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 Australian Under-20 Ultimate Frisbee teams compete in the World Junior Ultimate Championships every 2 years. This year, the competition will be held in Wroclaw, Poland. There are 39 athletes from all around Australia, this includes capital cities and regional centres. We are sending a women's team (Terra) and a men's team (Thunder). The team is also made up of 8 support staff including 2 head coaches, 4 assistant coaches and 2 team managers. The athletes have to raise $6000 each to purchase uniforms, flights, tournament registration and pay for training camps. Often athletes from the WJUC teams go on to represent Australia in U23's and Open worlds in years to come. These teams represent the premier event for Youth Ultimate and being selected on one is a huge honor for young athletes.
Value to the Community
We represent the aspirations of grassroots Youth Ultimate communities to represent Australia at the highest possible level. We also aspire to develop youth Ultimate in Australia by actively assisting in the development of youth teams through coaching, captaining and managing State and local Youth teams. Our coaches are often responsible for coaching various club and state teams throughout Australia and many of our athletes actively participate in their communities by coaching or captaining University, High School or local club teams. As the athletes grow older, they often give back to the community by taking on management roles in teams, coaching and developing youth. Ultimate is well known for building character and offering a unique opportunity due to the uniqueness of 'Spirit of the Game' a sportsmanship ideal which sees athletes self-refereeing the sport even at the most Elite levels.
Why the funds are needed
The money would be used to help fund the Australian 'Green & Gold' playing uniforms that the athletes must wear to represent Australia. This is a huge honour for the athletes as receiving the green and gold uniforms marks the start of their journey as an Elite Australian Athlete. While recognised by the ASC, Ultimate receives no external funding. This means that all our Under-20 athletes must each raise $6000 in order to represent Australia at WJUC in 2016. This cost includes paying for support staff, international flights, accommodation, uniforms etc. Athletes are encouraged to participate in community fundraising ventures to give back to their community while also raising funds for their journey, however any assistance we can give them to reduce overall costs makes a huge difference. Most of our athletes have to attend interstate training camps whilst also juggling study and work commitments.
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