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.

Club Opening Hours

Monday - Friday:- Closed

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

This site was updated on 18 October 2021 @ 18:08

Monday 18th October

  Click HERE for the latest 200 Club Draw, Drawn yesterday.

Wednesday 13th October

Tuesday 28th September

    Furness are proud to announce that we are hosting the Stand up to Cancer fundraising event, fantastically organised by Daisy Brown! There will be a hot supper, live music, stand up bingo, raffle and a quiz!

What's not to love!!  

Tickets are available now!


Monday 27th September

    Our old friend John Benn’s funeral will take place at 3.15pm on Friday 1st October at Whicham Valley Church, near Silecroft. All are welcome. Afterwards at Millom Rugby Union Club for a celebration of John’s life


Tuesday 21st September

    The club is very sorry to announce the death of former player John Benn, who passed away in his sleep on Sunday night. John played with distinction for Furness having joined the club after starting his career with his local club, Millom. John also represented Cumbria at senior level. Funeral details will be posted when known. RIP old friend.

Wednesday 1st September

Want to try something a little different! Then come along to Furness from 4pm Saturday for an eclectic mix of the finest cocktails courtesy of the Viking Cocktail Co., slow cooked lamb in pittas (Ragnar Ragnarsson's favourite - Lambhalla) and music from our in house DJ Pablo Lovegroove's Scandinavian cousin, Pablus Loovegroovisson!! Not for the faint hearted!

Friday 20th August

Pre season training times have changed as the season fast approaches. Come down and join us at 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the club.

First game is 3 weeks tomorrow!

Friday 6th August

    We’re delighted to announce that club captain Corne Els has been reappointed for the 2021-22 season.

Corne exemplifies the values and work ethic of our team consistently turning in outstanding performances on the pitch and working hard to lead our team. This season will see Corne reach 200 outings for the first team, a tremendous achievement and one we’ll be happy to celebrate with him.

Congratulations Corne

Wednesday 4th August

   Pre season training is up and running with the season only 6 weeks away. If you’re looking to liven up the winter months ahead with some fun games of rugby and an excellent social scene please come along and join us. We play in the Cumbria league and offer a pathway for players over the age of 17 to get involved in representative rugby under the guidance of our fully qualified coaches. If you want to get involved in Rugby Union and are looking for a friendly, ambitious club then drop us a message or just turn up, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

Wednesday 28th July

    Anticipation is building ahead of the second Lions test on Saturday not least because top Furness chefs Karlos and Corne, the Siegfreid and Roy of the kitchen, will be treating us to a hog roast. With many years of spit roasting under their belts it promises to be a day to remember. The club will be open from 2 with food served from about 3.30 onwards. The match kicks off at 5.

Friday 16th July


Click HERE for the New Club Shop

Thursday 8th July

Advance notice of the triumphant return to Furness of top ska punk band Broken 3 Ways on Saturday 30 October with support band to be confirmed. Their gig last Feb will be remembered for a long time by all those who were there. Tickets on sale soon on a first come first served basis. Likely cost £10, with any profit from ticket sales going to Furness Foodbank/Homeless

Friday 2nd July

    Pre season training starts on Monday at 7pm.

A warm welcome awaits for old and new players alike and it will be great to catch up with everybody.

We’re an ambitious club and are always looking to recruit to add to our core of talented individuals. So if you’re a youngster looking to develop your rugby skills under the expert gaze of our experienced coaching team or an experienced player who wants to get a decent run out on a Saturday with a great bunch of lads. Come down and join us at Furness RUFC on Monday.

Monday 14th June

   Tickets now on sale for the first Lions Test South African BBQ on 24 July. Cost £20 for which you get a pint on arrival, entry into raffle and a plate of the finest South African cuisine. Any money left over will go into club coffers. If you were expecting Boerewors, forget it – we’ve got something even better courtesy of in-house butcher Les While – Barrowors!!!

 Tickets from Club President John Mallinson who can be contacted on 07958334607 or at

Sunday13th June

    It’s with a sense of great sadness that we announce the death, on 8 June, of former player Shaun Foster, at the very young age of 55 after a long struggle against cancer. The Covid restricted funeral will take place at Barrow Crematorium on Thursday 17 June and afterwards in the clubhouse. RIP old friend

Wednesday 9th June

200 Club Draw

£25 winners:

John Shields (2)

Tony Cockburn

Fred Drew

Andy Shuttleworth (2)

Gill Field (2)

Steve Liddicott

Eddie Northcott

Shaun McPoland

Robin Lee

£250 winner

Steph Hall

There are still some unclaimed cheques from previous draws. Details have been posted previously but if you think one (or more) of them is yours contact John Mallinson by email at or texting/calling 07958334607.

Friday 28th May

    Most of the beer garden will be taken over tomorrow by Industry 13 for their summer social.  There'll be a few spare tables so if you want one you'll need to be there early. We'll be open from around 2.

   Lovegroove is off tag and having sold one of his kidneys in Istanbul has invested in a pair of Mackie Thumps which he says will be able to be heard in Roa Island. We've also got Viking Spice selling fresh pizzas from their mobile pizza oven. Who needs Dominos!! Champions League football in clubhouse from 8.

We're also open Sunday from about 2.30 - table reservations only on a first come first served basis.


    Women and girls of Barrow and surrounds, want to get involved in one of the fastest growing sports in the UK?

Women’s rugby is great fun, it gets you active and, like all rugby, it’s good for the soul.

  I’m trying to gauge interest by putting together a 7’s team to represent Furness over the summer.

  So, if you’re 17 or over fancy getting involved, getting fit and having fun please get in touch. If we get enough interest I’ll arrange a training session,


Visitors Book

League Fixtures 16th October

Egremont 29 - 24 Furness

Hawcoat Park 12 - 27 Wigton

Upper Eden 39 - 3 Whitehaven

Workington 8 - 20 Millom

The Strawberry Grounds

Croslands Park Road

Barrow in Furness

Cumbria, LA13 9NH

Tel:- 01229 825226


Accredited Club RFU Founded 1902
Furness Rugby Union Football Club