Saturday 18th May
Here is a partial copy of the email the club received yesterday from Cumbria RFU
regarding the proposal of Lancashire CB to play all of their Level 6 games and below
within their own CB.
“Yesterday Mel Hanley, Trevor Braithwaite and I attended a meeting with representatives
of Lancashire, Cheshire, the RFU North Competitions Committee and the RFU Competitions
Sub-Committee to discuss the Lancashire CB proposals.
You will be aware that they have submitted a proposal that all Lancashire clubs
below level 6 play their rugby within their own county.
Last night Lancashire stated their clubs were adamant they would not travel into
Cumbria to play league games next season and unless a compromise could be found,
their clubs would resign from the English Clubs Championship and they would set up
their own leagues within the county boundaries.
An alternative has been proposed. Briefly, this will suggest the following format
for season 2013/14:
· The North Lancs/Cumbria league will be split into two divisions – the seven Cumbria
clubs will comprise one division and the seven Lancashire clubs will play in the
other. Each team will play home and away against the other sides in their division.
When the divisional games are complete the top three from each division, plus
the fourth-placed team with the best playing record, will make up a group of seven
who will play for promotion and the play-off place. The remaining seven clubs will
form another group – the bottom three of which will be relegated. Again, each team
will play the others home and away.
This proposal may or may not be accepted by the Lancashire clubs but it was put forward
by their County officials. Next week, all fourteen clubs in the North Lancs/Cumbria
League will receive correspondence and they will be asked to vote on the proposal.
The alternative is likely to be a full withdrawal of Lancashire clubs.”
Friday 17th May
Friday 7th June (7.30)- Presentation Night in the Club House - Open to All - £5 Entry
- Includes Hot Snack
Saturday 22nd June (10.00 am) - Lions Breakfast Club - £3 - 1st test
Friday 28th June (8.00) - AGM - In the Clubhouse - Open to All members - Vote for
your Captain, Committee etc for the forthcoming year
Saturday 29th June (10.00 am) - Lions Breakfast Club - £3 - 2nd Test.
Saturday 8th July (10.00 am) - Lions Breakfast Club - £3 - 3rd Test.
Sunday 12th May
Hope you recognise the photo here. It is of course our Ex roving reporter Steve
Trainer, who escaped to Aberdeen last year and looks as if he has taken root and
attempting to blend in with the locals.
Monday 6th May
Half a dozen photos from the Ambleside game are here.
Saturday 4th May
The final score for this friendly against Ambleside was, Ambleside 7 Furness
29, with tries from Alex Brown, Alex Mason, Charlie Martin, Cameron McClure and Will
Mallinson. The two conversions were by Will Hetherington and Charlie Martin. Ambleside
did not turn out the youthful side we were expecting, but their forwards gave us
something to think about. The pitch was in good condition and the weather was good,
What could you want more for a friendly. Hopefully this will give Ambleside some
food for thought, being their first competitive game for six years. Hopefully they
will pick up a few more games next season, then maybe they could well be seen in
Cumbria 2, or whatever league we are playing in by then. The final Conference games
were played today and the final Cumbria 1 league table is here.
Wednesday 1st May 2013
Ambleside look as if if they have made a huge effort and once again got a Rugby
team together. We have arranged a Friendly with them this Saturday. This I understand
will be there first ‘competitive game since forming. We wish them all the best with
their efforts. All players , spectators, or travelling troop should meet at the club
at 12 o’clock. Cars will leave at 12.30.
Saturday 27th April
The 2nd team made the long journey to Aspatria to play their final game of the
season. They went down 36 - 17, tries I believe were by George Smith, Ethan Guy
and Jacob McParland. But there’s no shame in getting beat, they travelled with the
bare 15 players and they had an average age of 22, and I believe it was only that
high because Gaz decided to play. Well done lads have a good journey home, see you
in the Clubhouse on your return. The Final league table for the seconds league is
Sunday 21st April
A few Photos from the game at Furness can be found here.
Saturday 20th April
The second team came close after travelling to Goforth Greengarth where they went
down narrowly 22 - 19. As we all now know Millom informed us last night that they
would be unable to send a team down to us, sorry for all that were kept in the dark
about this, but we had to consider our sponsors and the cost and effort that had
already been put into today. Corne managed to drag in a few favours and players,
and we ended up playing a game of 10’s at the Strawberry Grounds. The weather was
excellent and the sponsors where appreciative of the effort and the display that
the players put on. The final score was 48 - 38 but I don’t know if that was to the
pinks or the blues.The signed shirt that was raffled was won by Derek Asbury, thanks
to all who bought a ticket.
Thursday 18th April
Millom have now been able to put together a team to travel to us on Saturday so
we now have a game at home. So there is now no changes to what is normal for a sponsors
day at the club. The “Old Farts” should meet at 1 o'clock where food expertly prepared
by John Mallinson will be served, followed by the first team game against Millom.
Tuesday 16th April
The match report and photos for Saturdays derby game against Hawcoat Park can
be found here.
Monday 15th April
After match photograph of most of the players who took part in the Presidents game
yesterday and a few other photos can be found here.
Furness Players who took part were, Corne Els, Andries Venter, Will Mallinson and
Ethan Guy (South) and George Smith, Charlie Martin, George Kennedy (North).
Sunday 14th April
The North v South Cumbria game took place in perfect conditions, the sides were
suitably shuffled added to and sorted to make up for the missing casualties from
yesterdays club games. For the spectators who turned up they watched a good game
of competitive and fast rugby played by two young squads. The final score of 19 -
19 was probably the best outcome from a game that was hard to call all the way through.
Corne Els managed to squeeze over for a try for the South but young Charlie martin
playing for the North scored the last try of the game after a good assist from our
own George Kennedy
We have some photographs from yesterdays 1st team game at Hawcoat Park here.
Don’t forget today we have the North - South Cumbria match at The Strawberry grounds
Sunday 7th April
We now have the match report and a few photos for yesterdays game against Silloth,
Saturday 6th April
What a difference a few weeks makes, from playing in the equivalent to a bog all
season today the ground was rock hard and a bit like a dust bowl. Fortunately the
team seemed to revel in the conditions and came away with a 32 - 12 win. The 1st
and 2nd team results and league tables have also been updated. The 1st team is here
and you can find the 2nd team is here
Sunday 24th March
The 200 Club draw was held in the club house this afternoon. The list of winners
can be found here. You nay see a few familiar names among the winners, for a change,
but remember you’ve got to be in it to win it.