Remembering Kangaroo Island Netball Association's 60th Anniversary in 2011

Here's just a little bit of nostalgia from Kangaroo Island Netball Association's 60th Anniversary in 2011.

One could be forgiven for thinking that Parndana had changed their uniforms to keep up with the State League Teams with their smart princess slim line uniforms and black boy leg knickers...

But no, it was the reinvention of the Parndana Netball Club's late 70's uniforms made by Allison Uren especially for the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Kangaroo Island Netball Association.

Wisanger likewise dug deep and located uniforms made by Adrienne Bates for the KI Players and likewise of the late 70's era.

The girls were initially horrified and then highly amused at having to wear the old box pleat tunics with a shirt underneath.

They lined up with the Parndana girls before the game to have their uniforms measured by the umpires as in the olden days when skirts had to be a regulation length above the knee.

Girls of both teams were resplendent in white knee length socks, my how times have changed.

Photos were taken of the two teams lined up with the KINA President Sharon Gaskin and the KINA Life Members present, Maggie Patterson and Faye Tiggemann.

And then individual team photos were taken with their respective Life Members present.

Wisanger girls had trouble coping with the long uniforms and changed back to their body suits at half time, but Parndana wore theirs with pride.

I wondered whether this might be a sign of things to come.

Many spectators gathered to watch and enjoy this momentous occasion and the older ones would no doubt remember wearing with pride the uniforms of yesteryear.

I certainly had my moment of nostalgia. - Maggie Patterson

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