Musos and media clash for homeless
The Reclink Cup is on again, with WA bands such as The Wilds, Tommyhawks, FLOSSY and Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks going head-to-head with the media to raise money for those living on the streets. Pictured are Sean Gorman from the band Salary with Fremantle Councillor Adin Lang. Report,
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.”
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.
Sean Gorman (black and Yellow ) from the band Salary with Cr Adin Lang (red and white)