Furness Rugby Union Football Club

Furness Rugby Union Football Club

Founded 1902

Founded 1902

The Strawberry Grounds, Croslands Park Road, Off Abbey Road,

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9LA

                                  Tel:- 01229 825226  Email:-    

This site was updated on  25 March 2015 @   10:02

        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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Monday 23rd March

   I now have a Match report from Mally and a  few photos from Chris taken against Leigh here.  There also a few photos  from Col Brannon against Penrith here.

  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 21st March

    This weeks Cumbria /  North Lancs league results and league results can be found here.  Click the 6 Nations Logo above to get the Final results for the forecast.

Last night we were presented with a cheque from the Furness Lions Club which went towards the cost of the replacement of the Heating system at the Club. A big thank you to all who are involved with the Lions and helping us out.

Sunday 15th March

    You can fine Ian’s full report on yesterdays Cup match here, along with Col Brannon’s photos. The 200 club draw was held in the Club House this afternoon Click here to see if you are one of the winners.

Saturday 14th March

    What can we say, Penrith 1st XV did not expect that. 12 - 12 at half time then Furness snook into a 15 - 12 lead before a few errors allowed Penrith to grab a few tries which did flatter them with a final score line of  18 - 36 to Penrith.  A brilliant display by all 18 blues on the park and a thank you for the three local officials who all played their part in allowing the game to flow. It looks like Col Brannon is not out tonight as we have a few photos from the game here.

Monday 9th March

  This years Club Dinner, and as the poster says, there are a limited number of tables and places, so it’s first come first served. Poster is a little hard to read so to book your ticket or a table contact:-

John Mallinson on 07958 334607 ASAP

We also have the Furness has got Talent which was such a success last year. Give John your names ASAP if you want to be one of the acts, and let’s have another brilliant night.

Sunday 8th  March

  The updated North  Lancs / Cumbria League tables and results are here, and a few of Col’s photos

Tuesday 3rd March

    The Cumbria 2 league table has at last caught up to event and the updated League table can be found here. A lot of you have got RFU Grand Draw tickets, it is now time that you got the completed stubs and any money back, so that we can get them sent to Twickenham

Sunday 1st March

   . Ian’s match report for the Wigan game is here.  I have updated the 2nd Team league table with any results I could find for the last 2 weeks, I’m sure we will have a full update  eventually. But unfortunately with Cumbria 2 being run by Pitchero and not being updated, results are not available on any other Pitchero site either. One of the reasons we run our own website.

Tuesday 24th February

  Its Six Nations weekend again, for those who want to watch the Ireland v England game on Sunday - KO 3PM. Mally is laying on some food to get you all through the match. Be there and enjoy the game with others live.

Monday 23rd February

   For Blackburn’s version of the match click HERE.  Our report by Ian McAllister can be found Here. Along with a few of Col Brannon’s photos from our facebook page.

Monday 16th February

    A big Thank You to Geoff Woods of “Geoff’s Taxis” of Ulverston for his sponsorship on a blank rugby weekend at Furness. His guests all seemed to enjoy themselves whilst taking part in raffles and watching the six nations on the Television and keeping the bar staff busy.

Sunday 15th February

    Click here for Ian’s report brief of yesterday’s game at Aldwinians. The Cumbria 2 league is also up to date and can be found here.

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.

Wednesday 11th February

   As you can see from the headline at the top of the page, our first team travel to take on Aldwinians this week. This game was postponed last week, This means our cup semi-final clash with Penrith 1st will be moved back yet again, it could be moved to 14th March or later if the weather intervenes with any clubs fixtures.

   The expected second team game against Penrith 3rds was postponed after communication failings  between the League Secretary and both teams. The game will hopefully be re arranged later in the season

Sunday 1st February

   Mally’s brief insight into the game can be found here along with a few photos.

Monday 19th January

  Work on replacing the Clubs Hot Water / Central Heating commenced today. The job should take about 2 weeks to complete, mainly because we have encountered major problems with the system, as it has been added to over the last 30 years or so, and nothing removed. There must be a 100 metres or so of unused copper pipe below the floors and buried in the walls. There will be a few holes appearing until we get things sorted. Please continue to use and enjoy the clubhouse as normal, we will get there in the end. Please accept the committees apologies for any inconvenience during the installation.  The cost of repair and replacement is been partially funded by the club, RFU and we have had a donation from the Armstrong foundation. Any other donations would be gladly accepted, this would help offset the cost against the club.

Saturday 17th January

   Not sure what’s happening in the Cumbria 2 league, as I thought Millom 2 had been given a reprieve, but the league table now shows them out and the league points adjusted to show the expulsion. (Another team who do not deserve that sort of fate)

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This Weeks Game (KO 3:00 pm)

Furness 1st  v  Fleetwood