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.
We are a group of 7 that have been selected to represent Australia at the World championships in Brighton, England in July. The team is made up of 5 kids aged from 12 to 16 plus our 2 instructors who are also competing. We are from the small coastal town of ballina, and the club is based in a small suburb called Tintenbar. The club was started in 2011 with local kids from the public school, 5 of who make up this squad and have achieved their black belts from the very start with us.
Value to the Community
Tintenbar is a very small suburb, with maybe 2000 residents. The local public school has about 130 students. We give the students from the school a local after school sport option that they don't have to travel for. We have a great community support base and the club vibe is definitely more like family. Parents chip in to help with bbqs and social events. To have 9 representatives for Australia from such a small community gives all the kids and community that hope and drive to one day achieve the things that these kids have. They work extremely hard to get to where they have and even give up a lot of their personal time for training including boxing day, Christmas Eve, Easter Saturday. The families, community and students are all extremely dedicated.
Why the funds are needed
We have been fundraising to help with the costs of competing. The cost per competitor aRE as below, and our team is of 7 competitors. Airfares - $1800 Accommodation at the event for the duration of the competition - 440£ Entry costs $150USD Equipment - $140 Uniforms - $460 So that works out about $3500 per competitor. A total of $24500 for the team just to travel there and compete. Our personal fundraising through BBQ and social days has raised about $8000 and the council grant of $3000 brings us to about $11000. The rest of the money is coming from the kids parents and being personally funded as the government has no supports or aid available for our kind of sport. Our national association has around 1000 members, and also does not have the capacity to support financially a 43 strong team travelling to the event.
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