Two Southland netball managers have been to memory lane this week and brought back some hidden treasures from the Sting campaign and Netball Southland's previous life.
Now, Sting marketing manager Liz Piper and Netball Southland regional manager Juliet Gray are preparing for what is likely to be one of Southland's most popular garage sales and virtually the only items not for sale are the Coca-Cola and National Bank Cups though they may be on display.
The relics of Sting and Netball Southland, before it rebranded, will be on sale at Stadium Southland on Wednesday.
A week's worth of digging around in Netball Southland cupboards had turned up some interesting finds, including long beige skirts that were part of the Sting players' dress uniforms in its early years.
While Piper joked she might donate them to cricket's beige brigade, items that may prove more popular included tracksuits, uniforms, balls, bags, books, flags, Sting training gear and some that dated back to when Sting originated.
Piper summarised the sale as a "fresh start".
"When we moved to Stadium Southland we had the idea that it might be good to have a garage sale to get rid of all the extra stuff but nothing really came of it and we've been asked by so many people what we're going to do with all that Sting stuff," Piper said.
Gray added: "Netball Southland rebranded two years ago so there's a lot of uniforms with the old logo that have been updated.
"There's some great stuff for sports teams like sets of T-shirts, vests and gear bags." There will also be a gold coin raffle for a signed 2007 Sting dress.
Proceeds of Wednesday's sale will go towards netball development within Southland.
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