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Summer 2023
July 31st, 2022

Registrations are now open for our upcoming Sumer season. Season starts the start of term 4 & continues for term 1 after a break for Christmas holidays.

We have simplified the registration process so you only need to do it once. To register to play please follow the links directly to PlayHQ All players who register before August 31 will be placed in teams.

Registration close August 31st & teams, given the change in age groups we are looking to holding team selection try outs on Sept 10 & 11 at Corio Leisuretime Centre.

If anyone has any questions about the registration process please contact us at enquiries@laragiants.org.au

Anyone is interested in coaching please select that option when you register or email president@laragiants.org.au for more information.

Training times will depend on the team selected & the coaches & venue availability.

BOYS

  • Under 10 – 2014 – 2016 – Saturday
  • Under 12 Boys – 2013 & 2012 – Saturday or Monday
  • Under 14 – 2011 & 2010 – Monday
  • Under 16 – 2009 & 2008 – Wednesday
  • Under 18 – 2007 & 2006 – Wednesday
  • Under 20 – 2004 & 2005 – Thursday
  • Under 23 – 2001 – 2003 – Thursday

GIRLS

  • Under 10 – 2014 – 2016 – Saturday
  • Under 12 Girls – 2013 & 2012 – Thursday
  • Under 14 – 2011 & 2010 – Tuesday
  • Under 16 – 2009 & 2008 – Tuesday
  • Under 19 – 2005-2007 – Tuesday

SENIORS

  • Open/Senior Men (Mostly Monday with some Thursday)
  • Open/Senior Women – Mondays
  • Mixed Men & Women (Sunday night) – Register Interest here Do Not Pay until we confirm team unless you have a team organised.

For more information on the costs associated with playing visit here

Please Note: This is not the registration for Little Giants & Pipsqueaks. More details on that early September.

Please note: Registration requires payment of all related fees.  Refunds will only be available on exceptional circumstances minus any admin fees. This includes long term injuries with supporting documentation.


Lara Giants FREE Clinic 28th August 2022
July 28th, 2022

We are super excited to have free community clinic return on Sunday August 28th at Corio Leisure Precinct. Thanks to Community Bank Lara District the clinic is completely FREE.

This clinic is open to current players and also open to anyone in our community who is keen to come & try our wonderful game.

There will be two x 1 hour clinics one at

  • 10am we will do clinics for the under 10s (including any Little Giant wanting to try)
  • 11am will be for the under 12s & above.

Whether you love your basketball & would love to get some extra tips or just keen to give basketball a try to see if you like it, we look forward to seeing you there.

Please note numbers are strictly limited, so you must book your spot by filling out your details on our google form HERE


Something for All
May 10th, 2022

The Lara Giants has something for all ages & abilities

Pipsqueak Giants – www.laragiants.org.au/pipsqueaks
A fun & interactive class designed to introduce the fine motor skills & pre-school kids ages 3 & up who haven’t yet started school.

Little Giants – www.laragiants.org.au/littlegiants
A fun term by term introduction to basketball for the future basketball stars. Learn the fun of basketball with our amazing coaches right here in Lara

Play Basketball – www.laragiants.org.au/get-involved/play-basketball/
We have teams in all age groups & divisions from u10s to Senior Men & Women

Mighty Giants – www.laragiants.org.au/mightygiants
A fun & inclusive program designed for kids with special needs & disabilities to give them a chance to have some fun with our wonderful game See less


Winter Teams 2022
April 23rd, 2022

We are super excited to announce our winter teams for Season 2022. A lot of planning & many hours of try outs have resulted in some fantastic teams & some really hard decisions. Please remember that teams will change from season to season as we have kids stop playing & others joining.

If any families have concerns you are welcome to put them in writing to either juniorboys@laragiants.org.au or juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au

We would like to thank our coaches & selection committee for all their hard work on the teams & also for our families for their help & understanding on this challenging task.

WINTER REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED – PLEASE FILL IN YOUR DETAILS ON THE WAIT LIST

https://forms.gle/77wF2TgTew9vELds5

As of April 11 we have the following spots available…

U10 Boys – Only 1 or 2 spots left

U12 Boys – limited spots for Monday or Saturday

U14 Boys – Full

U16 Boys – limited spots

U18 Boys – Full

Men – Potentially spots available

U10 Girls – 1 Spot left

U12 Girls- Full

U14 Girls – Full

U16 Girls – Full

Women – Full

 


Summer 2022 Presentation Day
April 20th, 2022

How wonderful was it to have presentation days in person again. Congrats to all the winners & all the players who did an amazing job to get back into the world of sport after a couple of tough years.

