Brisbane bands and media members fought it out on the footy field for the second annual Reclink Community Cup last Sunday at Leyshon Park in Yeronga.
The charity AFL match sought to raise money for Reclink Australia, who provides sport and recreation programs for disadvantaged Australians.
Stephen Stockwell of Triple J lead the “Brisbane Lines” while the muso team “Rocking Horses” was fronted by Xavier Poropat of Eyes Ninety and Amy Lane of Dropbears.
The event also featured performances from Velociraptor, AdelePickvance, Seja and Good Boy.
Greens Senator and Chair of the Board at 4ZZZ Andrew Bartlett said events like this are significant in fostering community relationships.
“Anything that gets people out into the community, supporting local bands and businesses is always good,” Mr Bartlett said.
“Sport is underrated in the community, which you could probably tell from my performance.”
The first few quarters started slowly with Brisbane Lines leading 21 to 16 at the start of the third, but some strong defence and goal scoring from 4ZZZ presenter Dylan Walker gave way to a healthy lead.
However, a second ball was introduced in the remaining minutes of the final quarter and the Rocking Horses attempted to quickly close the gap with the surprise rule change.
Despite this, the Brisbane Lines emerged triumphant, winning 7.9 51 to the Rocking Horses 6.5 41.
4ZZZ presenter and Brisbane Lines player Cam Smith revelled in their victory, as well as the support exhibited by the community.
“We played as a proper team, instead of a team of individuals like the musos,” Cam Smith said.
“It’s a good way to get out and build the community, I got roped into it fairly willingly.”
The event has run annually in Melbourne since 1993, and organisers of the Brisbane fixture hope it’ll be just as successful.
There were over 600 people in attendance.