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.
I have been racing BMX for 12 years and it is a major part of my life. I returned home last week from the Australian titles in Bathurst where this year was my first year at Junior Elite Women where I got on the podium with 3rd in the final. I was so pleased because I had been training so hard with gym work, track work with my coach and training with great BMXERS such as Melinda McLeod who always pushes me to do my best. I have raced at international level where I obtained the rank of W7 in 2013 world titles and I am currently ranked 3Q and now 3A in JNr Elite Women. I also competed in my 1st National series at 4 tracks around Australia where I placed 4th overall. BMX is an individual sport but the friendships formed are life long ones.
Value to the Individual
BMX has taught me strength and confidence in myself that I can achieve my best. I may not be the fastest but I strive every race to better than the last race. I am also going to be a beginner coach and help the young riders believe and also be good sports with shaking hands and kind words to each other before and after races no matter where you come. I also play Girls Rugby League which I enjoy, but BMX is my first passion, if I am not riding my bike, I am thinking about riding my bike. We are so lucky in South Qld because I can race nearly every weekend of the year . I am also on the Qld State Development Squad which I am very proud to be a part of and wear my qld jersey with pride.i
Why the funds are needed
I am proud to be part of the QLD STATE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD but it has a cost for clothing and camps. Clothing is $315 and a camp in TOWNSVILLE in July with cost TBA. I am also in need of a new helmet which is $590 which is a major piece of safety equipment in our sport. I am also on a team called RIVAL RACING which I am also proud to be a part of and clothing comes at a cost as well. $250 for pant, gloves, rival jersey and goggles.. Every bit of prize money I earn goes back to help for the next big race but females in our sport get 1/3 of what the males get but I am grateful for what I get because every bit helps.
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