Urban Rec - Newcastle's Sport and Social Club
Nov 7


November 7, 2019 - 14 days ago

We work with some amazing brands and this season we are PUMPED to get these brands in your hands to claim some free member perks for you and the team. This Spring season, any team that uses priority registration to register for the Summer season between weeks 7 to 9, will recieve a FREE PRIZEPACK GIVEAWAY. 

Whats included

  • Double pass to random selection of Funlab venues, Skyzone, Strike Bowling or Holey Moley Golf
  • $100 voucher to Naked Wines
  • Batch Brewing Sponsor Prize
  • Random selection of Urban Rec Merch!

How do I claim

  • In week 7 of your current season, Pri-rego will open and your captain will be sent a secret link to re-register your team for next season (you will be emailed and reminded about this). 
  • Using this link and within the pri-ority rego period of weeks 7-9, your captain will need to register for next season
  • On week 1 of the new season, your prizepack will be ready to go!
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Newcastle in November
Nov 1

Newcastle in November

November 1, 2019 - 20 days ago

What’s happening in and around Newy this month? There is heaps of cool stuff happening around this amazing city so check it out!

Olive Tree Market

When: November 2nd and 16th 

What: Craft and food market with live music and a great vibe.

Where: Civic Park

How much: Free entry.

ThisThat Festival

When: Saturday November 9

What: An absolute cracker of a music festival with popular acts such as Hermitude, Alex the Astronaut, Peking Duck and many more.

Where: Corner of Albert Street and Maitland Road, Wickham

Cost: $109 for GA.

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars - Maitland

When: November 15th 

What: Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and it’s returning to Maitland! 

Where: Maitland Park, Maitland

Cost: It’s free.

Legends of League

When: Saturday 16th November

What: A rugby league tournament with all the old boys. Danny Buderus, Wendell Sailor, Andrew Ryan, Mick Crocker, Willie Mason and Steve Menzies are just a few of the legends who will take the field in 2019 to raise money for the Mark Hughes foundation.

Where: McDonald Jones Stadium

Cost: You will need to get a ticket – check out the link.

Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500

When: November 22 – 24

What The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will be zooming through the streets of Newcastle this month. Not only will it showcase the 2019 Championship Finale but will also host to one of the greatest bands in rock'n'roll history. KISS is coming to Newcastle!

Where: Whard Road Newcastle 

Cost: Prices vary – check out the link with more informaiton.

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Newcastle in October

October 1, 2019 - one month ago

Want to do something in Newy during the month of October but don’t know what is going on? Look no further we have listed a few things for you to get along to.

This Is Not Art

When: Oct 3 – Oct 6

What: Emerging and experimental arts festival show casing more than 200 artists across 170 events.

Where: Different locations across Newcastle

How much: Prices depend – mostly free exhibits. 


Oktoberfest Weekend 

When: October 11 – October 13

What: The Grain Store will be putting a heap of German beers on their taps to celebrate the occasion and will also have German dance performances. 

Where: Grain Store – 64-66 Scott St Newcastle

How much: Free entry! Whoop!

Olive Tree Market

When: October 5th

What: Craft and food market with live music and a great vibe.

Where: Civic Park

How much: Free entry.

Newcastle International Half Marathon 

When: October 6th

What: Half Marathon to be staged along and around the Newcastle Harbour. Beaches, Parks and Foreshore.

Where: Newcastle Foreshore

How much: It’s $75 to enter if you are brave enough or you can just watch people push themselves to their limit for free.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

When: October 5th @ 8:00pm

What: The best of the Sydney Comedy Festival is coming to Newcastle. Only the best of the whole event are making it up here. It will be one cracker of a night. 

Where: Newcastle Civic Theatre

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10 reasons to play with Urban Rec
Sep 20

