Urban Rec - Newcastle's Sport and Social Club
FLASH WEEK TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Jul 6

FLASH WEEK TERMS AND CONDITIONS

July 6, 2020 - 8 days ago

To celebrate the recommencement of sport, we are hosting an online celebration. Introducing FLASH WEEK – For 1 week only, all of our leagues are $100 off TEAM REGISTRATIONS. BOOOOOM!! 

So...let us explain what that means for YOUThere are a few situations you may fall into.

  1. Pay a team fee in FULL during Flash Week = amazing; $100 off regular team fee
  2. My team has paid a DEPOSIT already = sweet...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during Flash Week, you’ll get $100 off the regular team fee. 
  3. My team pays a deposit during Flash Week = two options...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during Flash Week, you’ll get $100 off the regular team fee.  If you do NOT pay the remaining balance during Flash Week, the balance will be the normal team fee.

Other T&C’s

  • Flash week = 6/7/2020 till 13/7/2020. 
  • This sale is not applicable to individual players. (Team registrations only). 
  • All team registration prices will be automatically adjusted online to include the discount, you simply need to pay in this timeframe. Prices will increase back to normal after 13/7/2020. 

Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions.  We are so excited to see you all on the court, field, or pitch soon! <3

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COVID-19 Daily Update

May 14, 2020 - 2 months ago

We completely understand that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is causing concern and uncertainty among everyone. We are diligently following the advice of Department of Health (Australian Government) and Health NSW and as to new measures we should take.

This blog post will be updated throughout the Pandemic, to ensure our members have the necessary information they need to consider when choosing to play with Urban Rec. 

Updated Thu 14 May, 2020 @ 4pm

THU 14 MAY –  MON 25 MAY (LEAGUES CONTINUOSLY PAUSED): Urban Rec continues to pause all leagues and events at this time.Recent goverment announcements have started to lift restrictions. In NSW we are moving to  stage 1 from Friday May 15, 2020. Stage 1 still restricts community sport from operating, though sports training for groups of under 10 in outdoor areas is permitted. The goverment is set to review the progress of Stage 1 in 3 weeks. At that time, if we do move to stage 2, we will be able to commence leagues with obvious restictions and updates to our policies, including the introduction of a new Covid Clean Policy.

We are also following the Australian Institute of Sport Framework for Rebooting Sport which follow stages A. B and C as a guildine for individual sporting codes. 

Our Comeback seasonal start dates have been adjusted with these time frames in mind, with most of this season starting in July to allow enough time for our currently paused seasons to commence and finish. If you have any questions about your teams situation, please send us an email. 

Updated Wed 1 April, 2020 at 7am

WED 1 APRIL – THU MAY 14 (LEAGUES CONTINUOSLY PAUSED): Todays announcement should come as no suprise that leagues continue to be paused at Urban Rec. We want to assure all teams that our plan is to continue to run leagues, once the government feels it is safe to do so. Our next update will be at the beginning of May. We have tentatively announced our next season start dates to happen in June, with the hopes to complete our Summer season as soon as possible. We have also updated our refund policy to help explain our position in this horrible time. Our members support during this period means everything. 

TUESDAY 17TH MARCH (LEAGUES PAUSED): Today, we had to make the devastating decision to pause all leagues and events for Urban Rec in Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle.  This decision comes in light of the current situation with the coronavirus COVID-19, and our deepest desire to do what is morally correct for our members and the community. We will be sending out communication to all our members on Wednesday, 01 April updating everyone of the situation at that time. 

It goes without saying that our HQ team are deeply saddened by the news that we will not be seeing your smiling, cheerful faces at our leagues over the next few weeks.  We will be working diligently in head office (or from a home office) think-tanking and brainstorming how to make your experience absolutely exceptional when we are able to welcome you back and start social sport again!

MONDAY 16TH MARCH: If you have been travelling overseas as of midnight last night, you should be self quarantining for 14 days and and we ask you to not attend any of our leagues. At this stage, government has not closed schools or universities, but is asking all non-essential organised sporting events above 500 people to be cancelled. As our leagues and events have on average, about 30 people in attendance, we do not feel it is necessary to cancel these leagues or events. 

