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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:   67

Emmaville Deepwater Swimming Club



State / Area:

NSW / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Emmaville Deepwater Swimming Club

Emmaville Deepwater Swimming Club is a group of children from the small rural communities of Emmaville and Deepwater (both villages with populations less than 500 people). The Club has about 20 swimming members currently and a bunch of parent members who help out with making things happen. The Club has been running for at least 10 years. It is run by parent volunteers, with an active committee who ensure the ongoing running of the club to continue to provide and improve opportunities for the children. Coaching is done by a volunteer every Wednesday afternoon from 3pm till 5.30pm. This volunteer has completed all the necessary training and assessments to gain accreditation on a voluntary basis and funding much of the training and significant travel costs himself.

Value to the Community

The Swimming Club is the only sporting club for children & youth in our communities, it gives the children the opportunity to learn how to swim with weekly coaching and to compete with weekly race nights. All other sporting pursuits require families to travel to bigger centres like Glen Innes and Inverell. Being part of the Emmaville Deepwater Swimming Club also gives the team members the capacity to be able to go to swim meets and carnivals in other centres. The swimming club also utilises the local swimming pool, which is currently owned and run by the local council. The pool is not well used by the rest of the community so the swim club are an important factor in justifying the maintenance of this important community resource and focal point.

Why the funds are needed

The funds provided would be used to provide team members with a team uniform, which they don't currently have. This would give the children a sense of belonging to the club and a feeling of pride and confidence when going to swim meets and carnivals to compete against other clubs. The funds would enable all club members to be able to have the uniform, ours is a small rural community which has been identified as one of the 10 poorest suburbs in Australia (Australian Taxation Office’s annual Taxation Statistics report for 2012-13) where a number of families struggle to provide anything more than basic essential requirements for their children. The funds would purchase printed swim caps and swimmers with club logo to give the club an identity.


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