The Faculty of Higher Education, Lilydale, situated in Melba Avenue, offers a range of high quality undergraduate courses and postgraduate programs.

Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association (K&MDBA) President Malcolm Allison said “We are extremely pleased to announce this ground breaking partnership with one of Victoria’s leading Universities. Swinburne University, like the Kilsyth Cobras, are an important and leading Yarra Ranges community organisation.”

Swinburne University Lilydale offers degrees in the areas of business, communications, design/business, psychology, social science and tourism. Postgraduate programs cover business systems design and management, commerce, writing and psychological studies. Research degrees and PhDs can also be undertaken.

Jane Bartley, Marketing Manager, Faculty of Higher Education, Lilydale said, “We are very excited to announce our naming rights sponsorship agreement with the K&MDBA. The Faculty of Higher Education, Lilydale was a supporting sponsor in 2008 and made the decision to increase our commitment to the association this year due to the many synergies that exist between Kilsyth Cobras and Swinburne University. We both provide opportunities for members of our community; either through tertiary education or basketball development, utilising the latest in technology and innovation.”

“Swinburne University is a committed member of the outer eastern community, and extremely proud to be supporting the young people of the region through our sponsorship of the Kilsyth Cobras.  The fundamental principles developed through participation in competitive sport, such as self-discipline, teamwork, and pursuit of excellence, will apply equally when these young people go on to study at university, so we see this as a win-win situation.  We look forward to a long and extremely successful collaboration,” said Professor Kay Lipson, Dean, Faculty of Higher Education, Lilydale.

Allison is excited about the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras prospects in 2009. “We have put together an exciting team on the court and the off court support of Swinburne University Lilydale will ensure a successful 2009 and 2010 SEABL Season,” he said.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras will kick off their 2009 Season in Bendigo on March 14, with the Men playing their first home game on March 21 and the Women joining them in a double header on April 5. Swinburne have shown their support by ‘Backing the Black’ and we encourage the local basketball community to do the same and ‘BACK THE BLACK’ in 2009.

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