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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


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

1. NEW – Saturday 9am to 9:45 with Joel McFall
This group is an open age group ideally for those 6 to 9 with limited basketball experience. Joel is a hit at our clinics with the kids & plays in our div 1 mens team as well as our u14-1 coach.
2. Monday 6pm to 6:45 with Kelsey Jordan
For Little Giants who are 7+ and a little more confident. Kelsey is a div 1 womens player & has a lot of experience & an excellent teacher of the game.
3. Monday 4:15pm to 5pm with Jess, Paige & Emily
This group is designed for the younger less experienced little giants aged 5 to 7. Our coaches are experienced players with supercats rep experience who are great with the little kids & helping them get confident.

Classes start Monday Feb 4 & Saturday Feb 9. Calendar can be found here S19 Calendar

To book your spot email 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

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


Start Times

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


Game Costs

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

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

If you would like to be on our waiting list please email us your childs names, gender, year of birth, & your phone number to

Note: Under 12 girls could do with a couple more to alow 3 teams


Summer Names Registered





How to register

Register your details at this link:  junior registration here / Senior 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


Team Selections

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 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


Try Outs & Team Selections
September 6th, 2018

As we are coming up to the planning stage of our season there is a few things we want all families to keep in mind.
The coaches & selection panels we will endeavour to do our best to ensure the boys are in the right groups & teams, however this is never easy.  We look at more than skill alone, we look at the players ….
Confidence:   Is the player comfortable to play at a level where they can be challenged & improve
Coachability: Is the player willing to listen to the coach & take on the feedback (sometime this information will be passed on from past seasons)
Reliability: Is the player reliable & dedicated to the team.  This includes communicating with the coach if they are unable to train or play.
Team Balance: When forming a team we need to make sure we have players at doing different roles.  There is no point having 7 tall players who can’t dribble. Likewise we need players to play defence & offence etc.
Sometimes we may decide the player would benefit from a season in a lower division where they would be a stronger player which may in turn help them work on their leadership & other times they may need a fresh challenge.  Sometimes we will simply get it wrong.  If you feel your child is in the wrong division there is an easy way to prove that.  Go out there & give it your best, play a team game, encourage & embrace your team.  True talent & team work will shine thru & come out on top.
Changing of Age Groups
As kids go up age groups we usually expect them to go down a division or more or stay the same.  Not very often do kids change age groups & go up divisions as well.
Teams in the same division
If we end up having 2 or more teams in the same division, we will endeavour to make 2 even teams. We don’t want one team on top loving life & the other down bottom hating the game.
Team Numbers
The number of players in each team will depend on the number available.  We like to keep teams to around 7-8 players however sometimes we will have to have more.  We would be reluctant to have less as we need to be sure we have enough players to cover injuries & unavailable players.
The final part of the puzzle is coaches.  If we don’t have enough coaches to coach teams then players will miss out.  No teams will be entered without a coach. You may be asked to put your hand up to help.
If you are coming from another club you will need a clearance.  Please be sure you specify this so we can lodge the paperwork

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.

  • Beck's Boarding Retreat
  • Lara Hotel
  • Apco
  • Burns Archer
  • Lara Community Bank

Upcoming Events

Summer Presentation Day

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, […]

Laser Skirmish

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 2019

Bunnings BBQ Sunday Feb 24 Book your spot to help

Uniform Day Summer 2019

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

Junior Presentation Day

Lara Giants Junior Presentation Day (including Little Giants) is Sunday September 23rd at St Anthony’s Primary School.

Annual General Meeting

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

Disco Bingo

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 2018

Winter Uniform Day is Saturday April 14 at 2pm at Lara Lake Primary

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