The seventh Reclink Community Cup was held last Sunday, with local residents braving the cold at Marrickville’s Henson Park.
The Inner West community gathered to raise money for Reclink, a charity that assists at-risk and marginalised young people, helping to connect them with the mainstream of society through engagement with sportspeople and artist.
The organisation provides evidence-based sport and art programs to create socially inclusive opportunities.
The charity football match was between The Sailors and The Walers, Sydney-based journalists and musicians respectively.
The Sailors represent media organisations Triple J, 2SER, 2FBI and others involved in the media. The Walers are comprised of members of the local entertainment industry.
The Inner West community gathered to raise funds through ticket sales and donations for the Reclink organisation.
The game was opened by Reclink founder John Ballis and Anthony Albanese, Member of Parliament for Grayndler, who performed the coin toss before the game and performed as commentator.
The football match also featured performances from Scabz and Bachelor Pad with The Young Henrys Dancers and DJ Mario Speedwagon. Food stalls and Young Henry’s bar also contributed to a festive atmosphere.
The Walers successfully held on to their title, clinching the victory on August 19. The first five years of the community cup saw The Sailors prevail.
The Reclink Community Cup is a national roadshow, visiting seven cities in Australia, with the theme for this year ‘Everyday People’.