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 compete in karate at a regional, state, national and soon to be international level. My main focus is the kumite (Sparring) events. The club i train at is located in Croydon, and i was also a member of the Victoria State team from 2015-2011 (Taking a break through VCE to focus on my studies). This is my 5th year of being in the Victorian State Squad member, and i have just been accepted into the National Development Squad. I started learning karate when i was just seven years old in 2002, and have continued doing so for 13 years. I have been actively competing in club level and regional level championships since 2005.
Value to the Individual
Karate is no longer just a sport to me. Initially it began as a bit of fun, and matured into my lifestyle today. Due to karate, i have learnt how to be interactive with my peers and confront my mistakes. I have learnt to take all advice into consideration, not only those that have more experience than me, but also those who have been learning under me. Karate aided me in developing a large circle of friends who have come to consider each other family. However, karate does not only aid me in social aspects, but also physical and mental wellbeing. It has aided me in remaining fit and healthy, and give me the mental strength to push through rough situations.
Why the funds are needed
As karate is generally a sport that isn't subsidized, many of the costs to compete internationally are overwhelming, and as a university student and part time worker, earning the large sums of money in order to compete is extremely difficult. This grant would soften the financial blow by reducing some of the travel and accomodation costs, as well as covering the victorian team tracksuit. If the sport fund is granted the breakdown would be as follows: Flights/Accomodation: $500 Victorian Team Tracksuit: TBA ~$350 Protective Gear (eg: Handmitts, Shinguards etc.): $150
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