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


7th
Apr
Winter Uniform Day

For our new players for summer season or our existing players needing a new uniform here is the chance to grab your uniform & be ready for the new season. More details to come


3rd
Apr
Summer Presentation Day

Summer Presentation Day, a chance to celebrate all our wonderful achievements. More details to come but we will be working thru from u10s at 12pm & going thru each age group one at a time


27th
Mar
Junior Clinic

We are super excited to have our first clinic for the year on Sunday March 27th at Geelong Grammar. Thanks to Community Bank Lara District the clinic is completely FREE Please note numbers are strictly limited, so you must book your spot by filling out your details on our google form HERE


17th
Nov
Uniform Day Summer 2022

Lara Giants Basketball Uniform day – Summer Season 2022 Uniform purchases for the return of basketball for juniors. Sunday 14 November 2021  LOCATION St Anthonys Catholic Church Corner of Kees Road and Gebbies Road, Lara VIC 3212 Bookings essential:  https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=830907


17th
Apr
Uniform Day W21

Uniform day is Saturday April 17.  You must book your spot to attend via https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=742318&


29th
Nov
Annual General Meeting

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 […]


19th
Jul
Winter 2020 Uniform Day

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


15th
Mar
Girls Only Clinic – Steph Blicavs

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


21st
Mar
Summer Presentation Day 2020

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  


13th
Oct
Annual General Meeting

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