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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:   2

Curtin University Boat Club



State / Area:

WA / Metro

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Curtin University Boat Club

CUBC is an emergent rowing club based in Perth, WA. The club takes pride in enabling new and experienced rowers of all ages and abilities to achieve their personal goals, whilst having fun. In the last 5 years there has been an influx of new, enthusiastic rowers who have undertaken the revitalisation of the club both internally and within the wider community. Although the club, formed in 1969, is affiliated with Curtin University, it caters for all members of the wider community and holds long term partnerships with All Saints College and Clontarf Aboriginal College. Within the last 5 years total membership has grown from 53 to 120 oarspersons and an additional 40 people completing our learn to row program annually.

Value to the Community

CUBC rowing caters to everyone and helps to facilitate their personal goals whether it be to get fit, try something new or have aspirations to perform at a high level. The club was one of the original sporting clubs associated with Curtin University in 1969 and today the club has expanded and is proud to hold strong relationships with the local community. This includes long term partnerships with local high schools including All Saints College and Clontarf Aboriginal College (The Row AHEAD Program) which attracts around 40 students to participate in the sport of rowing annually. The Row AHEAD program run with Clontarf Aboriginal College aims to raise aspirations and awareness of higher education, through participation in the sport (which has traditionally been seen as an elite sport, available exclusively to private schools and universities) to a greater range of students.

Why the funds are needed

People new to the sport of rowing often take up to 6 sessions to be comfortable and confident in a single scull. One of the biggest hurdles those new to the sport have to overcome is the ability to stay balanced in a single scull. We often find those who are less confident including both adult and children often give away the sport too soon, after only a few sessions, due to fear of falling out of the boat. With this money we would purchase 4 stabilisers which would be used in our learn to row program. This program run over 6 sessions caters for 10-15 people of all ages, abilities and experiences on the water. When these stabilisers are attached to our learn to row sculls, rowers will be able to confidently learn the rowing stroke in a stable boat without feeling unbalanced or falling into the water. After a few sessions when confidence and technique is established and the rower can then remove the stabilisers and enjoy the freedom of rowing without feeling nervous or stressed. We hope that the purchase of these stabilisers will help to increase long term participation in the sport of rowing.

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