Lara, Victoria, Australia - Sport and Sporting Facilities

Aussie Hoops (Basketball for Children)

Run by Basketball Geelong, an introductory program for primary school aged children for basketball, with weekly coaching to learn the skills of the game through appropriately modified activities and rules. The program runs from the 2nd week of each school term for 8 weeks. First time participants: $60 including coaching, certificate, insurance, backpack, T-shirt, basketball, sweatband and drink bottle; returning participants: $35 including coaching, certificate and insurance.

Thursdays 4:10pm to 4:55pm at Lara Primary School sports hall; Saturdays 9:30am - 10:15am at The Geelong Arena, North Geelong. Contact or (03) 5277 1388.

For older children and adults, refer to Lara Basketball Club

Last updated Oct 2010

Dance Fever

Jazz, tap and modern styles with classes on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Contact Kim on 0419 543 706.

Last updated Oct 2010

DMC Danceworks

Fund dance classes for all ages, including boys only classes. Contact Deb on 0408 581 986.

Last updated Oct 2010

Elcho Park Golf Club

Elcho Park Golf CourseElcho Park Golf Club is a section of the Lara Sporting Club. The golf course at Elcho Park is located just to the west of the Lara township in Elcho Rd, Lara. Weekend and weekday competitions are held, with clubrooms and a clubhouse golf pro shop. The Ladies Committee holds a 9 hole social group on Thursdays at 9am, contact Margaret on (03) 5275 5406 or Sue on (03) 5282 2612. The club supports junior golfers too. Open to new members and green fee payers. Green fees are $16 adults, $9 children. Contact the club professional on (03) 5282 1582.

Last updated 20 February 2008

Lara Baseball Club

The Lara Baseball Club forms the baseball section of the Lara Sporting Club. Ken Verity (03) 5282 3381. Baseball in Geelong

Junior teams compete on Saturday mornings during the winter season in under 10, 12, 14 and 16 age groups with all girls and boys welcome. Uniforms and equipment are provided by the club. Contact Liz (03) 5282 4432 0418 388 996.

Last updated 20 February 2008

Lara Basketball Club

Lara Basketball Club fields number of teams competing in the Geelong Amateur Basketball Association summer and winter competitions, including junior boys and girls and senior men's and women's teams. got Tickets in Fayetteville , NC for Mindless Behavior, Joan Rivers, Maze & Frankie Beverly, Darius Rucker & Eli Young Band, at in Crown Coliseum, and Crown Theatre.

New players are welcome in all age groups for both boys and girls. Beginners are welcome as basic skills will be taught as well as advanced skills to the more experienced players. Age groups are from Under 10 to Under 18 as well as Senior men's and women's teams. Anybody interested in playing, coaching, sponsoring or contributing to the club is encourages to contact Rod 5282 1196.

For an introductory program for children, refer to Aussie Hoops

Last updated Jan 2010

Lawn Bowling Club

Lara Bowling ClubStation Lake Rd, Lara, (03) 5282 1874. New members are always welcome. Twilight bowls at 6pm during daylight saving (open to non-members).
Junior bowls (flat soled shoes, thongs, socks or barefoot): Mondays 3:45-5pm for ages 9 - 17.
Indoor carpet bowls Mondays 6:45pm for 7pm. Cost: $3.
Crackerjack Twilight bowls Wednesdays 5:45pm for 6pm. Cost: $4 adults; $2 juniors.
Contact the club on (03) 5282 1874 or Ian on (03) 5282 8289.

Cards at the Lara Bowling Club is also held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 1pm, cost $3.50, afternoon tea provided, contact Theresa on (03) 5282 5501.

Last updated Oct 2010

Lara Calisthenics College

The Lara Calisthenics College consists of young girls from the age of 3 years to mature women, and boys up to the age of 12, and welcomes new members. Calisthenics is a unique blend of sport and art, incorporating elements of dance, gymnastics, singing, acting, marching, apparatus technique and performance skills. In 2003, the College enjoyed success with their Sub Juniors and Intermediates becoming Reserve State Champions, and the club winning overall runners up at the Barwon Calisthenics competitions, also competing in Melbourne, Warrnambool and Ballarat. Contact Judy on (03) 5282 3337 or 0412 923 337.

Last updated 21 February 2008

Lara Cricket Club

The Lara Cricket Club forms the cricket section of the Lara Sporting Club. It fields five senior teams in the Geelong Cricket Association, ten junior teams in U11/13 (Friday night), U13, U15, U17 (Saturday morning), plus Milo Cricket program for 5-9 year olds on Friday evenings over summer.

