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:-    

This site was updated on  03 March 2015 @   09:57

        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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Tuesday 3rd March

    The Cumbria 2 league table has at last caught up to event and the updated League table can be found here. A lot of you have got RFU Grand Draw tickets, it is now time that you got the completed stubs and any money back, so that we can get them sent to Twickenham

Sunday 1st March

   The updated North  Lancs / Cumbria League tables and results are here. Ian’s match report for the Wigan game is here.  I have updated the 2nd Team league table with any results I could find for the last 2 weeks, I’m sure we will have a full update  eventually. But unfortunately with Cumbria 2 being run by Pitchero and not being updated, results are not available on any other Pitchero site either. One of the reasons we run our own website.

Tuesday 24th February

  Its Six Nations weekend again, for those who want to watch the Ireland v England game on Sunday - KO 3PM. Mally is laying on some food to get you all through the match. Be there and enjoy the game with others live.

Monday 23rd February

   For Blackburn’s version of the match click HERE.  Our report by Ian McAllister can be found Here. Along with a few of Col Brannon’s photos from our facebook page.

Monday 16th February

    A big Thank You to Geoff Woods of “Geoff’s Taxis” of Ulverston for his sponsorship on a blank rugby weekend at Furness. His guests all seemed to enjoy themselves whilst taking part in raffles and watching the six nations on the Television and keeping the bar staff busy.

Sunday 15th February

    Click here for Ian’s report brief of yesterday’s game at Aldwinians. The Cumbria 2 league is also up to date and can be found here.

Saturday 14th February

        The Central Heating improvements in the Clubhouse are now there to be seen, but we as a club would have struggled to meet the total cost of such a project, so we must thank the RFU “Ground Match” scheme who covered just under 50% of the cost. But big thanks must go to some local donators:- We have The Armstrong Foundation, Scurrah Nassau Group and The Rotary Club of Furness who have all donated amounts which significantly helped in reducing Furness’s costs towards the project.  Darren and Amanda of The Ship Inn at Roose also donated their 2nd prize win in last nights quiz to us, every little helps.

   Then there was Colin Blackburn  of “CBS Gas Services” who has done a brilliant job in fitting and hiding as much of the refurbishments as possible.

Wednesday 11th February

   As you can see from the headline at the top of the page, our first team travel to take on Aldwinians this week. This game was postponed last week, This means our cup semi-final clash with Penrith 1st will be moved back yet again, it could be moved to 14th March or later if the weather intervenes with any clubs fixtures.

   The expected second team game against Penrith 3rds was postponed after communication failings  between the League Secretary and both teams. The game will hopefully be re arranged later in the season

  Monday 2nd February

   The Six Nations kick off on Friday evening, I could do with everyone getting their completed forecast tickets back to the club ASAP.

Sunday 1st February

   Mally’s brief insight into the game can be found here along with a few photos.

Monday 19th January

  Work on replacing the Clubs Hot Water / Central Heating commenced today. The job should take about 2 weeks to complete, mainly because we have encountered major problems with the system, as it has been added to over the last 30 years or so, and nothing removed. There must be a 100 metres or so of unused copper pipe below the floors and buried in the walls. There will be a few holes appearing until we get things sorted. Please continue to use and enjoy the clubhouse as normal, we will get there in the end. Please accept the committees apologies for any inconvenience during the installation.  The cost of repair and replacement is been partially funded by the club, RFU and we have had a donation from the Armstrong foundation. Any other donations would be gladly accepted, this would help offset the cost against the club.

Sunday 18th January

   Ian’s match report and a few photographs of the Bennies game can be found here.

Saturday 17th January

   Not sure what’s happening in the Cumbria 2 league, as I thought Millom 2 had been given a reprieve, but the league table now shows them out and the league points adjusted to show the expulsion. (Another team who do not deserve that sort of fate)

Wednesday10th December

  Our Cup Semi-Final game against Penrith 1sts has been re-arranged to 14th February. Remember any further postponements because of weather could see this being changed again. Apparently Millom 2 have had a reprieve in the Cumbria 2 league and will commence playing again on the 10th January after the Xmas break.

Sunday 23rd November - Later

   The 200 Club Draw was held in the clubhouse this afternoon and the winning numbers can be found by Clicking Here. Cheques will be available in the clubhouse from Wednesday’

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This Weeks Games - (28th February)

    Wigan   53  - 16  Furness 1st

Furness 2nds  43  -  5  Upper Eden 2nds

Contact John Mallinson on

Tel. 07958334607 or 07919298711 or

Emaill -  Jmall53@hotmail.com

to book your ticket.