FRIDAY 13TH MARCH: Today our Government announced advice to cancel gatherings above 500 people (this is not a ban). At this stage, they have not advised the general public to stop their usual activities like going to work, grocery shopping and attending recreational activities. With precautionary measures in place, Urban Rec activities will go ahead as scheduled and all Urban Rec policies will remain in effect including the default and refund policy.

UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES WILL LEAGUES BE PLACED ON HOLD?

  1. If the situation becomes extreme, and small gatherings are banned (or advised to cancel) by our government.
  2. If our venues decide to close.
  3. If we are seeing a mass amount of forfeiting games, we may decide to pause leagues. 

In any case, if we do decide to pause leagues, we will ensure your games are played when it is safe and appropriate to do so. We will reschedule (not cancel) your games. 

WHAT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PLAY AT THE MOMENT?

That’s completely your choice, and completely acceptable. Please work with your team Captain and let them know. If your team does not have enough players, and wishes to forfeit your game, please contact us ASAP [email protected] (Forfeiting a game, means telling us with enough time to notify the opposition, please don’t leave it to the last minute and leave your opposition hanging (a default). 

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A MESSAGE FROM UR HQ

March 31, 2020 - 3 months ago

Covid-19 has rocked our team and we've been missing you over the past few weeks. We asked the HQ team about what Urban Rec means to them, how they started with Urban Rec, how they’re feeling about our current situation and their hopes for the future.

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URBAN REC SPORTS CHALLENGE BINGO

March 31, 2020 - 3 months ago

Well, looks like there is no sport for the next 30 days, but that doesnt mean you should stop living the Urban Rec life. We have created a FUN, challenging, and sometimes stupid, Bingo game to help you stay (slightly) fit, challenge yourself, and beat our HQ staff. 

You have a month to knock off as many of the Bingo numbers as you can. Tag us @urbanrecnewcastle or #urbanrecbingo and we will repost your best work. It’s not easy folks, so it could take you a while to harness some of these skills. First to finish wins FREE rego for you and a friend in our Comeback Season!

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HOW URBAN REC IS KEEPING YOU HEALTHY: COVID-19
Mar 13

HOW URBAN REC IS KEEPING YOU HEALTHY: COVID-19

March 13, 2020 - 4 months ago

HOW URBAN REC IS KEEPING YOU HEALTHY: COVID-19

We completely understand that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is causing concern and uncertainty among everyone. We are diligently following the advice of Department of Health (Australian Government) and Health NSW and as to new measures we should take.

Today our Government announced advice to cancel gatherings above 500 people (this is not a ban). At this stage, they have not advised the general public to stop their usual activities like going to work, grocery shopping and attending recreational activities. 

With precautionary measures in place, Urban Rec activities will go ahead as scheduled and all Urban Rec policies will remain in effect including the default and refund policy. If the situation becomes extreme, and small gatherings are banned (or advised to cancel) by our government, we will ensure your games are played when it is safe and appropriate to do so. 

The decision to advise against mass public gatherings is one we understand, as those event attract thousands of people who are often required to travel to attend. 

Urban Rec would like to advise the steps we are taking to ensure our members remain as healthy as possible. 

  • It goes without saying, if you are sick, stay at home and get better - especially if you have been travelling.
  • If you don't want to shake hands at the end of the game, we understand - a fun and friendly toe-tap is a great way to show your thanks - or a virtual high-five. 
  • We will be making sure we work with our venues and keep everything hygienic and clean.
  • Any bibs or equipment will be cleaned weekly

Most of all, the best thing you can do to protect yourself from illness, is remain active and remain healthy. 

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Autumn Sports 2020

March 10, 2020 - 4 months ago

Well it has been 365 days around the sun for Urban Rec Newcastle and what an adventure it has been! We have the best members you could ask for and we are loving the fact that everyone has given us an oppotunity to provide a sport and social experience like no other.

If you are looking at playing with us this season, this is what you can get involved in. All our sports take individual and team registrations so you can sign up solo or grab a few mates and register a team.

MONDAY 

  • 27 April = Multisport @ Revolution Sports Park

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY 

THURSDAY

  • 23 April = Multisport @ Revolution Sports Park 

SUNDAY

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

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FREE AUTUMN PRIORITY REGISTRATION

March 3, 2020 - 4 months ago

!!PRIORITY REGISTRATION!!

Go in the draw to win free autumn registration for your team.

WHAT IS IT?

