USA Tour 2018


On December 27 Ashlea Withers (2017 Junior Girl Club Champion), Jessica Aherne (u18-1 girls) & Paige Rowan (u18-1 girls) from our Lara Giants were given the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to the USA with the Geelong Supercats

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They got to experience some amazing things on their tour as broken down below

Playing Games in the USA

First stop was Texas, where the girls competed in the CapRock classic, the biggest high school tournament in the world.  This was a knock out tournament & the girls did exceptionally well, losing 1 game to come in 5th overall.

With a few more one games against local schools in Carolina & Charlotte with one game being cancelled due to the serve weather (-11 degrees was deemed unsafe to travel to the school on a bus)

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Collage Experiences

One of the best experiences the girls had was visiting various collages.

Duke University

Home of Steph Curry Duke is one of the biggest collages in the USA

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University of North Carolina UNC

Home of NBA legend Michael Jordan, UNC is an amazing place

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St Mary’s Game

St Mary’s is known in getting a reputation of being Little Australia. The Gaels have 6 Aussies on their list including Geelong boy Jock Landale (who is averaging 20 points a game & likely to go into the NBA next season) also where Matthew Delladova went to collage. Here the supercat crew even made it to the ESPN telecast as they interviewed Jock.

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Duke Game

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Experiences….

NBA Game – Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons

Not only did the crew get a great NBA game, they got to go on the court at half time & have a foul shot after the game. Definitely an experience to remember

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NHL Game – San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes

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Universal Studios & Disney Epicoc

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Alcatraz

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Golden Gate Bridge Ride

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Ganon Baker

Ganon travels the world reaching kids through basketball teaching and enhancing their basketball skills. He has worked with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Vince Carter.  All the kids were amazed & got so much out of this session

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Home Stays

One of the special parts of the trips were the home stays the girls got to experience. They had 3 home stays & got to experience the American Life while educating the host families on some Aussie traditions such as Vegemite.

 

 

This trip was truly an amazing experience the girls & the rest of the travelers will never forget.  A massive thank you to Sarah, Basketball Geelong, NPIRE travel for a professional & fun trip.  We encourage any of our juniors out there who share this dream, work hard on your game, start saving your dollars & keep your eyes open for this opportunity, whether it is thru the supercats or other touring companies.


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

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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

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17th
Apr
Uniform Day W21

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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

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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