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:   42

Lydiah Ballinger

State / Area:

QLD / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Lydiah Ballinger

Living in Bowen, Lydiah has limited access to a high level of sport in her chosen fields, regardless of this she has excelled at a local and state level. Aged 11: North Qld U12's softball representative. Aged 12: North Qld U12's softball representative, North Qld U12's netball representative. QLD softball representative. MVP girls AFL team. Aged 13: North Qld U19's softball representative, Golden Glove opens MVP, North Qld track and field representative, Far North Qld Academy U15's softball player, Cairns U15's representative at softball state championships. Assistant Coach AFL Auskick program. Assistant Coach U12's district softball team. Aged 14: North Qld U19's softball representative, Netball Qld Whitsunday regional netball academy. Townsville U15's representative at softball state championships. On top of all the listed sports and achievements above, Lydiah has represented many of her local clubs at various events in touch football and netball.

Value to the Individual

Sport is a fantastic opportunity for people to gain life skills that can be put into proactive in the classroom, home life and a working career. To be successful as an individual and team player you need to be respectful, dedicated and encourage everyone to give it their best. Sport is also a great way to stay active and healthy. This helps with concentration in the classroom. It assists with time management and commitment.

Why the funds are needed

So far just this year alone (and its only March) the following costs have been: Nth Qld softball U19's: $685.00 U15's Townsville softball: $935.00 New bat required: $260.00 New Long sleeve white skins top: $120.00 + Sliders: $48.00 Shoes netball: $120.00 None of the above includes costs associated with travelling and accommodation to attend training session which are held 400kms return trip each and every weekend.



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