On Sunday the Inner West community watched the Western Walers win the Sydney Reclink Community Cup, for the first time in its six year run.
The Walers, representing the music industry, took the cup from the Sydney Sailors, representing the media, and in particular community radio, in an upset of 72-39.
As assistant coach for the Walers, I was pleased to open the day’s activities at Henson Park in Marrickville, for Reclink Australia with founder John Ballis.
The match is an exciting event that raises money for the Reclink Organisation, a charity that helps at-risk and underprivileged youth get their lives back on track through engagement in sport and arts programs.
Established in Victoria, the cup now operates nationally with the money raised each year providing thousands of opportunities for disadvantaged young people.
I look forward to the next match and to pushing the agenda of this fantastic organisation in the federal parliament.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.