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.
The Ipswich State High School girls football program focuses on male dominated sports, such as rugby league, rugby union and AFL. The program came into conception in 2014 after our school girl teams competed in various rugby league and union tournaments throughout the year. We currently have over 70 students in our program through years 7-12, aged between 11 and 18 years of age competing in u12, u14, u16 and Open girls divisions.
Value to the Community
The Ipswich SHS has almost 75% of its students whose family identifies as single parented or blended families. We have over 230 students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. The girls football program teaches young female students to experience adversity, face physically and mentally demanding challenges and build their confidence and self esteem. It is the only program in the South east region (excluding Gold Coast) that offers a rugby league program specifically for female students. In 2014 we worked off a $0 budget; students contributed to travel and uniform costs to represent their school. We want to give our students every opportunity to become exceptional leaders within the Ipswich community and help them reach their potential in their chosen sport. We encourage our students to participate in as many community events each year.
Why the funds are needed
We currently borrow the boys jerseys which are too large and we have to use this same set for all of our teams. We also use equipment which has been handed down from the boys teams. We have used the same water bottles since 2014. Transport and entry fees have always been paid by students. It is our intention to use the funding to purchase a new set of jerseys suitable for our female students as well as water containers and water bottles to take to tournaments. We also would like to purchase bump bags and new footballs to use for training.
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