Mu­sos and me­dia clash for home­less

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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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d486357

Sean Gor­man (black and Yel­low ) from the band Salary with Cr Adin Lang (red and white)

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