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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:   207

Emily Kro


World Shotokan Karate Assoc./Karate Victoria/AKF Aust

State / Area:

VIC / Metro

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Emily Kro

I have been involved in Karate since the age of 6. I am now 16yrs old and compete in both Kata and Sparring at an elite level, representing Victoria in the Victorian State Team for the last 9 years, have represented Australian (Aust Karate Fed Australian Team) internationally in Greece - World Youth Cup (Silver and Bronze medal), Oceania Championships (Syd & Fiji) - Gold, Silver Bronze medals, Commonwealth Karate Games - Silver Medal, World Youth Cup and Training Camp - Croatia (participation). Under the National Allstyles Comps, I have been gold medallist in both 2014,2015 (Kata) Victorian Champion and the same for NAS Australian Champion 2014/15 (Kata). My goal is to be the best I can in a male dominated sport and to compete in the 2020 Olympics if Karate is chosen.

Value to the Individual

The sport of Karate is my life...It has influenced my life with its' values and sportsmanship. It has given me life skills and knowledge to be able to juggle a hectic year 11 school year and still being able to compete in my sport. It has always shown me how to be a team player and to respect the decision of the referees (even if wrong decisions are made) and to use this as a learning tool to better my next kata/sparring/tournament. It has shown me how to be humble in my winnings and a gracious loser. It has also taught me just how much time and effort my parents put into volunteering to help me achieve my goals.

Why the funds are needed

New Gi (both Kata & Kumite) $500.00 New Sparring Equip $250.00 Entry Fees to tournament $100.00 Airfares & Accommodation ( Oceania Championships - New Caledonia, Sept 2016) $1,000


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