REPLAY started in February 2017, founded by our family (The McLeans) in Palmerston North. An overdue clean up in our garage produced a large amount of sport gear no longer needed but still good to be used again….
We decided to reach fellow tamariki and rangatahi who may need a hand with accessing sport gear. Our goal was to give other children the opportunity to play, be active and involved in their sport. Mum Denise (Ngai Tahu), 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, nearly 5 years later, over 25,000 pieces of sport equipment including balls, boots, bats, sticks, shin pads, sneakers have been received and redistributed throughout the Manawatu, Tararua, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, and South Auckland regions. We are delighted to have recently started in the Otago region and are looking at starting in the Bay of Plenty soon.
We still have the same goal – helping give local tamariki and rangatahi the opportunity to be active, happy and healthy whilst giving the environment a hand at the same time.
Lucy & Millie in the early days of REPLAY (2017)
We have recently registered 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.