Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
1 million Australian readers every month      list your event

SportUP Sunshine Coast Social Sports Club

Home > Sunshine Coast > Fun Things To Do | Personal Development | Singles and Dating | Sport | Unusual Things to do
by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published December 3rd 2018
A win-win for everybody
SportUP Sunshine Coast Social Sports Club, adults, 15 years and older, new to the area, make new friends, team sports, once a week, not competitive, soccer, netball, touch rugby league TRL, basketball, indoor sport, social, fun, encouraging environment, Social League, Intermediate League, no prior experience, 100% money back guarantee, Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore, involved in a community, win-win
Members of SportUP participated in the Color Run for fun


Oh my gosh, this is a brilliantly ingenious idea! A social sports club for adults - well, if you're fifteen years of age or older, you will definitely qualify to join SportUP Sunshine Coast.

Further 'qualifications' to join SportUP

You are a newbie to the area;
You have a demanding job, putting time constraints on your exercise;
You really want to play some sort of sport, but not necessarily every day;
And yes, you really would love to make new friends

SportUP Sunshine Coast Social Sports Club, adults, 15 years and older, new to the area, make new friends, team sports, once a week, not competitive, soccer, netball, touch rugby league TRL, basketball, indoor sport, social, fun, encouraging environment, Social League, Intermediate League, no prior experience, 100% money back guarantee, Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore, involved in a community, win-win
Make new friends and enjoy great camaraderie between players


Well, look no further, we have SportUP Sunshine Coast on your doorstep. Paul, the owner/manager of SportUP Sunshine Coast, felt he had to get creative to get himself out of the house, put down his techno devices and switch from a couch potato-ish regimen to something slightly more energetic! And besides, making friends in the outside world is so much better than digitally enhanced avatars!


Paul's solution was the birth of SportUP Sunshine Coast. In January 2018, 'after eight months of living on the Sunshine Coast, and struggling to find a team (in any sport) where I could just play once a week for fun, without having to commit to training sessions and not be overly competitive', Paul started a soccer league.

SportUP Sunshine Coast Social Sports Club, adults, 15 years and older, new to the area, make new friends, team sports, once a week, not competitive, soccer, netball, touch rugby league TRL, basketball, indoor sport, social, fun, encouraging environment, Social League, Intermediate League, no prior experience, 100% money back guarantee, Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore, involved in a community, win-win
Great goalkeeper action!


Initially, this soccer league was four teams, with three of the four teams, being made up of individual players. Now, four seasons down the track, 90% of those four teams are still playing with SportUP. SportUP proudly boasts (and justifiably so) to having around six hundred, happy new members, who have joined; are currently playing; or have booked for the new season commencing in 2019.

What exactly does SportUP offer

5-side Soccer - 12 week seasons - $180 (includes a team SportUP t-shirt) 
Netball - 12 week seasons - $180 (includes a team bib)
Touch Rugby League (TRL) - 10 week seasons - $150 
Basketball*(Coming soon - April 2019) - 12 week seasons - $180

The soccer, netball and basketball games are all played indoors, with only the Touch Rugby League (TRL) being played outdoors. 

SportUP Sunshine Coast Social Sports Club, adults, 15 years and older, new to the area, make new friends, team sports, once a week, not competitive, soccer, netball, touch rugby league TRL, basketball, indoor sport, social, fun, encouraging environment, Social League, Intermediate League, no prior experience, 100% money back guarantee, Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore, involved in a community, win-win
Victorious Secrets vs Chevy Chasers - Author's image


What makes SportUP different to other sports facilities?

SportUP is different because they want and encourage people of any age (fifteen years and older) or ability to come and play sport in a social, fun and encouraging environment.
SportUP have two leagues for all their sports - 'Social' and 'Intermediate'. If a player is in the 'Social' league, then the games are just for fun and to meet some new mates. The 'Social' league players are definitely not fussed about winning or losing games.
If a player wants to play at a slightly higher level but still against social teams and players, then the 'Intermediate' league would be the natural choice.

