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Lara Giants #1
October 19th, 2017

It is official. The GBL has a new leader, with the Lara Giants taking the mantel of the leagues largest club, with no signs of slowing down. Thank you to all our players, coaches, committee & families for helping us achieve this milestone. Go Giants!

Full story at http://supercats.com.au/a-giant-step-up/

 

 

 


Beck’s Boarding Retreat Little Giants
October 17th, 2017

Tonight saw us kick off our first night of Little Giants. Coach Jo and assistant coaches Jess & Noah introduced the 16  little giants to the game we all love.  Plenty of fun was had by all & some natural talent was well & truly on display.  Looking forward to the next 7 weeks with the kids & seeing the smiles & fun times continue.  Big thanks to Jo Chambers & our u18’s helpers Jess & Noah along with our wonderful friends at Beck’s Boarding Retreat.

    


Summer Teams 2018 – Updated Oct 3
September 25th, 2017

Below are our teams for our Summer Season 2018.

 

We have had over 300 junior players register for our summer program.  Our coaching groups have spent many hours in discussions on & off the courts to try & deliver strong, balanced teams that will enable all kids to challenge themselves & continue to grow as a basketballer & a person.  We understand we cannot please everyone, with some kids disappointed not to be in a team with their friends others not in the division they had hoped.  We encourage all those disappointed to speak to your coaches about what you can do to improve. Some maybe need the extra season to gain confidence & we will be watching them over summer to see if they become the leaders in their teams. Remember this is summer league, have some fun & work on your game, winter season we will re-asses the sides again & make adjustments as needed.

 

Unfortunately we do have around 9 boys in total missing out in the u14 & u16.  We do apologise for this, but we were 2 coaches short of our plans.  We have your details & should someone pull out we will endevour to give you an opportunity to play.

 

Coaches will be in contact some stage over the school holidays to exchange details & communicate training & game times.  If you would like to discuss any elements of this process below are options available to reach out to us

Junior Girls: Tania Thorpe at juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au or 0408 326 895

Junior Boys: U10-u14  juniorboys@laragiants.org.au or Michael Paatsch (0400 611 505)

Junior Boys: U16-u18  juniorboys@laragiants.org.au or Rod Randall on 0408 331 560

All other enquires to club president Jason Aherne president@laragiants.org.au 0417306327

 

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Good luck to all teams, looking forward to seeing you all in action over the summer.


Little Giants – Term 4 FULL
September 17th, 2017

        

The Lara Giants basketball club are thrilled to announce our Little Giants basketball program for those little not quite big enough or ready for u10s basketball.  This is a fun program designed for kids aged 6+, where they will learn the basics about basketball, while having plenty of fun.

Starting, second week of term, Tuesday October 17 for 8 weeks the kids will work with our coaches for 45 minutes of fun & games.  There will be not Little Giants on Melbourne Cup.

Cost is $70 for 8 weeks & will be held Tuesdays at 4pm at Lara Lake Primary School.

 

Spaces are strictly limited – Term 4 is full. Now only taking names for the waiting list or term 1 2018

 

To book your spot or for more information contact us at enquiries@laragiants.org.au


Summer 2018 Registration List – Updated September 10 – FULL HOUSE
August 21st, 2017

NOTE: ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. LATE ENTRIES WILL BE PUT ON WAITING LIST

Below are our the names of players registered for summer season.  If you don’t see your name here, it means you are not on the list to be selected in a team for summer.  Here are the current list

Summer 2017 2018 – Boys signed upS10

Summer 2017 2018 – Girls signed upS10

 

How to register

If your name isn’t on the list, please send an email to juniorboys@laragiants.org.au   or    juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au    prior to September 8.

With the following information:  Name, DOB, Your Phone number & email

Team Selections

We are aiming to announce teams around September 22.   There may be some try outs required as we try our best to put the players in the right division based on their skill & confidence.  Sometimes, we will look to put kids in lower divisions to help them develop their game.

Will my child get a game

As long as we can find a coach yes they will.  However, we will only enter the team if we have a coach committed to the season.

Coaches

We are always looking for coaches to handle the large volumes of teams. If you are interested in coaching one of our teams we would love to hear from you.  You can email us  at the above address or call president Jason on 0417 306 327.

Regards

Lara Giants Basketball Club

 


Lara Giants Junior Presentation 2017
August 14th, 2017

The Lara Giants Junior Presentation Day will be on Sunday Oct 1st at St Anthony’s Primary School – Mary McKillip Hall- Kees Rd gate entry.

Under 10s & under 12s begin at 11am. Followed by a free bbq lunch & merchandise store. At 1pm we will be doing the club service awards, club champions. This will be followed by the other age groups (note we will be mixing up the order this year)

There will be plenty of fun for the family from with jumping castle, basketball shooting comp, merchandise store & plenty of trophies for all.

Hope to see you there.


Summer Registration 2017/2018
August 10th, 2017

Summer registration is now open.  We will take registration until Sept 8 2017.

How to register

Send an email to juniorboys@laragiants.org.au  or juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au  prior to September 8.

