Back in 1985, Rocco Pantaleo and Felice Nania bought a run-down pizza parlour called La Porchetta, located in the heart of Melbourne’s Italian restaurant district, Rathdowne Street, Carlton.

Together, they introduced the European notion of providing good quality food at value-for-money prices. This formula proved a big hit with customers and soon transformed La Porchetta into a thriving restaurant. Now with over 100 franchises throughout Australia, La Porchetta has become one of the most recognised brand’s in the industry.

La Porchetta Lilydale has been an active supporter of the local community and approached Kilsyth Basketball about giving back to the community.  La Porchetta Lilydale is the perfect location for your team’s break up, post grand final function or family dinner.

Franchise Manager Nader Seifen was excited about joining Kilsyth Basketball as a sponsor, “The Kilsyth & Mountain District Basketball Association is a great local organisation to sponsor, and their members have also been supportive of La Porchetta Lilydale.  Many junior and senior domestic teams are regular customers.”

“Our meals taste better because we use fresh ingredients. La Porchetta’s tomato sauce is made fresh daily from sun-drenched tomatoes grown in the rich fertile soils of Italy,” he said.

Kilsyth Basketball representative Ben Turner was pleased to have La Porchetta Lilydale build on the current relationship with La Porchetta Restaurants, “We have developed a great relationship with La Porchetta Heathmont, and we look forward to building on this relationship with the Lilydale into the future.  La Porchetta is an iconic Australian brand and we are proud to have them as partners of Kilsyth Basketball.”

In other sponsors news, long time partner Allan’s Bakery and Cakes have recommitted as a supporting sponsor for a further 12 months. At Allan’s Bakery and Cakes you will find the right cake for any occasion. They are dedicated to making sure your cake has that personal touch. Visit Allan’s Bakery and Cakes at Shop 1, Kilsyth Shopping Centre, 520 Mt Dandenong Road, Kilsyth.

Kilsyth Basketball offers a range of sponsorship opportunities for local business.  We can tailor an arrangement to suit any budget with the aim of offering the best value sponsorship in the Yarra Valley.  Anyone interested in the unique opportunity to become the Domestic Competition Naming Rights sponsor can contact Ben Turner at the office for more information on 03 9278 1033.

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