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Sundays are for Social Sport
Sep 14

Sundays are for Social Sport

September 14, 2020 - 14 days 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 - 17 days 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 - 17 days 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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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Urban Rec Sports Challenge Bingo

March 31, 2020 - 6 months ago

Well, looks like there is no sport for the next 30 days, but that doesnt mean you should stop living the Urban Rec life. We have created a FUN, challenging, and sometimes stupid, Bingo game to help you stay (slightly) fit, challenge yourself, and beat our HQ staff. 

You have a month to knock off as many of the Bingo numbers as you can. Tag us @urbanreccanberra or #urbanrecbingo and we will repost your best work. It’s not easy folks, so it could take you a while to harness some of these skills. First to finish wins FREE rego for you and a friend in our Comeback Season!

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A Message from UR HQ

March 31, 2020 - 6 months ago

Covid-19 has rocked our team and we've been missing you over the past few weeks. We asked the HQ team about what Urban Rec means to them, how they started with Urban Rec, how they’re feeling about our current situation and their hopes for the future.

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Covid-19 Urban Rec Canberra
Mar 15

Covid-19 Urban Rec Canberra

March 15, 2020 - 6 months ago

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

The Australian Government has announced advice to cancel gatherings above 500 people. 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. If the situation becomes extreme, and small gatherings are banned (or advised to cancel) by our government, we will ensure your games are played when it is safe and appropriate to do so. 

This is a fast moving situation, it’s something that’s new to all of us. We will continue to do everything we can to keep you healthy by following all health advice provided to us by the above agencies. 

Urban Rec would like to advise the steps we are taking to ensure you stay healthy at Urban Rec Events. 

  • If you are sick, have a cough or any fever symtoms we ask that you do not attend Urban Rec events.
  • If you have been in Contact with anyone who has tested positive to Covid-19 within the past 2-weeks or somone who is currently being tested we ask you not to attend Urban Rec events. 
  • If you don't want to shake hands at the end of the game, we understand - a fun and friendly toe-tap is a great way to show your thanks - or a virtual high-five. 
  • We will be making sure work with our venues and keep everything hygienic and clean.
  • All our venues have hand washing basins and soap we highly recommened you wash your hands pre and post game. 
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Updated smoke policy 2020

January 7, 2020 - 9 months ago

We are in the midst of an unprecedented situation in Canberra with the current smoke haze and plumes. This is something completely unfamiliar to us and we have worked hard to come up with a policy and procedures that put or players and staff’s health first whilst still trying to get the games your teams have registered for played while also working with the availabilty of venues. 

Our priority is making sure you get the amount of games in the season that you registered for (Usually 10). In a situation like this where some games may not be played due to smoke this may mean we need to be creative, as some of our bookings with venues have strict time frames. If you miss games due to smoke your team may need to play a double header or in extreme circumstances if multiple games are postponed due to smoke we may need to play make up games on another night of the week. We will always try our best to make sure we come up with a solution that works for your team. 

If in extreme circumstances your team cannot be scheduled and play the games you registered for we will refund you for the games not played. 

Here’s how we will be handling smoke in 2020. Please note this policy is for outdoor sports, indoor sports will go ahead as usual unless you hear otherwise. 

  • Firstly and most importantly if your team does not feel comfortable playing in the conditions but you have been advised that games are going ahead, let us know via email [email protected] or phone 0412088498 (preferably with as much notice as possible) and we will then do everything we can to reschedule your game in the upcoming weeks, there will be no forfeit or default fees but we ask you give us as much notice as possible so we can organise a game for your opposition. Please do not let us know via the captains chat as we will endeavour to get your opposition a game and it causes confusion. 
  • For the foreseeable future, whilst the smoke conditions are unpredictable, we will be communicating to the Captains Chats on whether games are going ahead that night. We will endeavour to make the first call by 3pm. 
  • We use this website to monitor AQI https://canberraair.com if the AQI is above 200 we will postpone games. [Note we use this website as the Canberra health website uses a 24 hour average scale which is different to the widely used and trusted AQI Index. The numbers on the CBR website are always extremely high compared to other sites you can read more about this here
  • We have been seeing two types of smoke in the ACT, the haze which sits around and the plume of smoke that comes in predominately at night with an easterly wind. When this plume comes in we deem it hazardous and unsafe to play and we will postpone games. The plumes are much harder to predict and we will not postpone games if a plume is predicted as we found last year it often didn’t eventuate. If a plume does arrive we will postpone games and will message the captains chat immediately, followed with an email to all players.
  • If games are postponed we will try our hardest to get your new schedule to you within 2 days. 

If you have heart, lung or any health condition that may be affected by smoke we recommend you consult your doctor to see if playing is right for you. 

What we learnt last year that has influenced our new policy

  •  The smoke plumes usually come in at different times of night which means that sometimes we can get early games in before the smoke goes. Getting these games in eases the pressure on us trying to get make up games in. 
  • In December last year when the AQI was under 200 and we didn’t have smoke plumes the majority of players and teams where keen to play. We always want to play so if you’re keen and it’s safe to do so we are too. Some players and teams had concerns and that’s totally fine that’s why we have made it your choice to play. If we are playing and your team has concerns just let us know as soon as possible and we will reschedule your game. 

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2019/2020 Christmas hours

November 20, 2019 - 10 months ago

Jolly Jolly times as we approach the silly season. Here is the scoop on when we are closed this year!

LAST WEEK OF PLAY 2019 – Week beginning 16th Dec

FIRST WEEK OF PLAY 2020 – Week beginning 6th Jan

UR HQ OUT OF OFFICE – Sat 21st Dec through Sun 5th Jan

Most of our leagues are programmed to finish in December and will start up in the new Summer season in January, so these dates won’t effect you and your team. BUT, If your league is scheduled to finish in the new year and is running over the Christmas break, you will have two week break. 

If your team know you will not be able to make games in the week of Mon 16th Dec or the week of Mon 6th Jan, please let your League Manager know ASAP. 

As always, check your member dashboard for your most up to date schedule!

Any questions, contact [email protected] 

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