Winter Registration Is Closed
Winter Registration is now closed. To go on the wait list please enter your details on the google form & we will be in contact if we have capacity to fit you in
Giant Clinic 23
Are you a current Lara Giant looking for some tips on how to take your basketball to the next level?
Are you keen to try basketball to see if it is the sport for you?
Thanks the the Lara Community Bank we are having a FREE Basketball Clinic / Come & Try session on Sunday March 19th at Lara Lake Priamary School.
10am: Under 10s players born in 2014, 2015 or 2016
11am: Under 12s players born 2012 or 2013
12pm: Under 14s & U16s players born 2008 to 2011
Spaces are limited & registrations are required at https://forms.gle/5js7jZqfitqmQwtn8
Registrations are now open for our upcoming Inclusion Way Winter season. Season starts the start of term 2 & continues for term 3.
We have simplified the registration process so you only need to do it once. To register to play please follow the links directly to PlayHQ All players who register before March 22 will be placed in teams.
Registration close March 22nd & teams will be selected prior to Easter.
If anyone has any questions about the registration process please contact us at [email protected]
Please Note: This is not the registration for Little Giants, Pipsqueak Giants or Mighty Giants. Announcements will be made closer to end of term for these programs.
Anyone is interested in coaching please select that option when you register or email [email protected] for more information.
Training times will depend on the team selected & the coaches & venue availability.
- Under 10 – 2014 – 2016 – Saturday
- Under 12 Boys – 2013 & 2012 – Saturday or Monday
- Under 14 – 2011 & 2010 – Monday
- Under 16 – 2009 & 2008 – Wednesday
- Under 18 – 2007 & 2006 – Wednesday
- Under 20 – 2004 & 2005 – Thursday
- Under 23 – 2001 – 2003 – Thursday
- Under 10 – 2014 – 2016 – Saturday
- Under 12 Girls – 2013 & 2012 – Thursday
- Under 14 – 2011 & 2010 – Tuesday
- Under 16 – 2009 & 2008 – Tuesday
- Under 19 – 2005-2007 – Tuesday
- Open/Senior Men (Mostly Monday with some Thursday)
- Open/Senior Women – Mondays
- Mixed Men & Women (Sunday night)
Please note: Registration requires payment of all related fees. Refunds will only be available on exceptional circumstances minus any admin fees. This includes long term injuries with supporting documentation.
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE March 22
Bendigo Spirit Clinic
How lucky were we to have WNBL side the Bendigo Spirit come & visit us for a clinic prior to their game in Geelong this Saturday. We had two groups come thru who each got to spend an hour with the team & get some tips & memories before we go & cheer them on on Saturday night
Under 14 Girls
Under 16 / Under 19 Girls
Shooting Stars Debut
What an exciting start to our all new program the Shooting Stars where we combine training with mini games. Thanks to our amazing sponsors RMA Civil Construction for helping us make this possible
We have a great opportunity for a new sponsor to join our Giant family & naming rights sponsor our all new junior development program The Shooting Stars. These opportunities don’t come around to often & a great chance to join our family.
For more information on this or other sponsorship options contact Lorraine 0412 493 433 or email [email protected]
Term 1 Programs
As well as playing, The Lara Giants has something for all ages with wonderful beginner & development programs.
Pipsqueak Giants – Thanks to Pipsqueaks Early Learning Centre
A fun & interactive class designed to introduce the fine motor skills & pre-school kids ages 3 & up who haven’t yet started school.
For more information visit www.laragiants.org.au/pipsqueaks/
Little Giants – Thanks to Becks Boarding Retreat
A fun term by term introduction to basketball for the future basketball stars. Learn the fun of basketball with our amazing coaches right here in Lara. Designed for ages 5 to 9
For more information visit www.laragiants.org.au/littlegiants/
Shooting Stars – Sponsor Opportunity
The Shooting Stars is designed to help families transition from Little Giants into a hybrid skill development program which is a combination of training & skills as well as weekly actual games with referee. Designed for ages 7 to 10
For more information visit www.laragiants.org.au/shooting-stars/
Mighty Giants – Thanks to Jibber Jabber
A fun & inclusive program designed for kids with special needs & disabilities to give them a chance to have some fun with our wonderful game
For more information visit www.laragiants.org.au/mightygiants/
We have teams in all age groups & divisions from u10s to Senior Men & Women
For more information visit www.laragiants.org.au/get-involved/play-basketball/
Lara Giants Stadium Business Case
There is a lot of talk as we push towards getting a stadium to call our home. The need is real, not just for our club, but our record numbers but for basketball in our region.
Further to a lot of work and support mention Four18 and Otium and partial funding from the COGG here it is! We are shovel ready!!!
Lara Giants Photos
It has been a long time since we had a chance to get some photos of our little (& not so little) super stars.
Seeing it has been so long we went out & found a great photographer who has an awesome range of photo options. TJ Photos have an exciting range of team and individual photo designs to order phots starting next week. With options for print out or digital copies you are bound to score a great shot & done in time for Christmas. Plus $2 from every item ordered goes directly to the Lara Giants.
To view the photo range & visit Lara Giants Photos here
Remember to wear your full Lara Giants uniform
Next week teams that train at Lara Lake will be up first aligned with training times.