With the following information:  Name, DOB, Your Phone number & email

Team Selections

We are aiming to announce teams around September 22.   There may be some try outs required as we try our best to put the players in the right division based on their skill & confidence.  Sometimes, we will look to put kids in lower divisions to help them develop their game.

Will my child get a game

As long as we can find a coach yes they will.  However, we will only enter the team if we have a coach committed to the season.

Coaches

We are always looking for coaches to handle the large volumes of teams. If you are interested in coaching one of our teams we would love to hear from you.  You can email us  at the above address or call president Jason on 0417 306 327.

Regards

Lara Giants Basketball Club


Girls Only Clinic- Aug 20 2017
July 23rd, 2017

Calling all girls. Are you currently playing basketball or want to in the future. Well come along to our Free Girls Only clinic on August 20 featuring some of our div 1 women, where we will have some fun & pass on some tips to help improve your game.

Register via email to juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au with your name & dob.

If you are interested in playing over summer & want to know more, then come along to the clinic & find out everything you need to know. See you then & bring a friend & get set for a fun afternoon


Lara Hotel re-signs with Lara Hotel
June 28th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the Lara Hotel are continuing their sponsorship of the Lara Giants. The Lara Hotel has been a major sponsor of the club since 2013. Tonight we presented the Lara Hotel a framed singlet as a token of our appreciation.

 

Thanks Andy for your support and we encourage all our members to thank the Lara Hotel by visiting them on your next night out.  For more details on the Lara Hotel visit their website www.thelarahotel.com.au


Lara Giants 25th Birthday Dinner
May 4th, 2017

The year was 1992, Paul Keating was Prime Minister of Australia, the very first Big Day Out concert was being held & West Coast defeated Geelong in the Grand Final.  It was also the start of a little basketball club know as the Lara Giants.  A club that has since continued to grow to be one of the biggest in Geelong with 40 teams and over active 300 members.

  

On Saturday June 17 2017 from 6:30pm we are celebrating 25 years of the Lara Giants at the Lara Hotel.  This is sure to be a great night out with a two course meal, consisting of a entree & a main.  From 9pm we will be entertained & have the option of hitting the dance floor or reliving some of the good times.  All for the cost of $40 per head.  Of course, drinks will be available at bar prices & Bookings are essential as seats are strictly limited & will sell out.

So gather your current team or your old team, prepare your stories of the time you hit the match winner on the buzzer & set yourself for a great night out.  There will also be a couple of special presentations.

You can purchase your tickets online by using the link https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=69535

Or contact one of the following committee members Jason Aherne, Damian Withers, Rod Randall, Lorraine Kulic, Tania Thorpe, Dave Van Der Hoeven, Mel Barter

 

If you have any photos, old flags or special stories we would love for you to share them with us. Please send them to president@laragiants.org.au or contact Jason Aherne on 0417 306 327 or Rod Randall on 0408 331 560

 


  • Beck's Boarding Retreat
  • Lara Hotel
  • Avalon Airport
  • Ray White
  • Lara Community Bank

Upcoming Events


17th
Dec
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Book your spot to help our club at one of our biggest fund raisers https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=331046


3rd
Dec
Giant Clinic Term 4 2017

Limited spots available. Contact us at juniorboys@laragiants.org.au or juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au with your childs name & DOB to secure your spot


8th
Oct
Uniform Day

Come & get your new uniform or pick up some merchandise on Sunday Oct 8 at 2:30pm. More details to follow


1st
Oct
Presentation Day – Oct 1

The Lara Giants Junior Presentation Day will be on Sunday Oct 1st at St Anthony’s Primary School – Mary McKillip Hall- Kees Rd gate entry. Under 10s & under 12s begin at 11am. Followed by a free bbq lunch & merchandise store. At 1pm we will be doing the club service awards, club champions.


20th
Aug
Girls Only Clinic

Free Girls Only clinic on August 20. Register via email with your name & dob to juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au


13th
Aug
LBC Annual General Meeting 2017

Lara Basketball Club would like to advise all that the our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday August 13th at 7pm at the Lara Community Centre on Waverly Road. Here all positions will be vacated & we will elect a new committee. If you are passionate about our club & would like to […]


17th
Jun
25th Birthday Dinner Celebration

25th birthday celebration at the Lara Hotel.


1st
Apr
Uniform Day April 1 – 1pm to 3pm – Lara Community Centre

Uniform Day- Saturday 1pm-3pm- April 1 at 1pm to 3pm at Lara Community Centre, Waverly Road Lara (near the super markets)   With the winter season around the corner, all new players will need a uniform. Also, anyone wanting a new uniform or merchandise come down & visit us. We will also be having our […]


5th
Mar
U12’s Super Clinic

It is back, this time for under 12s. The Lara Giants Super Clinic. Strictly limited spots (as group sizes are kept small to help learning) available so book now to secure your place. Div 1 men Jackson Bentley & Joel McFall plus other coaches will be on hand to ensure you learn plenty while having […]


3rd
Dec
u14/u16 Super Clinic

2.5 hours of basketball skills. Kids will spend half hour with some of the best basketballers in our region. Learning Shooting, Dribbling, Passing & Fitness skills that will help make them stronger & better rounded players