Vote for the team or individual that you think most needs funding, for their chance to receive up to $1,500 from the Thermoskin Community Sports Fund!
You will also be entered in the draw to win a $200 EFTPOS Gift Card!
With a total pool of $10,000 available plus a gift of Thermoskin’s Plantar FXT Calf Socks, 2016 winners will be decided upon by a panel of 4 judges including Melanie Wright (Australian Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder in Swimming), Sharelle McMahon (former Australian Netballer), Brett Emerton (ex-Socceroo) and Thermoskin CEO Matthew Symington.
Shortlisted entries will be based on quality of application, why the funds are needed, value to the community/individual, and number of votes received by the public, so start voting now and make your contribution!
To find out more on how your voting contributes, please visit our Terms & Conditions. Thermoskin Community Sports Fund Recipients will be announced on the Thermoskin website and Facebook page.
Voting: 4th – 25th May 2016
Recipients Announced: 6th June 2016
Voting has now finished.
Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.
I'm a national level competitive figure skater from Adelaide, competing in the Junior Ladies Division. . I started skating at the age of 8, and competing at the age of 9 and have been working hard every year since then to improve my skills. I have represented South Australia in this sport every year since 2008, four times in synchronised skating and five times in singles skating at different levels. In January of this year I represented Australia in competition in Abu Dhabi, and was the first female skater in 12 years in South Australia to represent their country as an individual in this sport.
Value to the Individual
Figure Skating has always been something that has made me happy, and brings me a sense of achievement. I love working hard towards a goal and achieving it, and even achieving things i never thought I could do. It's brought me confidence, made me hardworking and determined and has given me something to turn to when I'm having a bad day. It also keeps me busy and fit, between having to train several times a week, both off and on ice. My favourite part of skating is performing and making other people happy or excited by my performance , and inspiring younger skaters to work hard and have just as I was inspired by others when I started.
Why the funds are needed
Figure Skating is not a cheap sport. Every week lessons and ice time have to be paid for. Every few months, skate sharpening and competition fees, and several times a year, travel fees have to be paid for. Not to mention skates have to be replaced every 1-2 years. We have barely any individual government funding, and rely on community grants. Currently Adelaide is also without a large ice surface, and so to have enough time to prepare for important upcoming competitions, I have to travel interstate for training. This is mostly what money would be spent on: travel costs for training and competition. I am also hoping to qualify to compete at the Asian open in Chinese Taipei this year and other international events in January and this money would help towards extra training to help me qualify.
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