U12 Boys Championship MVP – Deagan Schultz
U12 Boys Championship Runners Up MVP – Spencer Courtney
U12 Boys Div 1 Giants MVP – Jedd Hewitt
U12 Boys Div 1 Giants Most Improved – Lincoln King
U12 Boys Div 3 Giants MVP – Lachlan Holden
U12 Boys Div 3 Giants Coaches Award – Ethan Waugh
U12 Boys Div3 Giants MVP – Jacob Henderson
U12 Boys Div 3 Giants MVP – Max Houston
U12 Boys Div 4 Titans MVP – Declan Fitzsimmons
U12 Boys Div 4 Titans Coaches Award – Ace Allan
U12 Boys Div 5 Giants MVP – Harlem Watts
U12 Boys Div 5 Giants Best Defensive Player – Ryan McGowan
U12 Boys Div 6 Thunder MVP – Isiah Hartles
U12 Boys Div 6 Thunder Runners Up MVP – Archer Clements
U12 Boys Div 6 Lightning MVP – Matthew Knight
U12 Boys Div 6 Lightning Best Defensive Playe – Hugh Cole
U14 Boys Div 1 Giants MVP – Perry Pettigrew
U14 Boys Div 1 Giants Coaches Award – Daniel May
U14 Boys Div 2 Thunder MVP – Carlyn Muaiava
U14 Boys Div 2 Thunder Runners Up MVP – Timothy Howard
U14 Boys Div 2 Lightning MVP – Charlie Mileto
U14 Boys Div 2 Lightning Runners Up MVP – Xavier Ryan
U14 Boys Div 4 Titans MVP – Jai Archibald
U14 Boys Div 4 Titans Most Improved – Lachie Beans
U14 Boys Div 4 Giants MVP – Nate Cambridge
U14 Boys Div 4 Giants Runners Up MVP – Jordan Eyre
U14 Boys Div 5 Lightning MVP – Zack Monohan
U14 Boys Div 5 Lightning Coaches Award – Jai McGillivray
U14 Boys Div 5 Thunder MVP – Jack Bauer
U14 Boys Div 5 Thunder Most Improved – Lachlan Ryan
U14 Boys Div 6 Titans MVP – Isaac Foster
U14 Boys Div 6 Titans Runners Up MVP – Austin Mahney
U14 Boys Div 6 Giants MVP – Kayde Paley
U14 Boys Div 6 Giants Runners Up MVP – Blake Flynn
U16 Boys Championship MVP – Heath Ellis
U16 Boys Championship Coaches Award – Declan Miago
U16 Boys Div 1 Thunder MVP – Declan Plozza
U16 Boys Div 1 Thunder Most Improved – Hudson Lovel
U16 Boys Div 1 Lightning MVP – Noah Wharton
U16 Boys Div 1 Lightning Runners Up MVP – Max Chambers
U16 Boys Div 3 Giants MVP – Aydan Dando
U16 Boys Div 3 Giants Most Points Scored – Angus Gee
U16 Boys Div 4 Titans Best & Fairest – Alex Hosking
U16 Boys Div 4 Titans Most Improved – Jayden Waugh
U16 Boys Div 5 Lightning Most Determined – Lachlan Mccallum
U16 Boys Div 5 Lightning Most Improved – Connor Ryan
U16 Boys Div 5 Thunder MVP – Jayden Robson
U16 Boys Div 5 Thunder Coaches Award – Hudson Walsh
U16 Boys Div 7 Giants MVP – Pagi Lual
U16 Boys Div 7 Giants Runners Up MVP – Harry Hur
U18 Boys Championship MVP – Jordan Favaloro
U18 Boys Championship MVP – Rhys Petroff
U18 Boys Div 2 Giants MVP – Alex Papas
U18 Boys Div 2 Giants Runners Up MVP – Mitchell Osolnik
U18 Boys Div 4 Lightning Best Defensive Player – Fraser Stone
U18 Boys Div 4 Lightning Best Offensive Player – Toby Jacometti
U18 Boys Div 4 Thunder MVP – Phoenix Holland
U18 Boys Div 4 Thunder Runners Up MVP – Joshua Howard

