Netballers step up for woollen fashion

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Six collections in total were worn by the Wagin locals during the Woolorama fashion parade.
Camera IconSix collections in total were worn by the Wagin locals during the Woolorama fashion parade.

Wagin Netball Club players took to the catwalk at Woolorama showcasing some of the best woollen garments on the market.

In a first for the Woolorama fashion show, the locals guys and girls were in the spotlight for the prime-time midday slot.

Among the collections on display to the packed out Ray Johnson Pavilion were local brands such as the Williams Woolshed and Lake Grace’s Sand ‘N’ Salt.

Wagin Netball Club committee member Kristy Ball was fundamental in connecting the fashion parade with the club.

“We thought that it might be a good idea to show some local talent, because the local netball club is doing really well at the moment and we have a lot of members,” she said.

“We thought to give the Perth models a break over lunch, we’d do a 12 o’clock show and that’s how it happened.”

Ms Ball said the community rallied around seeing their neighbours on the runway.

“It was great and really well supported (by the Wagin community), and the crowd was brilliant, they interacted really well,” she said.

“Everyone loved it, they were thrilled to see local girls, and guy, up there.

“For the small amount of rehearsals they (the local girls) had, they were brilliant, I’m so proud of them.”

For Wagin models Shine Green and Shakira Buck, it was their first time taking part in Woolorama.

“Normally we just walk in, see our mates, but this time we had to practise and go to the runway, it was great,” Ms Green said.

Ms Buck said the nerves quickly settled once they were up on the catwalk.

“It was really exciting,” she said.

“I’ve always been into modelling so it was really fun.”

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