Reclink Community Cup: music, media and footy collide at Bassendean Oval


Rock and roll meets footy at the Reclink Community Cup. Photo: supplied
Rock and roll meets footy at the Reclink Community Cup. Photo: supplied

THE Reclink Community Cup is back for 2016, with some of Perth’s biggest names in media and music set to take part in the big game at Bassendean Oval this Sunday.

Whipping the Bandgropers into shape is WA football luminary Ron Alexander, the inaugural coach of the West Coast Eagles.

Coaching the Newshounds are Dockers legends Shaun McManus and Peter Bell.

Trainers include 2015’s AFL Woman of the Year, Jan Cooper and The West Australian’s State Political Reporter, Gareth Parker, has joined the umpiring team.

Teams will be lead by heroic captains Chris Dart Kelly (RTR’s Full Frequency) and Sarah Norton (RTR’s Homegrown/Drastic on Plastic) for the Newshounds.

Tom Fisher (Tom Fisher and the Layabouts) and Maisie Glenn (Ensemble Formidable) will skipper the Bandgropers.

Local politician Ben Wyatt MLA, the shadow treasurer and opposition spokesperson for Aboriginal affairs, will play for the Newshounds

The event will raise funds for Reclink Australia, who use sport and the arts to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage.

Gates open at 12pm with bounce down at 2pm.

Tickets cost $15 at the gate, $10 for concession holders and RTR subscribers.