Urban Rec - Canberra's Sport and Social Club

Covid Update

August 25, 2021 - 23 days ago

Update 15.9.21

The ACT Government has extended our lockdown until 15/10/21. Our community is doing an amazing job at getting vaccinated and we had hoped for more positive news and a roadmap. As an organisation, we had hoped we would be able to provide more clarity on our pathway back to sport after the lockdown. 

Urban Rec Canberra's first priority is keeping our amazing employees safe and making sure they have a job to come back to when restrictions ease. 

Our second priority is making sure everyone who has registered and is playing in a current season is able to finish their season in a covid-safe environment. 

Here at Urban Rec we have been working hard on some amazing NEW experiences to keep you socially engaged, entertained and having fun with your team over this lockdown as well as opening up our spring/Summer leagues to give you something to look forward to.

We know this lockdown has affected all of us, we can’t control the actions or steps that are taken by the Government, so we will continue to lobby for the safe return of sport as soon as possible. We will keep this blog updated as soon as we know more. If you have any questions regarding your league, our refund policy or need any extra information, please send us an email [email protected]

We really appreciate all your understanding, commitment, and patience while we navigate this difficult time.

 

Update 6.9.21

We’ve been missing you over the past month and can’t wait to get back into social sport. Currently we’ve missed 5 weeks of leagues, schedules have been updated and venues permitting we are ready to be back on the courts and fields from September 17. If you are currently playing or registered in a winter season your season will restart as soon as we get permission to play. You can keep up to date with the current public health orders here. 

Prior to the current Covid situation we were busy planning an epic spring. We have new venues, new leagues and heaps of fun events ready to go. We’ve done our best to guess when we will be able to start and all these leagues are now open for registration. We recommend you pay a deposit to secure your spot and go in the draw to win a BOAT at launch on a launch. 

We may be locked up at home, but we have plenty on to give you something fun to do: 

STEPTEMBER - The one thing we can do in lockdown, is go for a walk (mask on of course). Take advantage of that and join the UR HQ Team for steptember! Keep those legs moving whilst also raising money for Cerebral Palsy at the same time. Its honestly a win-win, lets be honest. Find out more here. 

E-LEAGUES - Most of us are getting alot more quality time with our Xbox's & Playstations these days, so why not keep your social competitive side alive and play with other Urban Reccers? We have you covered, join our eLeagues League for the chance to still get some bragging rights over your friends. All the info is here. 

TRIVIA - Missing your Trivia Nights and exploding with the urge to blurt out some random general knowledge at someone other than your dog? Same. Jump onto our Friday Night Trivia nights, get your team together and show the room (zoom room) exactly how much you know about hot dog eating contests in the USA. Find out more here

Our office has currently moved to skeleton hours, we are working from home of course. The best way to contact us is via [email protected] 

This is an ever changing situation, Canberra seems to be doing a really great job of staying home and all our health workers are doing an amazing job. We are planning and ready to go, for a September 17 release from lockdown but if that does change we will keep you updated. 

Donald, Leish, David & the team at Urban Rec Canberra 

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The FUN-DAMENTALS of social sport
Jun 3

The FUN-DAMENTALS of social sport

June 3, 2021 - 3 months ago

Urban Rec prides itself on being the most social, sports club in Canberra, meaning there are a few things that separate us from the rest, more competitive sports leagues. These 5 FUN-damentals are what keep Urban Rec and social sport social, fun & accessible to everyone.

PLAY TO HAVE FUN, NOT TO WIN! Now, this is pretty self-explanatory but for the people in the back, do not turn up with the mindset you are there to smash your opposition on the scoreboard. DO turn up with the mindset that you are going to smash your opposition with friendly (reciprocated) banter and good times.

BE THE TEAM YOU WANT TO PLAY AGAINST! Again, say it out loud! If you want to rock up and play against a team that is always smiling, laughing, having fun and not taking the sport too seriously (you should because it is social sport) then be that team for everyone else.

DON’T TAKE SOCIAL SPORT, OR YOURSELF, TOO SERIOUSLY! Have fun with the game, have fun with your team, have fun with your opposition & have fun with your host! Miss a shot? Laugh it off. Didn’t get an intercept? Ahh well. The other team learning? Yeah cool, lets help them! It is social sport people, have fun with it.

