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.
Redfern All Blacks men's team has been playing in the Rugby league since the 1970s. Today the team is made up of 25 players and is based in Redfern in Sydney CBD. Officially founded in 1944, Redfern All Blacks is the oldest Aboriginal Rugby League football club in Australia. The team is based in Redfern and is a team to many Indigenous players in and around Sydney and those coming in from regional and rural areas to work in the city.
Value to the Community
Redfern All Blacks (RAB) has always been a team that has provided a space for kinship and community building for Indigenous Australians around Redfern. Today RAB is involved with combating serious issues within the Indigenous community like domestic and family violence, health issues like smoking and drugs and the importance of education. RAB is also instrumental in encouraging participation in sports and living a healthy lifestyle for young Indigenous Australians. Redfern All Blacks is brings values like inclusion, equity, family ties, kinship and freindships to the local Aboriginal community and an Aboriginal cultural value to the Redfern community.
Why the funds are needed
This year RAB is hosting the Koori Knockout, a prestigious and high profile Rugby League within the Indigenous community. The funds received from Thermoskin Community Sports Fund will go towards upgrading sporting equipment that can also be used by Redfern Women's and Junior teams to train. These new equipment will also be used in the Koori Knockout which will be held in October. Below is the break down of all the equipment that the team needs and the prices of each equipment will cost. Equipment: Rugby footballs - $ 320 Goal posts - $213 Score boards: $250 Agility posts - $ 120 Thunderer whistle: $30 Marker domes: $120 Hurdles: $150 First aid kits: $298
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