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Melbourne’s Community Cup Headed For Sydney

News posted Thursday, January 12 2012 at 05:00 PM.
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Melbourne’s Community Cup Headed For Sydney

Melbourne’s Community Cup – a charity Australian Rules football match between Triple R/PBS presenters and local musicians – is headed to Sydney.

The event, which has a 20-year history in Melbourne, will take place in Sydney for the first time on March 18 at Henson Park in Sydenham, home to rugby league team the Newtown Jets. Organisers are now calling for expressions of interests from players, as well as artists who want to perform on the day.

Adrian Panozzo, CEO of Reclink Australia – charity partner of the event since 2009 – said the Community Cup helped raised more than $120,000 for the disadvantaged last year. Taking place at Elsternwick Park, the event attracted more than 12,000 people, with performances by the likes of You Am I and Tumbleweed (full report here).

“The music industry in Melbourne have historically banded together to put on a great event in partnership with Reclink Australia,” he said. “For Sydney, we are looking to bring together the same team format to do battle on the paddock, have fun, and unite a mass crowd in a great cause.”

The Sydney Community Cup website will launch in early February. In the meantime, interested parties should [email](mailto: kim@rockstar.net.au) Kim Carter at Rockstar Management.

(Photo by Kate Seabrook)

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Ralph Malph  said about 2 years ago:

It's not April 1st today is it?


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

sydney is the new melbourne


etiquetteyet?  said about 2 years ago:

If this goes ahead, like any other sporting event in Sydney, it will fail tremendously.


dannulla  said about 2 years ago:

As good as this news is I can't see this working as well in Sydney, though I hope I'm wrong.

Good to see kim getting involved with this,


Brendan  said about 2 years ago:

Such a bad idea. Surely the Melbourne one will still take place.


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Will be devastated if it's an aussie rules match. If they want it to have a sydney identity, they should play the sport Henson Park is famous for.

and by that, i mean this sounds fun where do i sign up?


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

will its be afl or league?


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

sorta snap with ghoti max, though he gave reasons, afl on a square park at henson park?


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Henson is an oval though...blashpemists play aussie rules there on sundays through the winter, i think it's the sydney a-grade comp or something? So they COULD do it...it's just a matter of whether they SHOULD. (They shouldn't)


rawr  said about 2 years ago:

While it's for a good cause, I'm not sure the concept has been that well thought out. Or maybe it has and cards are just being played close to chests. I suspect the former.

Who will take the place of the RRR team? Fbi? 2ser? Are more importantly, who will give a shit? Melbourne is a bit different to most cities in that the love of footy tends to cross cultural boundaries a bit more than it does in other states.

Does Sydney have the big music identities (Tim Rogers/Dan Kelly equivalents)who are passionate about football?

I see the success of the Melbourne event as being due to the promotion by RRR and the support of local music identities who are outspokenly passionate about their footy. Now I'm pretty new to Sydney, but it's not something I've noticed in this city.

And yes, it's gotta be a rugby league game. I don't imagine a game of aussie rules would be taken to kindly.


rawr  said about 2 years ago:

Does Sydney have the big music identities (Tim Rogers/Dan Kelly equivalents)who are
passionate about football?

This is a genuine question by the way.


rawr  said about 2 years ago:

All the above said, if they get Russell Crowe on board they have themselves a moneymaker. That is, if you count him as being a musician.


rawr  said about 2 years ago:

Henson Park in Sydenham

sorry to be a pedant, but it's actually in marrickville.


postergirl  said about 2 years ago:

Yeah, can we clarify whether it's AFL or rugby league? It's important.

It does seem really weird. The Community Cup is about as ''Melbourne'' an event as it gets.


postergirl  said about 2 years ago:

I suppose the first paragraph is clear(ish) – it's AFL.


postergirl  said about 2 years ago:

Aussie Rules, I should say.


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Tim Rogers is from sydney and a league fan, Dave McCormack once wrote the best ever rugby league song of all time ('i like football, you like football, we all like rugby league') AndyKentof You am I i'm pretty sure is a tigers fan (could be wrong)..all of the Hoodoo Gurus and Screaming Jets would probably be keen, Jay of Frenzal is always at Henson for Jets games...so you've got members of fivve bands against a couple of fbi guys, and maybe some street press fucks or something? There's something to build on maybe..


Sunnyboyz  said about 2 years ago:

Lindsay of frenzal always talks up his manly connections, so you could almost see a triple j involvement.


nishiki  said about 2 years ago:

i wonder if there's any possibility of a melbs event and a sydney event? sounds like it would be a great event for the sydney scene but it will surely be sorely missed in melbs.


rawr  said about 2 years ago:

Dave McCormack once wrote the best ever rugby league song of all time ('i like football, you
like football, we all like rugby league')

Aren't you forgetting Rugby Rugby Rugby League? Hmm?


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ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Damn it.


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

if you bought a brick from the annandale you could use it to throw at someone at register your disgust.


TimChuma  said about 2 years ago:

Also there's a ''Rock for Reclink'' event at the HiFi in Sydney on the 15th March.


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

The Western Walers logo carries the image of a Waler horse. Bred in New South Wales and famous for endurance and speed, Walers were used widely by the light horsemen during WW1. This team will be dominated by musos and will also continue the tradition of the Aboriginal flag colours worn by Melbourne brother team, the Espy Rockdogs

The Sydney Sailors will wear the original sash design of the South Melbourne jumper from their first flag in 1918. This jumper commemorates the historical roots of the Sydney Swans. The Sydney Sailors is the brother team of Melbourne’s Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM Megahertz, and is a team dominated by radio and media.


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

Borrowing from the original Melbourne Community Cup event, the inaugural 2012 captains are Adam Spencer (Sydney Sailors) and Dan Sultan (Western Walers). These brave men, as well as a handful of diehard Melbourne Community Cup players, will come from near and far to be part of the inaugural match and they will bring with them a bit of that bottled game spirit from Melbourne to the Marrickville turf.


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Alright, I'm gonna not be anti-aussie rules anymore and embrace this thing. Woo! How to learn the rules of this game in a month?


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

depends, are you playing or spectating?


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Possibly both


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

i would assume they'd be already training.


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

otherwise, the trick is to get the ball towards your goals in any way possible, but you can't throw the ball.

pretty simple!


MarsAudiac  said about 2 years ago:

This will never oust PRL


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

The bouncing on the run thing confuses me too..how does that work?


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

The rules of football state that a player running on the field with the ball must take a running bounce at least once every fifteen metres.

its like travelling in basketball.

you can also bend down and tap the ball to the ground.

or just kick the thing.


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Thanks man. Running around all confused in the outfield sounds like fun.


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Celibate Rifles, The Meanies and Front End Loader (plus one more) announced as the bands on the day. Adam Spencer and Dan Sultan team captains. Looking like a good day!


TimChuma  said about 2 years ago:

Good band line up. Any chance of the Hell City Galmours members in the team?


Carbie  said about 2 years ago:

Dunno? Ask Evo! It will be interesting to see who will be playing in these Sydney teams.
By the way, Hell City Glamours are doing a secret gig in Melbourne today (i.e. Saturday 25th Feb 2012). ㋡


TimChuma  said about 2 years ago:

Already had something on. Will try to see Celibate Rifles at the Caravan Music Club.



TimChuma  said about 2 years ago:

Blue Ruin will be playing I think.


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