U12 Girls Div 1 Diamonds Coaches Award – Mia Kinsella
U12 Girls Div 1 Diamonds Coaches Award – Carmen Ciangura
U12 Girls Div 1 Lightning MVP – Angelique Kremar
U12 Girls Div 1 Lightning Runners Up MVP – Alexis Marshman
U12 Girls Div 3 Diamonds MVP – Macey Bartolo
U12 Girls Div 3 Diamonds Runners Up MVP – Darcy Rolls
U12 Girls Div 3 Giants MVP – Tahnee Moulden
U12 Girls Div 3 Giants Best Defensive Player – Lily Purvis
U14 Girls Div 1 Giants MVP – Chloe Glibo
U14 Girls Div 1 Giants Runners Up MVP – Isabella Gill
U14 Girls Div 2 Diamonds MVP – Alexis Bodey
U14 Girls Div 2 Diamonds Coaches Award – Zoe Reid
U14 Girls Div 3 Giants MVP – Zarah Rooney
U14 Girls Div 3 Giants Coaches Award – Maita Nyanhanda
U16 Girls Championship MVP – Addi Baars
U16 Girls Championship Runners Up MVP – Zahlia Foley
U16 Girls Div 2 Giants MVP – Ivy Darcy
U16 Girls Div 2 Giants MVP – Lily Cavie
U16 Girls Div 3 lightning MVP – Elouise Henderson
U16 Girls Div 3 lightning Runners Up MVP – Sophia Kulic
U16 Girls Div 3 Thunder MVP – Harriet Wright
U16 Girls Div 3 Thunder Runners Up MVP – Lily Bolger
U20 Girls Div 2 Giants MVP – Kayla Orchard
U20 Girls Div 2 Giants Coaches Award – Steffi Hewitt


Winter 2022
March 23rd, 2022

WINTER REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED – PLEASE FILL IN YOUR DETAILS ON THE WAIT LIST https://forms.gle/77wF2TgTew9vELds5

Registrations are now open for our upcoming Winter season. Season starts the start of term 2 & continues for term 3.

We have simplified the registration process so you only need to do it once. To register to play please follow the links directly to PlayHQ All players who register before March 27 will be placed in teams.

Registration close March 27th & teams will be selected prior to Easter.

If anyone has any questions about the registration process please contact us at enquiries@laragiants.org.au

Age Groups for Winter 2022

  • Under 10 – 2013 – 2015 (Saturday)
  • Under 12 Boys – 2011 & 2012 (Saturday & Monday options)
  • Under 12 Girls – 2011 & 2012 (Thursday)
  • Under 14 – 2009 & 2010 (Boys- Monday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 16 – 2007 & 2008 (Boys- Wednesday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 18 – 2005 & 2006 (Boys- Wednesday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 20 – 2003 & 2004 (Boys- Thursday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 23 – 2000 – 2002 (Boys- Thursday)
  • Open/Senior Men & Women (Mostly Monday)

Note: Little Giants registrations will be open after March 27.

Please note: Registration requires payment of all related fees. For more information on the fees required please visit www.laragiants.org.au/get-involved/play-basketball Refunds will only be available on exceptional circumstances minus any admin fees. This includes long term injuries with supporting documentation.


Welcome Gabe Hadley – Director of Coaching & Player Development
January 20th, 2022

The Lara Giants are super excited to have signed Geelong Supercat Gabe Hadley as our new Director of Coaching & Player Development. Gabe will also suit up for the Lara Giants as part of our Lara Hotel Championship men.

Gabe is currently in his second year with the NBL1 Geelong Supercats, Before coming to Geelong he played Collage basketball in America for New Mexico State University as a freshman before transferring to University of California San Diego for 3 years where in his final year the team was ranked 2nd in the country in Division 2 but unfortunately the season was cut short by COVID. Gabe also represented Tasmania and later Victoria in the Australian National Junior Championships and was fortunate enough to represent Australia in the U19 Emus team at the Oceania qualifiers.Gabe is a well established player with some amazing experiences & is keen to help the players & coaches in Lara take our game to the next level. Gabe will be working closely with our coaches & help develop, teach & share his experiences & techniques he has learnt over his journey to help our juniors learn the basics as well as the next level skills.

Gabe is also offering one on one & group training session for all our Lara Juniors right here in Lara at a reduced price. To express interest in these sessions fill in your details on the link here https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfK5zJpXJKT…/viewform

We also want to take this opportunity to thank the amazing Joel McFall for all he has done for the Lara Giants over the past many years. Joel is stepping away from basketball all together to follow his other passions where we know he will be amazing & have just as much of an impact on many lives like he did ours. Thank you Joel.

Welcome Gabe, we can’t wait to see you in Lara blue & helping our juniors & the coaches. For more information on any of this please feel free to contact president Jason at president@laragiants.org.auGo Giants!


Little Giants Term 1 2022
December 21st, 2021

Thanks to Beck’s Boarding Retreat Little Giants is finally back for term 1.

