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:   19

Highlands International Judo Club



State / Area:

NSW / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Highlands International Judo Club

Firstly, I wish to extend a big warm 'Robo Hi' to all at Thermoskin Community Sports Fund, Melanie Wright, Sharelle McMahon, Brett Emerton, and Matthew Symington. I nominate the Highlands International Judo Club in Robertson NSW to be eligible for the $1500 sporting funds that you are so generously offering. With your help the Highlands International Judo Club’s students (approximately 35 students and rapidly growing) will advance in the craft that is Judo as well as improved personal growth which will help them gain important skills for life. Primarily, our students will benefit from your help and support as they take a big step toward continual health and wellbeing. Secondly, the students and instructors alike will appreciate your funding as we will be able to purchase necessary safety equipment for our ever growing Judo classes.

Value to the Community

The Highlands International Judo Club invites you to be part of our ongoing volunteer organisation which has functioned as an important part of the Robertson community for the last twelve years by providing a positive environment that is an ideal form of physical exercise for all ages and both genders. Judo is in fact one of the most widely practiced Olympic and Paralympics sports in the world, and through the aid of qualified and experienced Judo Instructors in their volunteer roles, Highlands International Judo Club is able to provide the Robertson community with the opportunity to practice Judo and to benefit from the intense cardiovascular workout which has been proven to improve mental health, physical strength, and overall fitness. Additionally, Judo focuses on improving basic skills that are lost in an age dominated by technology, such as, balance, flexibility, and posture, which promotes physical co-ordination and improved reflexes.

Why the funds are needed

Our Judo team would efficiently use the Community Sports funding to replace a portion of the ground impact jigsaw mats priced at $44 each (we would require 64 jigsaw mats in total to replace all of our aging mats), however, having the possibility to replace half of them is an exciting opportunity giving the physicality of our sport. We would also love to purchase another crash mat which has been priced at $540. We were fortunate enough to be able to purchase one last year and we use this mat on a regular basis. We now run a family Judo afternoon where parents and kids can workout together, and this mat has made all the difference for the parents! It is so important to provide quality equipment for our students to use each week, and I appreciate the opportunity to be able to apply for funding that will greatly benefit Highlands International Judo Club here in Robertson, not only for our students, but also, for the growing interest from our wonderful community to enjoy.


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