Last updated Jul 2011

Lara Football Club

The Lara Football Club forms the football section of the Lara Sporting Club, Lara Football Club fields teams in the GFL and the VCFL with both senior and junior teams including under-18, under-16, under-14 and probably younger age groups too. The FIDA Cats also provides an opportunity for intellectually disabled people to play AFL football. The club welcomes volunteers who are willing to fulfil the role of coach, team coordinator or trainer.

Last updated Jul 2011

Lara Little League / Auskick

The Lara Little League forms a section of the Lara Sporting Club. The Little League runs under 10 and under 12 competitions and an AFL Auskick Clinic at the Lara Sporting Club, Mill Road, Lara. The club needs coaches, assistant coaches and team managers for Auskick and Little League, not requiring any experience. Contact Kevin on 0414 526 977.

Last updated Jul 2011

Lara Lake Little Athletics Club

The Lara Lake Little Athletics Club participates in meets conducted by the Corio Little Athletics Centre at the redeveloped Goldsworthy Reserve. Competition is open to children from age groups under 6 to under 15 and meets are generally conducted on Saturday mornings from October to March. Contact Craig on (03) 5282 5633.

Last updated 19 November 2008

Lara Little Athletics Club

The Lara Little Athletics Club competes in Werribee on Saturday mornings with events for Under 6 through to Under 15 age groups. Registration fees for the 2010/2011 year were $80 per athlete. Contact Stephen on 0412 547 689.

Last updated Oct 2010

Lara Netball Club

The Lara Netball Club forms the netball section of the Lara Sporting Club, the club has a number of teams in the Corio and Life Be In It competitions, as well as the GFL competition. Junior teams are entered in under 11, 13, 15 and 17 age groups, whilst senior teams compete in A, B and C grade. Home games are played at the Lara Netball Courts, located at Lara Secondary College. Those interested in playing, umpiring or team managing are invited to contact Ellen Ellen on 0417 156 814 (Juniors) for more information.

The Netball Section runs the Net Set Go program for ages 6 - 10. Contact Shannon on 0422 811 594. Parent helpers required.

Last updated Oct 2010

Lara Soccer Club

The Lara Soccer Club forms the soccer section of the Lara Sporting Club. They field a many teams in men's, women's and junior (under/7 - under/17).

Last updated Jul 2011

Lara Sporting Club

Lara Sporting ClubThe Lara Sporting Club incorporates several sections - Baseball, Cricket, Football, Little League, Netball, and Soccer. The club has over 800 playing members and 1000 members in total. The Lara Sporting Club has a new football oval, with two other ovals used for cricket, baseball, soccer and softball. The club also has access to the Lara Primary and Secondary School netball courts for their junior and senior netballers.

Membership of the Lara Sporting Club offers access to the Members' Sports Bar, bistro, TAB and gaming room, discounts on meals and drinks, free entry to GFL and GCA games, and a range of other benefits.

Last updated Oct 2010

Lara Tennis Club

Lara Tennis Club has some nice looking tennis courts, with hard court, clay and asphalt surfaces, which are available to the public for hire. There are competitions held for both juniors and seniors, running in both summer and winter, including weekend, weekday and weeknight competitions. Contact Geoff for Winter season on (03) 5282 6214, Michael for juniors on (03) 5282 5575, Jacqui for seniors on (03) 5274 1173 or Sandra on (03) 5282 4872, or Steve for seniors and veterans on (03) 5229 0575, or Anthony for social tennis on (03 5282 3898.

Last updated Oct 2010

Lara Swimming Club

Lara Swimming PoolThe Lara Swimming Club uses Lara's 50 metre swimming pool located in Bank St, Lara, which is open for use during the warmer months of the year. Winter training is held in the heated pool at Norlane Waterworld. The swimming club is open to those interested in competitive swimming or others just keen to keep fit.

The Lara Swimming Club also runs Learn to Swim classes on Saturday mornings through the summer season starting in November, and Family Fun Day and Biathlon events.

For further information, refer to the Lara Swimming Club website or contact Kevin on 0413 159 435.

Lara Swimming Pool information

Last updated Oct 2010

Little River & District Pony Club

The Little River and District Pony Club has been part of the Little River township for over 20 years. Contact Sharon on (03) 5283 1419.

Last updated Jul 2011