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:-    

*** Friday Night - Fundraiser & Charity Event at Chequers ***

   As you all know this event sold out weeks ago, so to make sure everyone is aware, because of security reason entry is by your purchased ticket only. NO Ticket - NO Entry. No good arguing that's the way it has to work and will work, so don’t turn up hoping to get in, you will not.

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.

Thursday 17th July

   Earlier this month we asked for donations from any of the Old/Young Farts to pay for a set of shorts for the first team (With the “Old Farts” Logo). Money has trickled in and if you look at the thermometer on the Old Farts page we are now up to £325. The target is £500 so if you haven't already donated  but are thinking of doing so. Now is the time, lets get it sorted as soon as possible. I have adjusted the Paypal donation button so you can now donate any amount you want. Thank you all in advance.

Tuesday 8th July

   We are now trying to pre plan for the early games of the new season. The1st teams first home game is against Tarleton and John Mally who looks after these things has asked if the Old Farts would like to sponsor this game. Please contact Roy Cullen ASAP with your thoughts. More info on the OLD Farts page Here.

** 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 3rd July

  Just been informed that the Evening mail will be running a piece about the club on Friday, with a few photos.

Monday 23rd June

   The “Clash of the Codes” (Boxing Challenge) between Furness and Rouse is to take place on the 1st August at Chequers, it incorporates the Coulston Fundraising event and the price per ticket is £10. Tickets are available at the Club, check with bar staff, and from Karl Benn And Steve Perry.

Saturday 21st June

  The 200 Club Draw took place in the Clubhouse this afternoon - The Winners can be found here.

Tuesday 17th June

  Special request for “Old Farts” or anyone interest - Please click here to read.

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.

Monday 9th June

  We now have version 2 of the 1st team fixture list, as I said before take nothing as true till I give the word. But the new list is here.  We have already agreed to swap the Aspatria games at their request and they are shown as such on the list.

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..

Friday 6th June

  The North Lancs/Cumbria fixture list has been released today and can be viewed here. It throws up a few interesting games and may have caused problems with the Hawcoat Park New years Day fixture. Heard that they may be a few changes because of referee availability so don’t take them all as gospel yet.

Tuesday 27th May

Cumbria Cup Draw

    This year there are 11 teams entered in the Cumbria Cup, so there will be a preliminary round of 3 ties with 5 clubs receiving byes.

The preliminary rounds will be played on Saturday 30th August between

St. Benedicts v Whitehaven

Kendal v Hawcoat Park

Penrith v Aspatria

Kirkby lonsdale, Wigton, Carlisle, Upper Eden and ourselves will go into the first round proper on a date to be decided when the structured season is known.

Tuesday 20th May

  **  Feedback from the Club Dinner  **

Email for Mally to Steve Lloyd (Speaker):-

  “Lloydy, just a short note to say many thanks for your efforts on Friday night – everyone I’ve spoken to thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Apologies for stealing some of the ‘victims’ from you but it didn’t detract from what you did and it simply gave you another angle to attack me which I have to say you did very enthusiastically. The younger lads particularly enjoyed the time you spent having a crack with them after the meal. The evening was a great financial success for the club as well – the final figures are to be confirmed but it looks as though the profit could be in the region of £x000.

Thanks once again and thanks to you as well Broomy”

Reply from “Lloydy”

  “You beat me to the punch. I was going to email you with thanks for a great night on Friday. I had a top time and hope the boys enjoyed the chat.

At some point I will remember that I am not 20 and if it has a colour not normally found in nature then don't drink it!!!

You have a fantastic club there in Furness and I wish you all the best for next season in the new league. I am sure you will have a successful year. Please pass on my good wishes to Reidy and the boys. Once my liver is better and my piss clear I am sure it wont be long before I am back up for a visit.”

Monday 19th May

**  Club Colours  **

  I am trying to get some of our statistics up to date and I notice that the list of people with club colours is one of them that is a bit wayward. So, could anyone who has Furness club colours be good enough to email me at frufc@frufc.net with their name and the date on the colours and I will rebuild the database and probably publish it on the web site once completed.

Saturday 17th May

  That’s the club dinner over for another year, and held very successfully in the Furness Clubhouse.

Here is a picture of our guest speaker Steve Lloyd presenting Mike Curran with his club colours., And you thought Mike was a big lad, think again. As you can see getting through the door behind would have been a struggle for our guest.

Wednesday 26th March

   Another event for your Diary - Fight Night is booked for Friday 1st August at Chequers. There is to be 10 bouts, Furness vs Roose Pioneers. There are already names being put forward. To get involved contact Karl Benn.

Cost £10 to watch (40% to each club 20% to charity.)

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This site was updated on  29 July 2014 @   10:32

        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 a bungalow down a narrow driveway. This is the entrance to The Strawberry Grounds.

  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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Pre-Season Training EVERY Monday and Wednesday.


Saturday 2nd August 10:30 boot camp phase 2 with Martin Ostler
followed by scrum factory (Gary Holmes) and kicking clinic (Liam Nicholls)

Cost for both events is only £5

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