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.
Zac started competitive swimming when he was 6 years old racing at club nights and local swimming carnivals at Wellers hill state school. Over the years, he has progressed to be the National Champion numerous times and breaking a number of Records. He has been to 7 School National Championships, 5 National Club Championships. In 2014 Zac swam for Australia in Tokyo, Japan, this for him was a trip of a lifetime. Over the past few years, Zac has faced some serious adversities, constantly battling illness and injury. Most recently undergoing major shoulder surgery, in the later part of last year. He is well oh is way in overcoming these adversities. He recently competed at, both the Australian National Age and National Open Swimming Championships in Adelaide. From these championships, Zac was selected for the Oceania Championships to be held in Fiji later this year.
Value to the Individual
Sport is the major part of his life. Sport influences his life, by giving him life lessons and experiences that will remain with him for the rest of his life. Swimming takes up roughly 30+ hours a week of Zac's life this is a huge amount for a 17-year-old to be committing too. This commitment alone shows the sheer drive his has for his sport. Along with this drive and motivation within swimming, Zac also seeks to attain high levels of academic achievement. Swimming has shaped Zac into what he is today someone who is genuinely in love with their sport shown through his utter devotion to the sport of swimming.
Why the funds are needed
The funds a needed in order to further progress and take the further steps necessary in order to become a professional athlete. This would specifically go towards an altitude training system which he would be using at night. This system cost approximately $5000, it would better his aid him with his training as well as with his general health this would help him take him to the next level. He wants to become a professional athlete. This would be a huge step in becoming one and the grant would only cover a small portion of the cost.
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