LEARN THE ART OF LETTING THINGS GO! Urban Rec are welcoming to all levels, beginners to experts (actual experts or self-proclaimed experts). If your opposition is learning, let them learn, you were learning once too. If someone accidently steps out and it wasn’t called, yeah cool, whatever, let the game flow. This goes hand in hand with number 3, it is just sport, let it go and get on with it with a smile on your face.

REMEMBER, YOUR HOSTS HAVE FEELINGS TOO! BOOM, the most important FUN-damental! Your hosts are there to facilitate the FUN not call you for every single rule and not to be yelled at or argued with. They are there to have fun with the teams, a fun way to be around sport and people, not to have people tell them they are not ‘umpiring’ or ‘reffing’ enough. They are not refs, they are not umpires, they are hosts, hosting the Urban Rec party each week!

Just a few reminders for the social sport world, simple, easy and effective. Be fun people, have fun, make friends, laugh, enjoy yourself! That is what Urban Rec is all about, the good times, good mates & good beats.

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The Urban Rec Winter Series
May 10

The Urban Rec Winter Series

May 10, 2021 - 4 months ago

It’s starting to get colder, you’re thinking it’s time to lock in that space on the couch a hibernate away until the spring. Na, it’s time to get out with your mates, warm up, get social and have some fun. We want to give you something to help you warm up this winter so we’re bringing you the Winter series. A series of fun, social Friday night sports tournaments for Urban Rec Members.

Street Netball

The First of the Urban Rec Winter Series tournaments is Street Netball (But indoors because we know you want to be indoors). If you love your Netball you’re gonna love street Netball, It’s 5-aside, half court, no positions, super fast with 3 pointers.  If you play in our Fast 5 or our 7s netball leagues you’re gonna love pitting your skills against teams from all 5 of our netball leagues, hanging out with your favourite hosts and have a good time.

Street Netball will be held on Friday 18th June. Team numbers are extremely limited and only open to Urban Rec members until May 26. Then if not sold out we will open up to the public.

This tournament is mixed a requires 1 of either gender on the court at all times.

Here is a link to find out more

Golden Goal Soccer

The Second of our Urban Rec Winter Series tournaments is our Golden Goal Soccer Tournament. The first team to score wins. This ensures for fun, quick, and lively games. Every team plays minimum of 7 games. The top 2 teams at the end play a final where the first to score two goals wins! If you play in our Street Soccer Mondays, Outdoor Soccer Tuesdays or Indoors you’re gonna love pitting your skills against teams from all 4 of our soccer leagues, hanging out with your favourite hosts and have a good time.

 Golden Goal Soccer will be held on Friday 9th July. Team numbers are extremely limited and only open to Urban Rec members until May 26. Then if not sold out we will open up to the public.

This tournament is mixed 5-aside and requires 2 of either gender on the court at all times.

Here is a link to find out more

3x3 Basketball

The Third and last of the Urban Rec Winter Series tournaments is our Basketball 3x3. Covid put a shutdown to our 2020 3x3 tourney so we are really pumped for this one. If you play in the big leagues at Merici on Thursday night or you love the Street Ball on Tuesdays this 3x3 Tournament will be your chance to play against teams from all 7 of our basketball leagues, hang out with your favourite hosts and have a good time.

The 3x3 Tournament will be held on Friday 16th July. You can choose from 2 Divisions, team numbers are extremely limited and only open to Urban Rec members until May 26. Then if not sold out we will open up to the public.

This tournament is mixed a requires 1 of either gender on the court at all times.  

Here is a link to find out more

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Mates Day
May 3

Mates Day

May 3, 2021 - 4 months ago

MATES DAY!

Urban Rec is all about connecting people through sport. Our individual teams are THE BEST way to make new mates in this city. This week, we wanna celebrate all the NEW MATES you guys have met through playing with Urban Rec!!

Here’s how individual teams work. Urban Rec opens individual teams into most of our leagues before the season begins. On a first come, first serve basis teams fill up with like-minded, fun-loving individuals. Once the team is full, it gets entered the league. There are TONS of member perks that come as part of being and UR member as well as playing in an individual team.

Most of our individual teams end up developing their own identities and become part of the Urban Rec family.  It is a great way to meet some people, have some fun and get active.

See the individual FAQ’s 

So, it’s Mates Day this Saturday (May 8) – and we wanna see you guys getting together with your mates from Urban Rec! This week, if you and your teammates get together for some food or a bevvy, tag us (@urbanreccanberra) – and #matesday and you and your mate could be playing a season on us. That simple. #matesday our favourite matesday post will get Indy registrations on us. 

