Vote now for your favourite Team or Individual

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

Total Votes:   50

St Mary’s Hockey Club


Darwin Hockey Association

State / Area:

NT / Metro

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About St Mary’s Hockey Club

The St Mary's Hockey Club are a small hockey club in Darwin with a membership base of 150 players. The club offers teams in a range of age groups U8's-U17's in juniors and then both men and women's teams in A, B & C grades. St Mary's is steeped in history and began as the RSL Hockey Club, which was formed in 1969/70. The founding members included, Don Abbott, John Bucklar, Warren Kennedy, Ken Small, Erol Gibbert and Pauline Hollier, who were then members of the RSL Rugby Leagues club. The RSL Hockey Club was formed, with only Men’s teams, for the purposes of maintaining rugby players fitness during the wet season. After one season the club was expanded to include women and junior teams.

Value to the Community

The club has a strong history and affiliation with the St Mary's Football Club which brings together strong family connections for many generations. The club provides a sense of belonging and giving to the community and pride ourselves on being a professional and successful club, offering something for the whole family to belong to.

Why the funds are needed

The club has recognised it's in a period of change due to lower player numbers and that it has operational purpose, so it is timely to engage support to develop a strategic plan to assist with raising the level of professionalism of the club and having a strong vision for the future which would include recruitment and retention strategies. It is envisaged that the funds will be spent on a consultant to facilitate this process and any resources needed to support the process including the delivery of outcomes.


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