On Sunday the Inner West community gathered at Henson Park for the seventh Sydney Reclink Community Cup.
Local residents braved very cold weather to witness a fantastic charity football match between teams comprised of Sydney-based journalists (The Sailors) and musicians (The Walers).
I was pleased to open the game with Reclink founder John Ballis and toss the coin before the first bounce, as well as moonlighting as a commentator throughout the match.
The Sydney Reclink Community Cup is an extraordinary event that raises money through ticket sales and donations for the Reclink organisation.
Reclink is a charity that assists at-risk and marginalised young people and helps to connect them with the mainstream of society through engagement with sportspeople and artists.
The Walers recorded back-to-back victories, following five successive years in which The Sailors prevailed.
I am looking forward to next year’s match and working with the organisation locally to help at-risk young Australians.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.