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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Friday 24th February

    If anyone’s interested the firsts have a cup game at Windermere tomorrow. A 35 seater will be leaving the club at approx. 11.45 so there’s plenty of room for spectators – back in Barrow by 10pm. Big Geoff Woods is sponsoring the game for Windermere and Ireland v France will be on the big screen in their clubhouse at 4.50 – what better way to spend a Saturday!!!

Tuesday 21st February

  Derek Asbury has been busy and unearthed a lot of Information on our very first president Edward Wadham from 1902-05. Click here and read all about him.

Monday 20th February

   Derek has updated his Blog for the Junior Section - Click here to read it.

Sunday 19th February

  The Cumbria 1 Results and updated fixture results can be found here. The Egremont match report by Mally can be found here. Along with a few photos from Steve.

Sunday 12th February

  Another Cockermouth match report is here.

Sunday 5th February

. A match report from Ian and a few of Col photographs of the Cockermouth game are here.

Sunday 29th January

     Click here for Chris’s match report for the Carlisle game.

Thursday 5th January

   New years day went down as an event to remember, for those who missed it the Lee White memorial game was watched by record crowds, who were also very generous to the charities the game was being played for. Both St Mary’s Hospice and the Bluebell foundation will benefit from the £3000 that was given over two events, A family night for the benefit of St Mary’s on the 29th and the New Years Day game for both. A big thank you must go to the crowd, the 60 players who all wanted to be part of the event and all of the volunteers  who allowed the event to go smoothly. Hopefully cheque's will be presented to both charities after the home game against Windermere on the 14th January.

Saturday 31st December

   New Years Day sees the Lee White Memorial game at the Strawberry Grounds. A commemorative game to support the charities who helped, and are helping the family. Proceeds will go to St. Mary’s Hospice and the Bluebell Foundation. The gates open at  13:00 hrs and the Kick Off is at 13:30. There at least 60 players turning out to support this event which is basically a game between Furness (Lees Team) v Dong Energy (his workmates). As you are all aware our car park is not the biggest, so it may be beneficial to park off site. There is a charge of £2 per person or £5 per family at the gates. There will be stalls on site for food and hot drinks, and for those who want  some hair of the dog we have that as well. There is a raffle and live music in the clubhouse. So come along and support this charitable event.

Friday 23rd December

    Adult training starts on Tuesday 3rd January in readiness for the first game of the new year on the following Saturday. The Junior section should be back from their seasonal break ready to go on Sunday the 8th January

Sunday 11th December

  The latest 200 club draw took place yesterday. Click here to see the winners. Cheques will be available in the clubhouse shortly

Sunday 4th December

   If you click Here there is a thank you from Roy to All of the old farts for the last sponsored event.

Monday 21st November

   Col Brannon visited the Juniors training session yesterday, click here for a few of his photos.

Friday 18th November

  Disappointment for the 2nd team, all 22 of them who were ready to go yet again, this time it was Aspatria Eagles who let us down as they were unable to raise a team to travel. So it’s looking a bit like deja vous, rolling back a year to the games of last year. Hopefully everyone will be available for next weeks trip to Carlisle, any volunteers to drive the bus MUST have a D1 license.

Sunday 16th October

   Today our Juniors (Crusaders) travelled to Windermere for their first Competition and away event in the new Mini Bus. Click here to see a few photos and a short write up from Derek

Saturday 20th August

  A big thank you must go to Manchester Rugby for making the long trip in atrocious conditions for this pre-season friendly. The wind and rain didn’t start to ease until the last 15 minutes of the game. Manchester ran out winners by 5 tries to 3 (I think). But with a better turnout for the blues than we had last week, the whole game was pretty equal between the sides. The pitch was in excellent condition given the amount of rain that came down today, and allowed a lot of free running by both sides. Even if handling wasn’t the best with the wet ball. We have a week off now before the 1st XV travel to Cockermouth to play their first game in the new League Cup league.

Sunday 14th August

    The first of the pre-season friendlies went ahead, but unfortunately a few late/no shows left us with a bare 15 to face a very strong Kendal 20. The lads showed their mettle and never gave up against the Kendal squad. I’ve no idea of the score, neither did Ciaran the ref, but I do know we cleared the white wash twice. Lasting the full 80 minutes without subs was a great effort in it self, but when Andy Brannon came off after receiving a hit to the back of the head. Supposedly retired, Arthur Perie from Kendal turned his shirt inside out and did a brilliant job for us.

  Next Saturday we are playing a team from Manchester and after talking to a few of the lads yesterday a lot more should be available for the game. Remember  the thing that did come to light during yesterdays game was match fitness, or a slight lack of it. I know it was hard work for the 15 players on the day, but a few more more on training days would go a long way to alleviate that problem.   

Tuesday 2nd August

  The season is about to start and it’s time to pay your Annual Subscription. We have the early bird offer of £5 off the FULL membership fee until the end of September. If you want to pay with your plastic card Click Here or you can catch me at the club to pay by cash or cheque

We now have FREE BT WiFi available to all  in the Clubhouse.

Ask the Bar Staff for the current password.

Monday 11th July

   The presentation Night on Saturday was probably one of the best attended for years. It was nice to see a lot of players wives and girlfriends in attendance. We kicked off the evening with a much delayed 200 Club Draw (NatWest weekend and Holidays), but the results can be found by clicking HERE. Then followed the official presentations and the two special awards from Terry Walmsley. I will upload  photos when I get them but  the list of the winners can be found HERE. Then followed the obligatory pies and peas from Del.Ish which was washed down by quite a bit of alcohol.


Monday 23rd May

   Click here for Col’s Group photos of the lads who were on tour. There are over 150 shots on the Furness Group site on Facebook if you want to go through them all

Tuesday 17th May

  Well another Club dinner passes by, and comments are varied from all, the main one being ”It was a brilliant night”. I think we all appreciate that the clubhouse makes for a “cosy” night, especially seating a 100 people. But the benefits to the club by using our own facilities are enormous. If the clubhouse was bigger I’m sure we would continue to fill it. A big thanks must go to Becky, Kelsey, Jacki, Amie and Faye, who put in full shifts from 6 pm until after 3 am. Without their invaluable help we would struggle to make the event such a success.

   Friday the 20th May sees about 27 members heading off to Pwllheli in North Wales. Meeting in the Clubhouse at 11am, the bar will be open, so you will all be able to start filling up your systems before boarding the coach at 1pm, picking up a few on the way.

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Club Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday:- Closed     Friday: 19:30 - 23:00

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

   A dozen or so of interested parties at Furness have got together and are in the process of kick starting our Junior section back into life.. If you have a child who may be interested or maybe you would like to help out in any small way. Click here and go to the Juniors Section and contact the group to register your interest

Away - Windermere  v  Furness
Saturday 25th February - KO 2:15
(League Cup)

2nd Team Manager Required

As anyone knows who is associated with the club, we have struggled to put out a 2nd team this season, mainly through lack of leadership and someone with the skills to travel with and manage the squad. If you or even a few of you could get together and  think you can help us out by taking on the roll by yourself or as a group then please contact Chris Reid by email on

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

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9LA

Tel:- 01229 825226  Email:-    

Furness Rugby Union Football Club Founded 1902