Urban Rec - Canberra's Sport and Social Club

About Urban Rec

Urban Rec Leagues are all about being active, being social, and having fun. At Urban Rec we stress the FUN and social aspect of playing sports with your friends. It really is all about getting out, meeting people, and generally having a good time.

Urban Rec has one goal: to provide the best possible experience to our members. Whether it's league nights, theme parties, team trips, social gatherings, or other Urban Rec events, we want to provide an unparalleled experience that you'll remember forever.

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Aussie Rules Footy

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This mixed sport is 7 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the field. We play on a small sided field, usually about 70m x 40m. The game honours all of the traditional AFL rules with some adaptations to cater for the smaller team. The game is made up of 2 forwards, 3 midfielders, and 2 backs. 

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Canberra. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Basketball

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Our Basketball leagues are played on Indoor and Outdoor courts. Featuring significantly less formal structure and limitating enforcement of the game's rules, it’s where legends are made, laughs are had, and losers don’t exist. This mixed sport is 5-aside with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court.  We play on standard sized basketball courts. 

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Canberra. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Dodgeball

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Dodgeball!? People actually play that? I thought it was just a movie! Aha, how wrong we were. It's a great workout, and a ridiculously fun way to get your bum off the couch, and keep FIT. This mixed 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 doing it.  Each team must have at least 2 males and females on the court at all times.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Canberra. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

e-leagues

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Our e-Leagues are played from the comfort of your home, but feature all of the member perks you have come to love about Urban Rec.  It’s where legends are made, laughs are had and losers don’t exist.  This sport is for everyone!

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the different sports being offered within our e-leagues!  You can select a sport and then learn more about the extra things we do at Urban Rec to make your experience super fun!

Euro Handball

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This co-ed sport is 6 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the field. We play on a small sided field, usually about 30 x 15m. Handball is simple and exciting, a hybrid of Netball and Basketball but a game that speaks for itself, with high scores and tons of action. 

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Canberra. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Flag Gridiron

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This mixed sport is 6 a-side, with a minimum of 1 or 2 male and female players on the field (depending on your league’s location). We play on a half field, about 60m long and 40m wide. The game works just like on TV, your team gains yards with sometimes strategic plays, and avoids getting tagged to make the touchdown. This is Flag Football for all the North Americans looking to play ;)

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Canberra. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Hockey

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Co-ed floor hockey leagues played with plastic sticks provided by Urban Rec mean a fun experience for novice and experienced players alike! We offer different types of leagues with varying rules, and adaptaions. You can choose from Floor Hockey, J-ball, or field hockey. 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. Each team must have at least 2 males and females on the court at all times.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across our city. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Multisport

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Each week you play with the same team, but try your hand at a different sport. Some of your players will be experts, and others will be complete newbs. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to test your diverse sports skills. This mixed sport is 5 aside, with a minimum of 2 male and female players on the court. The sports we play are generally a mix of Soccer, Dodgeball, Hockey, Handball, Touch, Basketball, Flag Gridiron, AFL, Oz-tag, Volleyball and Netball. Depending on the location, sports will be allocated as suited to the venues.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Canberra. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Netball

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Our Netball leagues are different to club level leagues. They are genuinely recreational, meaning you can expect a more relaxed environment. We offer 7’s Netball, or Fast5 Netball. Fast5 Netball is a super fun, fast workout, with only 5 players on the court. Our 7’s leagues offer some non-traditional rule adaptions. These leagues have a maximum number of male players, but no minimum, meaning all women teams are welcome to play in our mixed leagues.   

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Canberra. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Soccer

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In Canberra we play Outdoor Soccer in spring and summer and Indoor Soccer in Autumn and Winter. Outdoor/Indoor Soccer is played on pitches where there are outer-bounds, but the game is just as fun and quick! This co-ed sport is 5 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the pitch. We play on state of the art astro-turf or indoor pitches. 

