Tuesday 30th August
It’s with great sadness that the club has learned of the passing away of Jeff Simm. Jeff was a very good friend to Furness and regularly attended our annual dinner, most recently in May this year when he graced the top table. He was a fierce competitor on the field and fought his illness with the same determination. Goodbye old friend.
Tuesday 23rd August
Just a reminder to all Players, pre-
Don’t forget Furness Crusaders are hosting a 7 A Side tag Rugby event and social day this Sunday 28th August, Interested? Click here to get more information. It would be nice to get a few volunteers up there as well, to help out on the day.
Saturday 20th August
A big thank you must go to Manchester Rugby for making the long trip in atrocious conditions for this pre-
Wednesday 17th August
We have another pre-
Sunday 14th August
The first of the pre-
Next Saturday we are playing a team from Manchester and after talking to a few of the lads yesterday a lot more should be available for the game. Remember the thing that did come to light during yesterdays game was match fitness, or a slight lack of it. I know it was hard work for the 15 players on the day, but a few more more on training days would go a long way to alleviate that problem.
Thursday 11th August
We are quickly approaching the start of the new season. Leading into that we have a few pre-
Wednesday 3rd August
Two more teams have joined the Cumbria 2 leagues, Millom 2 and Moresby. This has caused a total rehash of the fixture list for the 2nds. The proposed list is here, but there could well be a few changes before the start of the season.
Tuesday 2nd August
The season is about to start and it’s time to pay your Annual Subscription. We have the early bird offer of £5 off the FULL membership fee until the end of September. If you want to pay with your plastic card Click Here or you can catch me at the club to pay by cash or cheque
Wednesday 27th July
Furness Crusaders are hosting a 7 A Side tag Rugby event and social day on Sunday 28th August, Interested? Click here to get more information.
Monday 25th July
Wednesday 13th July
Sadly we have to report the passing of a past member, George T. Hartley at the age of 74 on Saturday 9th July.
George was a long time member and committee member at Furness. He Captained the First team in 1966 and continued to captain the Second Team. He was a member of the teams that brought home the Westmoreland and Cumbria Cup twice in 1976 & 1978.
He also had trials for Lancashire and was one of the top goal kickers of his era.
His Funeral will be held at Beacon Hill Church on Wednesday 20th July at 13:00 hours. There will be a private ceremony at the Crematorium, followed by a get together at Barrow Golf Club from about 14:00
We now have FREE BT WiFi available to all in the Clubhouse.
Ask the Bar Staff for the current password.
Monday 11th July
The presentation Night on Saturday was probably one of the best attended for years. It was nice to see a lot of players wives and girlfriends in attendance. We kicked off the evening with a much delayed 200 Club Draw (NatWest weekend and Holidays), but the results can be found by clicking HERE. Then followed the official presentations and the two special awards from Terry Walmsley. I will upload photos when I get them but the list of the winners can be found HERE. Then followed the obligatory pies and peas from Del.Ish which was washed down by quite a bit of alcohol.
Saturday 25th June
Tuesday 14th June
I have a few before and after Pictures from the NatWest Rugby Weekend Here.
To Ward Group and Altrad NSG who donated enough paint and supplies to keep all of us busy over the weekend and beyond
And not forgetting Barton Townley who supplied vehicles and equipment.
Then of course to everyone who turned up for what ever length of time they could to help out.
The list of Jobs we wanted to do was always going to be longer than the time we had to complete them. However
What did we achieve
1. All of the holes in the car park have been filled in.
2. All of the grounds have been strimmed or cut to give that better look..
3. Walls knocked down to allow access to the rear of the clubhouse.
4. All of the wood and branches from the sides and rear of the clubhouse have been removed or burnt.
5. All of the weeds removed from the front of the clubhouse and everything power washed.
6. Everything outside that was Blue has been painted again, work started on the white walls.
7. Both Upstairs changing rooms, painted top to bottom.
8. All of the old guttering was removed and a good start on replacing it is still ongoing.
Where do we go from here.
Still to do List
1. Guttering to Complete -
2. All of the Downstairs changing areas require doing.
This information is with Rhys & Andy Studt who will organise weekends to complete the rest of the work
until Brenda and myself return from a well earned break
Happenings over the weekend
1. Alex Brown was proven to be able to do a 20m dash in 2 seconds
2. Stuart Cartmel decided he was the best Smurf on the day.
3. Roy Davies decided to test the showers out 4 times when once should have been enough.
Monday 23rd May
Click here for Col’s Group photos of the lads who were on tour. There are over 150 shots on the Furness Group site on Facebook if you want to go through them all
Friday 20th May
The tour bus to Wales left the clubhouse at 13:15, heading to Ulverston to pick up those with late pass outs, taking a total of 27 on the trip. There were enough cans and ice probably to see them as far as Wales and back again. Lets hope they have a great tour, and I’m sure we will hear all of the tales on their return
Tuesday 17th May
Well another Club dinner passes by, and comments are varied from all, the main one being ”It was a brilliant night”. I think we all appreciate that the clubhouse makes for a “cosy” night, especially seating a 100 people. But the benefits to the club by using our own facilities are enormous. If the clubhouse was bigger I’m sure we would continue to fill it. A big thanks must go to Becky, Kelsey, Jacki, Amie and Faye, who put in full shifts from 6 pm until after 3 am. Without their invaluable help we would struggle to make the event such a success.
Friday the 20th May sees about 27 members heading off to Pwllheli in North Wales. Meeting in the Clubhouse at 11am, the bar will be open, so you will all be able to start filling up your systems before boarding the coach at 1pm, picking up a few on the way.
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