10 reasons to play with Urban Rec

September 20, 2019 - 2 months ago

  1. Making NEW friends! As we get older, it gets harder to make new friends and meet people outside of technology and the workplace. Sign up to any individual team in any of our leagues and you will be placed into a team of other individuals who are looking to stay fit and be social.
  2. Variety! Whether you love the standard sports of basketball and soccer or are looking to try new sports like dodgeball and Aussie Rules 7s, we have a range of sports to suit each person. We have launched a heap of sports this spring including Multisport, Dodgeball, Soccer, Aussie Rules, Backyard Cricket, Softball, Flag Gridiron and Basketball. Whatever you are interested in… we got you covered!
  3. Health and Fitness! You know that thing doctors are always going on about…. Get your cardio and fitness kick without the tedious gym, treadmills and evening runs. You’ll be surprised at how much you are sweating when you come off the field – all while having a laugh!
  4. No Dickheads! Playing sport in Australia traditionally is all about getting that win. Teams still do win and lose at the end of the night, BUT, we have a strong no dickheads policy. We strongly believe that everyone should be able to play sport in a supportive and friendly environment. Everyone plays to have fun, winning comes second.
  5. Clubhouses. Each of our leagues is associated with a local pub. Each week the pub gives away vouchers to enjoy after your game with your team. Some of these include schooner vouchers, jug vouchers and pizza vouchers. We have organized this with the clubhouses to give your team an incentive to go to the pub and chat after your game. Is there a better reason to go than freebies?? We think not. 
  6. Fun Points. We want to make sure our leagues are free of aggressive and rude peeps so each week your team will score your opposition out of 5 for how fun they were to play against. Were they fair? Were they good sports? Did they invite you to the pub afterwards? The team with the highest fun points at the end of the season gets a $100 voucher from the clubhouse.
  7. End of season parties and tournaments. Playing sport is fun but so is socialising - that’s why we’ve mixed them together. In some leagues we offer end of season tournaments – these are FREE for teams who have registered and often include a dress up theme and giveaways! Trust us – it’s often the crowd favourite of the season.
  8. Individual Registration. This is what we do best. Getting 6 of your mates together to commit is hard work and then organising the cashola is difficult and sometimes awkward. We do all the hard work for you, all you need to do is pay for your own registration and then we add you to a team of other individuals who are looking to play in that league as well. We make sure the team has a captain and enough people in the squad so your team doesn’t have to forfeit or stress about players. Individual registration is also great if you are new to Newcastle and want to play solo or with 1-2 mates.
  9. Portal access – Once you become a member of Urban Rec and sign up to a league you will have all the information at your fingertips. This includes the schedule for the comp, ladders and contact details.
  10.  Personable Staff- Referees are a thing of the past and we pride ourselves on not having referees, we have amazing EVENT HOSTS instead. Event Hosts are there to make sure everyone knows the rules of the sport, is having a good time and are there to answer any questions players might have. Our leagues are SOCIAL so you don’t need a referee making every call on the field – there’s a strong honesty policy too, with the event host there to make the hard calls if you can’t agree. Each league also has a league manager dedicated to that particular sport.
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Free Learn and Play Events

September 9, 2019 - 2 months ago

We’re launching a whole heap of new sports in Spring, ones which we have never played before so we are giving Novacastrians an opportunity to check them out for FREE before you sign up to the competition. Trust us, you’ll be hooked.

The learn and play events are a great way to learn the skills involved in the sport and also meet our Event Hosts and other members who are thinking of signing up. On the night of the learn and play events you can expect to go through a few drills and skills for the sport and then be placed into a team to play a very social round robin competition. Once the night is over we also like to head to one of our clubhouses afterwards where we can share a drink with our new friends.

What Learn and Play events are on??

Aussie Rules – Wed 25th Sept @ Waratah Park

Flag Gridiron – Wed 25th Sept @ Waratah Park

Backyard Cricket – Fri 27th Sept @ Learmonth Park

Beach Volleyball – Sun 29th Sept @ Nobby’s Beach

Dodgeball – Tues 1st Oct @ Revolution Sports Park

There are limited tickets available for each event so grab a ticket for you and your mate now before they are all gone.

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Sep 2


September 2, 2019 - 2 months ago

At Urban Rec we have a strict ‘No Dickhead Policy’. Social sport is meant to be friendly and fun and somewhere you can go after you’ve finished work for the day to get in a cardio session without having to deal with more drama.

We all know that people have different skill levels when it comes to sport, some are amazing and have a natural flair with the ball or bat whilst some have never played before and are still learning the basics – and THAT IS OK! We strive to provide an environment for all our members where you can play in our league and be the MVP or you can play in our league and be BIP (Best in the Pub), but still have a laugh. We don’t care what level of skill you are as long as you turn up with the right attitude.

For those new to Urban Rec – if you’re not sure if you are a dick when you play social sport- here are a few hints on how to check.

  1. If your teams are winning the game by a lot, this is NOT the time to pull out your hero moves and keep scoring. The opposition will think you are a show-off and odds on most of the time your team will as well.
  2. If you don’t shake the oppositions hand at the end of the game, you’re a dickhead.
  3. Talking back, or questioning our Event Hosts during the game play…. is a dickhead move.
  4. If you see a beginner player, but use this as a chance to show off your skills, you’re in dickhead territory.
  5. If you hurt someone even if it was by accident, do as your Mum taught you, say Sorry. Don’t be a dickhead.

If in doubt – just remember that we are just trying to have fun! 

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Spring Leagues 2019
Aug 19

Spring Leagues 2019

August 19, 2019 - 3 months ago

With the weather heating up just a little these past couple of weeks, we have already got our eyes on SPRING!!

