social and economic hardship.

The event is curated by community radio station RTRFM and a Perth Organizing Committee which includes Tom Fisher, Jason Cleary, Chris Dart-Kelly, Darcy Love, Dana Gibson, Brett Walsh and Chris Wheeldon. Gage Roads and Alby Draught are proudly supporting the Reclink Community Cup and you can grab one of their fine ales at the ground thanks to Bar Pop, with all proceeds going to Reclink Australia.

The Perth Reclink Community Cup is proudly supported by Clancy’s Fish Pub, South Fremantle Football Club, Oztix, Reclink Australia, City of Fremantle, Matchless Music, Waterlogic, Bar Pop and your home of footy RTRFM 92.1.

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