There’s a few things to check off your list if you live in Sydney – Saturday farmer’s markets at Carriageworks, watching the NYE fireworks from a cramped spot you waited all day for, doing the Bondi to Bronte walk while you’re watching for whales, and hitting Marrickville‘s iconic Henson Park for an afternoon footy game.
If you’re yet to cross of that last one, lucky for you the annual Reclink Community Cup is on from midday on Sunday August 19 – where Sydney’s finest musicians and media types go head to head in a big ol’ charity match of AFL, raising money for Reclink, who provide arts and sports workshops for disadvantaged youth.
And yes, my friends, I am in the Sailors for the third year in a row so if you wanna see me screaming around in tiny white shorts then you’re in luck.
(Sorry this goes for like four hours, but it’s the full broadcast from this year’s Melbourne game.)
Not only is it a beaut afternoon to sit on the hill, sink a few tins, laugh at the inevitable streakers, and watch some deeply-inexperienced people try their hand at a full-field, full-term footy match, but this year the Sydney game is bringing live music back to the park.
Hailed as Newtown‘s shittest band, SCABZ are headlining the day – after the whole band get off the field and have a couple of tinnies – and they’re supported by Bachelor Pad, Young Henry’s Dancers and DJ Mario Speedwagon.
Now in it’s seventh year, the media’s Sailors are vying to get their hands back on the cup after it was snatched from their six-in-a-row grasp by the muso’s Walers. It’s sure to be a spicy game so grab yourself a ticket over HERE and we’ll see you at the park.
And if you can’t get enough of your footy, check out our brand new AFL podcast, Balls Up, where we chat everything about the round that was.