Boys Pathway – New coaches
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.
Uniform day is Saturday April 17. You must book your spot to attend via https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=742318&
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 […]
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
FREE Girls Only Clinic with Australia Opal / Geelong Supercat Steph Blicavs Sunday MArch 15th – Under 10s & U12s 12pm, U14s & above 1pm Registrations required at https://forms.gle/tKY21YPZQpmm7UZn9
Junior Presentatio Day Sat March 14 at St Anthony’s Primary School Under 10s & Little Giants 4pm U12s & U14s 5pm U16 & U18s (inc U20 girls) 6pm
Lara Basketball Club would like to advise all that the our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday October 13th 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
Sunday October 6 at St Anthonys Primary School. Cash or Card Welcome 10am Surnames A to D 11am Surnames E to K 12pm Surnames L to Q 1pm Surnames R to Z 2pm Alternate Time
Junior Presentation Day is booked in for Saturday September 21st. 11am Little Giants & U10s from . 12pm U12s & U14s at 12pm 1:30pm Club awards, Service awards & U16s & U18s. We will have the BBQ going all day for you to grab a snag as well as our merch tent will be set […]
Uniform day for our new uniforms
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, […]