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.

 


Upcoming Events


14th
Apr
Uniform Day

Uniform Day is today at Lara Community Centre on Waverly Road Lara between 4pm to 6pm If you are a new player or needing a new Austin Lara uniform you can come along & collect your uniform today. First games are this week so make sure you are ready. To help ensure speedy service for […]


24th
Mar
Summer 2024 Presentation

Sunday March 24 – Details TBC


25th
Feb
Giant Clinic Term 1

Free Clinic for all in our community. More info www.laragiants.org.au/giantclinic24/


31st
Jul
Winter Presentation Day

Sunday August 27 Lara Primary School 1pm U10s, 2pm U12s 3pm Programs – Shooting Starts, Little Giants, Mighty Giants & Pipsqueaks 3:30pm U14s,  4:30pm U16s, u18s & u19s


17th
Jun
Trivia Twisties – Trivia Night

Join us for a fun night of Trivia…. But with a twist.  There will be a strong emphasis on TV, Movies, Sport & Music as well as other crazy fun games & activities for all to enjoy


3rd
Jun
Lara Giants – Geelong Supercats Club Night

The Lara Giants are off to watch the NBL1 action with the Geelong United Supercats on Saturday June 3rd at the Geelong Arena. More info Lara Giants – Geelong Supercats Club Night


7th
Mar
Presentation Day Summer 2023

Our summer presentation day is Sunday April 2


19th
Mar
Giant Clinic/ Come & Try

Free Clinic / Come & Try Session Sunday March 19 Lara Lake Primary


20th
Nov
Annual General Meeting

7pm Sunday Nov 20 Lara Community Centre – Youth Room   All positions will be declared vacant & a new committee will be elected. If you are passionate about helping our club as we head into the most important time in our 30 year history we would love for you to come along.


12th
Sep
Uniform Day

Uniform day is on Thursday 15th September at the St Anthony’s Church on Kees Road. All new players from u10s to seniors will require a Lara Giants reversible uniform. For those of you who tried on and ordered a uniform at try outs, please come along to collect your uniform between 5.30 and 8pm. You […]