Urban Rec - Newcastle's Sport and Social Club

About Urban Rec

Urban Rec Leagues are all about being active, being social, and having fun. At Urban Rec we stress the FUN and social aspect of playing sports with your friends. It really is all about getting out, meeting people, and generally having a good time.

Urban Rec has one goal: to provide the best possible experience to our members. Whether it's league nights, theme parties, team trips, social gatherings, or other Urban Rec events, we want to provide an unparalleled experience that you'll remember forever.

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Basketball

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Our Basketball leagues  are typically played on indoor courts (but sometimes outdoor). Featuring significantly less formal structure and limitating enforcement of the game's rules, it’s where legends are made, laughs are had, and losers don’t exist. This co-ed sport is 5-aside with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court.  We play on standard sized basketball courts. 

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Newcastle. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Beach Volleyball

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This co-ed sport is 4-aside, with a minimum of 1 of each gender on the court. The leagues are always social, fun, and with great staff on-site to help you learn basic skills. 

Over the Spring & Summer we host Sunday Social Sessions down the beach. You can sign up as an individual for the entire season, or register with 3 friends. 

Dodgeball

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Dodgeball!? People actually play that? I thought it was just a movie! Aha, how wrong we were. It's a great workout, and a ridiculously fun way to get your bum off the couch, and keep FIT. This co-ed sport will test your endurance, stamina and skill at dodging, ducking, diving and dipping.  It is a great way to keep in shape and have a blast doing it.  Each team must have at least 2 males and 2 females on the court at all times.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Newcastle. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Multisport

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Each week you play with the same team, but try your hand at a different sport. Some of your players will be experts, and others will be complete newbs. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to test your diverse sports skills. This co-ed sport is 5 aside, with a minimum of 2 male and female players on the court. The sports we play are generally a mix of Soccer, Dodgeball, Hockey, Handball, Touch, Basketball, Flag Gridiron, AFL, Oz-tag, Volleyball and Netball. Depending on the location, sports will be allocated as suited to the venues.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Newcastle. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Street Soccer

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This sport is played in non-conventional spaces, and grounds. At some venues we play off the sandstone walls and around the back of the goals. It's like soccer, but... prison rules. This co-ed sport is 5 aside, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court. We generally play on a smaller pitch (like a tennis court). The small space and different layout mean this sport is unpredictable, allowing plenty of extra touches, and tricks.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Newcastle. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. See also > Soccer

Top 5 Reasons

To Join A Team

Play because you are new to Newcastle, or looking to upgrade your friendship circle.

Urban Rec is the best place to meet people in a non awkward way. Live like you’re forever young, always meeting new rad people. Never let the fun stop. 

Play because you are majorly time poor.

Finding time for friends and exercise is tricky, why not do both? Grab your mates and make a team, then each week you have the chance to catch up, work out, and enjoy a cheeky beer post game. 

Play to stay active and fit. If going to the gym and running on a treadmill is your idea of some crazy hell, then Urban Rec social sports is the answer for you.

Chasing a ball frantically is the best way to break a sweat, and fit in your daily workout. 

Play because you love the idea of playing and trying new sports, but you are pretty sure you might suck.

Urban Rec offers beginner friendly, recreational leagues where all skill levels are welcome. Theres still some healthy competition, but no one is taking themselves too seriously. 

Play because you love sports. Speaking of love, maybe you'll meet someone who makes you smile. 

(Disclaimer: Urban Rec takes no responsibility for any romantic connections made as a result of joining a team. We aren't love gurus)

Find a sport

Basketball

Our Basketball leagues are typically played on indoor courts (but sometimes outdoor). Featuring significantly less formal structure and limitating enforcement of the game's rules, it’s where legends are made, laughs are had, and losers don’t exist. This co-ed sport is 5-aside with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court.  We play on standard sized basketball courts. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? This is great for the Basketball start-up. A non-competitive comp, which is good for beginners. It’s fast, and it’s physical. It’s all the fun of Basketball, none of the pressure.  If you don’t know the basics, our staff are there to coach you. 

Click on the ‘learn more’ button below to access more details about this sport, and what other players have to say

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Beach Volleyball

What could be more fun? A sunny afternoon, and stretch of white sand, blue skies, and warm water ahead of you. Add some Urban Rec music, and a bunch of smiling faces, there is no suprise in this world why people keep flocking to play Beach Volleyball every week

This co-ed sport is 4 aside, with a minimum of 1 male and 1 female player on the court. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you love the beach, and being active then Beach Volleyball will have a special place for you. Beginners are welcome, this is the kind of sport where you settle in for an afternoon of sunshine and laughs. This is the quintessential recreational level of play.

