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.
The Barramundis are the Australian Mixed Ultimate Frisbee Team whose players have been selected out of a large pool of high level athletes to represent Australia on the world stage. The team was selected throughout 2015 with the final team announcement made in January 2016. Led by coaches Anna Rogacki and Nikki Shires, this team will travel to London in June to compete at the 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships. The team is made up of 25 talented Ultimate players from around Australia, 10 Females and 15 Males. Due to the players coming from many different parts of the country, team members are required to complete their own high level training programs before coming together for 3 weekends of training camps between now and June where positive team culture and offence/defence strategies will be perfected.
Value to the Community
The value this team has to the frisbee community is remarkable. Our success will help maintain Australia’s current world standing in being recognised within the top 5 countries who play Ultimate. The majority of our players also compete in mixed competitions so the Barramundis are valued by the wider Australian frisbee community. As for the local community, Ultimate Frisbee is played everywhere from universities to high schools, all choosing the sport for its sportsmanship and inclusiveness for all members of the community. Ultimate's nature of non-contact and self-refereeing makes it unique and promotes the development of athletes with fair judgement while still being competitive. Athletes selected on the Australian Mixed team use their experience of elite level ultimate (both mental and physical aspects) and exposure to international competition to give back to the grassroots of the sport in Australia in their respective states.
Why the funds are needed
At this time, Ultimate remains an un-funded sport. Players pay their own way for all tournaments and competitions and all the associated costs (travel, accommodation, uniforms etc.). If successful, we would put this money towards the cost of our Australian uniforms. Our standard uniform kit includes two Australian playing shirts (two different coloured designs) and one pair of Australian shorts. Cost for a single playing kit is $70. 25 players X 25 uniform kits ($70 each) = $1750 If successful these funds would assist greatly in minimising some of the financial difficulties brought on by such a large international sporting commitment.
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