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Canberra. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun.  See also > Street Soccer 

Street Soccer

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This sport is played in non-conventional spaces, and grounds. At some venues we play off the sandstone walls and around the back of the goals. It's like soccer, but... prison rules. This co-ed sport is 5 aside, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court. We generally play on a smaller pitch (like a tennis court). The small space and different layout mean this sport is unpredictable, allowing plenty of extra touches, and tricks.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Sydney and Canberra. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. See also > Soccer

Touch Football

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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? This co-ed sport is 6 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court. We play on a field which is about half of a regular size. 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. 

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Sydney and Canberra (coming soon). You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Ultimate Frisbee

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Ultimate is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc (Frisbee). It is simple to learn, fun to play. This co-ed sport is 6 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the field. The field size is usually about 60m x 40m. It combines elements of netball, touch football, and gridiron into a fast paced, athletic sport.

Click on the ‘learn more’ button above to see the locations and leagues on offer across Sydney. You can select a league and get the prices for teams and individual players. You can also learn more about the extra things Urban Rec do to make your game day experience super fun. 

Top 5 Reasons

To Join A Team

Play because you are new to Canberra, or looking to upgrade your friendship circle.

Urban Rec is the best place to meet people in a non-awkward way. Live like you’re forever young, always meeting new rad people. Never let the fun stop. 

Play because you are majorly time poor.

Finding time for friends and exercise is tricky, why not do both? Grab your mates and make a team, then each week you have the chance to catch up, work out, and enjoy a cheeky beer post game. 

Play to stay active and fit. If going to the gym and running on a treadmill is your idea of some crazy hell, then Urban Rec social sports is the answer for you.

Chasing a ball frantically is the best way to break a sweat, and fit in your daily workout. 

Play because you love the idea of playing and trying new sports, but you are pretty sure you might suck.

Urban Rec offers beginner friendly, recreational leagues where all skill levels are welcome. Theres still some healthy competition, but no one is taking themselves too seriously. 

Play because you love sports. Speaking of love, maybe you'll meet someone who makes you smile. 

(Disclaimer: Urban Rec takes no responsibility for any romantic connections made as a result of joining a team. We aren't love gurus)

Find a sport

Aussie Rules Footy

This mixed sport is 7 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the field. We play on a small sided field, usually about 70m x 40m. The game honours all of the traditional AFL rules with some adaptations to cater for the smaller team. The game is made up of 2 forwards, 3 midfielders, and 2 backs. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? This is great for the Aussie Rules start-up. A non-competitive competition, which is good for beginners. It’s fast, and it’s physical. It’s all the fun of playing proper AFL, none of the pressure. 

Click on the ‘learn more’ button below to access more details about this sport, and what other players have to say. 

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Basketball

Our Basketball leagues are played on Indoor and Outdoor courts. Featuring significantly less formal structure and limitating enforcement of the game's rules, it’s where legends are made, laughs are had, and losers don’t exist. This mixed sport is 5-aside with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court.  We play on standard sized basketball courts. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? Everyone who wants to have some fun playing social basketball, it’s great for beginners. It’s fast, and it’s physical. It’s all the fun of Basketball, none of the pressure.  If you don’t know the basics, our staff are there to coach you. 

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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, with a minimum of 1 male and female players on the court. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? 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!? People actually play that? I thought it was just a movie! Aha, how wrong we were. It's a great workout, and a ridiculously fun way to get your bum off the couch, and keep FIT. This mixed 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 doing it.  Each team must have at least 2 males and females on the court at all times.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? This is great for people who claim to have two left feet. If you know how to throw a ball, then you will be a great Dodgeball player. The rules are simple, and it’s truly a sport for any ability. Don’t be fooled though, you will get fit!

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e-leagues

It’s 2020 baby...new decade...new #isolife...new leagues!  Urban Rec is pumped to be introducing E-LEAGUES!  E-Leagues are exactly as they sound – they are online, straight from the stadium experience of your home!  There is no need to break quarantine, change outta your pajamas or put on your sunscreen.  But, there is 100% need to amp up your energy, excitement and enthusiasm for an epic social experience. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT?  This is a fantastic option for people who already play sport video games, play video games but want to try a new game or simply just miss the social sport experience Urban Rec offers and wanna join in on the fun!  If you have never played before, don’t be intimidated – our e-leagues are fun first, so it’s OK if you are not an everyday e-gaming legend.

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Euro Handball

This co-ed sport is 6 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the field. We play on a small sided field, usually about 30 x 15m. Handball is simple and exciting, a hybrid of Netball and Basketball but a game that speaks for itself, with high scores and tons of action. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you have never played Handball, you should try! If you find Basketball too physical and Netball too technical, this could be the sport that’s easy to learn, and satisfying to refine. You will feel like a professional player in no time. 

Click on the ‘learn more’ button below to access more details about this sport, and what other players have to say. 

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Flag Gridiron

This mixed sport is 6 a-side, with a minimum of 1 male and female players on the field (depending on your league’s location). We play on a half field, about 60m long and 40m wide. The game works just like on TV, your team gains yards with sometimes strategic plays, and avoids getting tagged to make the touchdown. This is Flag Football for all the North Americans looking to play ;)

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you are an NFL fan, this is no brainer. If you are looking for an alternate challenge to Oztag or Touch Footy, this is also a very easy game to learn, and develop your skills. It’s totally fine for people that have never played before. We teach you everything you need to know.  

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Hockey

Co-ed floor hockey leagues played with plastic sticks provided by Urban Rec mean a fun experience for novice and experienced players alike! We offer different types of leagues with varying rules, and adaptaions. You can choose from Floor Hockey, J-ball, or field hockey. 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. Each team must have at least 2 males and females on the court at all times.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? Ever played field hockey, floorball, or street hockey, you will enjoy this challenge on a small sided rink. Use this league as a way to brush up your skills. If you are looking for an entry into the world of hockey this is a safe, and fun place to start. 

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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. Some of our indoor Volleyball leagues are played on squash courts. Meaning you play Rebound Volleyball. It’s super fun for people learning ball control, as it means you have more chance of making a sucessful pass, slam, or spike. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you love volleyball, but don’t have the skills to beat the experts, then our indoor leagues will help you get better. It’s a quintessential recreational level of play. It’s something different, and a great way to get 3-4 mates together for a hit every week. 

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Multisport

Each week you play with the same team, but try your hand at a different sport. Some of your players will be experts, and others will be complete newbs. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to test your diverse sports skills. This mixed sport is 5 aside, with a minimum of 2 male and female players on the court. The sports we play are generally a mix of Soccer, Dodgeball, Hockey, Handball, Touch, Basketball, Flag Gridiron, AFL, Oz-tag, Volleyball and Netball. Depending on the location, sports will be allocated as suited to the venues.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you are majorly indecisive, or completely confused about which sport is for you, then this is a great option for you. We know that not all people will have played every sport before, so we teach you the basics each week. If you love diversity, then multsisport ifs your friend.

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Netball

Our Netball leagues are different to club level leagues. They are genuinely recreational, meaning you can expect a more relaxed environment. We offer 7’s Netball, or Fast5 Netball. Fast5 Netball is a super fun, fast workout, with only 5 players on the court. Our 7’s leagues offer some non-traditional rule adaptions. These leagues have a maximum number of male players, but no minimum, meaning all women teams are welcome to play in our mixed leagues.   

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you love Netball, and youre looking to mix it up this is a great option. Or if you like Netball, but wish the game stopped less, and was more fast. Basketball players will love the option to shoot 3 pointers, and everyone will love the amazing workout, from the HIIT style fitness. 

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Soccer

In Canberra we play Outdoor Soccer in spring and summer and Indoor Soccer in Autumn and Winter. Outdoor/Indoor Soccer is played on pitches where there are outer-bounds, but the game is just as fun and quick! This co-ed sport is 5 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the pitch. We play on state of the art astro-turf or indoor pitches. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? This is great for the Soccer all-rounder. Because of the sizes of the pitch, you tend to play all the positions, making it a comprehensive game style. It’s the world’s game. But don’t be intimidated, our leagues are fun first so it’s OK if you are not an everyday Ronaldo. 