Book now to secure your spot as places are strictly limited

For more information visit https://www.laragiants.org.au/littlegiants/


Summer Teams 2022
November 10th, 2021

We are excited to announce our junior sides for Summer 2022. In what was a bit of a rush we managed to squeeze in 14 x one hour try outs to help us finalise 50 teams. While a lot of effort, discussions & planning went into this process we know we will never get it 100% right. Some times we place kids in lower divisions to help them develop & fine tune their skills & grow in confidence & general game awareness. Other times we put the kids in higher divisions to challenge them. We always look to do what is right for the long term progress of the kids & the club.

Of course not everyone will agree. All teams we selected via a selection panel of coaches & co-ordinators. If you have any issues you wish to discuss please contact us by email

boys: juniorboys@laragiants.org,.au girls: juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au

Likewise If you no longer wish to play please notify us ASAP at the email addresses above as in some divisions we have a waiting list.

To register for your team select the download button below & register via the link with your team

Summer Sides 2022


Lara Giants Summer Team Selection Try Outs
November 2nd, 2021

Lara Giants Team Selection Try Outs

Saturday 6th Nov – Geelong Arena

Sunday 7th Nov – Corio Leisuretime Centre

Lara Giants are having team selection try outs this weekend to help organise our junior teams for their return on the week of Nov 15. Try outs will be held at the Geelong Arena for approx 50 minute sessions. Please arrive early enough to ensure you are ready to start on your start time. Please bring your ball, water & Lara Giants singlet if you have one (if not that is fine). If unwell please stay home.

Note: All players 16+ years of age MUST be double vaccinated to be able to attend & play. Players 15 and under do not need to be double vaccinated for these try outs. Parents & spectators will not be permitted into the stadium to view the try outs due to vaccine & number restrictions.

Note2: It is highly unlikely there will be training for term 4, therefore Lara Giants fees have been reduced to $40 per player. Hopefully we can do training for term 1.

If you are unable to attend the session & still want to be considered in a team please fill in your details on this form. https://forms.gle/4iP5rP4eNSwNUAqz6

There will be a uniform day on Sunday Nov 14. More details will be available soon.

We are still in need of a couple of coaches (especially on the boys side) & would love for you to be a part of the process. So reach out now to be included & help us select sides. Coaches will be free Lara Giants membership.

All groups & registered players are below if you don’t see your child feel free to contact us at enquiries@laragiants.org.au Groups below are purely starting points & are not the final teams. Some kids may be asked to attend a later session to help determine best selection.

Try Out Names & Times are now archived….


  • Austin Land Lara
  • Lara Hotel
  • Lara Community Bank
  • Apco
  • Beck's Boarding Retreat
  • Kardinia Osteopathic Clinic
  • Lara Tyre & Battery
  • Jibber Jabber
  • Lifelong Dental
  • Long Island Homes
  • Millars Lara
  • Pipsqueaks Early Learning

Upcoming Events


28th
Aug
Giant Clinic Aug 28

Join us for our free clinic on Sunday August 28 at Corio Leisure Centre.  For more information visit www.laragiants.org.au/giantclinic22


17th
Sep
Presentation Day Winter 2022

Celebrate the end of our winter season with plenty of trophies & medals for our junior sides. Details to be confirmed


31st
Aug
Summer Registration Closes

Registrations for our upcoming summer season close August 31. Register now at www.laragiants.org.au/summer23


7th
Apr
Winter Uniform Day

For our new players for summer season or our existing players needing a new uniform here is the chance to grab your uniform & be ready for the new season. More details to come


3rd
Apr
Summer Presentation Day

Summer Presentation Day, a chance to celebrate all our wonderful achievements. More details to come but we will be working thru from u10s at 12pm & going thru each age group one at a time


27th
Mar
Junior Clinic

We are super excited to have our first clinic for the year on Sunday March 27th at Geelong Grammar. Thanks to Community Bank Lara District the clinic is completely FREE Please note numbers are strictly limited, so you must book your spot by filling out your details on our google form HERE


17th
Nov
Uniform Day Summer 2022

Lara Giants Basketball Uniform day – Summer Season 2022 Uniform purchases for the return of basketball for juniors. Sunday 14 November 2021  LOCATION St Anthonys Catholic Church Corner of Kees Road and Gebbies Road, Lara VIC 3212 Bookings essential:  https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=830907


17th
Apr
Uniform Day W21

Uniform day is Saturday April 17.  You must book your spot to attend via https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=742318&


29th
Nov
Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting- Sunday November 29 The Lara Giants are heading into a massive period of the clubs history with record number of players as well as the pushing forward with our plans for a home stadium. We ar inviting anyone who is passionate about our club to put their hands up to […]


19th
Jul
Winter 2020 Uniform Day

Uniform day for new players. Spaces are limited & must be booked in due to covid restrictions https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=637453&ses=1937555