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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

Total Votes:   37

Australian National University Boat Club



State / Area:

ACT / Metro

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Australian National University Boat Club

The Australian National University Boat Club (ANUBC) was established in 1964, making it the ACT’s oldest rowing club. With 150 members, ANUBC is also one of the University’s biggest sporting clubs. With the boat shed located on campus and just off Lake Burley Griffin, ANUBC has a huge student base and caters for rowers from Novice all the way to Elite. ANUBC competes at all levels, local to international. Our student members get actively involved in Australian University Games every year, placing in the top four overall for the last five years.

Value to the Community

ANUBC is an active community club that fosters participation in rowing among ANU students, alumni, staff and affiliated members. Not only is it run completely by volunteers, but it values all members of the community joining and getting involved - from those wanting to learn to row to those training at elite and national levels. While primarily a university rowing club, we have a growing masters squad of men and women who have remained part of the rowing community and enjoy rowing socially as well as competition. The club further contributes to the rowing community by making its facilities available for use by schools for training camps and corporate companies for team building activities. Club members are regular volunteers at local regattas supporting the broader rowing community. ANUBC runs an Introduction to Rowing Program teaching more than 60 people to row each year, and provides valuable sporting opportunities for students.

Why the funds are needed

We have been fortunate in being able to travel around Australia and compete at the Australian University Games. This year the games are in Perth, and as we are based in Canberra, the costs of travelling are very high. The money would go towards supporting our team to get to the Games. One of the biggest costs this year will be to hire boats or transport our boats. To use our own boats, we would have to hire a four-wheel drive vehicle for the trip. The alternative is to hire boats from other clubs while we are in Perth. Both options come at considerable cost to our student athletes. Having the costs subsidised for boat transport (including vehicle hire, petrol, and accommodation for volunteer drivers), or boat hire from Perth-based clubs, would lower the costs for each athlete greatly, making it more affordable for team members, all of whom are university students.


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