Monday Nov 7th – Lara Lake
4:45 U14 Girls 4 Lakers Ebony Rowe
5pm U14 Girls 3 Diamond Sharon Plichta
5:10 Monday Little Giants – Kat & Bindy
5:45pm U16 Boys 1 Giants Rod Randall
6pm U16 Boys 2 Titans Andrew Trickey
6:45pm U16 Boys 3 Giants Lance Bedford-van Parreren
7pm U16 Boys 4 Lightning Ryan Dew
Tuesday Nov 8th – Lara Lake
4:45 U14 Boys 5 Giants White Hayley Rabbas
5pm U12 Girls 2 Giants Nathan George
5:15pm U12 Girls 3 Stars Tim Kirtley*
5:30 U16 Boys 4 Lakers Mark Adams*
5:45pm U16 Boys 4 Stars Drew Kinsella
6pm U16 Boys 4 Thunder Chris Jack
6:45pm U18 Boys 3 Giants Jason Aherne
7pm U18 Boys 2 Titans Steve Moxon
Wednesday Nov 9th – Lara Lake
4:45 U10 Boys 5 Stars Nate Elliot
5pm U10 Boys 5 Titans Maddy/Mikayla
5:10pm – Little Giants – Kylie
5:30pm U10 Girls 2 Giants Ben Dryton
6pm U10 Boys 5 Lakers Michael Grgurevic
6:45pm U16 Girls 1 Giants Aidan Courtney
7pm U19 Girls Giants Lorraine Kulic
Thursday Nov 10th – Lara Lake
5pm U10 Girls 3 Stars Dean Brebner
5:15pm U10 Boys 4 Giants Dean Brebner
5:40pm U12 Mon Boys 2 Titans Stuart Davis*
5:50pm U12 Sat Boys 5 Titans Fraser Brady*
6:05pm U12 Sat Boys 4 Heat Regan Lilly
Monday Nov 14th – Lara Primary
4:40pm U12 Girls 3 Thunder Paul & Marsha Browning*
4:50pm U12 Sat Boys 5 Giants Paul & Marsha Browning*
5:05pm U10 Boys 4 Thunder Liz Schultz
5:20pm U10 Girls 3 Lightning Tenyle Smith
5:35pm U10 Boys 4 Lightning Leonie Jelbart
5:50pm U14 Girls 1 Giants Nathan Wharton*
6pm U14 Girls 4 Stars Patrick Conway*
6:15pm U14 Girls 2 Lightning Bianca Grainger
6:30pm U14 Girls 2 Thunder Jason Wilson
6:45pm U18 Boys CH Giants Simon Favaloro
7pm U18 Boys 4 Lightning Chris/Jamie
Tuesday Nov 15th – Lara Primary
4:45pm U12 Sat Boys 4 Lightning Jeremy Sands
5pm U14 Boys 5 Stars Dylan Andrews
5:15 U14 U14 Boys 3 Lakers Brett Boneham*
5:30 U14 Boys 5 Lakers Cam Bath*
5:45pm U16 Boys 5 Giants Blue Kate Saha
6pm U16 Boys 5 Giants White Luke Priddle
6:15 U16 U16 Boys 4 Titans Jake McCarter
6:30 U18 Boys 4 Thunder Troy Beamond
Friday Nov 18th – Lara Primary
4:45 U12 Mon Boys 3 Thunder Brad Hearns
5pm U12 Girls 3 Diamonds Jacinta Box
5:15-6pm Pipsqueaks, Little Giants, Mighty Giants, Make Up Session
Wednesday Nov 23rd – Lara Primary
4:45pm U10 Girls 3 Diamonds Andrew Maslen
5pm U10 Boys 2 Giants Liss Clements
5:15pm U10 Boys 3 Titans Luke Surtees
5:30 U12 Mon Boys 3 Lightning Melinda Kinsella
5:45 U12 Sat Boys 4 Thunder Naomi Barabgallo
6pm U12 Sat Boys 3 Titans Luke Surtees
6:15pm U12 Mon Boys 1 Giants Dillon Butten
6:30 U16 Girls 3 Diamonds Leesa & Steve Reid
6:45pm U14 Boys 4 Titans Dwayne Bourke
7pm U14 Boys 2 Giants Andrew/Matt
7:15pm U10 Boys 5 Huskies Emily Aherne
Thursday Nov 24th – Lara Primary
4:30 U12 Sat Boys 5 Lakers Jane Amparis
4:45pm U14 Boys 4 Lightning JP Amparis
5pm U12 Sat Boys 2 Giants Chris Eyre/Sarah Walshe
5:45 U14 Boys CH Giants Mark Schultz
6pm U14 Boys 1 Titans Chris Eyre
6:40 U14 Boys 4 Thunder Stephanie Bate*
6:50 U14 Boys 5 Giants Blue Rhys Petroff*
Annual General Meeting 20th Nov 2022
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Sunday 20th November 7pm
Lara Community Centre – Youth Room
Waverly Road Lara
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. All roles will be declared vacant & a new committee will be elected.
For more information inbox us here or contact our president Jason at [email protected]
For those not as interested in being on a committee but would love to help at our various events such as uniform days & presentation days we would love for you to join the Giant Army. More details soon.
Our summer presentation day is Sunday April 2
Free Clinic / Come & Try Session Sunday March 19 Lara Lake Primary
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.
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