Furness Rugby Union Football Club

Furness Rugby Union Football Club

Founded 1902

Founded 1902

The Strawberry Grounds, Croslands Park Road, Off Abbey Road,

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9LA

                                  Tel:- 01229 825226  Email:-    

Sunday 19th October

  Borrowed a few of Col’s photos for the second team - Click Here. Click here and you will find Chris’s report of the first team game at Blackburn

Saturday 18th October

    The results and league tables for today's North Lancs/Cumbria league can be found here. We also have the Cumbria 2 South results and league tables here.

After struggling all week to try and get a second team together to cover the shortages we actually ended up with 22 players today, unfortunately 20 of them were backs. We actually helped Kirkby out by loaning them a few subs, but with no forwards the game was played uncontested. Still the game was played and unfortunately the bigger Kirkby squad won.

Monday 13th October

  Click here for Chris’s report on Saturdays game plus a few of Col Brannon’s Photographs

Saturday 11 th October

  Click here for the North/Lancs Cumbria results and league tables.  Click here for the Cumbria two results and league tables

Tuesday 7th October


Note to all  Training days from TODAY



Sunday 5th October

  A few action shots of yesterdays game against Ambleside can be found here, “Stolen” from Col Brannon off Furness’s facebook page. Chris’s match report and a few photographs from the Heaton Moor game can be found here.

Tuesday 30th September

  The Quarter final draw for the Cumbria 2 Cup took place last night, and just to extend the run of away games for the seconds we have drawn Ambleside away on the 8th November. Fixture List is up to date

Monday 29th September

  Click here to read what Chris had to say about Saturdays game against Leigh.

Sunday 28th September

  A few of Col Brannon’s photos from  facebook for yesterdays game are here.

Friday 26th September

  The second team have now got a bye into the second round of the Cumbria 2 Cup. Not the way  we wanted to earn it as we had a good team wanting to travel to Greengarth to compete, but it looks like Greengarth could be in trouble as they once again said they couldn’t raise a team. Gaz asks all Second team players to head for the club at about 2:00 where they can have a few drinks together and support the first team.

Tuesday 23rd September

   Click here for a short report of the game against Fleetwood on Saturday.

Sunday 21st September

   The 200 Club Draw was held in the clubhouse today. Check here to see the winners. Cheques will be available in the clubhouse shortly

Friday 19th September

   Well Joe Mallinson stepped on an air plane yesterday and headed back to sunny Brisbane. Next week we say bye to Sam Dutton who heads off to Melbourne after been given a 6 month contract as a cricket pro. Lets hope they both do well and we look forward to their return.

Sunday 14th September

   A few  photos here from yesterdays game against Tarleton.and Chris’s match report.

Monday 8th September

   This weeks home game against Tarleton is sponsored by the “Old Farts”. You are all reminded that you should be at the club by 13:00 as the shorts are to be presented and a handing over photo taken prior to warm up. See you all ther, if you want any more info contact Roy Cullen on 01229 820685.

Sunday 24th August

   A message from Barney Clegg of Aspatria

"The very nearly famous Aspatria Prediction League will be re-opening for business on 25th August.
     The league is contained within a weekly forum article throughout the season and concentrates on all the fixtures, outcomes and news from the North Lancs and Cumbria League
    All are welcome to add comments on the state of rugby at your own club, within the league or  indeed as wide as you want to make it. However, I am told any further articles on the canals of Manchester will be subject to editing.
    Entry to the actual prediction league itself will only remain open for a limited period. So get cracking if you want to enter. In past years there has been a wide spread of opinion from the four corners of the NL&C plus some excellent guest contributors from further afield. Representatives from club’s new to the league are particularly welcome".

Find the league at :

Tuesday 22nd July

  For those who have been up to the club in the past few day, would have noticed that there is now a new drainage trench that runs from the Dugout on the centre line down to clubhouse corner, then across the pitch behind the dead ball line. Hopefully this will prevent the build up of water that we had in the clubhouse corner last season. Further work is to be done on the clubhouse guttering and drainage to further assist the work. Big thanks to Corne, Gaz, Mike Lamb and any other helpers for all of the effort. Plus Simon Luscombe for the equipment and pipes, then there’s Stainton Quarry for the gravel at that very special price.

** Increase in Annual Subscriptions **

  At the AGM held in the Clubhouse on the 4th July it was unanimously agreed by the member present that the Annual Subscriptions would be increased. (They had been at their present levels for 10+ years). The new rates are as follows:-

Full Member - Player      £45

Sponsor - U18               £25

Student - Unemployed  £10

Social                             £10

Juniors <16                   £5

 It was also agreed that the Full Member - Player amount would be Discounted by £5 to £40 for any one who paid before the 1st September.. As usual you can pay with your Plastic Card (for a slight charge) or with cheque or cash at the clubhouse. For any more information just email the club. If you want to pay now just Click Here to go to the Membership page.

Thursday 12th June

  A few of the Committee made the long trip to Rochdale last night to be officially presented with the Cumbria 1 League winners award.

   Seen here on the right is Rhys accepting the award on behalf of Furness from John Owen.

  On the left you will also recognise Derek Asbury and Dave Maguire who were also there on the night.

Saturday 7th June

 Just back from the Cumbria awards and we were totally surprised when we were called up to receive the Cumbria RFU team of the year award for the squad,  a brilliant honour for everyone involved and a fitting end to what has been a great season..

I’ve just purchased my Home insurance (Building & Contents) through easyfundraising, It cost me £139 from Aviva for the year PLUS Furness gets a £30 donation. How easy is that. Try it for anything online, costs nothing to help the club and could save you money.  Just Click here to join easyfundraising and start helping us

This site was updated on  19 October 2014 @   23:20

        How to find us.

Furness Rugby Union Football Club was founded in 1902 and is one of only two Rugby Union Teams in Barrow in Furness. Even though we have a large ground it is not one of the easiest to find:-

       Follow the A590 to Barrow, after passing the Golf Course on the right, take the first left on the roundabout and follow the sign for Furness Abbey, take the second exit on the next mini roundabout, follow the road past the Hospital, which is on the right, continue for a further half a mile (you are now on Abbey Road). Look for a standard Post box on the left (Ostley House on the right) and turn there into Croslands Park Road, continue for a further 200 yards and turn right along side the first bungalow down a very narrow driveway. This is the entrance to The Strawberry Grounds. The access is NOT large enough for buses so they will have to remain parked on Croslands Park Road.

  The Club itself is entirely self supporting and depends on the Income from its members over the Clubhouse bar and sponsors to keep our Teams operating.

    If you wish to become a member of the club, either a player supporter or Social member do not hesitate to turn up or contact any of the telephone numbers or email address on this web site.

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