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Street Soccer

This sport is played in non-conventional spaces, and grounds. At some venues we play off the sandstone walls and around the back of the goals. It's like soccer, but... prison rules. This co-ed sport is 5 aside, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court. We generally play on a smaller pitch (like a tennis court). The small space and different layout mean this sport is unpredictable, allowing plenty of extra touches, and tricks.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? This is great for non-purists, beginners, and people wishing to refine their technical skills. The game is non-traditional, but very similar to reguar soccer. If you are beginner, bad passes don’t always mean your team loses possession, so it’s great for newbies.

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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? This co-ed sport is 6 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the court. We play on a field which is about half of a regular size. 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. 

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? People who like the concept of touch rugby league will enjoy this sport. The ability to kick really adds another element to the game. If you are a beginner and making big catches was once your downfall, it means you still have the ability to play on, and recover the possession of the play.

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Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc (Frisbee). It is simple to learn, fun to play. This co-ed sport is 6 a-side, with a minimum of 2 male and 2 female players on the field. The field size is usually about 60m x 40m. It combines elements of netball, touch football, and gridiron into a fast paced, athletic sport.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS SPORT? If you have been playing Soccer, Touch, or Gridiron and you are looking for something new, this is a great option, ultimate is genuinely fun and exciting with lots of similar techniques. The unique flying options of the disc mean that no two throws look alike and the options are limitless. 

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I Play Because

Daniel

Daniel

It's like one big family, from your team to your opposition, and the ever friendly hosts!

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Daniel

Daniel

I Play Because

It's like one big family, from your team to your opposition, and the ever friendly hosts!

Plays Basketball, Netball & Dodgeball

I joined UR 4 years ago through a friend. I started out playing Dodgeball, and ever since have played in 5 different Leagues. It has genuinely been a source of so much fun, laughter & friendships. 

UR wouldnt be what it is without the HQ Staff & League Manager, their ever present oversight, support and laughter!

Tatum

Tatum

Urban Rec is all about good vibes with fun, like minded people!

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Tatum

Tatum

I Play Because

Urban Rec is all about good vibes with fun, like minded people!

Plays Netball

I joined Urban Rec when i wanted to play sport socially and meet some new people. I especially love the music while you play and being able to grab a beer with your new team mates after the game!

Pat

Pat

Canberra Urban Rec goes above and beyond when it comes to community sport!

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Pat

Pat

I Play Because

Canberra Urban Rec goes above and beyond when it comes to community sport!

Plays Street Basketball & Basketball

The vast array of sports offered, the passion & knowledge of the staff, and the organisation of activities is second to none.

Urban Rec gives everyone an opportunity to get involved at any level. Whether you’re there to make friends, improve your skills, get fit or just have fun, you can rest assured knowing the Urban Rec team is there for you.

Their friendly and approachable staff made everything about their league a positive experience and I could not recommend them highly enough - definitely will be back for next season!

Tegan

Tegan

I've been playing with Urban Rec for almost 2 years now & its still the BEST THING EVER!

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Tegan

Tegan

I Play Because

I've been playing with Urban Rec for almost 2 years now & its still the BEST THING EVER!

Plays Netball

I’ve played Fast 5 Netball with a team and as an individual, subbed for Fast 5 Netball, 7s Netball & Multisport, been part of Event Days and have captained a Fast 5 Netball team for about a year, & Every. Single. Damn. One was awesome! I’m a very non-sporty person but its never mattered because it was always just about having fun, mucking around, and having a bit of banter. I’ve made the absolute greatest friends through Urban Rec, and my team is all about hanging out on and off the court. Even though i’m not big into sport, i always leave the games happier, less stressed, and maybe a little fitter. Big BIG love for everyone at Urban Red – love your work. 

Beth

Beth

Playing sport with UR is the most fun way to keep fit.

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Beth

Beth

I Play Because

Playing sport with UR is the most fun way to keep fit.

Plays Street Basketball,Beach Volleyball & Netball

I love that i dont need to be amazing at sport to play! The social aspect is definately a bonus too – I’ve met so many new people and made new friends through UR. The variety of sports to play means it never gets boring, and the friendly UR staff are definately the icing on the cake!

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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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