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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Saturday 3rd December

   The 1st Xv travelled to Keswick with a depleted squad, and after discussions with the League Secretary agreed that the match would be played with uncontested scrums and the final score (Whatever the actual score may be)  would be a 0 - 0 home win to Keswick. The Cumbria 2 league looks to be on a downward slope as  none of the six games that were due to be played took place.

    The Cumbria 1 League results and updated league table are here. The Cumbria 2 results and updated league table are here.


Sunday 27th November

    Millom match report from Ian can be found here.


Monday 21st November

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


Saturday 19th November

     The Cumbria 2 Results and League table are here. Well that really caps the weekend, Keswick have succumbed to this atrocious weather and have had to call the game off because of the amount of standing water on the pitch. Well, there’s no excuse not to get to the club, create a bit of atmosphere, have a few drinks and watch the Rugby on the television.


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.


Monday 14th November

   It’s with great sadness that we have learned of the passing away last Saturday of Hawcoat Park stalwart, John Harrison. John had been very ill for a very long time but the news came as a shock nevertheless. Furness Rugby sends its sincere condolences to his wife Mary and family.


Thursday 10th November

  For the Junior Section  -   Click here for Derek’s latest Blog.


Sunday 6th November

    Ian’s match report for the St Benedicts game is here, along with a few of Col Brannon’s Photos.


Monday 31st October

 Chris’s match report for the Egremont game can be found here along with an Old Farts Photograph.

Wednesday 26th October

  Just a reminder for this Saturday we have the first teams home game against Egremont. The game is being sponsored by “The Old Farts”. So I hope you have all been in contact with Roy Cullen to let him know of your intentions


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


Monday 19th September

  Chris’s match report for the Whitehaven game can be found here.


Sunday 10th September

    The 200 Club Draw was done today in the club house. A list of the winners can be found here. If anyone wishes to use their winnings or part of towards their Subs could you please let me know as early as possible.


Tuesday 6th September

*** EGM ***

There will be an EGM in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 14th September at 7:30 (After training)

Elect your Captain and get up to date as to what is happening.


Tuesday 30th August

    It’s with great sadness that the club has learned of the passing away of Jeff Simm. Jeff was a very good friend to Furness and regularly attended our annual dinner, most recently in May this year when he graced the top table. He was a fierce competitor on the field and fought his illness with the same determination. Goodbye old friend.


Tuesday 23rd August

     Don’t forget Furness Crusaders are hosting a 7 A Side tag Rugby event and social day this Sunday 28th August, Interested?  It would be nice to get a few volunteers up there as well, to help out on the day.


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.   


Wednesday 3rd August

   Two more teams have joined the Cumbria 2 leagues, Millom 2 and Moresby. This has caused a total rehash of the fixture list for the 2nds. The proposed list is here, but there could well be a few changes before the start of the season.


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

Junior Section

   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

Saturday 3rd December
Keswick 1st  0  -  0  Furness 1st (Home win to Keswick)
No Home game this week.

Furness

Rugby

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