More than 12,000 footy-hungry faithfuls shook the dust off their footy scarves and gathered at Victoria Park, Abbotsford on Sunday the 19th of June for the first Reclink Community Cup since 2019. In what was a glorious day of community spirit, spirited footy and outstanding live music - which featured a punk-rock band teaming up with an Australian icon. All in the name of charity.
After a tight neck-and-neck battle all game, the outcome of the match eventually came down to the closing minutes of the fourth quarter, with the Triple R 102.7FM & PBS 106.7FM Megahertz holding their championship trophy for another year after defeating the Young & Jackson Rockdogs by just two points:
Megahertz 7.6.48 Vs Rockdogs 7.4.46.
On the live music front, proud Noongar artist Bumpy honoured Archie Roach AM with her enthralling rendition of Roach's seminal song and the official 2022 Reclink theme, ‘Let Love Rule’. Parnsip won over the early crowds with their sterling indie-pop-rock goodness. Izy delivered a world-class neo-soul set. Global collective Ausecuma Beats initiated an on-field party with their infectious rhythms. Cash Savage And The Last Drinks reaffirmed why they are irrefutably one of the country’s best live musical acts. Private Function showed why they are "still on top" with closing their non-stop live set with a special guest appearance by Ross Wilson, who delivered a full on punk rock version of Daddy Cool's 50 year old Aussie classic, Eagle Rock.
Check out the video above and enjoy the most comprehensive 2022 Reclink Community Cup photo gallery including lots of unseen to the public antics, from the players dressing rooms and the bands backstage.
Photography by CarbieWarbie