Corona Virus Update March 13th 5pm


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONA VIRUS

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Below is a statement just released by Basketball Victoria CEO Mr Nick Honey.
‘Basketball Victoria has made the decision to suspend Basketball Victoria related programs, events and leagues from now until further notice. This includes ALL VJBL games, domestic basketball and any skill development programs, we also recommend the suspension of these activities until further notice.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience as we work through this difficult period. This is a decision we don’t take lightly and want to reassure the basketball community that we will continue to work with the Victorian Government
and other health authorities to ensure the health and wellbeing of our players, coaches, referees and staff are maintained.

Further updates will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

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What does this mean for the club.

Domestic Games

All domestic games, including up coming finals are on hold. We do not know at this stage the plan for when they will be played, but we are hopeful they will be played when things are declared safe

Presentation Day

Presentation day was cancelled prior to the official notice from basketball Victoria based on advice by a high up doctor in Geelong who specialises in these situations. This was done for the safety of our basketball community as well out of respect for the school & their wider community as the virus can be left behind & survive for up to 4 days.

Little Giants

Little Giants is currently also suspended until further notice. We are unsure if we wil get to resume prior to Easter. We will potentially look to follow the basketball season or look to have make up sessions for the kids who missed out.

Girls Only Clinic with Steph Blicavs

This clinic has also been postponed until later in the year. we are hoping to pick this up for our winter season & continue to work with Steph & our girls program, including getting along to her NBL1 games with the Geelong Supercats

Training

Based on the advice of Basketball Vic, no training will be happening while the ban on domestic games. If teams choose to train on outdoor courts that is up to the families

Winter Season

At this stage we will continue our planning for winter season as per normal. We remind you all that registrations are still currently open & are expected to close next week (may be extended given the current situation) However, if you intend to play winter season you must register ASAP to guarentee a spot on a team. Direct link to register https://forms.gle/APZxB2LfTWRK…

Thank you all for your support in this challenging times, this is an ever changing situation & we are working with all relevant parties to ensure the health, safety & well being of all is being considered. Some decisions are out of our hand, but we totally support them.  Please be sure too follow us on social media for the most up to date information.

Regards

Jason Aherne

Lara Giants President


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 […]