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.
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.
Notice of Annual General Meeting Sunday 20th November 7pm Lara Community Centre – Youth Room Waverly Road Lara
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 […]
Junior Presentation Day 12:30pm Little, Pipsqueaks & Mighty Giants 1pm U12 Girls 1:30pm U14s 2:30pm U10 3:30pm U16s & u18s 4pm Club Champs 4:30pm U12 Boys
Saturday & Sunday September 10th & 11th. Corio Leisuretime Centre – Anakie Road
Join us for our free clinic on Sunday August 28 at Corio Leisure Centre. For more information visit www.laragiants.org.au/giantclinic22
Celebrate the end of our winter season with plenty of trophies & medals for our junior sides. Details to be confirmed
Registrations for our upcoming summer season close August 31. Register now at www.laragiants.org.au/summer23
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
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