Welcome to Lara United FC

We are proud to be a family friendly local community club. Our aim is to provide a safe environment that enables all players to get the best out of themselves both on & off the football pitch. 

Lara United Football Club (FC) began in 1999 as the Lara Soccer Club (Lara SC) section of the Lara Sporting Club.
Read more here. . . 

Season 2020 Refundable Fees: Australian Sports Foundation Tax Deductible Fundraiser


The LUFC committee has joined the Australian Sports Foundation & have started a fundraiser.

This means that any donation of refundable fees for Season 2020 can now be tax deductible.

Please note that this only applies to any refundable portion of fees that you are owed.

A link with more detail is below:


For anyone who has already donated part or all their refundable fees for Season 2020, thank you again for your generosity.  If you would like to now claim your donation as a tax deduction, please respond via return email to advise ASAP.  5% of your donated fees will go to the Australian Sports Foundation & the balance to the club. This is not mandatory, but an option you can choose to take up.

For anyone else who would like to donate some or all of their refundable fees paid for Season 2020 please also respond to this email.  Otherwise your refundable fees will remain in our system as a credit towards your fees for Season 2021.

Football Victoria have been very late in announcing their refund policy for Season 2020.

Unfortunately they are charging clubs for everyone who registered for Play Football for Season 2020 regardless of whether they actually played any games or not, or even whether their registration was approved or not.

Whilst they have reduced their component of the registration fee this is not something that clubs expected or budgeted for.

Our current financial year ends 30 November 2020 so please action ASAP if relevant.

The link to donate is below.  Please DO NOT use this link if you have already informed the club that you would like to donate any of your refundable fees for Season 2020.  Instead, please email the club via laraunitedfc@gmail.com & we will organise an official receipt to be emailed to you.



Hello Miniroos families,

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times.  As a club, the safety and well being of our players, coaches and families is of utmost importance to us.

Football Victoria are now asking clubs to submit teams to allow them to start sorting out fixtures for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Over the last week we have engaged all of our Coaches. We have explained to them what COVID-19 training looks like and that they would need help from parents to meet these requirements.

Coaches and managers have gone back to their individual teams seeking interest & support.  The response has been minimal across all miniroos age groups.  We also have some coaches who have been unable to return after lockdown.

With this in mind we have decided to cancel our 2020 miniroos season.

We can now all move on and look forward to the 2021 season.

We are hoping to run a small summer program later in the year when all restrictions are lifted of which the miniroos will be able to participate.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused but hope you all understand. 

Our preference is for families (where financially sustainable) to roll any fees paid for season 2020 over to season 2021.  This includes registration fees, memberships, volunteer levies & kits.  Kits will not be delivered this season, re-sizing will be taken leading into next season.  Merchandise that has been paid for will still be delivered, we are expecting delivery of club branded tracksuit tops next week.

Thanks to coaches & everyone who has already helped out this season both prior to & since lockdown & to our fearless miniroos co-ordinator Linda who every year manages a small but dedicated team.

Please note that Football Victoria has not announced any refunds for miniroos at this stage so we cannot refund the whole amount at this time. 

We are waiting to hear if these funds are able to be transferred to the 2021 season as an option.

Please feel free to speak with our secretary Kylie (laraunitedfc@gmail.com) in arranging your refunds - but please be patient - it is our treasurer's busiest time of year (end of financial) so we are all pitching in to assist.


Paul Grzybek

Acting President


Hi everyone, see below for an update regarding training times:
State League Women: Thursday 6:30pm Lara
State League Men: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00pm Evans Reserve Sparks Road
& Saturday 10am Lara
Local men: Wednesday 6:30pm Lara
Local women: Wednesday 6:30pm Lara
U/17 boys: Sunday 10am Lara
U13 and 14s Boys: Tuesday 5:30pm Lara / Sunday 11:30am Lara
U12 Girls: Wednesday 5:15pm Lara
U12 Boys: TBA
Miniroos - our club will be making further announcements in the next few days.
Thanks to all our member and families for their patience during this time. If you have any issues please contact the club either via email at laraunitedfc@gmail.com or message through facebook.
Special thanks to my Committee and also the Junior Coordinator Andrew and Miniroos Coordinator Linda - for their assistance during this tough time.
Paul Grzybek
Acting President.


All training will be SUSPENDED until 14 June 2020

LUFC wants to encourage players to try to maintain fitness levels as best they can and would also encourage online registration to continue. Please keep checking in for further updates as we get more information.

