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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Club Opening Hours

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

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

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Thursday 19th April

  Well NO game this weekend, so any celebrations that may have gone after our final game of the season short lived with Egremont unable to raise a team.

Sunday 15th April

   The updated league tables and today's league results can be found here. Pictured below are the Old Farts who Sponsored the game.

Monday 9th April

   This Saturday we have a home game against league leaders Upper Eden - KO 15:00. The game is sponsored by the Old Farts. Can the Old Farts meet from 12:30 from then proceedings will get under way, with a meal a few words from our President John Mallinson. Followed by the league game. After all of this there is also the Club Presentation night, hopefully starting around the 19:00 mark.

Sunday 8th April

      Mally’s match report for the Workington game can be found here.

Monday 2nd April

    There is also  the match report, by Mally, for the Windermere game, which can be found here.

Sunday 18th March

 We now have the winners of the Six nations Forecast with first prize going to Rhys Studt and second to Dai Humphreys. What would you expect with two Welshmen putting England down to lose their games. The Full list can still be downloaded from HERE.

Thursday 15th March

  We now have the date for the Furness v Egremont game that was postponed on the 17th February. We will now play them as our last game of the season on the 21st April.

Tuesday 13th March

  Well the last instruction about Easter Saturday didn’t take long - We are to now play Away to Windermere (the game that was called off on 3rd March) on Easter Saturday 31st March.

Monday 12th March

 Copy of an instruction from the RFU North Competitions Committee. Basically any team could be asked to play Easter Saturday.

Easter Saturday, 31 March 2018

   Would all Clubs please note that owing to the large number of League games still to be played, as a result of the extreme weather encountered this past Winter, it has been decided by the RFU North Divisional Organising Committee, that Easter Saturday, 31 March 2018, will have to be used as a designated League Saturday.  

   This decision is regretted, but found to be necessary, as there is currently a backlog of 150 outstanding League games still to be played in the North.

   In addition, Clubs are also advised that it may be necessary to ask League Secretaries to prioritise those outstanding League fixtures involving teams who are involved in either Promotion and or Relegation issues.

   Also as previously announced, Clubs are reminded that the current season does not officially end until Monday 28 May 2018, and therefore in some cases, Clubs may be asked to fulfil League fixtures during the month of May 2018.

Sunday 11th March

  The 200 Club March draw was held in the clubhouse today. The results can be found here.

Saturday 3rd March

  Well the Beast from the East has struck, at the moment we are one of two games called off in the Cumbria League, I think we can expect that to rise quite rapidly. Looking at the leagues above us it is looking like a day without Rugby, unless you are in front of the Big Screen in the clubhouse. Hopefully we will see a few of you there.

Saturday 17th February  

  After an early pitch inspection it was decided to call off today’s game against Egremont the pitch has had a lot of rain since new year and no time to really dry out, or for Chris to get the tractor on (not without getting it stuck). Hopefully a few more dry days will see the offending parts of the ground recover and enable normal play. But there is Rugby and football on the big screen so get up and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thursday 4th January

  The postponed League Cup match against Carlisle 2 has now been re-arranged for the 24th February.

Tuesday 2nd January

   If you are all not already aware the Cup game away at Carlisle this Saturday (6th) has been postponed. Carlisle will now play Windermere in a re-arranged league game, leaving us without a fixture.

Monday 1st January

 Lee White Memorial game - Gates OPEN 13:00 - Kick Off 14:00. Admission £2 per person or £5 per Family

Saturday 11th November

   We have a thank you from “Biff” and the club for the Old Farts here.


Bonfire Night

Opening and manning the Abbey road gate meant we were able to get the crowds into the ground much quicker and for the first time in years we were able to keep to the timetable.

Another Spectacular Firework Bonanza that was timed at 27 minutes

(No Wonder Chris got a round of applause after it was over)

A BIG thank you to everyone that helped make it a success,

the volunteers who helped before, during and after the event


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 21st November

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

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What’s on at the Club this Weekend

Friday 20th April

Gloucester v Newcastle KO 19:30

Saturday 21st April

Furness v Egremont

(Cancelled - Eremont unable to field a team)

Sunday 22nd April

FA Cup - Chelsea v Southampton KO 15:00

Founded 1902 Furness Rugby Union Football Club The Strawberry Grounds Croslands Park Road, Off Abbey Road Barrow in Furness Cumbria, LA13 9LA Tel:- 01229 825226 Email:-