Vote now for your favourite Team or Individual

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:   191

Harry Armstrong


Sprint Kayaking - Australian Canoeing

State / Area:

NSW / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Harry Armstrong

Harry competes in Sprint Kayaks for Avoca Kayak Club. He has only been paddling for about 12 months and has only been competing for about 6 months. He recently competed at Nationals in Perth in the U16 division. He won the K1 1000m, 500m, K2 1000m, K4 1000, K4 500m, K4 200, Silver in K2 500, Bronze in K1 200m, K2 200m. Total was 6 Gold medals, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. He has been selected in the Australian Canoeing Olympic Hopefuls Team that travels to Hungary in Sept 2016. He has also been selected as an Australian Institute of Sport Draft Athlete and will attend their training program for the next 12 months.

Value to the Individual

Harry is really enjoying his kayaking and the technicality of it. He is very appreciative of the opportunities it has already presented him. The Olympic Hopefuls team will be an integral pathway for Harry in terms of his selection into Junior, U23 and Open Australian Sprint Kayaking teams. He will automatically qualify for the National Talent Squad. These pathways can ultimately lead to Olympic representation. To represent Australia at 16 yrs of age is amazing. Harry is an extremely fit and healthy young man, who displays talent and maturity beyond his years. His humility and consideration for others is a direct result of his involvement in various sports over the years ie: Surf Life Saving, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Snow skiing. As his parents, we have tried to provide him with a broad range of experiences so he grows into a well-mannered gentleman.

Why the funds are needed

We recently purchased a new kayak $5000, two new paddles $700 and new training gear for Harry to wear in winter $200. Our next biggest cost is sending Harry to Hungary with the Australian Canoeing team Olympic Hopefuls. The estimated cost so far is $5750. Any funds received would go directly to this trip.


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