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 CSU Mungoes are the rugby league club of Charles Sturt University Bathurst, for males and females. Established in 1974, the club has a rich history and culture strongly associated with football, fun and friends (which is the motto of the club). As the club is aligned to CSU, players are often university students; traveling from far and wide to take up their studies at Bathurst. The CSU Mungoes aim to give students a hobby outside of their studies to ensure they are given the opportunity to network with people and engage in an enjoyable physical activity. The club has experienced significant growth in the past few years, with female League Tag being introduced in 2015. Due to the popularity of the League Tag competition, two female teams will be entered into the competition in 2016, alongside two male teams.
Value to the Community
The Mungoes are strongly aligned to the local community. For the past four years, there has been a developing relationship with the local junior rugby league team; the Eglinton Eels. This relationship involves members from the Mungoes assisting the coaching and administration of the Eglinton Eels, while the U/7's team often plays during the half time break of Mungoes' home games. Sponsorship from the club is sourced locally, as locally owned businesses provide financial support and subsidised services to the club. Additionally, the Mungoes frequently engage in fundraising events, such as special home game charity events, sponsor appreciation events, family days at home games, and local charity events. Finally, the Mungoes often allow their home ground to be used by other sporting clubs. Schools, representative teams, and junior rugby league teams have all used the venue in the past for training or playing.
Why the funds are needed
As previously stated, the CSU Mungoes are primarily comprised of university students. These students usually move to university around 18 and are required to balance a variety of financial responsibilities, including accommodation, travel, food, health, etc. This can often be overwhelming for a young person. The CSU Mungoes recognise this and always strive to make membership as affordable as possible for these students. We believe that individuals who are passionate about rugby league, sport, or just having fun with their friends should not be limited by financial strain. The money from this grant would be used entirely to subsidise player’s registrations fees. At the time of this application, registration will cost players approximately $135 p/person. As we are expecting 100 players to register for the club, a grant of $1000 would allow us to reduce this registration cost to $125 p/person. It would also allow us leverage to purchase our playing kit, which is in excess of $7000 this year.
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