Aug 8, 2017

Statements by Members – Reclink Community Cup

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (13:48): On Sunday, it was my great honour to open the sixth Sydney Reclink Community Cup held at Henson Park in my electorate, along with John Bayliss who does a fantastic job with the Reclink organisation. This is an event that is now held nationally to raise funds for Reclink, an organisation that assists at-risk and marginalised young people and helps to connect them with the mainstream of society through engagement with sportspeople and artists.

It is a great event every year, and some 3,000 people gathered on Sunday at Henson Park to watch the Sydney Sailors play the Western Walers. The Sydney Sailors had been successful in the previous five matches, but this time around the Walers were successful with 72-39 in an upset result. The Sailors represent media organisations Triple J, 2SER, 2FBI and others involved in the media. They are ably coached by Stuart Coupe. The Walers are a bunch of musos and people from the local entertainment industry—and I’m sure they celebrated at the Vic on the Park late into that night. I want to also thank the government for supporting the granting of base funding for Reclink. Greg Hunt, as minister, deserves congratulations— (Time expired)