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.

Club Opening Hours

Monday - Friday:- Closed

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

This site was updated on 18 January 2021 @ 23:06

Monday 14th December

The Xmas 200 Club draw took place in the clubhouse yesterday. The numbers were drawn by Roger Moffatt and the £25 winners are:

John Heap

Phil Danson

Ken Oliver

Tony Smith

Derek Asbury

Colin Gillespie

Pat While

Bob Newton

Stewart Thompson

Joan Northcott

Gill Field

Geoff Wood

And the £250 winner is.......

Mark McCarthy

Thank you to all those who take part for your support. It is very much appreciated.

 There are still some unclaimed cheques behind the bar from previous draws. You’ll find the details in earlier posts on this website.

Sunday 13th December

Covid update: The Tier 2 restrictions mean that it isn’t viable to open the clubhouse. The situation is however under constant review so all hope that the clubhouse might be open over the Xmas and New Year period for a few socially distanced beers accompanied by a ‘substantial meal’ hasn’t vanished. In the meantime, Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all our members and friends who have supported us during a very difficult year.

Monday 14th September

 The latest 200 club draw was held over the weekend, below is a list of winners. Please contact Mally for the cheques

Nick Wilkes - £25

A Ablitt - £25

Robin Lee - £25

Ken Fisher - £25

Robin Lee - £25

Phil Danson - £25

Shaun Foster - £25

Ian McAllister - £25

F King - £25

Ian McAllister - £25

Col Brannon - £25

Terry Field - £25

John Mallinson - £100

Tuesday 18th August

  A number of winning 200 Club cheques remain to be collected. They are all £25 winners and the list is as follows:

Tom Quinn

Tony Cockburn (2)

Stu Hudson


Nigel Rawlinson

J & F Quirk

Joel Thomas

Shaun Foster

They are available for collection from the club. Directions will be supplied if required. If you'd prefer your cheque to be posted please send your postal address to

Wednesday 22nd July

  The latest amended fixture list, plus any amendments can be found under the “Fixtures” menu

Friday 10th July



These guidance notes are non-exhaustive and more detailed information on Covid-19 can be found on however it’s hoped that they will provide a useful guideline on how the club will operate and what’s allowed and what isn’t. Club officials will be on hand at all times for any clarification or questions.

• Act responsibly and use common sense at all times – we’re all in this together

• Try and follow the recommended social distancing guidelines at all times and take careful note of, and observe, the signage both inside and outside the clubhouse

• Please observe the one way queuing systems in place for the bar and the ladies toilets - be patient, your time will come!

• Drinks will be served in plastic glasses ( we have extra large Gin balloon glasses). Bottles are allowed.

• Smoking/vaping will only be allowed in the designated smoking/vaping area with strictly no smoking/vaping at tables

• Anyone found bringing their own alcohol into the venue may be asked to leave

• If large groups form they will be required to disperse

• The club has a limited supply of outdoor seating and customers are encouraged to bring their own outdoor chairs/picnic blankets

• Whilst cash will be accepted customers are encouraged to pay by card

• This is a new venture for the club and almost inevitably there will be one or two teething problems - please bear with us – we will do our best to resolve any issues as quickly as possible and with the minimum of fuss

• Remember, we can’t control the weather – if it rains there will be limited space available under the gazebo(s) and in the pitch side stand but social distancing will still need to be observed so space may be at a premium

• Children under the age of 16 will be allowed on the premises until 8pm but only if accompanied by an adult who will be expected to ensure they observe all the protocols in place – failure to do so may result in the child(ren) and adult(s) being asked to leave

• The club is surrounded by residential housing – please respect our neighbours and endeavour to keep noise to a minimum

• The clubhouse and grounds will close at 10pm on Saturdays and 9pm on Sundays – last orders will be called half an hour before closing time and drinks will be removed if not consumed by closing time

• We haven’t got a clue how busy we are going to be, and whilst we’ve got loads of beer in if we sell out then we might have to close early - we don’t want that to happen but then again maybe we do!

• Club social memberships are available to buy for £10 (for a season) which amongst other things means 10% off your bar bills

Other than all that we hope you have a great time.

Thursday 4th June

   The first socially distancing pre season training session got underway yesterday evening with 6 players (maximum allowed) getting some fitness done. We’re recruiting new players and anyone else who wants to make a contribution to our club, so please get in touch with Dai Hunphreys on  (07415 000640) if you’re interested.

All of this will be done within the latest Corona Virus Guidelines

Visitors Book

The Strawberry Grounds

Croslands Park Road

Barrow in Furness

Cumbria, LA13 9NH

Tel:- 01229 825226


Accredited Club RFU Founded 1902 Furness Rugby Union Football Club