The 2020 Reclink Community Cup series has been officially cancelled
07.07.2020

The 2020 Reclink Community Cup series has been officially cancelled

Photo by Anna Madden
Words by Kate Streader

“We will be back and are already planning to bring your local Comm Cup back bigger and better in 2021.”

This year’s Reclink Community Cup series has been cancelled across all cities, organisers announced this morning. The beloved annual footy series which pits musicians against the media for the sake of charity is set to return next year.

Launched in 1993, the Melbourne leg of the Reclink Community Cup raises upwards of $200,000 for Reclink Australia each year and brings crowds of over 14,000 to its home at Victoria Park.

The cup was due to visit seven cities this year, including Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Sydney, Fremantle and Canberra to raise funds to provide people with opportunities to participate in sport, recreation, arts and pathways to employment.

“It is with much regret that we officially announce the entire 2020 Reclink Community Cup series has now been cancelled. This is a significant loss to our much-needed fund-raising efforts of the year and a significant loss to the community spirit and joy that the Community Cup brings to so many,” said the organisers in a statement. 

“As some states are gradually easing out of restrictions our programs and activities are more important than ever, and we look forward to your continued support. Reclink’s programs will be needed more than ever as the restrictions are eased.

“The spirit of the Comm Cup will live on. We will be back and are already planning to bring your local Comm Cup back bigger and better in 2021.”

This year marks Reclink’s 30th anniversary, and while the games won’t go ahead, the organisation has teased it will be celebrating the milestone with some exciting celebrations this November.

Read the full statement below.

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