Club Contact Details

Kylie Grzybek

Location address
Lara Recreation Reserve
10 Alkara Ave
Lara  VIC  3212

Mailing address
PO Box 503
Lara  VIC  3212

2020 Executive Committee

President: Aaron Pettman, "On leave of absence"

Third term as President of our club, former professional player, soccer dad to Alanah, Mason & Mya.
PH: 0466 888 304

President  Aaron

Secretary: Kylie Grzybek

Second term as Secretary, also one of our local councillors, soccer mum to Cody (U17s) & Jett (U14s).
Married to Junior VP & Sponsorship Co-ordinator, Paul Grzybek.
PH: 0418 889 619

Secretary  Kylie

Treasurer: Judy Hill

Second term as Treasurer after stepping in part way through Season 2017. Soccer mum to Jordie (U14s) & Mollie (Senior women & U7 girls coach). Married to groundskeeper Hillie, (Adam) & club sponsor.

PH: 0402 469 243

Treasurer  Judy

2020 General Committee

Acting President: Paul Grzybek

Married to Secretary, Kylie.  Soccer dad to Cody (U17) & Jett (U14).
Also our sponsorship guru.
PH: 0438 697 696

Jnr VP  Paul

Miniroos Co-ordinator & General Committee: Linda Tigani

Miniroos co-ordinator for the past 3 seasons, looking to hand over the reigns for Season 2020 as her boys are all now past that age.
Soccer mum to Dylan (DT - Seniors); Lachlan (U15s) & James (U13s).
Hubby Gino's business Armour Security provides the club's security system & is a club sponsor.
Also our canteen co-ordinator, the hostess with the mostess, set up our beautiful new canteen facility in 2019.
PH: 0418 584 349

Miniroos  Coordinator  Linda

General Committee: Justin Wilson

Justin has been wearing the number 14 at Lara United for quite a few years now, coming through the junior ranks to now being a senior player in our State League Men's team.
Justin has assisted with coaching in past seasons when injury has seen him unable to play.
All general committee members attend monthly committee meetings & help out as required with whatever is needed to keep things running.
Justin looks forward to working toward more events that encompass everyone at our club & working hard to retain senior players.


General Committee: Michelle Harvey

Pictured below with husband Andrew one of our junior coaches, this is Michelle's second year on our committee.
The Harveys have always been  great volunteers around our club, cooking in the canteen, at miniroos galas, team managing, organising coaches kits & organising club fundraising.
Soccer mum to Jade & Taz (U14s).
The Harvey family ran our All Abilities team in Season 2019.
Michelle & Andrew were the deserving winners of the 2019 Club Persons of the Year award.
All general committee members attend monthly committee meetings & help out as required with whatever is needed to keep things running.
Michelle is already researching & booking in fundraisers for 2020.


General Committee: Jordan Robertson

Like Justin, Jordan has been at Lara United for many years, coming through the junior ranks to be part of our State League Men's team, runner up best & fairest last 2 seasons.
Jordan is also a qualified referee.
The Robertson family have been a volunteering force at our club for many years, sister Isabel plays for our local senior women's team as does Jordan's partner Viv.
All general committee members attend monthly committee meetings & help out as required with whatever is needed to keep things running.

SLM  Jordan  Robertson

General Committee: Priya Davidson

Priya is a miniroos mum to 2 young boys, Aryan & Rohan & brings an amazing media / IT / policies & procedures skill set to our club that we are very excited about & fortunate to have as a resource.
All general committee members attend monthly committee meetings & help out as required with whatever is needed to keep things running.

2020 Player Representatives

Senior Men: 

Senior Women: 

State League Men Head Coaches

Head Coach: John Karounos (pictured below, middle)

Assistant Coach: Angelo Lauricella (pictured below, right)

Reserves Coach: Eric Lawrence (pictured below, left)

SLM coaches interim

Lara United FC is pleased to announce the appointments of John Karounos, Angela Lauricella and Eric Lawrence as the State League Senior Men’s and Reserve’s coaches for the 2020 season. 

John Karounos took over the head coach role mid way through Season 2019, bringing a wealth of coaching experience & knowledge of the game with him.  John also believes in a strong & positive culture clubwide & leads by example in that regard.
John is passionate about building the strength of the senior team by bringing on our older junior players.
He will be mentor to both Angelo and Eric.

Having played senior men’s football in both State League 4 and State League 5, Eric Lawrence is back for his second season coaching the reserve team. Eric began his career playing junior football for Lara before moving to Bell Park, breaking into the senior team at the age of 15. Eric enjoyed a further 10 years at Bell Park before returning home to Lara United. 

It is important for the club to establish a strong coaching program that can best leverage our young and ambitious playing group. With a strong focus on fitness in the preseason we look forward to seeing what results this will bring in Season 2020.


Senior Womens' Coaching Team

Head Coach: Tony Horrocks (pictured right) Tony  Horrocks

Tony Paul Horrocks returns as our Head Women’s coach for his eighth season. Tony has coached senior women since 2009, moving from Ballarat to take on the role of senior women’s coach here at Lara United when we first entered the State League competition in 2012. This year he will once again manage our senior girls as they take on Statue League 2.

Assistant Coach: Claire Dew (pictured below)

Local Womens' Coach: to be confirmed

Local Mens' Coach

To be confirmed, we are very keen to have a team back in this league in Season 2020!
Associate Sponsors
Lara Big Bite Fish & ChipsLara Big Bite Fish & Chips

Lara Big Bite Fish & Chips have come on board for Season 2019, sponsoring our weekly Juniors awards which is fantastic for our kids to receive.

Lara Big Bite are centrally located at Shop 3, 9-25 McClelland Ave, Lara.

Phone 52 82 8772
Domino's Pizza CorioDomino's Pizza Corio

Domino's Pizza Corio have come on board supporting our Juniors player of the week awards.

They have also offered an additional fundraising stream holding 2 "Raise The Dough" nights during the season where $1 from every pizza ordered that night went to our club.

Location: Geelong Gate Homemaker Centre
470-510 Princes Hwy, Corio VIC 3214
Pick up or delivery.

Phone (03) 5245 5320
Major SponsorGolden Boot
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