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Sydney Reclink Community Cup 2022

Catch local musos and media personalities hitting the field for charity with performances from The Herd and Murray Cook's The Soul Movers.
By Libby Curran and Ben Hansen
August 11, 2022
By Libby Curran and Ben Hansen
August 11, 2022

It's the iconic charity footy match that sees local musos and radio names battle it out on-field in an effort to raise much-needed funds and awareness for disadvantaged Aussies via Reclink Australia. This year, 19 years after it was born down in Melbourne, the much-adored Reclink Community Cup will return for a huge 2022 instalment.

On Sunday, September 11, this year's cup will transform Marrickville's Henson Park into a community celebration of epic proportions, as crowds flock to catch the Sydney ​​Sailors (media personalities) and the Western Walers (musicians) go head to head.

This year's festivities have been given the theme of 'Let Love Rule', in honour of the late Gunditjmara/Bundjalung singer-songwriter Archie Roach AM, borrowing the name of the theme from his seventh studio album.

As always, the off-field antics will be plentiful, with a stellar lineup of line tunes. Former Wiggle Murray Cook's 70s-style rock band The Soul Movers will do the honours at halftime, while legendary Australian hip-hop collective The Herd will reform to perform their first gig together since 2018 at the conclusion of the game.

"I love playing the Community Cup alongside a spirited bunch of full-hearted dabblers who kick, handball and most importantly sing together in the name of supporting Reclink at the glorious Henson Park," The Herd's Tim Levinson (also known as Urthboy) said. "There's nothing like spilling a simple chest mark and getting sledged by some unslept revellers on the hill and some kids from Marrickville Primary school while the sun sets in the west. Incredible scenes."

There will also be pop-up bars and food trucks on-hand so you can enjoy a beer and a bite to eat while you watch the game.

Proceeds from the event will go towards Reclink which runs programs that help combat mental illness, family violence, homelessness, unemployment and issues surrounding gambling, alcohol and drugs.

The Soul Movers

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