Raising much-needed funds for charitable organisation Reclink, lovers of Aussie rules football and celebrated music-hounds alike will congregate to immerse themselves in the game while being treated to the hardened sounds of The Meanies, Front End Loader, Celibate Rifles and Wolfpack.
Having been an exclusive Melbourne event for the past 20 years, this Sunday’s Sydney happening will be a battle for glory between musicians and music and entertainment industry personnel. Melbourne Megahertz affiliate Sydney Sailors will be captained by Adam Spencer (ABC Sydney Radio) and includes countless Triple J presenters plus Merrick Watts (Triple M), Ryan Fitzgerald and Wippa (Nova), Neil Cordy (ex Sydney Swans) and actor/musician Rhys Muldoon.
Espy Rockdogs affiliate, the Western Walers, meanwhile, comprises a collection of Sydney’s musicians and music industry mob and will be co-captained by Dan Sultan and Damien Lovelock. Anthony Field (The Wiggles), Cec Condon (The Mess Hall), Joel Beeson (Grand Jury Philadelphia), Geordie Malone (Kira Puru & The Bruise) and even AC/DC bass player Mark Evans will get a run.
“The community cup has always been a great day out in the spirit of charity and football. Taking it to Sydney is interesting, as most Sydneysiders could not care less about Australian Rules football,” says musician Dan Sultan. “Fortunately, as the level of football is so poor, it ends up not really being about the game and more about the day itself.” We’ll be on the sidelines.
The 2012 Reclink Community Cup – Smells Like Team Spirit will kick off at Henson Park in Marrickville at noon on Sunday, March 18.