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. 

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. 

Netball

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Our Netball leagues are different to club level leagues. They are genuinely recreational, meaning you can expect a more relaxed environment. Our 7’s leagues offer some non-traditional rule adaptions. These leagues have a maximum number of male players, but no minimum, meaning all women teams are welcome to play in our co-ed leagues.   

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. 

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)

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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. 

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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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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.

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Netball

Our Netball leagues are different to club level leagues. They are genuinely recreational, meaning you can expect a more relaxed environment. These leagues have a maximum number of male players, but no minimum, meaning all women teams are welcome to play in our co-ed leagues.   

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you love Netball, and youre looking to mix it up this is a great option. Or if you like Netball, but wish the game stopped less, and was more fast. Basketball players will love the option to shoot 3 pointers, and everyone will love the amazing workout, from the HIIT style fitness. 

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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Soccer

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.

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Softball

There are few things better than a night out at the diamond with some good friends playing one of the best social games out there: Baseball! So whip out your mitts and your wits and get ready to play ball!

This co-ed sport is 9 aside, with a minimum of 3 male and female players on the pitch. We play on a regular grass diamond, high quality padded bases. The underarm slow pitch to your own team means this league is recreational, safe, and fun for all skill levels.   

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? Softball is an easy sport to learn. The rules we have mean anyone of any ability can play. It’s a terrific sport which requires short bursts of running, but mostly won’t require too much strenuous activity. This is the quintessential recreational level of play.

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Team Deposit

DEPOSITS INFO AND T&c’S

ABOUT DEPOSITS: At Urban Rec we have introduced the team deposit because we know how hard it is to get the team to cough up with the coin quickly. Our leagues can be popular and we want to help you secure your team space while you coordinate everyone else. 


IS MY SPOT GUARANTEED?: Yes, if you are able to pay your deposit, it means the competition has enough room to guarentee your space. However you will not be scheduled to play, until the full team fee has been recieved. 


WHEN IS THE FINAL AMOUNT DUE?:  The final amount is due before our registration deadline, which is usually about 7 days before the competition starts. You will recieve an email which will prompt you to pay the remaining amount in advance of the rego deadline, you have a week to pay it


WHAT IF WE DON’T PAY IN THE ALLOTED TIME: If your team has not paid the remainder of your fee’s at this time, we open the spot to another team. Your non-refundable deposit will become their discount. Don’t worry we will have spoken to you prior to this happening.


I STILL DON’T HAVE THE MONEY IN TIME, WHAT NEXT? If for any reason you can't get the registration fee's together before the registration deadline we might be able to help. Our accounts team can send you an invoice which you can pay within the first 3 weeks of the season. There's is an extra $100 charge to do this as it means that Urban Rec takes on the extra risk of paying venue, staff etc for your team plus there are extra administration cost on our behalf.   


WHAT IF MY TEAM PULLS OUT: If your team mates pull out, this deposit is forfeited. 

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Touch Football

Our Touch Footy leagues are more like Touch Rugby League. It's Touch, BUT you can drop the ball, and you can KICK on the 4th and 5th touch. HELLO, how good does that sound? This co-ed sport is 6 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court. We play on a field which is about half of a regular size. The game honours all of the traditional touch rules, but the pop kicks, and the ability to drop the ball means both advanced, and beginner players can have a bit of extra fun. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? People who like the concept of touch rugby league will enjoy this sport. The ability to kick really adds another element to the game. If you are a beginner and making big catches was once your downfall, it means you still have the ability to play on, and recover the possession of the play.

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Volleyball

This co-ed sport is 6 aside, with a minimum of 2 male and female players on the court. Our Volleyball leagues are same, same, but different. It’s super fun for people learning ball control, as it means you have more chance of making a sucessful pass, slam, or spike. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you love volleyball, but don’t have the skills to beat the experts, then our leagues will help you get better. It’s a quintessential recreational level of play. It’s something different, and a great way to get mates together for a hit every week. 

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I Play Because

Sarah

Sarah

I feel like I've found my wee crew.

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Sarah

Sarah

I Play Because

I feel like I've found my wee crew.

Multisport

I feel like I've found my wee crew. Moving to a city can be daunting, so giving Urban Rec a try ended up me having a core group of friends I love!

Kate

Kate

...just turn up to have a great time and your team & staff will become your mates.

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Kate

Kate

I Play Because

...just turn up to have a great time and your team & staff will become your mates.

Multisport and Soccer

You don’t have to be a gun, just turn up to have a great time and your team & staff will become your mates - best thing I’ve found in Newy!

Warren

Warren

It’s a great way to get back into team sport and meet new mates.

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Warren

Warren

I Play Because

It’s a great way to get back into team sport and meet new mates.

Basketball

It’s a great way to get back into team sport and meet new mates. The UR team are full of encouragement and you’ll look forward to playing every week!

John

John

Great organisation, friendly staff and friendly environment make it an easy choice to keep coming back...

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John

John

I Play Because

Great organisation, friendly staff and friendly environment make it an easy choice to keep coming back...

Multisport

Great organisation, friendly staff and friendly environment make it an easy choice to keep coming back.
League has expanded selection of sports quite a bit since I first started in March 2019 and now there's an esports league as well, so there's something for everyone. Different teams get free drink coupons each game and we get discounts at strike bowling, holey moley and a trampoline place when you show the Urban Rec member card.
Sign up, have fun and meet some great folks along the way.

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

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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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