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.

Visitors Book

Club Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday:- Closed     Friday: 19:30 - 22:00

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

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Sunday 9th December

  Saturdays Results and updated League tables can be found here. Click here to read Mally’s report of the Windermere game.

Sunday 2nd December

Mallys match report for the Carlisle game.

 The 200 Club Draw was held in the Club House today, cheques will be posted or put in the clubhouse ASAP. Winners can be seen here.

Tuesday 27th November

The next BIG event at the club is the New Year Charity Game. Below is a list of all the prizes and those who have donated them for the raffle, so far. Contact Joe Mallinson if you want to add to the list

£200 LDF Meat Hamper - Hayden Armstrong

Assorted bottles of spirits - Mark White

£100 Bottle of J'Adore Perfume - Faye

Car valet - Barton Townley

Bottle of Whiskey - Barton Townley

£50 Salvos voucher - Alan Dalton

£50 Bici Cafe voucher - Ian Baumber

Bottle of JaegerMeister - Ian Baumber

2x signed Raiders Shirts - Steve Neale/Barrow Raiders

Gordons gin set - David Gilmour

Makeup with lashes - Georgia Beach

£60 Steaknight voucher - Chequers

Bottle of Vodka - Walney Marine Club

Bottle of red wine - Roy Davies

Bottle of white wine - Roy Davies

More prizes added on the day. Thank you to everyone who has donated and helped support the day, we couldn't do it without you. All the money raised goes to 2 great causes, St Mary's Hospice and The Bluebell Foundation in memory of our great friend Lee White.

Sunday 25th November

  For all who don’t already know the 6 Nations forecast have been printed and should be available form whoever you get them from very soon. Don’t forget fill them in and get them back ASAP

Sunday 18th November

 A few photos can be found here, along with a short write up of the Wigton game.

Tuesday 6th November

Another brilliant Bonfire Night at FRUFC when a packed crowd witnessed the clubs resident pyromaniac Chris Reid weave his pyrotechnic magic once more in a display that lasted a full 30 minutes and proved once again that it's without doubt the best display in the town. Many thanks to all concerned for their efforts before and on the night, ensuring that everything went off without a hitch. Next up at the club England v New Zealand on the big screen this coming Saturday.

Sunday 4th November

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

Tuesday 30th October

  As well as our usual BT Sport we now have Sky HD for the next month (up to 27th November) so that all of our members can enjoy the Autumn Internationals LIVE on the BIG screen. Support the club and the teams while enjoying a few pints.

Monday 29th October

   Many thanks to all those who came along on Saturday and supported the Old Fart's lunch. Thanks in particular to Dave Webb who introduced us to his sausage - and what a fine specimen it was too. So much so that our resident sausage master Les While declared himself impressed by its flavour if not by its dimensions! Roy Cullen is hoping to arrange another OF's lunch in the new year which might be more problematical than it sounds given the dearth of home fixtures after the Xmas break.


   Many of you will be aware that the last remaining club trustee, Ken Fisher, sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago at the age of 91. Ken's funeral will take place at St Cuthbert's Church Aldingham at 11.30 on Friday 2 November. Ken's son John has asked that any Furness members wear club ties for the occasion. News has also reached us that another former player, Roy Richardson passed away recently as well. RIP Ken and Roy.


Saturday 20th October

 A short report from Mally can be found here.

Furness 2nds and Cockermouth 2nds

Friday 19th October

 ***Furness 2nds ***

  Hopefully tomorrow should see the long awaited launch of Furness 2nds. Previous attempts have been thwarted for one reason or another, however Saturday will see Cockermouth 1st 15 travel to play Hawcoat Park, also on on the Bus will be their 2nd team who will  be welcomed at the Strawberry Grounds to fulfil this friendly fixture.

   Kick off is 15:00 hours and ALL players are welcome to turn up, I am sure that everyone will get a run out on the day. Let’s fill the clubhouse and give the lads a bit of support.

***  Presidents Lunch  ***

To be held on Saturday 22nd September - Clubhouse Opens 12:30

3 Course Meal with wine


Followed by the Home game against Creighton

Tickets from John Mallinson or 07958 334607

Monday 3rd September

   Here we are yet again the start of the Rugby Season and time to get your Annual Subscriptions paid. If you deal in cash please catch myself or Corne at the weekend, if you want the simplicity of paying with your plastic card click here to go to the membership page and click the Subscription that you are paying. But once again remember for the Ability to apply for RFU International tickets you MUST be a FULL member of the club.

Monday 27th August

  This weekend is the Kick Off for the new season with the 1st team at home to Egremomt, plus, we are attempting to kick start our 2nd team. So players old and new are welcome to join in, but we  still need a bit of visibility, Training is every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 PM so turning up would help or contact our Coach Dai Humphreys to give him your intentions.

Monday 20th August

  We now have the Cup fixtures, as normal we are drawn away the 1st round and if we win that drawn away again in the 2nd   Fixtures have also been arranged for the 2nd team, all of which are arranged on the same list as the 1st's. The 2nd team fixtures are highlighted in yellow. Click here. For the full fixture list

Friday 10th August

  Message from the El presidente -

    3 weeks away from our first game of the season against Egremont (remember they let us down when they failed to turn up for our last home game last season) we are holding a full training session/signing on day/BBQ on Saturday 18 August commencing 2pm. Training will be followed by food and at 5pm you can watch Chelsea v Arsenal on the big screen. With a bit of effort it could be a very good day. Maybe even pay your subs? We will also have pictures of the new kits on show and also ideas on off field gear for pre and post game!

Match Ball


What’s on at the Club this Week

Saturday 15th December

Furness v Aspatria Eagles - KO 14:15

Toulouse v Wasps - KO 15:15

Leinster v Bath _ KO 17:30

Sunday 16th December

Newcastle Falcons v Edinburgh - KO 15:15 (BT Sport)
From everyone at Furness Rugby
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