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 girls of the Sunshine Beach State High School touch football are a dedicated team, comprising of girls from year 7 to 10 committed to competing at the 2016 QLD All Schools competition in Brisbane in October. Their preparation for this competition commenced in February, as soon as they returned to school. The team is also fortunate to have the support of two fathers and older siblings who have given hours of their time to coach and support the girls over the past few years. Their commitment to the girls training has seen them improve immensely, with a number of the girls participating in the sport at representative level, for both the Noosa district and Sunshine Coast. They are cohesive unit, always supportive of each other, with a common goal. The number of girls involved would now exceed 20 as opposed to 7 or 8 in 2014 and 2015.
Value to the Community
Girls touch football at Sunshine Beach State High School has grown considerably in the past year, mainly due to a small group of girls who have encouraged new players to join the local junior competition. These girls have also organised training sessions for those who have not played previously to gain better knowledge of the game and improve their skills. In a community where girls participation in sport seems to be dropping dramatically once they reach high school the girls are inspiring others to become active. This group comprises of varying ages and levels of ability, the experienced girls always prepared to help and encourage the new players and make them feel welcome. The level of participation has increased considerably in 2016 and will hopefully continue to grow each year.
Why the funds are needed
Three sets of sisters will be participating at All Schools, for these families in particular the costs involved make participation financially difficult. Unfortunately the school is unable to provide assistance for the girls so they are committed to raising funds on their own. They are active in their own fund raising, having completed jobs for a local landscaper and plans to host a barbeque, organise a raffle and sell chocolates but will require extra assistance to purchase uniforms and to cover expenses for travel and accommodation in Brisbane. The cost per child to attend the competition is $380 (12 players), for three of our families that cost is doubled with two daughters in the side. They also require uniforms which would cost approximately $1,000.
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