Reclink Community Cup
Returning to it’s spiritual home after what is being touted as the AFL’s most successful expansion into New South Wales this year, the Melbourne leg of the Reclink Community Cup has been set for Sunday, June 24.
The annual clash between Triple R/PBS Megahertz and the Espy Rockdogs will once again be sound tracked by some ripping live music to compensate for the distinct lack of skill on the field. Iconic 80s outfit Blue Rain have agreed to come out of retirement to fill the headline post-match slot. Joining them on the day will be Boomgates, made up of members of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Twerps and Dick Diver, and Bunny Monroe.
The winner of the SYN FM Free Kick competition will also be added to the bill to play in front of roughly 12,000 sport and music fans, so keep checking in to Melbourne’s finest youth station for updates on the competition.
The theme for the 2012 Community Cup is ‘Can The Megas Do The Dogs?’ in homage to visionary New York punk rockers The Cramps. All bands performing on the day will also be playing a Cramps cover on the day.
Now in it’s 20th year, the much loved show of amateur football and professional music has become an institution on the Melbourne calendar. The day also now raises over $100,000 in for Reclink.
Reclink Australia utilizes sport and the arts as a means of rebuilding the lives who are struck by hardship. Operating thousands of sport and arts programs year round, Reclink supports those affected by things such as mental illness, disability, homelessness, addiction and everything in between. Last year they had over 75,000 participants in their activities around the country.
So not only do you get a fanastic day out at the footy, you can do so in the knowledge that you are making a difference to someone else’s life. Well done in advance.
The Megahertz, comprised of personnel from Melbourne’s community radio stations, are out for revenge after their six-goal loss to the musician fraternity that makes up the Rockdogs. With their northern counterparts the Sailors tasting victory in the Sydney version of the event, the Megas will be hungrier than ever.
There will be plenty of food and beverage available on the day, as well as plenty of activities for the kids in case they get bored of the sub-par spectacle that will get played out. Entry is at the gate and will set grown ups back $10, while kids under 16 can scoot through for a measly $5. Also, if you want to volunteer, check out www.communitycup.org.au/melbourne/volunteer-2
Tagged Blue Rain, Boomgates, Bunny Monroe, charity, Dick Diver, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Espy Rockdogs, fundraising, Reclink Australia, Reclink Community Cup, SYN FM, The Cramps, The Twerps, Triple R/PBS Megahertz