Share the love for #matesday and if you can’t see your mates face to face, call someone and tell them. “I love you mate”.  

Don’t take our word for it… Here’s Claire. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 days ago

Hands down the best way to meet new friends through signing up as an individual and joining any team/league. Absolute legends that run the show and awesome people playing in every comp. Down to earth people who are also down for the pub! What else could you want from social sport! 😄⭐️

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Netball Etiquette
Feb 17

Netball Etiquette

February 17, 2021 - 7 months ago

Urban Rec’s point of difference from almost all other sport providers, is that we care about the experience had by absolutely everyone involved within our leagues, including our staff.

As with all Urban Rec leagues, we do not tolerate dickheads. We are inclusive, and welcome all levels of ability, and as a consequence – we are pretty tough on any team or player who goes against our culture. 

To make things super clear, we have compiled a list of Urban Rec Netball player etiquette. Keep these points in mind, when playing in any of our competitions. It’s the Urban Rec way… 

DON’T

  • Defend your opposing player face to face outside the goal circle, it's an old school netball tactic an it's way too intense for social netball.
  • When defending a shot, if you lose balance, don’t use this as an opportunity to intimidate the shot. 
  • Go for a pass like it's an AFL catch, if there is contact on a pass/catch like this, our Event Hosts will always award posession to the attacking team.
  • If you are the team who hit the ball out of play, be the team to collect it. Doesn’t matter if it’s not your throw in. 
  • Trash talk the opposition or your own team! Goes without saying. Don’t be a dick.  
  • Make calls or question a call of one of our hosts – This creates a shitty atmosphere and ruins our staff members evening and other players evenings. Wait till quarter time and have an adult conversation about your concerns. 
  • Don’t make passive aggressive calls under your breath, talk to your host at quarter time. 
  • Be way too competitive that it could be mistaken as aggression.

DO’s 

  • Always put the enjoyment and respect of your opponents, ahead of your desire to win.
  • Remember your Event Host is not a referee.  
  • Socialise with other teams, they are not the enemy.
  • Be honest – if you stepped, or contacted a player by accident, step out of play and let the opponent take a pass.
  • Support and coach players that seem to be struggling.
  • Play to the ability of your opposition, give beginner players and extra second, but compete when you see a player who knows the game/rules well. 
  • Win and lose graciously – its fine to be good and its fine to win, but don’t enjoy dominating a team so bad that it spoils their game (points for and against is NEVER used in our standings). Same goes when you are on the losing side, its fine to lose and it really doesn’t matter if you’ve lost so do so with a smile on your face, you can still have a good time surrounded by mates.
  • Cheer for the opposition if they pull off something spectacular.
  • Always shake your oppositions hands

Do you play in our Netball leagues? Do you think we have missed something? Is there any behaviour or bad etiquette you would like to see abolished? Send us a message. [email protected] or contact your League Manager.

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Sundays are for Social Sport
Sep 14

Sundays are for Social Sport

September 14, 2020 - one year ago

Saturdays Are FoR SERIous, SUNDAYS ARE FOR SOCIAL! 

We know that if your serious about making it in sport you play on a Saturday. If you’re serious about having a good time, having a run around with your mates, not taking it too seriously on a sunny spring afternoon. We’re here for you Sunday’s are for Social sport. 

Here are the sports we’re bringing to your Sunday afternoons this spring: 

AUSSIE RULES  – SUNDAYS– DICKSON

Start Date – 25 October 
Times – Between 3pm-6pm
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

Beach Volleyball – Sundays– LYNEHAM

Start Date – 18 October 
Times – Between 4pm-6pm
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

BASKETBALL – SUNDAYS– BRADDON

Start Date – 11 October 
Times- Between 3pm-8pm
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

Multisport FEILD/Court – SUNDAYS–BRADDON

Start Date – 11 October 
Times- Between 3pm-6pm
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

FAST 5 Netball – SUNDAYS– BRADDON

Start Date – 18 October 
Times- Between 3pm-6pm
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

Touch Footy– Sundays– DICKSON

Start Date – 25 October 
Times- Between 3pm-6pm
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

Soccer – SUNDAYS– DICKSON

Start Date – 25 October 
Times – Between 3pm-6pm
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

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New League Flash Week Terms and Conditions

September 11, 2020 - one year ago

FlaSH WEEK T&C’s 

This week is Flash week Sept 21-25 So...let us explain what that means for YOUThere are a few situations you may fall into.

