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:-    

Sunday 14th September

   A few  photos here from yesterdays game against Tarleton.and Chris’s match report.

Saturday 13th September 2014

   Today’s North Lancs / Cumbria results and League tables are Here. The Cumbria 2 South League results and tables can be found here.

Friday 12th September

  The squad for the 2nd team game can be found here, but we are short of front row players. Get in touch with Mike Lamb, Tony Cockburn or Gaz if you are not on the list and want to play.

Thursday 11th September

   Click here to see the 1st team squad for the first teams home game against Tarleton this Saturday.

Monday 8th September

   This weeks home game against Tarleton is sponsored by the “Old Farts”. You are all reminded that you should be at the club by 13:00 as the shorts are to be presented and a handing over photo taken prior to warm up. See you all ther, if you want any more info contact Roy Cullen on 01229 820685.

Sunday 7th September

  We now have an insight to the first teams game with a report from “Granny”, which can be found here.

Saturday 6th September

   The First Team results and League Table can be found here, sorry if anything is missing but the new RFU system is a real pain and totally user unfriendly. The second team results and league tables are here

Wednesday 3rd September

    The season starts for real this weekend, but as you can see from the squads we still have quite a few players missing, but as usual everyone will give their all no matter which team they are playing for.

The first team squad for Saturday can be found HERE, and the 2nd team squad HERE.

Sunday 24th August

   A message from Barney Clegg of Aspatria

"The very nearly famous Aspatria Prediction League will be re-opening for business on 25th August.
     The league is contained within a weekly forum article throughout the season and concentrates on all the fixtures, outcomes and news from the North Lancs and Cumbria League
    All are welcome to add comments on the state of rugby at your own club, within the league or  indeed as wide as you want to make it. However, I am told any further articles on the canals of Manchester will be subject to editing.
    Entry to the actual prediction league itself will only remain open for a limited period. So get cracking if you want to enter. In past years there has been a wide spread of opinion from the four corners of the NL&C plus some excellent guest contributors from further afield. Representatives from club’s new to the league are particularly welcome".

Find the league at :

Saturday 23rd August

  Whilst browsing through a few sites I notice that there was a cup draw for the Cumbria 2 league (2nd Team) on the 6th August. Does no one get official notification of these nowadays??

The draw was as below and the ties to be played on the 27th September.

Whitehaven 2 v Millom 2
Kirkby Lonsdale 2 v Carlisle 3
Greengarth v Furness 2
Workington 2 v Aspatria 2
Ambleside v St Benedicts 2
Egremont 2 v Hawcoat Park 2
Upper Eden 2 v Keswick 2
Penrith 3 - bye

Friday 22nd August

  Squad Friendly at Millom tomorrow. The squad so far can be found here.

Sunday 17th August

  Click here to view a few of Col Brannon’s photos from yesterdays game.

Friday 15th August

   As you can see Gaz has been busy organising the friendlies, tomorrow Kendal at Home, next week Millom Away.

  Followed on the Monday 25th August (Bank Holiday Monday) All the Coaches will be at the club, there will be a Players Meeting then Election of Club Captains. Get there and make yourself heard and pick the best man for the job.

Thursday 14th August

  Our first pre-season friendly is on Saturday, Click here to see the squad.Contact Gaz ASAP if you are not on the list but want a game. Time for all our supporters to come along and cheer on the blues.

 Just a word to all old farts reading this. The appeal to sponsor shorts has now reached it’s total and a big thank you to everyone who gave whatever they did to the cause.

