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.
Though there have been Nationals for many years there has been political issues within Taekwondo that have impacted on participation. Organisations were split. 2016 will be the first year of our unified sport championships and Qld clubs will come together for the first time. This team will be significant in bringing Taekwondo back together in our State with EVERYONE able to join the process and put the politics aside. We want the team to look unified and develop a culture of inclusion and collective support in participation.
Value to the Community
This team will bring immeasurable value to the Qld Taekwondo community with plans to have everyone in the same team shirts for the first time. Children and senior athletes (18-30), along with a small number of Masters (30+) will be travelling to Bendigo to compete. The value to the Qld community will be inspiration and motivation of other competitors as the sport pulls itself back together (out of a 10 year hole). With the event in August and very close to our Olympic participation in Rio this is the best opportunity the sport has had to inspire these young athletes and their coaches and families into the ongoing and future development with a new culture of inclusion. There is also a new level of inclusion of para-Taekwondo participants and Qld will have team members in that space.
Why the funds are needed
The money (with additional funds from TQ) will provide a unique shirt for members of this unified team that will be worn by all Qld team athletes and coaches at the event. Thermoskin contribution will be acknowledged on the shirt, along with Qld Government and a design that will motivate and unify the team members.
New platforms are currently being established for the merged body and will utilise website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TQ currently operates through www.tkdqld.com and https://www.facebook.com/TaekwondoQueensland and on Twitter @tkdqld
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