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 01 February 2021 @ 15:16

Wednesday 20th January 2021

  I thought I would do a bit of a round up as to what has happened over the passed year those with a good enough memory will remember the last game played at the Strawberry Grounds was on the 7th March against Upper Eden.

  Then we were hit with the Pandemic and lots of rules and regulations to follow depending what tier we were in. Thankfully the Rules and the weather allowed us to enjoy food and drinks outside until the weather and the rules changed.

   We were given fixtures for the 2020 - 21 season but these were all abandoned because of covid.

  Arrangements were made to progress a limited Bonfire night, but this was rapidly given the no go.

Things seemed to be getting better until a full lock down was forced on the UK just after Christmas.

You will have noticed that the Six nations Forecast Draw whish we have held for years, had to be abandoned, with a lot of people not working, or on Furlough we were unsure who could sell the tickets or even those available to purchase them.

What next: Who knows, we may even see the return to using the grounds once again during the Summer, but I don’t think we will be given the go ahead for grass roots till at least the start of the 21 - 22 Season

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

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