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.
Cootamundra is a rural community in south west NSW. The u9's Cootamundra League Tag team is a new team to our club and competition. League tag is a new concept involving girls with a variation to traditional rugby league rules introduced to our competition which previously was a boys only rugby league competition. It was introduced to provide families with a winter sport that could involve the entire family and to avoid the split travel that happened in the past with girls & boys in differing winter sports & locations. The league tag concept has been building for 4 years now and we currently stand at 4 teams. We would like to see this grow to 5-6 teams in the next 2 seasons. Currently the 4 teams have approx 20-30 girls registered per team.
Value to the Community
The teams provide an opportunity for females in the community to participate in sport in a rural NSW town. Other than league tag there are very few sporting options for females in winter and no other option that keeps the family at the same venue. Females in the past often missed out all together due to the burden of travel. Participation in organised sport is an important part of a child’s social development. As a subset of broader physical activity, participation in organised sport is also important for the development of motor coordination skills, teamwork and physical fitness. In recent years, increasing awareness of the incidence of childhood obesity has highlighted the desirability, on health grounds, for children to participate in regular activity. Therefore there is value to the community by providing a healthy past time to young females in the community which will continue through to their adult lives.
Why the funds are needed
The funds would assist to purchase uniforms. Being a new team the club has not as yet purchased uniforms. They will share the u10's uniforms for the time being until funds are sourced. A set of jumpers for a team of 30 would cost approx $750, shorts $450 & socks $175 plus freight to rural NSW. Other funds would be utilised to train coaches, league safe officers and first aid officers that are all required for a game to take place. A coaches course is $55 per person, a league safe course is $20 while a first aid officer's course is $180. Ideally with 20-30 kids we would normally have 2 coaches, 2 league safe officers and 1 first aid officer. Total cost around $330.
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