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 This site was updated on  25 June 2015 @   17:05

        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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Thursday 25th June

    There is rugby at the Strawberry Grounds tomorrow (Friday) evening as Roose Pioneers “A” team take on Ulverston. As far as I am aware there will be quite a few recognisable union faces in the line up, so come along support the lads and enjoy a bit of liquid refreshment at the same time. Kick off is at 6.30, be there to enjoy it.

Tuesday 16th June

    The draw for the Cumbria League Cup for 2015/16 took place yesterday, shown below

To be played weekend of 29 August 3pm kick off
Egremont vs Millom
Penrith vs Cockermouth
Wigton vs Workington
Keswick vs Carlisle
Kendal vs Moresby

Bye's -

Wednesday 10th June

  A little bit of information regarding the Cumbria 2 league. I can now confirm that both South and North will be merged into one league, that could consist of about 12 teams. See here to see what I have so far. I do know that Penrith 3rds, Upper Eden 2nds and Kirkby Lonsdale 2nds are moving back to the North West league, and probably 2 teams from the Northern league may not re-appear this season. Be aware my guess is only as good as the next mans, so we may have to wait a week or two for the official league to appear.

Tuesday 9th June

   I have now received the full 1st team fixture list for the 2015-16 season and it can be found Here. It will probably take a few weeks to produce the 2nds fixtures, but rumours have it that the North and South are to be combined again.

Saturday 6th June

  The 200 Club Draw was held in the Clubhouse this afternoon, click here to see if you are one of the lucky winners. Cheque's will be sent or left in the clubhouse as soon as I can get a 2nd signature on them.


Sunday 31st May

   The presentation night went down well last night, click here to see some of Col Brannon’s photographs, there are more on the Furness facebook page.

26th May 2015

The Adult Review as we know it was due to start next year but read below and it has gone back another year - maybe someone at Twickenham is listening to what grass root clubs have to say

League structure changes - RFU announcement (17 April 2015)

    Further to the RFU Council meeting today, where the Adult Competition Review was discussed, we would like to update you on the following outcome.

    While the Adult Competition Review and all its recommendations were passed by Council in June 2014, it was thought prudent to take into account recent feedback. This predominantly concerns 1st XV league and RFU Cup rugby. The Adult Competition Review also made recommendations, which were approved, regarding the organisation of rugby for 2nd and lower XVs, as well as for student competitions and other forms of the game, namely touch and sevens.

    As a result of the above, a resolution was passed to delay the implementation of the recommendations of the Adult Competition Review concerning 1st XV league and RFU Cup rugby by 12 months to undertake further consultation, including a detailed club and player survey. With this in mind the revised structured season for 2015/2016, with full details, will be forthcoming shortly.

    The RFU Council reiterated their commitment to recommendations concerning 2nd and lower XV rugby, student competitions, sevens and touch to continue to be implemented in accordance with the agreed original timetable.

The Next event at the Clubhouse is the Presentation Night, see the poster. To be held on the 30th May, Tickets are only £5 and that includes a snack. See Corne ASAP for your ticket/s

Sunday 17th May

    I am now starting to put together next seasons program, I would welcome any new advertisers that we can get hold of. If you work for someone who you think may want to advertise, be it in the program or a pitch side board,  give me a ring with any contact details and I will do the rest.


We are now looking towards the 2015/16 Season

Do you fancy joining or even leading our coaching team.

Email us on frufc@frufc.net  to show your interest.

Or Contact Chris on 07932 172433


Friday 1st May

    The Annual ABAZA golf competition will take place at barrow Golf Club on Saturday 23rd May. Any Furness RU member (whether a golfer or not) is able to enter. The application form is on the notice board in the clubhouse. You can select your team of 2, 3 or 4 players and the action will start at 2.30 pm (Entry fee is £5 per person payable on the day)

Wednesday 15th April

   This Saturday is the Clubs last league game of the season, and is sponsored by the “Furness Old Farts”. Hopefully you have all contacted Roy Cullen to let him know you will be supporting the club on that day. But don’t forget we do have seats left for the clubs Annual Dinner, to be held in the Clubhouse on the 15th May. If you want a seat please get in touch with Mally this Saturday if you are at the game, or phone him on 07958 334607 to reserve your seat.

Sunday 29th March

    As you all are aware our Forecast Draw has been won, but we must give thanks to all who sold tickets for it, special mention to those who sold more than the average tickets, in Spain (Terry), BAE (Brocky and the Studt’s) Centrica (Les) and locally (Eddie), plus anyone else who I have failed to mention and helped in making this another eventful draw.

Monday 23rd March

  The old Farts Logo has been redesigned and added to a Polo shirt, if you want to get hold of one get in touch with the “Grand” “Old Fart” Roy Cullen.  

Saturday 14th February

        The Central Heating improvements in the Clubhouse are now there to be seen, but we as a club would have struggled to meet the total cost of such a project, so we must thank the RFU “Ground Match” scheme who covered just under 50% of the cost. But big thanks must go to some local donators:- We have The Armstrong Foundation, Scurrah Nassau Group and The Rotary Club of Furness who have all donated amounts which significantly helped in reducing Furness’s costs towards the project.  Darren and Amanda of The Ship Inn at Roose also donated their 2nd prize win in last nights quiz to us, every little helps.

   Then there was Colin Blackburn  of “CBS Gas Services” who has done a brilliant job in fitting and hiding as much of the refurbishments as possible.

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Pre-Season Training

Continues Wednesday 1st July

6:00 PM at The Strawberry Grounds


To be held in the Clubhouse


Friday 24th July

From 7:30 pm