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.
Holy Rosary Netball Club is a small school based netball club in Bendigo, central Victoria. This year the club has over 30 children aged between 8-13 years playing. The club is rebuilding after a period with very small numbers. We are trying to rebuild a vibrant and active club which encourages children to be active, learn life skills such as teamwork and to participate in their community. The children are encouraged to play a variety of roles in the team and to encourage each other with positive reinforcement. Holy Rosary Netball club is an inclusive club which encourages family and friends of the children to be involved and supportive. The club aims to be complimentary to our school by encouraging the children to live the values and ethics they are taught at school: confidence, resilience, respectful, motivated, gracious, forgiving and responsible.
Value to the Community
Our club aims to provide the children in the northern suburbs of Bendigo with an inclusive and affordable opportunity to participate in a team sport. We hope that by teaching our children to be supportive team members we are teaching them invaluable life skills. Our club is run by volunteer parents. Research has shown that people who volunteer in sporting clubs are more likely to participate in sporting activity. Our children are seeing the importance of volunteering first hand and are learning the value of this to their community. Holy Rosary Netball Club is inclusive and welcomes children with all skills levels thus providing the community with open and welcoming opportunity to participate in sport. The local community benefits from active participation in sport, in the development of well-rounded children who are respectful and encouraging of their peers.
Why the funds are needed
This grant would be used to buy club uniforms for our children. Currently they are using old uniforms and providing their own skirts/shorts. We hope to purchase uniforms to increase club spirit. Holy Rosary Netball club encourages our children to have pride in their appearance and to represent their club with respectful behaviour. Club uniforms will encourage this behaviour and help to develop a sense of belonging. The other teams in the competition in which the children compete have similar uniforms to which we hope to purchase. Our children would love to feel the same as their peers. We wish to purchase tops with separate skirts/shorts as this caters for both sexes and for all body types and shapes. This grant would cover the cost of half of the uniforms we require.
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