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 19 January 2022 @ 13:57

Visitors Book

Monday 17th January

    Saturday's return league fixture against Millom on 22nd January is also doubling up as the second leg of the John Benn Memorial Trophy, won narrowly by Millom in the inaugural fixture on 30 October last year. Kick off is 2.15 and for the many of you who remember John, why not come along and pay your respects. John's widow, Lynn, will present the trophy to the winning team after the game, which is being generously sponsored by a good friend of John's, Geoff Rea

Sunday 2nd January

  Click HERE for the latest 200 Club Draw, Drawn Sunday.

Friday 31st December

    The club will be open on New Years Day from 12.30. There will be a game between two sides made up primarily of Furness players, refereed by Roger Moffat, kicking off at 1.30.

    The bar will be open throughout with live rugby and football on the big screen . Hope to see you all there. Happy New Year


To Book Christmas Workshops and Children's Club Call 07719587014

For all other events and Room Hire Contact the Club

Wednesday 20th October

  If you are looking to pay your seasons membership, please go to “Membership” and follow the instructions from there.

Friday 20th August

Pre season training times have changed as the season fast approaches. Come down and join us at 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the club.

Friday 6th August

    We’re delighted to announce that club captain Corne Els has been reappointed for the 2021-22 season.

Corne exemplifies the values and work ethic of our team consistently turning in outstanding performances on the pitch and working hard to lead our team. This season will see Corne reach 200 outings for the first team, a tremendous achievement and one we’ll be happy to celebrate with him.

Congratulations Corne

Wednesday 4th August

   Pre season training is up and running with the season only 6 weeks away. If you’re looking to liven up the winter months ahead with some fun games of rugby and an excellent social scene please come along and join us. We play in the Cumbria league and offer a pathway for players over the age of 17 to get involved in representative rugby under the guidance of our fully qualified coaches. If you want to get involved in Rugby Union and are looking for a friendly, ambitious club then drop us a message or just turn up, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

Friday 16th July


Click HERE for the New Club Shop

Thursday 8th July

Advance notice of the triumphant return to Furness of top ska punk band Broken 3 Ways on Saturday 30 October with support band to be confirmed. Their gig last Feb will be remembered for a long time by all those who were there. Tickets on sale soon on a first come first served basis. Likely cost £10, with any profit from ticket sales going to Furness Foodbank/Homeless


    Women and girls of Barrow and surrounds, want to get involved in one of the fastest growing sports in the UK?

Women’s rugby is great fun, it gets you active and, like all rugby, it’s good for the soul.

  I’m trying to gauge interest by putting together a 7’s team to represent Furness over the summer.

  So, if you’re 17 or over fancy getting involved, getting fit and having fun please get in touch. If we get enough interest I’ll arrange a training session,


League Results 15th January

Egremont 32 - 24 Wigton

Hawcoat Park 8 - 17 Whitehaven

Upper Eden 72 - 5 Creighton

Workington 59 - 0 Furness

League Fixture 22nd January

Creighton - Hawcoat Park

Egremont - Whitehaven

Furness - Millom

Wigton - Workington

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