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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:   84

Forbes Dragon Boat Club


Social & Competition

State / Area:

NSW / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Forbes Dragon Boat Club

The Forbes Dragon Boat Club was established in 2011. We currently have 50 members who train once a week on Lake Forbes – (twice a week in daylight saving time). We are an inclusive club, encouraging paddlers of all ages and abilities to get involved. We welcome social paddlers who just want to experience the joy and the friendship of paddling, as well as competitive members who opt to participate in regattas in NSW and ACT. We even have members who travel to interstate events, including a 40km paddle down the Derwent River in Tasmania, and the 55km Ord River Challenge from Kununurra to Lake Argyle in Western Australia, just for the fun and camaraderie of the sport, and even as far as Shanghai to emphasize to the Chinese the fact that breast cancer survivors can live an enjoyable and active life.

Value to the Community

We provide opportunities for people who are less fit, many of whom have not participated in sport since childhood, to attain a new, healthier lifestyle. Many have discovered that they do have the ability to enjoy sport. Endurance and stamina training are regularly on our training program. We have a group of breast-cancer survivors who are currently enjoying joining us on our regular Sunday morning paddle. People come to our sessions knowing they will be welcomed and have fun in a friendly, supportive environment regardless of their age or fitness level. We are one of the few team sports where the stronger fitter participants can help the less fit and agile. Additional value to our community is our involvement in many local activities, such as the Forbes Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival and the Australia Day Celebrations, both of which we regularly support, as well as Business House Challenge days where we invite local businesses to train and race against each other for fun and friendship. We are also committed to the annual ‘Clean up Australia Day’, during which we remove all rubbish from the town lake, helping to keep it in good condition.

Why the funds are needed

We desperately need a good multi-purpose marquee for the safety and health of our paddlers in protection from the elements – including the hot summer sun or the rain at official Regattas, as well as for use at local events such as those mentioned above.


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