If your team is planning on returning this season then this competition is for you! Your captain will be sent a link to re-register into the next competition by week 9 of your competition. Once your team has registered using the link, your team will be placed in the draw to win Free Registration! Woooohooo!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The team that is drawn will win free registration for the Autumn season and will be refunded their team fee in late April.

WHEN DOES MY TEAM NEED TO REGISTER BY?

The link your captain will get sent will expire in week 9 of your current season. If your squad isn’t registered by then, you will miss out on going in the draw to win free registration.  Pay the full registration amount, no deposits are allowed and only existing teams can enter.

WHEN WILL IT BE DRAWN?

The competition will be drawn in late April when all the Autumn leagues have started. We will post the winners on our social media account and send an email to the winning team.

Remember you’ve got to be in it to WIN it, so make sure you get your captain to register your team.

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King/Queen of the Flag Gridiron Field

February 24, 2020 - 4 months ago

WEEK 1, WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY

The Weather Gods blessed us with a fabulous evening on Wednesday night, perfect conditions for the first ever night of Flag Football in Newcastle. With a stack of newbies showing up it was so good to see new faces to Urban Rec as well as a bunch of veterans.  

There are a few things we are doing differently this competition. It is a 6 week competition so instead of the usual 10 weeks we run, we are changing it up so that players are scored on their participation, win and MVP status. The players at the end of the season with the highest MVP points will win the prizes.

The scores for the first round are listed below. Here is how it works..

1 point = participation

1 point = winning team

2 points = voted MVP by opposition team

We will post updated scores after next weeks game but for the last 4 weeks of the competition we will keep it a secret so it’s a nice surprise at the end. Honestly, who doesn’t love surprises!?

WEEK 2, Wednesday march 4

Week 2 of Flag Gridiron involved teams being seperated into groups depending on their Birth Month. That meant players were able to play against their mates. Some players were absolutely loving the fact they could burn their friends with a sideline dash and touch down. It’s creating a very social vibe down at Waratah Park of a Wednesday evening with many of them heading to the Royal Inn Hotel for a beverage and debrief after the game. 

Here are the scores for this week. We won’t be posting any scores after this week, so it is your last chance to get a glimpse of where everyone is at.

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Individual Teams Looking for Players!
Jan 6

Individual Teams Looking for Players!

January 6, 2020 - 6 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 Januray. Be sure to register ASAP as spaces in each team are limited and filling fast!

MULTI SPORT

(MONDAY NIGHTS) – Link to register

Team: RYE NOT?

Monday evenings 6 – 9pm @ Revolution Sports Park

League starts January 20, $100 for 10 weeks of fun 

(THURSDAY NIGHTS) – Link to register

Team: CASCADE

Thursday evenings 6 – 9pm @ Revolution Sports Park

League starts January 23, $100 for 10 weeks of fun 


DODGEBALL Link to register

Team: CORNHOLIO

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

League starts Januray 28, $100 for 10 weeks


BEACH VOLLEYABLL Link to register

Team: HOOROO SUMMER

Sunday afternoons 3pm – 5pm @ Nobby’s Beach

League starts January 19, $100 for 10 weeks


BASKETBALL Link to register

Team: SHIFTY AMBER

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

League starts January 29, $100 for 10 weeks


NETBALL Link to register

Team: WHAT A MELON

Wednesday evenings 6 – 8:30pm @ NATIONAL PARK NETBALL COURTS Cooks Hill

League starts January 28, $100 for 10 weeks


FLAG GRIDIRON Link to register

Team: MOSAIC

Wednesday evenings 6 – 8:30pm @ WARATAH PARK

League starts February 5, $100 for 10 weeks


AUSSIE RULES Link to register

Team: THE BIG KAHUNA

Wednesday evenings 6 – 8:30pm @ WARATAH PARK

League starts February 5, $100 for 10 weeks

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Christmas Candy Cane Hunt
Dec 9

Christmas Candy Cane Hunt

December 9, 2019 - 7 months ago

It's Christmas and we want to celebrate!

Over the next week Santa and his friendly elves will be doing the rounds at all the leagues. If you happen to find a candy cane then you are in LUCK! We will be giving away a $200 UR credit to one lucky winner. If you find a candy cane anywhere.... in your open bag, in your shoes, on the court or in your hat, snap a photo, tag us on your socials @urbanrecnewcastle and you will be in the running. 

Winner of the $200 voucher will be announced December 18.

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