Urban Rec - Newcastle's Sport and Social Club

Covid Response - June 2021

June 28, 2021 - one month ago

While we are in Newcastle, we recognize there are a lot of people commute to Sydney for work or leisure, and due to the spike in COVID cases seen in the recent days in the Greater Sydney Region, we wanted to take a moment to explain our stance and response.

First off, please recognize that we are constantly monitoring the situation, and we are taking all of our directives from the State and Federal Governments and health agencies. This is a fluid issue that we are reacting and responding to with the best of our ability based on available information.

WHAT WE WILL DO:

  • We will continue to be diligent with our COVID Clean Policy at all of our leagues.
  • During this period of uncertainty, we will not be issuing any Default Fees, as we respect each member’s choice as to whether or not they choose to take part in their game(s). That said, we do kindly ask that if you or your team are not planning to play in your game, you give us as much notice as possible to we can try to coordinate a friendly game for your opposition.
  • If the situation changes, we will react accordingly and will inform you ASAP.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Be diligent with your personal hygiene.
  • If you are feeling unwell, do not show up.
  • Do not attend our games if you have been in the Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains or Woollongong areas in the last 14 days.
  • If you have been to any of the locations listed by NSW Health, act accordingly.
  • Notify us ASAP if you are not coming to your game.

Thank you for your understanding!
 

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Winter Blues

June 24, 2021 - one month ago

The Winter Blues are here and many people might be experienceing them already. Some people may be feeling a little down, lacking energy, changed sleeping patterns, struggling to get out of bed. The cooler months make us want to hibenate and wish the 3 months will fly by. 

It’s important to keep a routine through winter and make sure your body is active or you will undo all the hard work you put in to your health and fitness in Summer and Autumn this year.

Playing sport

  • Allows the brain to release hormones like adrenaline, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, which can help make you feel happy.
  • Continues to tone and develop muscle strength through sport. If going to the gym is a drag, playing in a team sport does heaps for your cardio and muscle strength.
  • Connect with friends in your team on a weekly basis. 
  • Commit and make yourself accountable. When you sign up to a team you will make sure that you are there everyweek for your team.

Tip for teams: If your team is currently playing an outdoor sport and are really not feeling like playing outside again in Winter, then join one of the many indoor sports we have running. You’ll be able to see your mates once a week and keep up your fitness. It’s a win win.

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What is Multisport?
Jun 17

What is Multisport?

June 17, 2021 - one month ago

The most common question we get asked is.. What is Multisport!?

It’s pretty simple really, you play multiple sports across the 10 week competition! There are two types of Multisport competitions that we run. Field Multisport which is played outdoors at Waratah Park and then we have Indoor Multisport which is played Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at Revolution Sports Park in Maryville.

The Multisport competition is for the individual or team that can’t commit or decide on just one sport. You play in the same team each week but your team wil rotate through the changing sports together. 

Indoor Multisport can include the following sports

  • Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Indoor Soccer, Olympic Handball, Backyard Cricket, Benchball, Street Netball, Kickball, Street Basketball, Trampoline Dodgeball, Floor Hockey and Volleyball

Field Multisport can include the following sports

  • Touch Football, Soccer, Aussie Rules, Flag Gridiron, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball

If you haven’t played sport in a while or are trying to work out which sport you like, then Multisport is your best option. The competition is full of very social people who are all there to have a good time, meet new people and get active doing it.

Have a look at all the multisport competitions we are running this season by clicking this link.

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Winter Leagues
Jun 8

Winter Leagues

June 8, 2021 - one month ago

The winter season isn’t great, we all know that. The best way to beat those winter blues is to commit to a team/sport for the season. It’ll make you accountable to yourself and to your team and on those nights when you don’t feel like getting up off the couch, it will make it all worth it when you are on the court, laughing with your mates and getting fit.

Have a look at all the leagues we are running through Winter and find one that suits you. 

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesday

Thursday

Click the link for each sport and register your team or sign up solo.

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Individual and Team Registration Fees - Winter 2021

June 1, 2021 - one month 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 for a year now. 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 $10 for the entire 10 game season, in other words $1 per game. We have also added the UR Draft that you get free access to. See below for more information about this new program.

Team Registration fee;

The average increase in team fees has been between $80-$90 for the entire 10 week season. If you have a team of 8 people it’s only an increase of $1 – $2 per person per week.

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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