La Trobe Financial sponsors rising junior sports star Hana Basic

Greg O'Neill, President and CEO of La Trobe Financial
Greg O'Neill, President and CEO of La Trobe Financial
MELBOURNE, Australia - Aug. 22, 2014 - PRLog -- La Trobe Financial deeply believes in investing in the future of our country and has recently decided to sponsor Ms Hana Basic, one of Australia’s elite junior athletic champions. Hana commenced her career in athletics in primary school after her PE Teacher suggested she join the local athletics club.

Hana is currently completing the first year of a Bachelor of Sports Science at Deakin University in Melbourne and most of her colleagues would not even know about her speed on the track. Marketing and Media Manager at La Trobe Financial Ms Caterina Nesci stated “We believe Hana is a promising athlete who has enormous upside potential over the coming years.”

One of Hana’s biggest idols is Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson, who won gold in every major championship. In April of this year Hana smashed her own 100m personal best at the Australian Junior National Athletics Championships. She ran a personal best time of 11.64 seconds eclipsing Pearson’s mark of 11.70secs; she needed a time of 11.86 seconds to qualify.

Hana trains up to two times every day on the track, in the gym and in the pool between her University studies. “It’s all about being disciplined and dedicated so as to fit in training around study,” she says. Her best advice “keep working and training hard to achieve whatever you want to achieve, because results will eventually come.”

La Trobe Financial’s President & CEO, Greg O’Neill, says that when he first met Hana he knew right away she had the right attributes for success. She showed the determination, discipline and desire to succeed. The very same attributes that our current Company Ambassador and 5 time Winter Olympian Jacqui Cooper continues to display today.

La Trobe Financial has a long history of helping Australians achieve both financial independence and giving back to the community. Through our La Trobe Foundation, launched back in 1978, we fund our Staff Community Service Program permitting all staff to volunteer up to two days a year (fully paid by La Trobe Financial) to work in the broader community and to have a positive impact on those around us by working in organisations such as Lifeline and Meals on Wheels. The second aspect of the La Trobe Foundation is that we provide ten School Scholarships each year for children or grandchildren of our 120,000 customers, and thirdly we sponsor elite athletes, focused on excellence such as Jacqui Cooper and Hana Basic.

The work of our La Trobe Foundation continues as part of our overall corporate initiative to recognise the demands placed on families and clients within modern society. We are very proud of the work undertaken and funded by the La Trobe Financial Foundation and the very real assistance it has provided to Lifeline and other volunteer organisations with our staff work days, the children of numerous borrowers and investors seeking excellence in education through annual School Scholarships, and through the sponsoring of rising young Australian sporting talent like Hana.

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