Vote now for your favourite Team or Individual

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:   33

BMX Far North Queensland



State / Area:

QLD / Metro

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About BMX Far North Queensland

BMX Far North Queensland is a sporting body established on 30th October 1980 and incorporated 10th November 1994 to provide support to the 6 clubs in the zone located at Weipa, Cairns, Mount Isa, Atherton, Townsville and Burdekin. The Zone currently has over 800 members. BMX FNQ committee members are based within each of the clubs located. The zone members identify riders within the region to participate in rider development and these participants are named in the crackerjack, dynamite and development squads which comprises of 50 riders within these squads and a total of 28 shadow squad riders - between the ages of 8 and 16. Maintaining the link between BMX QLD and BMX Australia is high priority of BMX FNQ for the members in remote/regional areas and giving our kids the best possible opportunity at their chosen sport is our aim!

Value to the Community

BMX FNQ provides support to BMX clubs in far North Queensland by helping to foster and facilitate the successful management of clubs in the region and by way of officiating events. The zone provides ongoing coaching support for young riders (Wepia, Mount Isa, Burdekin, Townsville, Cairns, Atherton). The area can be isolated from metropolitan areas, BMX FNQ provides that link. Representatives of the zone provide valuable feedback to BMX Queensland who look after approx. 7,729 members Queensland wide. BMX FNQ is a valuable asset to the region helping children and adults the opportunity to compete at events, have access to official rules, guidelines and coaching. BMX is an emerging sport with the introduction of the mini wheelers designed for children from a very young age to participate in sport and develop a love for a healthy and fit lifestyle. BMX is also an Olympic sport and we want to ensure that our local riders have every opportunity to compete at all levels if they so desire.

Why the funds are needed

BMX FNQ are requesting the funding to assist in purchasing much needed clothing, equipment and training for the BMX community in Far North Queensland. BMX FNQ assists with officiating duties at majority of local events for clubs. In this region alone there are up to 15 events each year. On some occasions the FNQ division of BMX are requested to assist on state and national levels. • Officials need to be able to communicate effectively at events. Ideally to run an event we require up to 10 radios with headsets. Having additional headsets and radios means that communication between officials and first aid personnel is efficient, and allows a quicker response to any issues that may arise for members and riders on and off the track. • Our officials also require new shirts so that they are visible and easy to identify on the BMX track and surrounding areas at local and state events. • The Registrar position is pivotal to each club as they administer both online and manual club memberships, and event rider registrations. Funding is required to contribute to the costs of sending Registrars to BMX Queensland training in May



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