REPLAY started in February 2017, founded by The McLean family (Millie, Lucy, Mum & Dad) in Palmerston North. Upon having a clean out at home one weekend a corner of the garage was found to be accruing a steady supply of out-grown, pre-loved, un used sports gear.
Rather than hang onto the gear, it was decided to reach other Kiwi kids and families who may need a hand with accessing sports equipment to help their child be more involved with their sport. Mum Denise, with a marketing background, made a few phone calls, set up a website and before too long 48 bundles of gear were making their way to some local active Kiwi kids. This was the start of REPLAY.
Now over 3 years later (Jan 2021), over 12,000 pieces of sports equipment consisting of balls, boots, bats, sticks, shin pads and sneakers have been received and redistributed within the Manawatu, Whanganui, Rangitikei & Ruapehu region. We still have the same goal – reducing barriers to being active, help keeping kids stay happy & healthy and helping the environment along the way too.
We are currently registering REPLAY NZ as a charitable entity. All of our work with recycling sport gear is undertaken with a 100% charitable purpose – to benefit our communities and our environment. We are aiming to grow what we do around NZ, if you share our love of keeping kids active & helping our environment, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
Lucy & Millie, early days (2017) of REPLAY