If you have any questions, please get in contact with the club or your coach.

We are sorry this has happened and will endeavour to keep you updated.

Update as at Monday 31 May 2020

Hi Members and families


As of 1 June, the government has declared a further state of emergency for three weeks.  It has also announced people can train together in groups of 20 with guidelines being set by Football Victoria.  Whilst this allows full teams/squads to now train together it also makes it harder for individuals to social distance. 


We have discussed these guidelines and requirements with many of our coaches and support staff and while there is an underlying desire to resume training, the current guidance significantly restricts players from enjoying the game and the ability of our coaches to be effective.  The social distancing required and the adherence to all of those requirements by Football Victoria means that the responsibility on our coaching staff is a challenge.


Given the latest guidance from Football Victoria, we do not believe that returning to full training is possible given the limitations and conditions.  I know this is difficult given the hopes we had to return asap.  With the limited coaches, committee and support staff we are unsure if we have the resources required to adhere to the requirements.


This Wednesday at 630pm at Oval 3 (near the high school) I am attending a training session with our Senior Local Men in which we will practice the requirements under the COVID restrictions.  Hopefully this will allow us to further understand what help we need.


Any questions please email the club at laraunitedfc@gmail.com or speak to your coach.


Paul Grzybek

Acting President

Lara United FC


Season 2020

With preseason already started for some teams, we would like you to join us in Season 2020. Check out more information on the how to register for Season 2020 here

For any queries or further information please contact our coordinators as listed below. 

Check out message for preseason 2020 from Senior Coach
Tony Horrocks, State League Women Team

Program & Contact Details

Game Day 
Contact Person                
Miniroos (U7 to U11)
0418 584 349
Juniors (U12 to U17)
Girls  Saturday
Boys  Sunday
0438 697 696
State League Women
0401 337 851
State League Men
0466 888 304
Local Men / Women
Women Saturday
Men Sunday
0466 888 304
All Abilities
0402 496 243

Fun Fit Football

Vic  Health -  This  Girl  Can

A modified FREE program for mums - soccer mums or otherwise. We are super excited to have this coming soon to Lara United FC!

Register your interest now via email laraunitedfc@gmail.com

Details to follow shortly.

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Introducing our Fitness Coach, Chris Little

If you are looking to work hard and achieve results then Chris will take your performance and fitness to another level. 
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Chris Little is a qualified personal trainer with a strong knowledge of fitness, who also
  • Specialises in strength and conditioning, and injury prevention. 
  • Has the ability to give you consistent intense and challenging sessions and provide essential fitness education. 
  • Teaching you how to train but most importantly eat to maintain your achieved results long term. 

Chris previously worked as the Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Geelong Amateurs in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and achieved great results with the team winning grand finals each year Chris was involved at the club. He has also been in involved in Junior development coaching with the Geelong Falcons and Geelong Super Cats and Running Technique Coach (Beckworth Racing Team)

Now Chris is currently training for Ninja warrior and Head of Fitness Coaching at Lara United.

Preseason Training Schedules

Coaches to confirm season training sessions, times & venues in due course.

TeamPre-season start dateTraining daysTimesVenue
Senior Men
(inc. U17 boys)
Sun, 5 Jan 2020
@10am Lara
Senior WomenSat, 11 Jan 2020
@10am Lara
6:30 - 8pm
6:30 - 8pm
Alternating between Lara & indoors @ Handbury Centre, Geelong Grammar
U15 Boys
Girls 13-16YO also welcome
Sat, 11 Jan 2020
@8:30am Lara
U14 BoysSat, 28 Jan 2020
@5:15pm Lara 
Thur5:15 - 6:30pmLara
U13 BoysSat, 18 Jan 2020
@9am Lara

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors are a vital part of our club at Lara United FC. Any money sponsors invest is fully absorbed in the cost of running our club & we could not successfully run our club without it.

Please contact Paul Gryzbek, our Sponsorship Coordinator on 0438 697 696 for sponsorship opportunities.

For more information on Sponsorship Packages click here.
Associate Sponsors
Oz Wide TrophiesOz Wide Trophies

Oz Wide Trophies have come on board during Season 2019.
John is a Lara local & we thank him for partnering with our club this year & look forward to an ongoing relationship.

Phone 0457 444 491
Major SponsorGolden Boot
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