Reclink Cup is on again in Fremantle

Sean Gorman (left) from the band Salary with Cr Adin Lang. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Sean Gorman (left) from the band Salary with Cr Adin Lang. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

WEST Australian musicians and media will go head to head at the annual Reclink Cup at Fremantle Oval on September 8.

The charity match that originated in Melbourne has become a national event.

Coordinator Chris Wheeldon said the event began for local media and bands to make money for people who are living rough.

“It started in Melbourne 25 years ago,” the RTRFM events and marketing manager said.

“This is the fourth year it has happened in Perth.

“The money raised goes to Reclink who use sport and arts to help people rebuild their lives.”

Mr Wheeldon said the best part of the day was running out onto the field.

“It’s a combination of training and putting a bunch of people together, and by the end forming a team,” he said.

“People clap as you run out; it’s good fun, playing football, all be it poorly, for a good cause is an enjoyment.”

For the first time a concert that includes The Wilds, The Tommyhawks, FLOSSY, Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks and DJ Mayor Brad Pettitt, will take place.

Mr Wheeldon said this year the concert would take place in the South Fremantle club rooms.

“This year is slightly different, it’s our second year at Fremantle Oval, we have a few more players from different media,” he said.

“We’re having a party to celebrate footy, Reclink and WA music.”

As for who will win the game, Mr Wheeldon is picking the Newshounds to beat the Bandgropers, who have won three years in a row.

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: The Reclink Community Cup,

WHEN: Saturday September 8, gates open at 12pm

WHERE: Fremantle Oval