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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:   51

Jacob whale



State / Area:

QLD / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Jacob whale

I have recently been selected in the Australian junior team to attend Pan Pacs in Hawaii in August 2016. I am Australian number 1 junior for the 200 butterfly. I live in regional Queensland - Toowoomba which is where i started swimming with Flyers Swimming Club at age 8. I was awarded this years male swimmer of the year on the darling downs. I have also been selected in the Queensland secondary schools team to compete in Darwin in September. I am from a family of 4 children and mum and dad are humble working class folks who need help now attending meets on a national and international level as travel from regional qld 1.5hrs from Brisbane airport is a strain.

Value to the Individual

I live, eat ( a lot), and breathe swimming. I train in the pool 10 sessions a week. I work with an exercise physiologist on a gym program twice a week. I am very particular about my diet, my sleep and my health to ensure i am at my bet hysically and mentally. My aim is to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and the 2018 Commonwealth Games. My goal is now in sight as i have made my first Australian junior team this year. I swim with a small community based club at a state high school pool. We dont have the best of the best facilities but we have a great group of friends who are my family. We survive on fundraising so many sausage sizzles. I swim with their love and support knowing i am inspiring our little kids that anything is possible with belief and hard work.

Why the funds are needed

I nee to attend training meets in Brisbane in June and at the AIS in Canberra in July and these are self funded prior to Junior Pan Pacs in August. This means flight to Canberra and accommodtion in Brisbane. Flight to Canberra approx $400. Accommodation in Brisbane $300 approximately. I wear prescription glasses and cannot see well without them when i swim i feel for the wall. I have had prescription goggles but these are expensive so i make do without. I want to prrform at my best and these would of course help. $300 is the approximate cost. My family are busily trying to save money so mum and or dad can come to Hawaii with me in August. I have 3 siblings so they try and be fair and look after everyone the same but i cost a lot. I eat a lot and rip tace togs and my mum gets stressed.

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