We are sooo pumped for Spring to hit – longer hours in the day, flowers blooming, shorts and t-shirts, BUT most of all SPRING brings with it a whole heap of new sports to Urban Rec Newcastle. We are launching sports we have never launched before and we are saaaahhhh excited about it! Have a look at all the sports we have on offer and then once you have decided, you can REGISTER A TEAM or REGISTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL.







WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Sign up and strap yourself in for 10 weeks of absolute fun!!

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May 19


May 19, 2019 - 6 months ago

The Knights might be on the verge of great things this season (fingers crossed) but just in case we are let down, we have got the next best thing... Winning your Flag Gridiron competition!! Flag Gridiron has arrived in Newcastle and we want to help you make the switch from one football code to another. 

No experience is necessary to play this game, if you like American Football, enjoy watching the Superbowl or College Football then this is the game for you. A fun, laid back version of Gridiron without the big hits and tight pants.  

Our super friendly Event Host goes through all the rules with each team on the first week and continues to coach players on the rules throughout the season. We want to make sure everyone is welcome and encouraged to play this sport so we make it simple for everyone, whether you’re an expert or never played before. 

We are holding a FREE Learn and Play event Monday June 3rd where you can bring a mate and play Gridiron for free. It is a great way to meet new people, learn the sport and get involved with Urban Rec. Check out the Social Events Page to grab a ticket to this amazing event!  

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Feb 11


February 11, 2019 - 9 months ago

Drum roll please......

Urban Rec has landed in Newcastle. The story is one of sweetness and wonder. If you want to know how we came to Australia, click here. But this is about Newcastle.

Launching in Newcastle was always the next step, with a huge amount of success in Sydney and more recently in Canberra, we realised that recreational sports MUST take a tour north to the pride of the Hunter.

Urban Rec are different because we pride ourselves on making sports accessible to the average Joe, and Joanne. If you haven't played sport since high school, or you're a retiring sports lover whose knees can’t take it anymore, then this is your comp.

We don't take ourselves too seriously, and we focus on what make sports fun - getting to know your opponents, making friends, being socially active as well as physically. That’s our jam. 

There's other stuff also - there's FUN points and prizes. There's event hosts (not referees), free social events, and there's good humans behind the brand. 

Onwards to the sport. This season we are launching with 5 leagues, and we are also excited to introduce both team and individual registration in all competitions. 

MULTI SPORT – Click to register

Thursday evenings  6 – 9pm @ Revolution Sports Park

Starts March 14

DODGEBALL – Click to register

Tuesday evenings  6 – 8:30pm @ Revolution Sports Park

Starts March 12 

INDOOR BASKETBALL – Click to register

Tuesday evenings  6 – 8:30pm @ YWCA, Cooks Hill

Starts March 12

INDOOR STREET SOCCER – Click to register

Wednesday evenings  6 – 8:30pm @ Revolution Sports Park
Starts March 13

BEACH VOLLEYBALL – Click to register

Sunday afternoons 3 – 5:00pm @ Newcastle Beach
Starts March 17

So what are you waiting for? Grab some friends and register for a league!

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Individual Registrations
Feb 10

Individual Registrations

February 10, 2019 - 9 months ago

Individual’s are welcome!

New to Newcastle or want to play social sport but don’t have enough mates to create a team?

That is what Urban Rec is here for! We are your social sport gurus with the purpose of getting people out and about, playing sport and having a laugh doing it. With the perfect mix of sport and social activities, Urban Rec is ideal for an individual looking to showcase their sporting prowess but make friends doing so.

You can sign up as an individual and we will place you in a team with other like-minded people! The team will be full of other fun loving, social peeps looking to play sport, who just want to run around and then head to the pub afterwards.

On the first night you’ll just need to introduce yourself to your Event Host (you’ll get emailed closer to the league start date who they are). The EH will introduce you to other members in your team. After that point, you will nominate a captain and operate like a normal team... Your captain will take responsibility of making sure the team has enough players each week. 

If you are trying to register with a friend, make sure you two jump on at the same time to guarantee you get on the same team. 

We have a whole heap of Individual teams starting in March. Be sure to register ASAP as spaces in each team are limited and filling fast!

MULTI SPORTLink to register


Thursday evenings 6 – 9pm @ Revolution Sports Park

League starts March 28, $90 for 10 weeks of fun 

DODGEBALL Link to register


Tuesday evenings 6 – 8:30pm @ Revolution Sports Park

League starts March 12, $90 for 10 weeks

BEACH VOLLEYABLL Link to register


Sunday afternoons 3pm – 5pm @ Newcastle Beach

League starts March 24, $90 for 10 weeks

BASKETBALL Link to register


Tuesday evenings 6 – 8:30pm @ YWCA Cooks Hill

League starts March 27, $90 for 10 weeks

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