Reclink Community Cup gets a six-figure tip for music

As Melbourne kicked off the 2022 Reclink Community Cup charity football match on Sunday, Victoria’s Andrews Labor Government made a last-minute announcement.

He provided a $100,000 boost to cover his live music programming and production costs.

Performers were Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, a nine-piece Afro-Cuban ensemble, party-punk band Private Function (who brought Ross Wilson from Daddy Cool for some punk “Eagle Rock”), neo-soul trio Izy and punchy all-female Parsnip.

“The Reclink Community Cup showcases the best of Victoria’s community spirit with music and football coming together to raise money for a great cause,” said Creative Industries Minister Danny Pearson.

“This new funding ensures that support from Victorians will go to those who need it most, while supporting our incredible live music industry.”

Reclink Australia runs sports, recreation and arts programs for people with mental illness, domestic violence, social isolation, harm from homeless gambling, unemployment and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

The state government already supports Reclink with more than $8.5 million for programs such as ActiVIC, which provides opportunities for people who face barriers to participate in sport and recreation, Move The Dial, which puts the focus on youth engagement, and AAA Play, which promotes activities for people. with a disability.

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Reclink Australia CEO Dave Wells commented on yesterday’s game: “It’s great to be back at Victoria Park and reconnecting with our fabulous community music and sporting family.

“Days like today are vital for our souls, hearts, health and spirits – and for the work Reclink does with some of the most disadvantaged Victorians.”

The Cup began in 1993, now attracting over 12,000 people.

3RRR community radios and the 3PBS Megahertz team conquered the Rockdogs of the music industry from 7.6.48 to 7.4.46.

The radio crew consisted of Breakfasters Daniel Burt, Monique Sebire and Bobby Macumber, Milo Eastwood from Breakfast Spread, Maddy Mac from Homebrew and Nicole Tadpole from Respect The Rock under captains Chris Gill and MzRizk.

The Rockdogs included Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire), Liam Mcgorrie (Ex-Olympian/Dorsal Fins), Gracey Gibson (Blonde Revolver), Henry Jenkins (Karate Boogaloo) and Zoë Fox, Scott Darlow and Bec Goring.

The team coach was Kylie Auldist and team captains Fresh Violet and Jimmy Pheonix.

The other games are:

Sunday July 31: Norwood Oval (Coopers Stadium), Adelaide.

Sunday July 31: Everton Wolves Junior FC, Enoggera, Brisbane.

Sunday August 21: Henson Park, Marrickville, Sydney.

Sunday 21 August: Queenborough Oval, Hobart.

Sunday 11 September: Jamison Oval, Canberra

Saturday October 8: Fremantle Oval, Fremantle.

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