Most Importantly Flash week discounts only apply to new leagues for a list see here

  1. Pay a team fee in FULL during Flash Week = amazing; $100 off regular team fee
  2. My team has paid a DEPOSIT already = sweet...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during Flash Week, you’ll get $100 off the regular team fee. 
  3. My team pays a deposit during Flash Week = two options...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during Flash Week, you’ll get $100 off the regular team fee.  If you do NOT pay the remaining balance during Flash Week, the balance will be the normal team fee.

Other T&C’s

  • Flash week = 21/9/2020 till 11:59pm 25/9/2020. 
  • This sale is not applicable to individual players. (Team registrations only). 
  • All team registration prices will be automatically adjusted online to include the discount, you simply need to pay in this timeframe. Prices will increase back to normal after 25/9/2020. 
  • This promotion is only for new leagues to spring, they are listed above. 

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New Spring Leagues Flash Week.
Sep 11

New Spring Leagues Flash Week.

September 11, 2020 - one year ago

It’s Flash Week! 

If your team registers for one of our NEW spring leagues you will get $100 off registration. All discounts are pre-populated on the leagues page. Flash Week runs from 12:01am Monday 21 September to 11:59pm Friday 25 September. All T&C’s are below. 

Here are our new leagues launching this spring: 

AUSSIE RULES  – THURSDAYS– DICKSON

Start Date – 22 October 
Usual Price- $990
F-Week Price- $890
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

AUSSIE RULES  – SUNDAYS– DICKSON

Start Date – 25 October 
Usual Price- $990
F-Week Price- $890
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

BEACH VOLLEYBALL – WEDNESDAYS– LYNEHAM

Start Date – 14 October 
Usual Price- $550
F-Week Price- $450
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

DODGEBALL – WEDNESDAYS– CBR HIGH

Start Date – 7 October 
Usual Price- $899
F-Week Price- $799
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

MULTISPORT – WEDNESDAYS– HARRISON 

Start Date – 7 October 
Usual Price- $990
F-Week Price- $890
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

MULTISPORT FEILD/Court – SUNDAYS–BRADDON

Start Date – 11 October 
Usual Price- $990
F-Week Price- $890
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

NETBALL – TUESDAYS– BELCONNEN

Start Date – 6 October 
Usual Price- $990
F-Week Price- $890
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

FAST 5 NETBALL – SUNDAYS– BRADDON

Start Date – 18 October 
Usual Price- $850
F-Week Price- $750
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

SOCCER  – TUESDAYS– DICKSON

Start Date – 20 October 
Usual Price- $990
F-Week Price- $890
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

SOCCER  – SUNDAYS– DICKSON

Start Date – 25 October 
Usual Price- $990
F-Week Price- $890
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

TOUCH FOOTBALL – THURSDAYS– DiCKSON

Start Date – 22 October 
Usual Price- $990
F-Week Price- $890
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

TOUCH FOOTBALL– SUNDAYS– DICKSON

Start Date – 25 October 
Usual Price- $990
F-Week Price- $890
SEE LEAGUE INFO | More info Email: Donald [email protected]​​​​

So...let us explain what that means for YOUThere are a few situations you may fall into.

  1. Pay a team fee in FULL during Flash Week = amazing; $100 off regular team fee
  2. My team has paid a DEPOSIT already = sweet...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during Flash Week, you’ll get $100 off the regular team fee. 
  3. My team pays a deposit during Flash Week = two options...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during Flash Week, you’ll get $100 off the regular team fee.  If you do NOT pay the remaining balance during Flash Week, the balance will be the normal team fee.

Other T&C’s

  • Flash week = 21/9/2020 till 25/9/2020. 
  • This sale is not applicable to individual players. (Team registrations only). 
  • All team registration prices will be automatically adjusted online to include the discount, you simply need to pay in this timeframe. Prices will increase back to normal after 25/9/2020. 
  • This promotion is only for new leagues to spring, they are listed above. 

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Flash Week Terms and Conditions

June 30, 2020 - one year ago

To celebrate the recommencement of sport, we are hosting an online celebration. Introducing FLASH WEEK – For 1 week only, all of our leagues are $100 off TEAM REGISTRATIONS. BOOOOOM!! 

So...let us explain what that means for YOUThere are a few situations you may fall into.

