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 -
Juniors <16 £5
It was also agreed that the Full Member -
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 -
Tuesday 17th June
Special request for “Old Farts” or anyone interest -
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Tuesday 6th May
We now have the Cup Final match report in the one and only style of John Mallinson. The official report will be in tomorrows mail with some distinct amendments.
Sunday 4th May
Well I’m sure we will eventually have a match report and quite a few photographs of yesterdays brilliant League Cup win over Egremont after players and supporters alike get over their hangovers from last nights celebrations in the club house. A Cup and League double, something as far as we know has never happened in the long history of the club. Thanks must go to the coaching staff and everyone who took part during the season. COYB
Well Col Brannon has recovered and you will find some photographs of the game here. Remember there are lots more from him on the Furness Facebook page.
Saturday 3rd May
Today’s the big day when we go for the double. We have a 55 seater full of supporters plus the team bus with extra supporters heading to Millom. But for those who can’t get there for whatever reason I will attempt to remember to tweet the score to the website to keep those unfortunates updated.
Wednesday 26th March
Another event for your Diary -
Cost £10 to watch (40% to each club 20% to charity.)
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