Urban Rec - Newcastle's Sport and Social Club
MEET THE TEAM - Riley
Sep 10

MEET THE TEAM - Riley

September 10, 2020 - 9 months ago

Riley has only recently started hosting with us this season. She has been a great addition to the team, with her laid back personality and love of sport. Whilst balancing her teaching studies and working she has also started playing AFL this season for Newcastle City and from all reports is absolutely killing it!! In between her crazy schedule she also fits in a sneaky fix of the show SUITS, she is a big fan of the show, but who isn’t amirigt? We sat down with her to find out more about what Riley does to keep busy and how nerdy she really is.

  1. What is the coolest thing about working with Urban Rec? I love meeting new people and being able to have fun whilst playing sport and listening to music!
  2. How did you get involved with Urban Rec? My friend Molly usually hosts for Urban Rec but she went on her teaching internship this term and asked if I’d be keen to get involved and take over from her. I was in as soon as she asked pretty much!
  3. What is your favourite sport? Tough one. I have played pretty much every sport at some stage of my life, but mostly netball, soccer, water polo and tennis at varying representative levels and I love them all HEAPS. But I’ve just started playing AFL this year and I’m really enjoying it, so maybe that right now!
  4. What do you do when you are not event hosting? Studying a Bach. of Secondary Education majoring in PDHPE and minoring in Business Studies. Otherwise I’m hanging out with friends, family and my boyfriend at the beach (summer) or the snow (winter) getting up to some sort of mischief. 
  5. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time? I love to read if I have a good book and I’m on a holiday. Other than that, I’m not too sure. Does shopping count? 
  6. What is your go-to Karaoke song? People always ask me this and I never have an answer, very dependent on my mood haha. But definitely prefer some old school rock or hip-hop for my karaoke music. 
  7. Favourite TV Show? Suits. 
  8. Name one celebrity dead/alive that you would like to have dinner with? A$AP Rocky.
  9. What are five things you would take with you during the Zombie apocalypse? Food, water, running shoes, phone and headphones. 

Would you rather…

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

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MEET THE TEAM - Ashley
Sep 2

MEET THE TEAM - Ashley

September 2, 2020 - 9 months ago

Ashley hosts our Street Soccer league on Wednesday nights. This is Ashley’s first season of hosting with Urban Rec but previous to this she played street soccer for a few seasons. In between playing sport every other night of the week and hosting with us she is studying Exercise and Sport Science.

A Newy local, Ash likes to keep busy in her spare time either playing soccer for Maitland or skateboarding the streets of Newcastle. We sat down with Ash and asked her a few questions. 

1. What is the coolest thing about working for urban rec? This will be my first season hosting so I’ll let you know...

2. How did you get involved with urban rec? I joined as an individual after seeing an ad in Facebook

3. What is your favourite sport? It’s a toss up between soccer and athletics. Both to play and watch.

 4. What do you do when you’re not Event Hosting?  When I’m not hosting at urban rec you can usually find me playing soccer or at the moment trying to teach myself to skateboard.  

5. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time? During iso, I decided to take up knitting... that’s nerdy right haha

6. What is your go to karaoke song?  Gold digger - Kanye west

7. Favourite tv show? Tough one, probably Brooklyn 99

8. Name one celebrity dead or alive that you would love to have dinner with. Cathy freeman! 

9. What are five things you would take with you in a zombie apocalypse. Food, water, flash light, some sort of weapon and a tent? 

Would you rather? 

1. Winter/ summer?  Summer

2. Cats or dogs? Dogs

3. Have no eyebrows or only one eyebrow? Haha far out, does a monobrow count as one eyebrow?

4. Talk to animals or speak all foreign languages? Talk to animals

5. Be invisible or fly? Fly

6. Have feet that never stopped growing or hands that never stopped growing? Probably feet

7. Only be able to jump everywhere you go or only be able to walk on your hands? Jump everywhere

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