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.
Established in 1950, Western Eagles FC is a local, not-for-profit, community Club run by volunteers. Located in Albion (Western Suburbs of Victoria), the Club faces financial challenges to maintain its survival in the Football Federation of Victoria. The Club has over 100 members, players and supporters.
Value to the Community
Particular emphasis on youth involvement and helping young children stay active, while also developing their skills in a team environment. Recent emphasis on helping migrant youth participate in football (soccer) and assimilate in the local community, even subsidising their playing fees to allow them to participate. Our Club has a family friendly environment and welcome players of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds.
Why the funds are needed
The $1,500 would be spent on upgrades to the existing pitch players train and play matches on. At present, the boundary fence has holes in it, meaning rabbits get through and dig on the pitch, causing holes and making it highly susceptible to injuries. The ground is also in need of new grass being seeded, top soil to level it out, then being aerated and rolled. Furthermore, there is a lightbulb that is out and has been for some time. This requires a cherry picker (hire) and new light bulb to be purchased. Given our Club is not-for-profit and income is quite minimal, our Club is in urgent need of funds to bring the pitch to a suitable playing condition and to minimise injuries to our players.
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