Reclink Community Cup 2017



Footy and music have always had a massive part in Australian life, particularly in Melbourne. The celebration of the two has been amazing at times and a little embarrassing at others – Meatloaf anyone?

Thankfully the Reclink Community Cup has always made the mix of footy and music a beautiful one. Beginning in 1993, the event has grown year in, year out and now gathers 10,000 spectators and raises over $100,000 a year for Reclink Australia.

Reclink Australia supports some of the communities most vulnerable and isolated people including youth at risk, those experiencing mental illness, people with disability, the homeless, and people tackling alcohol and other drug issues, and social and economic hardship.


The game itself is always a fun one to watch with the skills or lack thereof on display but the spirit more than makes up for it. The live music only adds to the atmospshere. This year sees Spiderbait, The Peep Tempel, Jen Cloher and REMI all performing live.


Donations to Reclink Australia can be made here:

Here is last year’s Reclink Community Cup game that will fire you up for this year’s game,  courtesy of Channel 31.


Get along for what will be a fun day for the music and footy communities.


Match Details for Melbourne:

Sunday 25 June 2017 (opening 10.45am)

at Victoria Park, Abbotsford ( venue info )
Cnr Abbot & Lulie Streets, Abbotsford VIC

All Ages Event


Book your tickets at OzTix or buy them at the gate.


The Community Cup is sponsored by Blundstone, a great supporter of The Footy Almanac.

About Matthew Naqvi

Matthew Naqvi is a writer, editor, and writing group facilitator. He is the Web Editor of The Footy Almanac. He has written for numerous sports organisations and teams including Melbourne Victory, AFC (Australian Fighting Championship) and Football Federation Victoria. He loves North Melbourne.


  1. Peter Warrington says

    whaddabout Sydney?

    we love it here as it’s always a spring day and we can walk there and heckle Albo and diss the media tarts of the Sailors. Go Whalers!

    and dogs! did I mention the dogs! Henson park filled with every breed, each one of them a story. some of the owners are OK, too

    I do wonder, sometimes, tho, who you have to root to get a game?

  2. Looking forward to roaming the forward flank for the mighty Newshounds at Fremantle Oval. This year will be the third Reclink match in WA. Carn the ‘Hounds! Gonna win this year!

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