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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Club Opening Hours

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

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

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What’s on at the Club this Weekend

Friday 20th October

On the Big Screen Scarlets  v  Bath - KO 19:30

Saturday 21st October

Egremont v Furness (Away) - KO 15:00

On the Big Screen Clermont  v  Northampton- KO 15:15

Saracens  v  Ospreys - KO 19:45

Sunday 22nd October

On the Big Screen Wasps  v  Harlequins - KO 17:30

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Monday 16th October

   The next HOME game is Furness v Windermere on the 4th November. This game is to be sponsored by the “Old Farts”. Roy Cullen is asking all of you who will be attending to let him know ASAP so that he can arrange everything in a timely fashion. Emails will also be sent to all of the “Old Farts” as a further reminder to get in contact.


Saturday 7th October

   The Cumbria 1 results and updated League tables can be found here


  ***Regular Training - Day Change***

From Tuesday 2nd October training will be every

Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00pm


Sunday 1st October

. Mally’s match report for the Carlisle game can be found here, along with a few of Steve’s photos.


Thursday 28th September

 There will be a 33 seater bus taking the team to Carlisle this Saturday, Leaving the Club at 11:30 and returning to Furness for midnight, after a stop at Bowness. For a small contribution you can have a seat on the bus. First come first served. To book your place contact John Mallinson on jmail53@hotmail.com or on 07958334607


Wednesday 27th September

 Note to all full members / Players who haven't yet paid their Annual Subs. The price goes back to the normal £45 from Sunday, so get in now if you want to save a fiver.


Sunday 24th September

  Thanks to all who contributed to making Saturday’s President’s Lunch a resounding success, and we look forward to seeing you all again for another “Old Farts” reunion on the 4th November. Tickets are £10 and can be bought from Roy Cullen


Sunday 10th September

    The 200 Club draw took place in the Clubhouse today, click here to see if you are a winner.

    The start of the new season is approaching and we have arranged “The Presidents Dinner” for th e first home game of the season. This is the 23rd September against Millom KO 15:00.

    Tickets cost £20 and this includes a 3 course meal with wine. The tickets are sold on a first come first served basis, with a top limit of 50 People. Contact Mally on 07958 334607 to reserve or pay for your place ASAP.


Sunday 3rd September

    Click here to read John M’s match report of the Silloth game, and events of the day.


Saturday 2nd September

  Tomorrow we are hosting the Barrow Island Ladies v Wigan St Pats game at the Strawberry Ground. Come along and support a local ladies team and enjoy an after match pint or two .


Tuesday 22nd August

  After Saturdays Pre-Season against Millom everyone as usual adjourned to the bar where most tried to drink their own weight in beer. However the usual raffle was held and everyone was informed instead of the proceeds going to the club the proceed were to be donated to Graham “smudger” Smith who was doing a sponsored walk along the Lancaster canal in aid of the NW Ambulance. So in total after add-ons' and extras, ourselves and Millom will be donating approximately £160 to Graham who will add it to his sponsorship and hand it over to the NW Air Ambulance in the near future..


Wednesday 16th August

   We have our second Pre-Season friendly this Saturday when Millom will be at the Strawberry Ground for a 2 o'clock KO and playing probably 4 X 20 minutes sessions. Another great chance to support the lads, and for those who haven't already, to pay their Annual Subs.


Wednesday 26th July

  I have just received the Cumbria League Cup Fixtures and they have now been added to the main fixture list - which can be found here

We are in pool “B” with Windermere, Cocckermouth, Upper Eden and Carlisle 2. The winner of this pool plays the winners of Pool A to decide the Final Cup winner.


Saturday 22nd July

    The Junior Section “Crusaders” are to begin their training again on Sunday 17th September - See their designated page by clicking here.


Monday 10th July

   Keep an eye on the fixture lists as things get closer to the start of the season. We have a Home Friendly against Millom on Saturday the 19th August. We also have a game Away to Silloth to be played before the 3rd September. This is a preliminary game in the Cumbria Cup, if we win we will have a Home tie against Carlisle 1st.


Monday 3rd July

 The club will be holding a training session on the day starting at 12:00. This will be followed by the EGM when you will be able to have your say as to who will be Captain for the season. Plus vote on on or off Committee Members.

  This will be a good time to pay your Membership Fees and save £5 the process, or for those with cash flow problems have a word with me and we’ll sort things out.

  We will also be having a BBQ after the official proceedings, and the club will be supplying a keg of beer, which will be shared equally between all. But as the saying goes when its gone its gone.


Saturday 3rd June

  I have just received the 1st team fixture for next season, they can be viewed by clicking here.


Wednesday 31st May

   Last Sunday saw a joint Junior squad made up of Players from Millom and Furness Combine and head to Hawcoat Park to take them on in a 10’s Festival. Unfortunately attendance was poor to say the least, but on a positive note our players all got a run out.

  On the same day the Jeff Simm 7’s tournament took place. We managed to turn a team out and they finished in a very creditable 2nd place being beaten by the eventual winners Rossendale.

 The team consisted of:- Ben Hughes, Jordan Ashton, Matty Studt, Dillan Taputu, Corne Els, James Armitstead, Scott Lancaster and Kieron Mason. Well done all the medals and fizzy end to the day were well deserved.


Tuesday 21st February

  Derek Asbury has been busy and unearthed a lot of Information on our very first president Edward Wadham from 1902-05. Click here and read all about him.


Monday 21st November

   Col Brannon visited the Juniors training session yesterday, click here for a few of his photos.


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*** Notice of Special General Meeting ***


A Special General Meeting convened in accordance with Rule 9.1 of the Rules of Furness Rugby Union Football Club Limited

will be held in the clubhouse

at 19:45 on Wednesday the 25th October.

Details of the business to be transacted are available on the Club notice board.

Only members of the Club as defined in the Rules will be eligible to attend the meeting.


Ken Oliver (Hon. Sec)

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Founded 1902 Furness Rugby Union Football Club The Strawberry Grounds Croslands Park Road, Off Abbey Road Barrow in Furness Cumbria, LA13 9LA Tel:- 01229 825226 Email:- frufc@frufc.net