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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Thursday 14th July

 **** FINES DAY ****

 George Smith has organised a “Fines Day” for Saturday 30th July kicking off at 13:00.

This will consist of an in house game of fancy dress rugby, and if we have enough players we will do a round robin tournament!!

There is no theme but you must have fancy dress otherwise you will incur a strict fine!!

There will be a BBQ and beers provided with the money from the players fines, and anyone who hasn't paid can buy in!

You don’t have to play you could come up and just enjoy the day with the lads

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

    The 2nd Team Fixture list have been released and can be found here.

Sunday 19th June

    The 1st Team fixture list have been published and can be found here.

Tuesday 14th June

  I have a few before and after Pictures from the NatWest Rugby Weekend Here.

Thank You

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 - Andy Brannon and Joe Mallinson are to continue with this.

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

Contacts - Rhys - 07766 937127 Andy - 07876 343253

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.

Thursday 5th May

  We now have the date for the Final of the Cumbria League Cup. This will be at Millom next Wednesday (11th May) Kick of at 6.30 pm. Probably not the best day of the week to organise and play a game of rugby, but both teams are in the same boat. I will update with any further news and information as and when I receive it.

Wednesday 27th April

   Well  the Cumbria 2 league has now finished with a disappointing number of cry off for a lot of teams. Our 2nds have now finished the season with seven (7) walk overs. The lads managed to travel to ALL of their away matches.  So that was 6 home games missed during the season. Let’s see what next season brings,Then maybe we will have to make the decision stay or move the team elsewhere.

Friday 22nd April

    On Wednesday Furness opened its doors to say farewell to one of its players, Lee White. Family and friends turned up to reminisce and have a drink or two, and to see Lee off in style. Well Lee must have been up there smiling on everyone as they managed to drink the club dry of it’s stock of lager by downing over 500 pints of the amber liquid, in less than 5 hours. Not forgetting the other beverages that were also drunk. A fitting farewell to a big hearted Furness Player who like many at the club enjoyed a pint or two.

Friday 8th April

   The 2nd team home game against Ambleside has been postponed, as neither club could find anyone to referee the game. The game will be played as a double header next week when we are due to play them at  Galava Park.

Sunday 27th March

   The Cumbria League tables have just been adjusted to show that Creighton have resigned from the league. Unfortunately this has dropped us from 5th to 7th in the league, we have lost 159 playing points and 10 league points. The updated table can be found here..

  Click here for a few of Col Brannon’s photos from yesterdays game against Windermere. Plus the match report from Ian McAllister

Saturday 26th March

  We have just been informed that Cockermouth beat Moresby 24 - 5. This now gives us a Home draw against Cockermouth in the Semi-Final of the Cumbria League Cup the Date tba.


Wednesday 23rd March

  It’s going to be busy this weekend at Furness with two home games, the rearranged Cup game against Windermere on Friday, and then we should at last see the 2nds play at the Strawberry grounds on Saturday against Carlisle. Come along and support the Blues.

Sunday 13th March

We also had the 200 Club Draw today, the full list of winners is here.

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Club Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday:- Closed     Friday: 19:30 - 23:00

Saturday:-  13:00 - 23:00        Sunday:- 14:00 - 22:00


   A dozen or so of interested parties at Furness have got together and are in the process of kick starting our Junior section back into life.. If you have a child who may be interested or maybe you would like to help out in any small way. Click here and go to the Crusaders page and contact the group to register your interest



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

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9LA

Tel:- 01229 825226  Email:-    

Furness Rugby Union Football Club Founded 1902