In celebration of the AVIS Magic's rich 25-year history, a special ‘birthday dress’ has been designed for their upcoming home game in Hamilton on 9 June. This commemorative dress pays tribute to the team's legacy and symbolises the spirit of Magic.

The dress is a collaborative creation, designed by General Manager Justine Dixon, Captain Ameliaranne Ekenasio and Vice-Captain Erena Mikaere. It is in honour of the dress Magic wore in 2012 when they made history by winning the ANZ Championship. This victory was particularly momentous as the Magic were the first and only New Zealand team to win the ANZ Championship while competing against the formidable Australian teams.

A striking feature of the dress is its bold red colour relating back to the ‘clash dress’ or ‘away dress’ the team was required to wear in the 2012 finals. Adding to the sentimental value, the dress features the old heart logo at the bottom and the names of every single player who has ever worn a Magic dress on court are incorporated into the design.

Erena Mikaere proudly wore the dress alongside some of Magic’s legacy players in 2012. “The birthday dress is more than just a uniform; it’s a piece of history, a symbol of pride, and a celebration of the countless players and moments that have shaped the AVIS Magic over the past 25 years.”

Justine Dixon commented "The 25th anniversary of Magic is a testament to the dedication of everyone involved with the team. We're proud of our achievements and grateful for the support of our fans and community. This celebration is a chance to look back with pride and excitement for the future."

AVIS Magic has been a cornerstone of the netball community for 25 years, bringing excitement, passion, and unforgettable moments to fans. Join us in celebrating our legacy and looking forward to many more years of netball excellence.

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