End of Summer 2019
February 12th, 2019
Summer is almost over & we have a massive end for our summer season planned. Below are the dates to save & the details on how to participate
Bunnings BBQ – Sunday Feb 24
Our Bunnings BBQ is our biggest fund raiser of the year. The money raised is as much as some of our sponsors & helps keep our club fees to be one of the lowest in Geelong. So if you wish you could do more to help the club but don’t know anything about basketball, or if you simple want to support the club & put back in, we would love for you to give us 1 hour of your day. Plus you get to spend time with others from the club away from the basketball stadiums.
To book a spot click here We have scheduled times based on age groups but feel free to book a time that suits.
Laser Skirmish – Sunday March 24
Our friends at Next Level Skirmish (Duro St North Geelong) are helping us put on a fun day for our kids & coaches (if they are game). This is simply a great excuse to get the kids bonding & having some fun with their team mates & the rest of the club. So coaches round up the kids, get your team together & take out the other Lara teams. We have two 2hr sessions starting at either 10am or 1pm with a bbq lunch provided between the 2 sessions starting from 12pm. Tickets are $30 per person, ideal for teams in u12s & above.
To book & pay for your spot click here
Junior Presentation Day – Sunday April 7
For the first time ever we are having a summer presentation day. With so many of our junior players only playing summer we felt it was only fair we put on a special presentation day for all the kids & their hard work over a hot summer. There will be trophies for u12s & above, with under 10s & Little Giants will each get a medal.
More details to come shortly
Little Giants 2019 – Term 1 – SOLD OUT
January 16th, 2019
TERM 1 SOLD OUT – For term 2 waiting list please email email@example.com
Thanks to Becks Boarding Retreat, Little Giants is back for term 1, bigger than ever before. Due to popular demand we are extending the program to a third session on a Saturday morning on top of the existing Monday classes.
Little Giants is a fun introduction to basketball where kids learn the basics of basketball via especially designed program & games. Our coaches are all experience players playing for Lara as well as reppresentative basketball for Geelong Supercats or Corio Bay Stingrays. They are helped by our junior players. We keep the numbers limited to the classes to just 16 to allow maximum coach to player time.
Cost: $90 for new players (inc ball & shirt), $70 for returning
Location: Lara Lake Primary School
Classes start Monday Feb 4 & Saturday Feb 9. Calendar can be found here S19 Calendar
To book your spot email firstname.lastname@example.org with your childs name, DOB & the class you want to register for. All Little Giants get a participation medal at the end of term.
Dunkin Donuts Dunkin Hoops Clinic
October 28th, 2018
The Lara Giants Super Clinics are always a big hit with lots of fun & plenty of great tips.
This November we are back this time with Donuts!!!
Be quick to book your spot here https://goo.gl/forms/bLEwj7S5AjKS2Psq1
Supporting McHappy day Nov 17. $2 Helping hand for every kid goes to support Roonald McDonald house.
When: Sunday Nov 18 – Times Vary
Where: Lara Lake Primary School
Cost: $10 – includes 1 hour clinic, donut & drink
Who: Anyone is welcome, current Lara Giants or interested families
Please arrive 15 min early to register
10:30 – Under 10s & Little Giants
11:45 – Girls Only
1:00 – Under 12 Boys
2:15 – Under 14 & Under 16 boys
What to Bring
Drink of water & a ball (if you have one)
Summer Teams 2019
October 6th, 2018
Congrats to the 350+ juniors in 45 teams on your selections & teams for our summer season. We are the biggest club in Basketball Geelong & keep getting bigger & stronger. Well done & thank you for being a part of it!
Lara Fees & Basketball Geelong Rego
To accept your position in your team, you must pay your club fees here
If you are new you also need to pay insurance & rego with Basketball Geelong here
Note: All games are now $10 including juniors.
Below are the teams for the summer.
Calendar for Summer
Please see the schedule for the summer season & when we do & don’t have games S19 CalendarLara
If you would like to discuss teams further please email us at
Uniform Day Summer 2019
Lara Giants Uniform Day has been held. There will be a make up uniform day this Friday. Details TBC. If you need a uniform before then please contact Dave via phone 0438 006 442
Little Giants – Term 4
September 25th, 2018
Thanks to Beck’s Boarding Retreat, the Little Giants are back for term 4. Little Giants is designed for kids aged 5+ to learn the basics of basketball while having fun.
This term sees all the action moving to Mondays at Lara Lake Primary!!
Under 7s Mondays 4:15 – SOLD OUT
Jess & Paige from our Div 2 women & Geelong Supercats U21s are taking our under 7s. The girls are excited & ready for a fun term of learning basketball basics with games designed to enhance Basketball fundamentals.
7+ Mondays 6pm
Kelsey Jordan from our div 1 womens team is returning as head coach for our 7+ kids. Kelsey is excited to help teach our next generation & have some fun with the kids. Kelsey’s program has seen a number of kids advance to real giants players & are playing in under 10s & under 12s this summer.
Cost is $90 for new players & includes a ball & a Little Giants Top or $70 for returning players. This is an 8 week program running from October 15. Spots are strictly limited & always fill up quick, to book your spot please email your childs name & year of birth to email@example.com
Summer 2019 – Registrations Now Closed
September 7th, 2018
Registrations are now closed for juniors. We have been flooded with with names, in fact 337 juniors are down in what could be 42 junior teams. Next up comes the try outs & team selections. For more information on this process please refer to www.laragiants.org.au/teamsandtryouts/
If you would like to be on our waiting list please email us your childs names, gender, year of birth, & your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Under 12 girls could do with a couple more to alow 3 teams
Summer Names Registered
How to register
Junior Age Groups (year they were born)
- Under 10 – 2010 or after
- Under 12 – 2008 & 2009
- Under 14 – 2006 & 2007
- Under 16 – 2004 & 2005
- Under 18 – 2002 & 2003
We are aiming to announce teams Oct 1. There most likely will 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.
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 email@example.com or call president Jason on 0417 306 327.
Lara Giants Basketball Club
For more information please visit our registration process
Please note: All players must pay club registrations prior to the first round commencing.
For more information or any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Try Outs & Team Selections
September 6th, 2018
Boys Pathway – New coaches
August 29th, 2018
The Lara Giants junior boys program is taking a big step in securing the future of the club with a new pathway being developed to help our junior boys transition from juniors to seniors & then into our division 1 mens program.
U14-1’s Head Coach – Joel McFall
Joel continues as our u14-1 coach as he has for the last couple of years. We are really starting to see the improvement of the boys coming thru under Joel & are excited with the direction the club is headed
Under 16-1’s Head Coach – Davin Kroger
Davin is fresh of a grand final appearance as coach of Werribee Devils VJBL side. Davin has a long history of coaching at various levels of the game, including involvment in the SA state program. Davin ‘I was really impressed by the talent in Lara & am truly excited by the season ahead’
Under 18’s head coach – Cameron Larkin
Cam has spent his life being part of a basketball family. His dad has coaches at SEABL level for Mildura, Warnambool, & Ballarat & Cam was the mascot & little star from the age of 4. Growing up Cam started as a centre and finished as a point guard, where he represented Country Vic. Cam recently moved to Lara with his young family & is currently training for another triathlon.
Club president Jason Aherne says “Cam is super fit, extremely modest & is a perfect fit for our u18 boys. We have some great talent coming thru our juniors with many of our players playing reps for the Geelong Supercats. We are very excited about Cam coming on board as this group of boys will be our next generation of Div 1 men. This will be great for the club and the boys”
Under 23-1’s or Div 3 Men head coach
The biggest challenge the club has now is having a pathway for the boys to go once they finish under 18s. Junior Boys co-ordinator Rod Randall “Right now our under 18s go from playing in a good comp to playing with their mates in lower divisions. We are keen for them to have a pathway to our division 1 mens team, & this team will help this happen”. The club has appointed Glen Jordan as coach of this team.
Glen Jordan is possibly the most experienced coach in Lara. He has been involved in all levels of basketball from coaching reps for junior teams at Geelong Supercats & Corio Bay Stingrays to coaching state teams & national teams for the Ivor Burge program (Basketball team for People with an Intellectual Disability). Glen knows his basketball & loves the game & is excited by the opportunity to work with our elite young men. As part of this team will be the opportunity for the boys to play in our division 1 mens team. Div 1 mens coach Lukas Bentley “We are really excited by the kids coming thru the club, we have seen a couple of them fill in this season & they fitted in perfectly. We are keen for 1 or 2 of the boys to play each week over summer, this is a great opportunity for the boys, the club & our team”
The club welcomes Glen, Davin & Cam to their new roles.
Follow us on Social Media
August 5th, 2018
Be sure to follow us on our social networks to keep up to date on the latest Lara Giants news, events & of course photos of our players. Summer season lauching soon
Junior Presentation Day 2018
July 29th, 2018
Lara Giants Junior Presentation Day (including Little Giants) is Sunday September 23rd. More details to come closer to the date.
For the first time ever we are having a summer presentation day. With so many of our junior players only playing summer we felt it was only far we put on a special presentation day for all the kids & their hard work over a hot summer. There will be trophies for u12s & above, […]
Thanks to Next Level Skirmish, we have two 2 hour sessions starting at either 10am or 1pm with a bbq lunch provided between the 2 sessions starting from 12pm. Tickets are $30 per person, ideal for teams in u12s & above.
Bunnings BBQ Sunday Feb 24 Book your spot to help https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=467320&here
Lara Giants Uniform Day is booked in for Saturday October 6 at St Anthony’s Primary. Collect your uniform & your Lara merch as well as pay your club membership on the day u10s / u12s at 2pm u14s / u16s /u18s at 3pm Little Giants & Seniors 3:30pm
Lara Giants Junior Presentation Day (including Little Giants) is Sunday September 23rd at St Anthony’s Primary School.
Lara Basketball Club would like to advise all that the our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday August 26th at 7pm at the Lara Community Centre on Waverly Road Lara. All positions will be vacated & we will elect a new committee. For more info contact Jason on 0417306327
Dolly’s Disco Bingo is the original music bingo company in Australia. Instead of numbers, we play well know tunes. To book your tickets contact Bridie: 0431 783 323
Winter Uniform Day is Saturday April 14 at 2pm at Lara Lake Primary
The Trivia Night is back, a great night is guaranteed. Book your tickets now
Book your spot to help our club at one of our biggest fund raisers https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=331046