Sunday 3rd August

   Hot on the heels of the boxing quite a few of our pugilists attended the second of our Boot Camps at Furness. Click here to see a few photographs that were taken on the day. Thanks must go to Martin Ostler for his attendance and input, as well as that from RFU men Gary Holmes and Liam Nichols. There are also a selection of photos from the Furness Facebook page, Click here to have a look

*** Fundraiser & Charity Event at Chequers ***

   Chequers was packed to the rafters, and I believe the opinion from everyone that attended the event was “Brilliant”. Even the floods on the A590, which delayed the arrival of the boxing ring didn’t hinder the event. Biggest thanks must go to the 18 players who became boxers for the night. Everyone who stepped into the ring showed a commitment to the cause, and every bout entertained the crowds in their own way, and the event lived up to the hype. A massive thank you to Karl of Chequers for his organisation, all of the other organisers and volunteers from both Roose Pioneers and Furness who put some hard graft into the lead up to the event and on the night. Not forgetting CH2MHILL who sponsored the event. I have no figures as to what was raised on the night but you can guarantee it was well worth it.

Tuesday 22nd July

  For those who have been up to the club in the past few day, would have noticed that there is now a new drainage trench that runs from the Dugout on the centre line down to clubhouse corner, then across the pitch behind the dead ball line. Hopefully this will prevent the build up of water that we had in the clubhouse corner last season. Further work is to be done on the clubhouse guttering and drainage to further assist the work. Big thanks to Corne, Gaz, Mike Lamb and any other helpers for all of the effort. Plus Simon Luscombe for the equipment and pipes, then there’s Stainton Quarry for the gravel at that very special price.

Thursday 17th July

   Earlier this month we asked for donations from any of the Old/Young Farts to pay for a set of shorts for the first team (With the “Old Farts” Logo). Money has trickled in and if you look at the thermometer on the Old Farts page we are now up to £325. The target is £500 so if you haven't already donated  but are thinking of doing so. Now is the time, lets get it sorted as soon as possible. I have adjusted the Paypal donation button so you can now donate any amount you want. Thank you all in advance.

** Increase in Annual Subscriptions **

  At the AGM held in the Clubhouse on the 4th July it was unanimously agreed by the member present that the Annual Subscriptions would be increased. (They had been at their present levels for 10+ years). The new rates are as follows:-

Full Member - Player      £45

Sponsor - U18               £25

Student - Unemployed  £10

Social                             £10

Juniors <16                   £5

 It was also agreed that the Full Member - Player amount would be Discounted by £5 to £40 for any one who paid before the 1st September.. As usual you can pay with your Plastic Card (for a slight charge) or with cheque or cash at the clubhouse. For any more information just email the club. If you want to pay now just Click Here to go to the Membership page.

Saturday 21st June

  The 200 Club Draw took place in the Clubhouse this afternoon - The Winners can be found here.

Thursday 12th June

  A few of the Committee made the long trip to Rochdale last night to be officially presented with the Cumbria 1 League winners award.

   Seen here on the right is Rhys accepting the award on behalf of Furness from John Owen.

  On the left you will also recognise Derek Asbury and Dave Maguire who were also there on the night.

Saturday 7th June

 Just back from the Cumbria awards and we were totally surprised when we were called up to receive the Cumbria RFU team of the year award for the squad,  a brilliant honour for everyone involved and a fitting end to what has been a great season..

Friday 6th June

  The North Lancs/Cumbria fixture list has been released today and can be viewed here. It throws up a few interesting games and may have caused problems with the Hawcoat Park New years Day fixture. Heard that they may be a few changes because of referee availability so don’t take them all as gospel yet.

Tuesday 27th May

Cumbria Cup Draw

    This year there are 11 teams entered in the Cumbria Cup, so there will be a preliminary round of 3 ties with 5 clubs receiving byes.

The preliminary rounds will be played on Saturday 30th August between

St. Benedicts v Whitehaven

Kendal v Hawcoat Park

Penrith v Aspatria

Kirkby lonsdale, Wigton, Carlisle, Upper Eden and ourselves will go into the first round proper on a date to be decided when the structured season is known.

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This site was updated on  14 September 2014 @   22:59

        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 a bungalow down a narrow driveway. This is the entrance to The Strawberry Grounds.

  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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