  1. Pay a team fee in FULL during Flash Week = amazing; $100 off regular team fee
  2. My team has paid a DEPOSIT already = sweet...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during Flash Week, you’ll get $100 off the regular team fee. 
  3. My team pays a deposit during Flash Week = two options...if you pay the remaining BALANCE during Flash Week, you’ll get $100 off the regular team fee.  If you do NOT pay the remaining balance during Flash Week, the balance will be the normal team fee.

Other T&C’s

  • Flash week = 1/7/2020 till 8/7/2020. 
  • This sale is not applicable to individual players. (Team registrations only). 
  • All team registration prices will be automatically adjusted online to include the discount, you simply need to pay in this timeframe. Prices will increase back to normal after 8/7/2020. 

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! <3

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Covid-19 Daily Update
May 14

Covid-19 Daily Update

May 14, 2020 - one year ago

We completely understand that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is causing concern and uncertainty among everyone. We are diligently following the advice of Department of Health (Australian Government) and ACT Health and Australian Institute of Sport  as to new measures we should take.

This blog post will be updated PERIODICALLY to ensure our members have the necessary information they need ABOUT URBAN REC LEAGUES AND EVENTS. 

Updated Monday June 15, 2020 at 12noon

On Friday June 12, the news we have all been waiting for was delivered by the ACT Government. From June 19 community sports can return to full-contact training or light contact competition providing distancing and venue number restrictions are followed. 

This paves the way for our summer seasons to return to play from this Sunday. All of our social leagues are non-contact and we can adhere to the social distancing guidelines and number limits at all of our venues. As we had already been planning for a return to sport at stage 2.2 you may have already seen your schedule is updated for a start next week. If your schedule hadn’t been updated it was due to venue confirmation, with this news we can now move forward with finalising our return in these last few venues. 

All Summer players will receive an email on Tuesday with all the info on their remaining games, our new COVID rules, and requirements etc. 

This also gives us solid start dates for our comeback seasons, with all the time we’ve had to plan, our comeback seasons will be the most fun seasons we have ever run. All our comeback seasons are open for team and individual registrations!

We’ve been waiting a long time for this news (88 days to be exact). We can’t wait to get back, we can’t wait to see you again, we can’t wait to bring back social, fun, sport to our community. 

See you next week, 

The team at Urban Rec


Updated Tues May 28, 2020 at 3pm

Canberra has come to the party (kinda) and smashed isolation and social distancing. We haven’t seen any new Covid cases over the past few weeks and we are starting to get out and about a little more now government restrictions are being eased. 

Earlier this week information about a return to sport from the ACT Government was released, we misinterpreted “social sport will be returning with minimal contact”, to mean that we would be able to return to Social Sports as of this weekend.. After clarification from ACT Sport And Recreation, this is unfortunately not the case participants still need to be 1.5m apart at all times. Which means we cannot yet return. 

It’s not all doom and gloom, The ACT Government has released guidelines on the next phase of a return to sport and a start date. We are using these dates as a guideline as to when we will be able to resume our paused Summer seasons. This predicted return to sport date is June 19th, we are now working with our venues to confirm proposed start dates. 

We are also super excited to say that under the current restrictions we are able to resume our Summer Beach Volleyball League on Sunday May 31. It may be a little cooler, but we don’t think the cold will be able to temper our excitement. 

Despite not being able to go ahead at full capacity, we have however been given the go ahead to use a few of our venue bookings for training purposes. This means whilst we can’t get back to leagues just yet, we have designed some pretty cool, skills, drills and fitness sessions if you are interested in getting some sport in. You can find out more here. 

If you are looking for something to do for the next few weeks until sports start back our Sunday night e-leagues start on May 31. You can find out more here

If you haven’t already filled it out our Member Surveyis still up. Tell us what you love and what we can improve on for your chance to win $150 rebel voucher. 

These new dates mean we have had to reassess our start dates for our comeback seasons. If you are registered for a comeback season you will receive an email from us over the coming days with more info. 

We will be in touch with your team in the coming days with more info on the resumption of your Summer Season. 

We are bouncing off the walls with excitement to get back into sport we hope you are too. 

The team at Urban Rec Canberra 


Updated Tues May 26, 2020 at 3:30pm

SPORT IS BACK- Today, after 63 days of no sport, The ACT Government has announced social sport in groups of under 20 can be played from Saturday May 30. We are working with our venues to get our sports back as soon as possible. We will be in contact with all teams playing in our paused summer seasons and registered for our comeback season in the next couple of days, once we have clarity from our venues. 

