Furness Rugby Union Football Club

Furness Rugby Union Football Club

Founded 1902

Founded 1902

The Strawberry Grounds, Croslands Park Road, Off Abbey Road,

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9LA

                                  Tel:- 01229 825226  Email:-    

This site was updated on  25 January 2015 @   09:38

        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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Sunday 25th January

    The updated Cumbria / North lancs results and league tables are here.  The up to date results and league table for the Cumbria 2 South league are here.

Monday 19th January

  Work on replacing the Clubs Hot Water / Central Heating commenced today. The job should take about 2 weeks to complete, mainly because we have encountered major problems with the system, as it has been added to over the last 30 years or so, and nothing removed. There must be a 100 metres or so of unused copper pipe below the floors and buried in the walls. There will be a few holes appearing until we get things sorted. Please continue to use and enjoy the clubhouse as normal, we will get there in the end. Please accept the committees apologies for any inconvenience during the installation.  The cost of repair and replacement is been partially funded by the club, RFU and we have had a donation from the Armstrong foundation. Any other donations would be gladly accepted, this would help offset the cost against the club.

Sunday 18th January

   Ian’s match report and a few photographs of the Bennies game can be found here.

Saturday 17th January

   Not sure what’s happening in the Cumbria 2 league, as I thought Millom 2 had been given a reprieve, but the league table now shows them out and the league points adjusted to show the expulsion. (Another team who do not deserve that sort of fate)

Sunday 11th January

   Ian McAllister’s report of yesterdays game can be found here. There are a few of Col Brannon’s photos from face book here.

Sunday 4th January

     Click here for Mally’s match report for the Whitehaven game, and here.  

Thursday 1st January

  Another year passes by and the annual “Friendly” took place. As predicted it was rather wet underfoot and getting a purchase anywhere on the field was virtually impossible. Not helped by Hawcoat’s inclusion of some rather large forwards. Hawcoat took the honours and everyone was glad of the Hot Shower followed by Deli.sh’s pulled pork sandwich’s. They must have been good given the number of people that came back for seconds. Thanks go to Chris Reid for refereeing the game and everyone that turned up to support, play or just prop the bar up, not forgetting the bar staff who kept everyone's glasses filled.

Sunday 28th December

    Hawcoat park have an over 35’s side to play us New Year's Day at Furness. Let Gaz know if you're available (Comment on Furness Facebook Group page). It will be 14:00 kick off and rolling subs. Feel free to tag people and share. It's to be a no first team players but we may need a few a team lads to make up the numbers.

Monday  22nd December

  The next North Lancs / Cumbria fixture for Furness is on the 3rd January 2015 away to Whitehaven. The next game at home is on the 10th January when the seconds take on Penrith, but the firsts are at Hawcoat Park that day as well.

Sunday 14th December

   I now have Chris Reid’s report of yesterdays game at Aspatria here.

Wednesday10th December

  Our Cup Semi-Final game against Penrith 1sts has been re-arranged to 14th February. Remember any further postponements because of weather could see this being changed again. Apparently Millom 2 have had a reprieve in the Cumbria 2 league and will commence playing again on the 10th January after the Xmas break.

Sunday 7th December

   You can find a brief match report from John Mallinson here. The North Lancs / Cumbria Results and league tables are here. The Cumbria 2 results and league tables are here. There are a few of Col Brannons photos here. Millom cried off for the fourth time, are they about to be excluded from the league? Looks like a dose of West Cumbrian Flu didn’t help our first team at all when late cry offs meant digging deep into our reserves to find people willing to travel and play. The loss of players didn’t seem to effect the seconds who appeared to have cruised to an easy win.

Sunday 30th November

  I have Ian McAllisters view of yesterdays derby game here. Along with a few of Col Brannon’s photos.The North Lancs / Cumbria results and league tables can be found here.

Sunday 23rd November - Later

   The 200 Club Draw was held in the clubhouse this afternoon and the winning numbers can be found by Clicking Here. Cheques will be available in the clubhouse from Wednesday’

Tuesday 11th November

  The draw for the next round (Semi-Final) of the Cumbria Cup took place tonight and we have drawn Penrith 1st at Home. The date of the game has now been confirmed as Saturday 24th January, this date could change if we have any postponed league matches prior to that date.

Saturday 8th November

This Day of the Dead event organized by Mally went down a storm after our cup win against Wigton. But we have now put out an APB for a missing “Pinata” -  A papier mache donkey (for those not knowing what a pinata is) with brightly coloured paper attached to the body and a tail to match Which was filled with goodies and ready for the forthcoming games.

Most of us have our suspicions but we will keep them to ourselves. If anyone has the missing donkey feel free to return it to the Strawberry Grounds any Saturday just before KO time.

 A few more pictures from the night can be found 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 - Player      £45

Sponsor - U18               £25

Student - Unemployed  £10

Social                             £10

Juniors <16                   £5

 It was also agreed that the Full Member - Player amount would be Discounted by £5 to £40 for any one who paid before the 1st September.. As usual you can pay with your Plastic Card (for a slight charge) or with cheque or cash at the clubhouse. For any more information just email the club. If you want to pay now just Click Here to go to the Membership page.

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This Weeks Games

Kirkby Lonsdale 2nds  41  Furness 2nds  24