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.
I started learning to paddle four years ago after several years of competitive swimming. I quickly progressed into K1 under my coach Andrea King and started competing in local events. I have since progressed to national level competitions and was fortunate to be selected for the Olympic Hopes team last year which travelled to Poland for the Olympic Hopes Regatta. Recently I travelled to Perth for the Australian National Sprint championships, which is also the selection event for this years Olympic Hopes team. I performed well enough to earn another place on the team and will be travelling to Hungary this year for the Olympic Hopes Regatta.
Value to the Individual
I am very much involved in my sport and enjoy the disciplined training environment. I enjoy training and competing with my fellow paddlers and get to meet some truely inspirational people. We train in a location shared by AIS athletes, both able bodied and para canoe. I enjoy seeing the top level athletes train, but probably more so I appreciate the determination and drive of the para athletes. I love the benefits of participating and training in this sport; of being physically fit and developing greater physical fitness, strength and skill. This had had a huge influence on my life for which I am very grateful. My aim is to represent my country at the highest level possible, hopefully progressing to the Junior team next year.
Why the funds are needed
YATS funding for international events is only available once every 2 years. Cost for this year is expected to be $5750 to $6000, plus another $500 for a training camp in Sydney. Last year was the same. I have created an Ozcrowd page to try and generate some funds, however at present it is not performing well. https://ozcrowd.com/campaign/14 Opportunities for after school employment are limited as I have a very large training commitment, and am also completing year 12.
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