SportUP Sunshine Coast Social Sports Club, adults, 15 years and older, new to the area, make new friends, team sports, once a week, not competitive, soccer, netball, touch rugby league TRL, basketball, indoor sport, social, fun, encouraging environment, Social League, Intermediate League, no prior experience, 100% money back guarantee, Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore, involved in a community, win-win
'Most improved player' - motivation and encouragement!


I love the idea that players starting up at SportUP, do not require any prior knowledge or experience of any of the games, before commencing playing. SportUP's coaches and referees are only too happy to assist with 'in game' training and coaching - how awesome is that! In other words, if you've never played a game before, no worries, there is always plenty of help on hand.

The other tidbit of information I gleaned from my visit to SportUP is that 'girls' and 'boys' play together, no matter the sport. So, if you're a 'girl' but dying to try out a game of soccer, give it a go! You will be amazed at the mixed ratios within the teams and nobody bats an eyelash!

SportUP Sunshine Coast Social Sports Club, adults, 15 years and older, new to the area, make new friends, team sports, once a week, not competitive, soccer, netball, touch rugby league TRL, basketball, indoor sport, social, fun, encouraging environment, Social League, Intermediate League, no prior experience, 100% money back guarantee, Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore, involved in a community, win-win
Nambour Nuggets vs Ed Originals - Author's image


Booking with SportUP is easy as, and can be done in three steps

1. Choose your sport
2. Register online
3. Start playing (generally within a week of booking)

SportUP offers a 100% money back guarantee! SportUP are so positive that you will love playing with them, that if, if for any reason you don't enjoy your first game, playing as an individual with SportUP, you are guaranteed a 100% refund of your season fee.

As I said before, this is such an awesome idea and such an awesome sports club.

SportUP Locations

Buderim - Mathew Flinders Anglican College - Soccer, Netball and Basketball*
Caloundra - Caloundra City Private School - Soccer, Netball and Basketball*
Maroochydore - 135 Wises Road - Touch Rugby League 

SportUP Sunshine Coast Social Sports Club, adults, 15 years and older, new to the area, make new friends, team sports, once a week, not competitive, soccer, netball, touch rugby league TRL, basketball, indoor sport, social, fun, encouraging environment, Social League, Intermediate League, no prior experience, 100% money back guarantee, Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore, involved in a community, win-win
Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Buderim is one of SportUP's locations - Image: Author's image


New Season start dates for 2019

Soccer and Netball | Monday nights | 21 January 2019
Soccer | Tuesday nights | 22 January 2019 
Soccer and Netball | Wednesday nights | 23 January 2019
TRL (Touch Rugby League) | mid to late January

SportUP also organise social evenings for their members - I noticed they have a Trivia night coming up at The Pocket Espresso Bar in Moffat Beach - with free entry. They also have their very own SportUP Sunshine Coast Socials page and this is where all the extra fun stuff can be found i.e. weekends at the beach; sundowners in the evening.

SportUP Sunshine Coast Social Sports Club, adults, 15 years and older, new to the area, make new friends, team sports, once a week, not competitive, soccer, netball, touch rugby league TRL, basketball, indoor sport, social, fun, encouraging environment, Social League, Intermediate League, no prior experience, 100% money back guarantee, Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore, involved in a community, win-win
Grand Final Winners for Winter 2018


I know I'm sounding a bit parrot-like here (with all my repetitiveness) but after only one visit to SportUP, I personally think that this is a fabulous way to get involved in a community, play some social sports AND make new friends. A win-win for everybody!

The writer was a guest at SportUP Buderim
All images courtesy of SportUP Sunshine Coast unless otherwise indicated

PS Look out for the short/grey-haired granny playing - that might be me!
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  25
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Get fit and make new friends
When: Soccer and netball - Monday nights | Soccer - Tuesday nights | Soccer and netball - Wednesday nights
Phone: Call Paul on 0433 298 224
Where: Buderim: Matthew Flinders Anglican College | Caloundra: Caloundra City Private School | Maroochydore: 135 Wises Road
Cost: Please see article for costing
Your Comment
Never new about 5his. Thanks for sharing Elaine.
by Barry (score: 2|910) 8 days ago
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions