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.
The Skittles Netball team have been together from when they were 5 years old. They all played net set go which is beginner netball for a year, then moved through to higher grades as they improved with their netball. They now play in junior A grade team and are still all together. There are 9 in our team, growing all the time, as teenagers do. They play in a local competition in Biloela, a small town an hour and a half drive from Rockhampton. Its a great team of girls who have been together for 8 years.
Value to the Community
Our team of girls play together on a Tuesday night its a great sport for all kids to play in our local area as activities are limited in our region. We are constantly trying to maintain a high level of facility and equipment so we keep our local youth stimulated in the area. The team also travels to city areas when possible to compete at state and regional carnivals representing our great local community, this helps to improve their skills , knowledge and level of completion in the state. The Skittles team have passed down their out grown uniforms to younger girls in our local community that are just starting out in netball.
Why the funds are needed
The girls are growing out of their old team uniforms and need to get into new ones for the upcoming season of Netball. The team is consistently approaching business houses for sponsorship, but due to the downturn in the local industry and recovering from last years floods, funds are becoming increasingly hard to get. Biloela is a small regional rural community of about 5000 people. They have organised small fundraising days to help get them on their way to purchase new uniforms but our community is barraged with local sporting clubs all trying to get back on their feet. The funding available from this grant would assist greatly to achieving this goal. The new uniforms consist of team shirt, singlet top, skirt/shorts and a set of bibs. At a cost of approx. $2100.
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