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.
LBC Annual General Meeting 2018
July 27th, 2018
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. If you are passionate about our club & would like to help we invite you to attend this meeting. For more information please contact club president Jason on 0417 306 327 or email@example.com
Disco Bingo – Aug 4th 2018
May 22nd, 2018
Dolly’s Disco Bingo is the original music bingo company in Australia. Instead of numbers, we play well know tunes from all eras, for you to mark off when you hear. Each unique round goes for approx. 20 minutes with great songs that will have all ages dancing and singing.
Bingo playlists include songs from all eras, unique disco rounds with 70’s and 80’s tunes and kids/teen rounds with Top 40 songs
Hoops & Hotdogs Clinic
May 4th, 2018
Our next Super Clinic has been booked for Sunday June 3. This one is bound to get the kids hungry so we are providing them hotdogs to refuel.
To allow the most time with our Div 1 players we have broken the groups into 3
11am Girls Only
12:30 u10 Boys
2pm u12/u14 Boys
Cost is just $10 for 1 hour clinic with our div 1 senior players. This will be followed by a hogdog & a bit of fun with their mates
Bookings are essential for catering purpose. To book your spot please visit HoopsAndHotdogsSignUp (spots are limited so be quick)
The clinic is open to all Lara Giants players & anyone else interested
Club & Basketball Geelong Fees are now Due
April 14th, 2018
Fees for the Lara Basketball Club are compulsory and contribute toward the cost of hall hire for training, team registration and affiliation fees to BG and the cost of trophies at the end of the season.
Fees are as follows:
Lara Basketball Club Membership Fee (must be paid within the first 2 weeks of the season)
$50 Seniors per season
$50 Junior membership per season ($40 for second child, $30 for third child, $20 for 4th child)
Basketball Geelong Registration & Insurance (Must be paid before playing your first game)
$75 Juniors (online)
$75 Seniors (online)
Basketball Geelong Insurance & Fees (new players & those who are due- 12 months)
For more information please refer to our Membership Payment Policy
Little Giants Term 2 2018
April 14th, 2018
Thanks to Beck’s Boarding Retreat, the Little Giants are back for term 2 with two awesome new basketball coaches to take the kids. Little Giants is designed for kids aged 5+ to learn the basics of basketball while having fun.
Monday is for kids 7+ with Kelsey Jordan. Kelsey is from our div 1 womens team & has played rep basketball for both Geelong Supercats & Corio Bay Sting Rays. Kelsey is excited to help teach our next generation & have some fun with the kids.
Tuesday is for the younger Little Giants with Kat Herbert. Kat has played a massive role in basketball in Geelong & Lara over the years. She is currently coaching the u12-1 Boys Geelong Supercats team & loves seeing the smiles on the little ones as they have some fun. Watch out kids Kat’s little girl Ellie was dribbling not long after walking haha
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 April 23. Spots are strictly limited, to book your spot please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Limited spots available. Contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your childs name & DOB to secure your spot
Come & get your new uniform or pick up some merchandise on Sunday Oct 8 at 2:30pm. More details to follow
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.
Free Girls Only clinic on August 20. Register via email with your name & dob to email@example.com