MORE ABOUT URBAN REC CANBERRA

Experience the excitement of Urban Rec Canberra Social Sports League—a unique community that has transformed the way people enjoy sports for over a decade. Urban Rec offers a fun, inclusive environment for players of all skill levels. Join our 10-week season, make new friends, and relish the thrill of competition in a league that is truly social and truly different from anything else.

Urban Rec Canberra Social Sports was founded in 2017, with the vision to change the way Australians play sport. We make sports more enjoyable, accessible, and inclusive for everyone. Our passion lies in delivering professionally organised leagues that foster camaraderie, laughter, and an active lifestyle through team sports.

Our leagues boast thousands of players who participate every week across Canberra, embracing the spirit of friendship, fairness, and a hunger for competition. With a variety of sports and locations to choose from, embark on a 10-week journey that goes above and beyond your expectations.

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Aussie Rules Footy

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  • Our Aussie Rules Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 7 players on the field

  • Our venues are all outdoors

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Aussie Rules with Urban Rec in Canberra

Basketball

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  • Our Basketball leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 5 players on the court

  • Our venues are indoors

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Basketball with Urban Rec in Canberra

Beach Volleyball

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  • Our Beach Volleyball Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 4 players on the court

  • Our venues are all outdoors, Canberra’s best beach

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Beach Volleyball with Urban Rec in Canberra

Dodgeball

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  • Our Dodgeball Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 5 or 6 players on the court

  • Our venues are indoors

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Dodgeball with Urban Rec in Canberra

Flag Gridiron

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  • OurFlag Gridiron Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 6 players on the court

  • Our venues are outdoors

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Flag Gridiron with Urban Rec in Canberra

Hockey

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  • Our Hockey 6’s (J-ball) Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 6 players on the court

  • Our venues are seasonally indoors and outdoors

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Hockey 6’s (J-Ball) with Urban Rec in Canberra

Indoor Volleyball

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  • Our Indoor Volleyball Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 4 players on the court

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Indoor Volleyball with Urban Rec in Canberra

Multisport

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  • Our Multisport Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 5 or 6 players on the court/field

  • Our venues are both indoors and outdoors

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Multisport with Urban Rec in Canberra

Netball

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  • Our Netball Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 5 or 7 players on the court

  • Our venues are both indoors and outdoors

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Netball with Urban Rec in Canberra

Soccer

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  • Our Soccer Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 5 or 6 players on the field/court

  • Our venues are both indoors and outdoors

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Soccer with Urban Rec in Canberra

Touch Football

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  • Our Touch Leagues are mixed-gender

  • We offer Recreational competitions only

  • Teams are 6 players on the field

  • Our venues are outdoors

  • You can register with your friends to make a team, join with a mate or register to play on your own. 

  • Play Touch with Urban Rec in Canberra

WHY PLAY SPORT WITH URBAN REC?

Urban Rec membership is easy and free, giving you access to our exciting events, leagues, parties, and trips. Currently, over 20,000 members help create unforgettable experiences that make Canberra an amazing place to live. Sign up and you'll receive monthly updates on upcoming events and activities.

Registering is a breeze, whether you're joining with friends, partnering with a mate, or flying solo. Our team's weekly game fees, game times, and venues are all conveniently listed, ensuring a seamless registration process. Once you've joined your first event, download our app to unlock special benefits at our clubhouses and partner providers.

Urban Rec is committed to promoting an active and social lifestyle, providing a remedy to the challenges of our increasingly digital world. Our leagues encourage players to step out of their comfort zones, fostering lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories.

Our focus on FUN sets us apart from other sports leagues, rewarding teams for their sportsmanship and organising end-of-season parties, trips, and other social events. We believe life should be an adventure, and Urban Rec is here to make every day more exciting.

Not only do we make the lives of our members better, we work with lots of different charities and associations to make sport accessible for all people. We aim to aid as many disadvantaged Aussies as possible through fundraising at our tournaments and events.

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Aussie Rules Footy

Urban Rec Aussie Rules is small-sided, honoring all the traditional AFL rules with some adaptations to cater for the smaller team.

Because it’s played on a smaller rectangle field it offers a great way for beginners to get easily involved in this fast-paced game. Want to know what makes Aussie Rules fun for all skill levels?  Click learn more.

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Basketball

Our Basketball Leagues are a lot more relaxed than your regular competitions. One step up from pick-up ball with all the fun of an organised team sport.

We don’t do stats, benchtime, or anything like that.

It’s perfect for someone who is looking to play Basketball in a very relaxed, non-pressured environment.

Want to know what makes Urban Rec Basketball leagues baller? Click learn more. 

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Beach Volleyball

What could be more fun? A sunny afternoon, and stretch of white sand, blue skies, and warm water (well no water) ahead of you.

Add some Urban Rec music, and a bunch of smiling faces, there is no suprise in this world why people keep flocking to play Beach Volleyball every week.

This mixed sport is 4 aside and if you love the beach, and being active then Beach Volleyball will have a special place for you. Beginners are welcome, this is the kind of sport where you settle in for an afternoon of sunshine and laughs. This is the quintessential recreational level of play.

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Dodgeball

Dodgeball is a ridiculously fun way to get moving and stay fit.

This sport will test your endurance, stamina and skill at dodging, ducking, diving and dipping. 

It is a great way to keep in shape and have a blast.

Want to know what makes Urban Rec Dodgeball leagues amaze-balls? Click learn more.

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Flag Gridiron

If you are an NFL fan, this is no brainer. If you are looking for a spicier alternative to Oztag or Touch Footy, this is a great opportunity to learn, and develop your skills while having fun.

It’s totally fine for people that have never played before. We teach you everything you need to know. 

Want to know what makes Flag Gridiron different to usual field sports? Click learn more.

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Hockey

Our Hockey 6’s (J-Ball) Leagues are all the thrill of the ice, but in a safe and easy-going environment.

This sport will test your skills and hopefully get you learning some new moves. It’s athletic and fast so expect plenty of ball on stick action. 

Want to know what makes Urban Rec Floor Hockey leagues fun? Click learn more. 

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Indoor Volleyball

This co-ed sport is 4 aside, with a minimum of 1 male and female players on the court. Our Indoor Volleyball leagues are same, same, but different. It’s super fun for people learning ball control, as it means you have more chance of making a sucessful pass, slam, or spike. 

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Multisport

Each week you play with the same team, but try your hand at different sports. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to test your diverse sports skills or learn something new.

The sports we play are generally a mix of Soccer, Dodgeball, Hockey, Handball, Frisbee, Basketball, Flag Gridiron, Aussie Rules and Netball.

Depending on the location, sports will be allocated as suited to the venues.

Want to know what makes Urban Rec Multisport leagues epic? Click learn more.

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Netball

Our Netball Leagues are different to club level leagues, providing a more relaxed environment for players who don't want to take themselves too seriously.

We offer 7’s Netball, or Fast5 Netball which includes some fun rule adaptations to make the sport more inclusive for beginners.

Want to know what makes Urban Rec Netball leagues special? Click learn more.

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Soccer

Our Soccer Leagues offer a fun, fast paced and inclusive environment for people who want to play football, but not take themselves too seriously.

If you love Soccer, but want to play with colleagues and friends at a mixed skill level, then our competitions are perfect! 

Want to know what makes Urban Rec Soccer leagues premium? Click learn more.

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Touch Football

Our Touch Footy leagues are more like Touch Rugby League. It's Touch, BUT you can drop the ball, and you can KICK on the 4th and 5th touch. HELLO, how good does that sound?

The game honours all of the traditional touch rules, but the pop kicks, and the ability to drop the ball means both advanced, and beginner players can have a bit of extra fun. 

Want to know what makes Urban Rec Touch leagues even better? Click learn more.

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Get Social

So much more than just sport!

Being a member is so much more than just turning up and playing sports. We offer a social calendar of events, you can enjoy league nights, tournaments, season enders, parties,  fun runs, and that’s just to start.

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