Urban Rec - Newcastle's Sport and Social Club
TABLE + TAB  (TEAM PRIORITY REGISTRATION)
Aug 31

TABLE + TAB (TEAM PRIORITY REGISTRATION)

August 31, 2020 - 9 months ago

PRIORITY REGISTRATION WEEK
$50 Bar Voucher for returning teams

SEPTEMBER 14 – SEPTEMBER 21

The hospitality industry has been hit hard these last few months and we want to do our bit to help them out. If your team registers into one of our Spring League during out Priority Registration Week then we will buy you guys a $50 voucher to spend at your leagues clubhouse. 

We are doing our best to support local businesses around Newcastle at this time and we want you to be apart of it. Here is the dealio….

  1. Pay a team fee in FULL during PRIORITY REGO Week = amazing; $50 voucher to one of our clubhouses.  
  2. My team has paid a DEPOSIT already = sweet...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during Priority Rego Week, you’ll get the $50 clubhouse voucher. 
  3. My team pays a deposit during PRIORITY REGO WEEK = two options...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during during that week, you’ll get the $50 voucher.  If you do NOT pay the remaining balance during Priority Rego Week, your team will not be eligible for the voucher.

Other T&C’s

  • PRIORITY REGO week = 12:01am 14/9/2020 till 11:59 21/9/2020. 
  • This sale is not applicable to individual players. (Team registrations only). 
  • Deal is only valid to returning teams, playing in the 2020 Comeback Season.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions, as we have all the answers your heart may desire. 

We are so excited to see you all on the court, field or pitch soon this Spring season!

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MEET THE TEAM - KEELAN
Aug 26

MEET THE TEAM - KEELAN

August 26, 2020 - 10 months ago

Keelan is the OG of Urban Rec. He hosted the first season of Basketball back in March 2019 and has been with us ever since. He has been shooting hoops for years and is a super chill guy. He has a few tricks up his sleeve and knows a thing or two about how much elite athletes are paid. We sat down with Keelan and asked him a few questions to help you get to know this man better. 

  1. What is the coolest thing about working with Urban Rec?Getting an opportunity to work in sport and enjoying sport with likeminded, easy going people.
  2. How did you get involved with Urban Rec? Through Social media, contacted the GOAT Alyssa Hardie.
  3. What is your favourite sport? I enjoy playing all sports, but basketball is #1.
  4. What do you do when you are not event hosting? I work with children in an early childcare centre.
  5. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time? I like to know how much money individual athletes make, from playing contracts to endorsements. I will stay up to ridiculous hours searching for stats online.  
  6. What is your go-to Karaoke song? Nuthin' but a G thang by Snoop Doggy Dogg
  7. Favourite TV Show? Shameless.
  8. Name one celebrity dead/alive that you would like to have dinner with? Paul McCartney
  9. What are five things you would take with you during the Zombie apocalypse? Baseball bat, knife, Tom Brady Jersey, Jordan 1’s….and a jacket

Would you rather…

  1. Winter or Summer? Winter 
  2. Cats or Dog? Dog
  3. Have no eyebrows or only one eyebrow? I Already have no eyebrows.
  4. Talk to animals or speak all foreign languages? Foreign languages. Un baguette.
  5. Be invisible or Fly? Fly.
  6. Have feet that never stopped growing or hands that never stop growing? Hands, be the best wicket keeper since Adam Gilchrist.
  7. Only be able to jump everywhere you go or only be able to walk on your hands? Kangaroo man it is. 
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MEET THE TEAM - Liam
Aug 14

MEET THE TEAM - Liam

August 14, 2020 - 10 months ago

Liam – Multisport Monday Night

Liam started playing multisport with us back in early 2019 and loved it so much he got involved in hosting. He is our Multisport guru and hosts the league on Monday nights. You may have seen him at one of our other leagues from time to time, he has also hosted Street soccer and Flag Gridiron. He is currently finishing of his final semester of Primary Teaching and plays a bit of golf in his spare time. 

We sat down with Liam and asked him a few questions to learn more about the man behind the multisport whistle and here is what we found out.

  1. What is the best thing about working with Urban Rec? I get to participate in sports and help people stay healthy and happy.
  2. How did you get involved with Urban Rec? I played one season of Multisport and loved it so much I got involved with event hosting. 
  3. What is your favourite sport? Ultimate Frisbee/ European Handball 
  4. What do you do when you are not event hosting? Studying to become a primary school teacher and play golf very poorly. 
  5. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time? Stream video games. 
  6. What is your go-to Karaoke song? Piano Man- Billy Joel
  7. Favourite TV Show? Scrubs
  8. Name one celebrity dead/alive that you would like to have dinner with? Robin Williams
  9. What are five things you would take with you during the Zombie apocalypse? Canned Food, Water, Board Games, A companion, The only key that is able to get into the massive fortress I’m finding solitude in.

Would you rather…

  1. Winter or Summer? Winter
  2. Cats or Dog? Dog 
  3. Have no eyebrows or only one eyebrow? Only one eyebrow
  4. Talk to animals or speak all foreign languages? Foreign languages
  5. Be invisible or Fly? Fly 
  6. Have feet that never stopped growing or hands that never stop growing? Hands that never stop growing 
  7. Only be able to jump everywhere you go or only be able to walk on your hands? Jump everywhere. 
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PRICE INCREASE - SPRING 2020

August 5, 2020 - 10 months ago

Urban Rec has increased our prices this season, and we would like to take this opportunity to explain. 

As a club we have not increased our team fees since we first started back in February 2019. In that time every over-head associated with running our leagues and sports club have inflated beyond what is sustainable with the current registration fee rate. Although the fee increase to our members happened from one season to the next, the costs incurred to us as a club has been rising for years.

Individual registration fee:

On average the fee increase for a 10 week season has increased from between $10 – $19 for the entire 10 game season, in other words $1- $2 per game. We have also added the UR Draft that you get free access to. See below for more information about this new program.

The three most obvious overhead increases are court hire, staffing and insurances.

  • Court hire – Very simply the prices of fields and courts in Newcastle have increased. Venue hire is a competitive market, and these venue’s have a monopoly. We do our best to provide the best venues for you guys, but field and court hire has increased annually. What’s more we are one of the few clubs that will guarentee rained out, forfeited, or missed games are replayed. This is a cost we cost. 
  • Staffing – Our event hosts are paid fairly, and are a valued part of the team. We believe we have the best staff in the business, and we will always continue to reward them for their time and investment. 
  • Insurance  – Without insurance we are legally not allowed to operate, as the leagues grow, the member base grows, so do our insurance premiums. 

Although we are not technically a not-for-profit, our business model is run as such, with all profits re-invested in the club. We rely on volume and return customers - not high profits. 

We are really competitive when it comes to registration fees compared to the vast majority of our Industry. Our mission is to make sport accessible for everyone. 

The other stuff we do as part of your fees? Urban Rec likes to offer all kinds of free or discounted opportunities for our members, things like; UR Awesome, Pub Nights, discounts at clubhouses, free jugs seasonally, Pri-Rego Promo’s, FreePlay nights, and social events (which run without profit also). 

THE UR DRAFT

This is another perk that you now get when you sign up as an individual. Each Monday at 5pm we update the draft with a list of individual teams that need players for the season. Check out the link about the UR Draft for more information.

The bottom line is, we truly believe that what we deliver to our members exceeds any of our competitors in the sport and fitness industry – and we will always continue to offer value for money for our members. 

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