Updated Thu 14 May, 2020 at 12noon

THU 14 MAY –  MON 25 MAY (LEAGUES CONTINUOSLY PAUSED): Urban Rec continues to pause all leagues and events at this time.Recent goverment announcements have started to lift restrictions. In ACT we are moving to  stage 1 from Friday May 15, 2020. Stage 1 still restricts community sport from operating, though sports training for groups of under 10 in outdoor areas is permitted. The goverment is set to review the progress of Stage 1 in coming weeks. At that time, if we do move to stage 2, we will be able to commence leagues with obvious restictions and updates to our policies, including the introduction of a new Covid Clean Policy.

We are also following the Australian Institute of Sport Framework for Rebooting Sport which follow stages A. B and C as a guildine for individual sporting codes. 

Our Comeback seasonal start dates have been adjusted with these time frames in mind, with most of this season starting in July to allow enough time for our currently paused seasons to commence and finish. If you have any questions about your teams situation, please send us an email. 


Updated Wed 1 April, 2020 at 7am

WED 1 APRIL – THU 14 MAY (LEAGUES CONTINUOSLY PAUSED): Todays announcement should come as no suprise that leagues continue to be paused at Urban Rec. We want to assure all teams that our plan is to continue to run leagues, once the government feels it is safe to do so. Our next update will be at the beginning of May. We have tentatively announced our next season start dates to happen in June, with the hopes to complete our Summer season as soon as possible. We have also updated our refund policy to help explain our position in this horrible time. Our members support during this period means everything. 

WED 1 APRIL – THU 30 APRIL (LEAGUES CONTINUOSLY PAUSED): Todays announcement should come as no suprise that leagues continue to be paused at Urban Rec. We want to assure all teams that our plan is to continue to run leagues, once the government feels it is safe to do so. Our next update will be at the beginning of May. We have tentatively announced our next season start dates to happen in June, with the hopes to complete our Summer season as soon as possible. We have also updated our refund policy to help explain our position in this horrible time. Our members support during this period means everything. 

TUESDAY 17TH MARCH (LEAGUES PAUSED): Today, we had to make the devastating decision to pause all leagues and events for Urban Rec in Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle.  This decision comes in light of the current situation with the coronavirus COVID-19, and our deepest desire to do what is morally correct for our members and the community. We will be sending out communication to all our members on Wednesday, 01 April updating everyone of the situation at that time. 

It goes without saying that our HQ team here in Canberra - Donald and Leish and all our amazing event hosts - are deeply saddened by the news that we will not be seeing your smiling, cheerful faces at our leagues over the next few weeks.  We will be working diligently in head office (or from a home office) think-tanking and brainstorming how to make your experience absolutely exceptional when we are able to welcome you back and start social sport again!

MONDAY 16TH MARCH: If you have been travelling overseas as of midnight last night, you should be self quarantining for 14 days and and we ask you to not attend any of our leagues. At this stage, government has not closed schools or universities, but is asking all non-essential organised sporting events above 500 people to be cancelled. As our leagues and events have on average, about 30 people in attendance, we have been advised  it is bot necessary to cancel our leagues or events. 

FRIDAY 13TH MARCH: Today our Government announced advice to cancel gatherings above 500 people (this is not a ban). At this stage, they have not advised the general public to stop their usual activities like going to work, grocery shopping and attending recreational activities. With precautionary measures in place, Urban Rec activities will go ahead as scheduled and all Urban Rec policies will remain in effect including the default and refund policy.

UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES WILL LEAGUES BE PLACED ON HOLD?

  1. If the situation becomes extreme, and small gatherings are banned (or advised to cancel) by our government.
  2. If our venues decide to close 
  3. If we are seeing a mass amount of forfeiting games, we may decide to pause leagues. 

In any case, if we do decide to pause leagues, we will ensure your games are played when it is safe and appropriate to do so. We will reschedule (not cancel) your games. 

WHAT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PLAY AT THE MOMENT?

That’s completely your choice, and completely acceptable. Please work with your team Captain and let them know. If your team does not have enough players, and wishes to forfeit your game, please contact us ASAP [email protected] (Forfeiting a game, means telling us with enough time to notify the opposition, please don’t leave it to the last minute and leave your opposition hanging – a default. 

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