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Musos vs. Media this Sunday!

The much-adored charity aussie rules football series Reclink Community Cup, which raises awareness and funds for street charity Reclink, is hitting Brisbane for the fourth consecutive year as part of the national tour, taking place on Sunday, 28 July at the Everton Wolves & Mayne Tigers JAFC ground in Enogerra Memorial Park, Enoggera. 

This year’s theme for the national event is based around Paul Kelly’s timeless rallying cry From Little Things Big Things Grow, a most appropriate choice for the Brisbane leg of the Community Cup given that the anthem was co-penned by Queensland song writing legend Kev Carmody.

With the recent 25th anniversary instalment of the Melbourne Community Cup having already produced one of the biggest turnouts in the events’ storied history, 2019’s second game kicks off in Brisbane with a uniquely Queensland spin. The two sides involved on the day – the Rocking Horses (musicians) and the Brisbane Lines (community radio/media) – feature players from a diverse array of Brisbane bands pitted against a motley ensemble of journalists and announcers from media outlets 4ZZZ, ABC News and Double J, and industry professionals from businesses such as Dew Process, Secret Sounds, Oztix and QMusic (to name but a few).

In a typically Queensland show of solidarity members of bands from all around Brisbane have swapped dirty denim jeans for footy shorts - including members of prominent acts such as Powderfinger, Violent Soho, Dead Letter Circus, Birds of Tokyo, Babaganouj, Tape/Off, Flangipanis, Yes You, Girls Rock! Brisbane and many more – to finally prove once and for all that the pen isn’t mightier than the guitar, and with the Rocking Horses trailing 2-1 after successive triumphant victories by their Brisbane Lines counterparts there’s a lot of pride on the line for all involved. 

A Brisbane supergroup will add to the entertainment for the day dubbed Charlie & The Clangers and featuring Joe Agius from The Creases, Monica Sottile from Sweater Curse, Ritchie Daniell from Hatchie, and Ruby McGregor and Charles Sale from Babaganouj. Guest vocalists are set to surprise during the half time performance. Surf-pop outfit Shag Rock will also take the stage for the cause

The Reclink Community Cup is an incredibly fun day chock full of family-friendly entertainment, the incredible football match itself augmented by live music from a host of local bands and artists as well as bars, food trucks and a relaxed atmosphere that firmly emphasises community over football and team spirit over individual skills.

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‘Each of our Community Cup events around the nation capture the spirit of the event that people love; mateship, fun, awesome music, and above average grassroots footy – what more can you ask for in one incredible day?’

John Ballis
CEO, Reclink Australia
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Every dollar raised in the Brisbane match goes directly to Reclink Australia programs within Queensland, funding much needed participatory opportunities in sports, recreation and the arts for those experiencing disadvantage within our society. This is a day about giving back to those in need, filtered through a lens of the music and sporting opportunities that we so often take for granted as a right rather than a privilege in our modern-day lives.

It’s never been easier to make a difference, just relax and enjoy family entertainment, live music and of course the big game as we celebrate the fourth Brisbane instalment of the annual Reclink Community Cup. If it’s true that From Little Things Big Things Grow than we’re on the precipice of something massive, come along and experience one of the few sporting events on the calendar where everyone’s a winner, baby!

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Stuck indoors for the day? Tune in to community radio 4ZZZ for a live outside broadcast featuring Ballzzz in the Air and Kids with Class Kicking Arse hosts, interviews and more.

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