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 Towns Villains Roller Derby League (TVRD) Townsville, North Queensland is a not for profit league run by skaters for skaters and was established in April 2009. TVRD caters for skaters of all abilities, ages and gender. TVRD helps roller skaters (both competitive and social) and is inclusive and respectful of people’s abilities and aspirations. Women, men and children of all fitness levels are encouraged to attend and non-skating positions are also available for people who want to be involved in this sport. Our goal is to encourage fun and fitness via roller derby with a mission to develop fit, empowered & positive female role models, junior development and conduct regular charity fundraisers. Our newly formed junior league has successfully introduced children to routine physical fitness, team work and respect for each other. TVRD’s training program is designed to increase fitness gradually and is inclusive to all levels of ability.
Value to the Community
Our league offers an opportunity for all members of the community to access this activity for fun, fitness or competition experience. Our junior league teaches valuable life and social skills in a safe and supportive environment. Regular physical activity can improve quality of life for young people by improving muscle strength. coordination and balance. Our League also caters for men and women over the age of 50 with our oldest member turning 51 this year. We are non discriminative and are currently working with a young person with a mental health issue. This regular social outing, fitness program and community connection has been a positive experience in her life. Social interaction help build confidence, independence and mental well-being for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Why the funds are needed
Our club is unable to pay the hire fees at the skating rink and now practice at the local Police Youth Clubs. Preciously we have had access to the rinks training equipment and roller skates to hire to new participants wanting to try roller derby. We currently use our current members skates and safety equipment to implement come and try days to the wider community. We have no access to training equipment to better assist our League to undertaken a variety of training skills and drills. We do not possess any promotional materials that will help us attract new members or our existence in the sporting community. Junior safety equipment 8 sets x $45 = $350.00 Fitness and training equipment = $450.00 Signage = $200
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