In a partnership fitting with the Community Cup brand, South Australian community television station Channel 44 will screen the fiercely frivolous game this Friday night at 8pm.

Having recently been given a reprieve to remain on air, Channel 44 were more than happy to come out to film a bunch of enthusiastic locals play some wonderfully average footy for a great cause.

Raising money for the state’s disadvantaged and disenfranchised, the Adelaide Reclink Community Cup pits local musicians (Rockatoos) against South Aussie media (Anchors) in a battle for the coveted cup.

Despite an impressive effort by the Anchors, the Rockatoos took the trophy for the third year running, and Channel 44 were there to film all the highlights, low lights and crazy sights, with some hilarious commentary by ThreeD Radio.

Channel 44 General Manager Lauren Hillman said she is excited to be bringing the screening to South Australians this week.

“Since our recent further licence extension, we are thrilled to be broadcasting the 2017 Adelaide Reclink Community Cup free-to-air this Friday night at 8pm on Channel 44. It’s fantastic that we have had the opportunity to team up with ThreeD Radio to use their commentary as part of the broadcast and we are looking forward to continuing this great community partnership in 2018.”

Reclink Australia CEO John Ballis said: “Reclink Australia is thrilled to have Channel 44 air the 2017 Adelaide Reclink Community Cup. Now into its third year the Adelaide Reclink Community Cup is a fantastic addition to the creative arts, festivals and social events proudly promoted throughout South Australia.”

Channel 44 joins Reclink’s national sponsor Blundstone, along with local sponsors Unley Jets, Adelaide Lutheran Football Club, Channel 9, Pirate Life, Grace Emily Hotel, Wheatsheaf Hotel, Radio Adelaide, Three D Radio, Fresh 92.7, Hawkers, Coopers, Coopers Stadium/Norwood Football Club, Port Admiral Hotel, Eco Caddy, APM, Fat Controller, Music SA, Udaberri, Active Bodies Physiotherapy, Expressions Media, Against The Grain Publicity, and The Salt to bring the Cup to Adelaide.

The Reclink Community Cup tours nationally and began in 1993 in Melbourne, where it has since become a major event on the Victorian social calendar.

Adelaide is only in its third year, but with coaches like Greens MLC Tammy Franks, ABC rock star Peter Goers and a whole host of local music and media talent, the Adelaide Reclink Community Cup is sure to continue growing and doing good for the South Australian community.

Reclink Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage or facing significant barriers to participation, through providing new and unique sports and arts opportunities and specialist recreation programs.

In the past 12 months Reclink Australia has provided more than 10,000 activities, across national networks, with more than 100,000 opportunities offered in those activities.
Reclink Australia targets some of the community’s most vulnerable and isolated people: at risk youth, those experiencing mental illness, people with a disability, the homeless, people tackling alcohol and other drug issues and social and economic hardship.