About Us

Starting out

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.

Going forward 

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

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