The countdown is on! It is only three weeks away for the 2017 Reclink Community Cup and the almighty Rockdogs are taking their football training very seriously. For the first time ever, the footy team of musicians is made up of four Steve Connolly Medal winners: with last year's Best On Ground winner, Ross "Rosco" Elliott, 2014 winner Benny Walker and joint 2013 winners, Kate Boston Smith and Liam "Banjo" O'Shannessy. Banjo also won one in 2012. How many medals do these Rockdogs have? The Megahertz will have their work cut out for them on Community Cup day.
The big day of footy, music and fun is at a new football ground this year - Victoria Park in Abbotsford. This year’s theme is ‘Streets Of Your Town’ which is a homage to The Go-Betweens. The 24th annual match is just as much about the off-field entertainment as the match itself. This year's event on Sunday, June 25, will be headlined by Spiderbait and have live music during the day from Deborah Conway, The Peep Tempel, Jen Cloher, REMI. and for the kids there is the cardboard mayhem of BoxWars and Murray Wiggle and Wally Meanie's Bubblegum Machine.
Reclink Community Cup National Dates 2017
Melbourne - Victoria Park - Sunday, 25th June
Adelaide - Norwood Oval - Sunday, 16th July
Brisbane - Leyshon Park - Sunday, 30th July
Sydney - Henson Park - Sunday, 6th August
Hobart - Queenborough Oval - Sunday, 20th August
Perth - Fremantle Oval - Sunday, 3rd September
Photography by Carbie Warbie.