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Winter Registration 2018 – Updated March 17
March 4th, 2018

Winter registration is now open.  We will take registration until March 16 2018.

Currently Registered Players




If your name is not here, please register your details below


How to register

Register your details at this link

Team Selections

We are aiming to announce teams before Easter – March 30.   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.


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 or call president Jason on 0417 306 327.


Lara Giants Basketball Club

U10 Disco Basketball Clinic
March 1st, 2018

U10s, Do you love your basketball?  We have a great way to finish off the season.


We will be starting with a 45 minute clinic, before refueling with a drink & some food & then we pump up the music for a basketball disco.

OK what is a basketball disco I hear you ask?  Well its like a normal disco but with a basketball, the tunes will going with a good beat so the kids can bounce the ball to the beat & have some fun.  This could be fun or this could result in balls going everywhere haha


This all starts at 6pm at Lara Lake Primary on March 28. The cost is $10 (payable on the night) with $5 from each ticket sold going to the Good Friday appeal.  This is open to all existing u10s, Little Giants or anyone u10s wanting a to have some fun.


Please bring a ball & don’t forget to register


To register your spot fill in your details here all kids must register for catering purposes.


Girls Come & Try March 18
February 26th, 2018

Calling all existing & new junior girls. The Lara Giants are having a FREE clinic on March 18.

Come down for some tips our div 1 women & plenty of fun. Information will be available for winter sign up.

Register your interest at this address  and bring a friend


Trivia Night 2018
February 15th, 2018

Our Trivia night is back.  Last one was a massive success & this one will be even bigger.  Lock in Saturday March 24 at the Lara Hall in Flinders Ave.  Tickets are only $20 with BYO nibbles & alcohol, so this ends up being a cheap great fun night out.  There will be prizes for the winners, plus auctions, games & plenty of fun & laughs.


Get your team together, or we can help you form a team.  To book your tickets contact Bridie on 0431 783 323 or Jenny 0433 768 469


Look forward to seeing you all on the night

USA Tour 2018
January 31st, 2018

On December 27 Ashlea Withers (2017 Junior Girl Club Champion), Jessica Aherne (u18-1 girls) & Paige Rowan (u18-1 girls) from our Lara Giants were given the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to the USA with the Geelong Supercats

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They got to experience some amazing things on their tour as broken down below

Playing Games in the USA

First stop was Texas, where the girls competed in the CapRock classic, the biggest high school tournament in the world.  This was a knock out tournament & the girls did exceptionally well, losing 1 game to come in 5th overall.

With a few more one games against local schools in Carolina & Charlotte with one game being cancelled due to the serve weather (-11 degrees was deemed unsafe to travel to the school on a bus)

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Collage Experiences

One of the best experiences the girls had was visiting various collages.

Duke University

Home of Steph Curry Duke is one of the biggest collages in the USA

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University of North Carolina UNC

Home of NBA legend Michael Jordan, UNC is an amazing place

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St Mary’s Game

St Mary’s is known in getting a reputation of being Little Australia. The Gaels have 6 Aussies on their list including Geelong boy Jock Landale (who is averaging 20 points a game & likely to go into the NBA next season) also where Matthew Delladova went to collage. Here the supercat crew even made it to the ESPN telecast as they interviewed Jock.

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Duke Game

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NBA Game – Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons

Not only did the crew get a great NBA game, they got to go on the court at half time & have a foul shot after the game. Definitely an experience to remember

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NHL Game – San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes

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Universal Studios & Disney Epicoc

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Golden Gate Bridge Ride

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Ganon Baker

Ganon travels the world reaching kids through basketball teaching and enhancing their basketball skills. He has worked with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Vince Carter.  All the kids were amazed & got so much out of this session

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Home Stays

One of the special parts of the trips were the home stays the girls got to experience. They had 3 home stays & got to experience the American Life while educating the host families on some Aussie traditions such as Vegemite.



This trip was truly an amazing experience the girls & the rest of the travelers will never forget.  A massive thank you to Sarah, Basketball Geelong, NPIRE travel for a professional & fun trip.  We encourage any of our juniors out there who share this dream, work hard on your game, start saving your dollars & keep your eyes open for this opportunity, whether it is thru the supercats or other touring companies.

Melbourne United Dec 4
December 7th, 2017

On the 19th November some of the Lara giants headed to Hisense Arena to watch our NBL friends Melbourne United.  Following that, our group was lucky enough to be invited back for an “oncourt experience” and complimentary tickets for 25 kids  by Melbourne United prior to their game on Monday 4th December against  Illawarra Hawks.



We had some very excited kids who got to stand courtside and watch their idols warm up. They then went on the court pre-game for a skills clinic led by former Melbourne Tigers player Warrick Giddey.  The kids did some balls skills, lay ups, jump shots and a mini practice match.  At the end, a few even got to high 5 some of their favorite players including Chris Goulding, Casey Prather & Kyle Adnam.   A big thankyou to Melbourne United for giving the kids this opportunity. A great night was had by all.





Giant Clinic Dec 17
December 7th, 2017

Our first clinic for summer 2017/18 was held on Sunday Dec 3 at Lara Lake primary.  The weather wasn’t as kind as previous times, but we made do in the hall.  With around 25 kids signed up we put them thru their passes with 3 stations.

Big thanks to our 3 super helpers, Dave, Jackson & Joel


1. Dave – Be Strong Fitness 

Dave put the kids thru a series of fitness based exercises, focusing on core strength & general fitness. Lots of fun was had & plenty of sweat was worked up


2. Jackson Bentley – Div 1 Men – Shooting

Always a fun station when you get shooting tips from the best in Geelong.  The kids were taught the basic fundamentals as well as having a couple o shooting games.


3. Joel McFall – Div 1 men – Triple Threat

Our very popular super coach from the u14s & u18s boys was hard at work again, this time teaching the kids the basics of triple threat (pass, shoot, dribble).  Some serious faces at the start, but the kids quickly took in the information & were attacking the basket in no time.


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




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 or 0408 326 895

Junior Boys: U10-u14 or Michael Paatsch (0400 611 505)

Junior Boys: U16-u18 or Rod Randall on 0408 331 560

All other enquires to club president Jason Aherne 0417306327




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

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Upcoming Events

Trivia Night 2018

The Trivia Night is back, a great night is guaranteed. Book your tickets now

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Book your spot to help our club at one of our biggest fund raisers

Giant Clinic Term 4 2017

Limited spots available. Contact us at or with your childs name & DOB to secure your spot

Uniform Day

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

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.

Girls Only Clinic

Free Girls Only clinic on August 20. Register via email with your name & dob to

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 […]

25th Birthday Dinner Celebration

25th birthday celebration at the Lara Hotel.

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 […]

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 […]