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 Western Australia Figure Skating Club was founded in January 2014 by a group of dedicated skaters and parents wishing to guide and promote the sport in Western Australia. Situated at Cockburn Ice Arena in Bibra Lake, the Club’s objective is to provide participants with varied opportunities to reach their full potential within a non-discriminatory, supportive environment. With a total of 52 members, made up of skaters and supporters, the Club fosters an atmosphere of friendship, support and sportsmanship. All members are encouraged to participate in the Club’s direction. The Club’s inaugural competition was held in 2014, and we now host two competitions annually. We have also organized several training workshops where the skaters’ skills are honed by a range of experienced coaches. In addition, we endeavor to provide, social, training and fundraising activities, encouraging team spirit and fostering a sportsmanlike culture.
Value to the Community
The WAFSC promotes healthy activity and a community spirit amongst its members. Figure skating is a unique sport, requiring substantial personal commitment, and the Club nurtures and encourages its members to develop into responsible adults. The community benefits considerably from the Club’s activities, as we provide opportunities for our members to grow as skaters and citizens, ultimately creating stronger members of the broader populace. Our members participate in running the Club, in doing so gaining valuable experience and preparing them for roles as future community leaders. Our skaters are encouraged to be responsible citizens and many participate in community events and displays, where they perform demonstrations and donate their time to assist others. While the majority of the Club’s skaters are school-age, we also aim to provide an outlet for people of all ages to embrace an active, healthy lifestyle, meet new people, and have fun in a safe environment.
Why the funds are needed
Figure skating is essentially an individual sport and each of our members is responsible for their own equipment. However, in keeping with our philosophy of fostering a team and sportsmanlike spirit, we would like to provide a club jacket, featuring the club logo and the skater’s name, for each of our 32 skaters. As we are striving to keep membership fees affordable, we are unable to subsidize fully the estimated cost of $60 per jacket, however we would dearly love the opportunity to outfit our skaters to ensure they feel a sense of unity and club spirit. With the competition season fast approaching, and given that many of our members compete at interstate competitions, we feel club jackets would enhance the Club’s representation at these events, and encourage an atmosphere of team support and camaraderie. If successful in our application, we would acknowledge this by including the Thermoskins logo on the jackets, promoting the company in a sport it is not usually associated with. A team jacket that may be worn at training or events would help establish the Club’s identity and promote a sense of unity, and be something our skaters may wear with honour and pride.
The Club's focus is to build our membership and promote participation in figure skating. We communicate with our members via our website www.wafsc.org and facebook page www.facebook.com/wafsc.
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