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:   1

Wards of the Skate


Western Australia Roller Derby

State / Area:

WA / Metro

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Wards of the Skate

We are team of 15 skaters who training 3 times a weeks, at 3 different locations in Perth. The league staring in 2009 with the A/representative team starting in 2011. Since then, we have completed at multiple tournaments, recently winning Tier 2 at Royal Rumble. At WARD, we welcome people who have and haven't skated before and teach them about safety and injury prevention. We also give our 'fresh meat' the skills need to one day play roller derby. The training process takes on average about 12 months.

Value to the Community

We represent women from all walks of life and embody athleticism, inclusivity and sportswomanship. Roller Derby is unique as it is primarily a women dominated sport and focuses on empowering women. We are members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association and the governing philosophy is “by the skaters, for the skaters.” Female skaters are primary owners, managers, and/or operators of each member league and of the association. Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.

Why the funds are needed

The funds will be put towards travel expenses for the 2016, which totals around $40,000 a year. June this year, we will be travelling the The Great Southern Slam in Adelaide to represent WARD in a tournament that consists of over 50 other leagues. We are currently ranked 10th out of those 50 leagues. Being in Perth, we are very isolated and find it hard to maintain our high ranking. TGSS provides a great opportunity to continue our representation. The funds are for flight, accommodation and transport ONLY. Money will not used for food or beverages.


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