Giving back to the community
Based in Melbourne, Collingwood Football Club is one of the most famous and widely supported clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL) and across all sports in Australia. Collingwood's matches played around Australia are amongst the biggest sporting events in the nation with more than 1.3 million people attending Collingwood games annually and over 80,000 club members.
Historically one of the most successful clubs in the league, Collingwood has won 15 VFL/AFL premierships, the third-most of any team. Collingwood has played in a record 43 grand finals, winning 15 and drawing 2.Gallery
The NBL in Australasia is one of the of the premier basketball leagues in the world. Established in 1979 the League now has eight teams based in cities across Australia and New Zealand - Adelaide 36ers, Cairns Taipans, Melbourne United, New Zealand Breakers, Perth Wildcats, Sydney Kings, Brisbane Bullets and Illawarra Hawks. Some of the NBL’s greatest players include former NBA player and five-time Olympian Andrew Gaze, 21-season scoring-machine Leroy Loggins, five-time championship-winner Larry Sengstock, and 500-game veterans Ray Borner and James Crawford. From humble beginnings, the NBL now sells out stadiums with more than 650,000 attending games each season and live TV coverage nationally. The NBL has NBL.com.au, and a live streaming NBL APP. The upcoming 2019-20 season will be its 42nd as a league.
La Trobe Financial has been involved in sponsoring basketball for over four decades. We have been closely watching the progress of the NBL over the last few years and we have been very impressed with the big steps they’ve taken. They have really brought basketball back to the forefront in Australia.
Established in 1959, Dandenong Basketball has enjoyed consistent growth. In 2016, Dandenong Basketball has now positioned itself as a leader in the Australian Sporting landscape. Dandenong Basketball manages the largest purpose built basketball facility in Australia and attracts 17,000 visitors to the venue each week. A recent $10 million redevelopment has also allowed Dandenong Basketball to incorporate the State Volleyball Centre into the facility.
La Trobe Financial have signed for a third season with the Dandenong Basketball Association. The team shows the qualities of determination, discipline and desire to succeed. These are attributes of true leadership and La Trobe Financial are very proud to support them on their journey during the WNBL season.
Since 1990, when the company was founded by John Bell AO, Bell Shakespeare has been dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare and to making them accessible to all Australians regardless of age, location, social or economic disadvantage. Bell Shakespeare now stages annual productions for over 60,000 Australians, and provides education and learning programs for over 80,000 students, teachers and community members each year.
La Trobe Financial is proud to be a Premium Company Partner of Bell Shakespeare, a national theatre company that presents Shakespeare’s works in schools, theatres and communities across Australia.