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Dodgeball

Dodgeball!? People actually play that? I thought it was just a movie! Aha, how wrong we were. It's a great workout, and a ridiculously fun way to get your bum off the couch, and keep FIT. This co-ed sport will test your endurance, stamina and skill at dodging, ducking, diving and dipping.  It is a great way to keep in shape and have a blast doing it.  Each team must have at least 2 males and 2 females on the court at all times.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? This is great for people who claim to have two left feet. If you know how to throw a ball, then you will be a great Dodgeball player. The rules are simple, and it’s truly a sport for any ability. Don’t be fooled though, you will get fit!

Click on the ‘learn more’ button below to access more details about this sport, and what other players have to say.

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Multisport

Each week you play with the same team, but try your hand at a different sport. Some of your players will be experts, and others will be complete newbs. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to test your diverse sports skills. This co-ed sport is 5 aside, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court. The sports we play are generally a mix of Soccer, Dodgeball, Hockey, Handball, Touch, Basketball, Flag Gridiron, AFL, Oz-tag, Volleyball and Netball. Depending on the location, sports will be allocated as suited to the venues.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you are majorly indecisive, or completely confused about which sport is for you, then this is a great option for you. We know that not all people will have played every sport before, so we teach you the basics each week. If you love diversity, then multsisport is your friend.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button below to access more details about this sport, and what other players have to say

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Street Soccer

This sport is played in non-conventional spaces, and grounds. At some venues we play off the sandstone walls and around the back of the goals. It's like soccer, but... prison rules. This co-ed sport is 5 aside, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court. We generally play on a smaller pitch (like a tennis court). The small space and different layout mean this sport is unpredictable, allowing plenty of extra touches, and tricks.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? This is great for non-purists, beginners, and people wishing to refine their technical skills. The game is non-traditional, but very similar to reguar soccer. If you are beginner, bad passes don’t always mean your team loses possession, so it’s great for newbies.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button below to access more details about this sport, and what other players have to say

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I Play Because

Cate

Cate

...it makes my life so simple, I pick the sport I want to play, and that's it!

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Cate

Cate

I Play Because

...it makes my life so simple, I pick the sport I want to play, and that's it!

Project Manager

I just love the fact that I can sign up as an individual, and Urban Rec organisines everything for me. I am so busy, and the last thing I have time for is organising! To read more reviews, head to our Facebook Page

Harvey

Harvey

...it's one of the best way to get all my friends together every week

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Harvey

Harvey

I Play Because

...it's one of the best way to get all my friends together every week

Designer

I started to find the only way I was seeing my friends was over drinks, and I thought it would be great to get us all together for a bit of fun every week, something different.   We all love that it’s super social rather than serious and competitive. We still end up at the pubs after the game, but we work for it! To read more reviews, head to our Facebook Page

Frank

Frank

I use Urban Rec to stay fit, it's one of my cardio sessions

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Frank

Frank

I Play Because

I use Urban Rec to stay fit, it's one of my cardio sessions

Personal Trainer

I have always loved my sports, but as I have become older, and with my own business, there is no room in my life to participate in a serious competition. I like to keep my weekends free, and this is a perfect opportunity to stay fit, and relive the glory days with my mates!

Curtis

Curtis

It's the only league where people play to have fun, and not to try live out crushed childhood dreams.

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Curtis

Curtis

I Play Because

It's the only league where people play to have fun, and not to try live out crushed childhood dreams.

Plays Basketball

I freaking love Urban Rec. it's the only league I'm aware of where people play to have fun, and not to try live out crushed childhood dreams.

Jaqueline

Jaqueline

The staff are fantastic the teams are friendly and it's perfect if your looking for a fun social sport.

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Jaqueline

Jaqueline

I Play Because

The staff are fantastic the teams are friendly and it's perfect if your looking for a fun social sport.

Basketball, Softball, Beach Volleyball

Urban Rec is great it's gotten me active. They have many different sporting leagues and I've played their beach volleyball, drop kick touch and softball the staff are fantastic the teams are friendly and it's perfect if your looking for a fun social sport. I give 5/5 rec points

Get Social

So much more than just sport!

Being a member is so much more than just turning up and playing sports. We offer a social calendar of events, you can enjoy league nights, tournaments, season enders, parties,  fun runs, and that’s just to start.

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