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.
Since establishing ourselves at Seaford (Melbourne) four years ago our women's AFL team (The Tigerettes) has absolutely swelled in numbers. Initially struggling to get one team we now have three! With approximately 65 players and more turning up to training and supporting on the sidelines the success we have experienced in such a short time is phenomenal. We are an all inclusive team with ages ranging from 17 to 42. The team culture is fantastic, always rallying around those less fortunate we recently had flowers and food delivered to a team mate struggling with injury and always make it a point to support the other teams at the club. It doesn't matter if you play in the firsts or the thirds, everyone is welcome. We are heavily involved in fundraising including barbeques, chocolates and raffles but even with these massive efforts we still struggle with funds.
Value to the Community
I have played many team sports and never experienced anything like the community culture at the club. The home games are fantastic, bringing together people from the wider community to support their local women's team. The support we receive from volunteers is second-to-none. We have numerous local business sponsors who we cannot thank enough, and if you step into our club during a home match you will no doubt be blown away by the sheer number of supporters. Whether local or not, the club helps unite the community by providing a fun, healthy, inclusive and active environment, particularly for women who previously may have been intimidated to exercise or play a sport like football.
Why the funds are needed
Even though our fundraising efforts are huge, players are still having to pay an extra $5 per match, which is quite a lot, particularly for those studying. We are mixing and matching with old uniforms to have enough for the three teams and unfortunately at the moment it is difficult training at night and we are unable to experience a home game under the lights because the current ground lighting is not bright enough. Previously only being club rooms for mens teams there is no women's changeroom. There are only 2 toilets for 67 players plus supporters and volunteers.
http://www.seafordfnc.com.au/ (club website)
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