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 08 May 2021 @ 20:15

Saturday 8th May

Furness Women’s rugby are holding their first training session this week! Thursday at 6.30pm at Furness Rugby club.

    If you’re a complete newbie and want to try out a new fun team sport or you’ve played before and want to get back into our wonderful game please come along and join us.

    The session will be run by qualified coaches and will introduce the basics principles of rugby with some touch rugby games thrown in, please come along changed and ready to go with boots or trainers. We’ll train for about an hour and our aim is to ensure everyone has fun, so come on your own or bring as many friends as you want because teamwork is what rugby’s all about.

Thursday 29th April

  We might not have the biggest beer garden in town but we reckon it's the best. Still a few tables left for Saturday 1pm and Sunday 2pm. In the words of that late, great quiz show host Leslie Crowther 'come on down'


    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,


Saturday 24th April

All tables for today now reserved. There will be additional seating but it's going to be very much on a first come first served basis

Tuesday 20th April

    So busy was last Saturday that we've had to have a rethink about how we can remain open and still be Covid compliant. As a result we will be operating a table reservation system. Unlike some places, if you reserve a table it's yours for the day but we expect you to be there pretty much from the word go IE 1pm. Assuming we haven't sold out of beer we will close around 8-8.30. Please note that a number of tables have already been taken. We are operating a reserve list in case of cancellations or no shows. If you arrive on spec the chances are you won't get in however if that's a risk you're prepared to take you'll increase your chances if you have your own chairs. Table service makes providing food challenging, so there won't be any food available to buy but please feel free to bring your own or order some in.   

Payment by card is preferred although cash will be accepted.

    Neither Pablo nor Pedro Lovegroove are available this week, however, we are pleased to announce that their parasitic triplet brother, Delgado, a source of much pain to their long suffering mother, has been released from Guantanamo Bay and is raring to go.

Thursday 1st April

How much fun was that!! Great to be back to rugby, with the outrageous dummies, miraculous pick ups, coach killer kicking attempts and laughs all around, same again next week.

Saturday 27th March

Hey everyone,  as of Monday we’re able to commence rugby activities, WooHoo.

We’ll be up and running on Wednesday at 6pm for a friendly game of touch rugby.

    If you want to catch up with some friends for a bit of a run out, or come down to the club for the first time, everyone is welcome provided you don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms. We’ll be keeping our distance before and after and the equipment (balls) will be cleaned and sanitised.

   After the cancellation of rugby last year I can’t wait to get back on the pitch, please come along and lift the lockdown blues.

Tuesday 16th March

As the latest lockdown draws to a close our thoughts turn towards getting rugby underway again.

Training can start anytime from 29th March, so we’re holding a touch rugby session at 6pm  on Wednesday 31st March.

We play in Cumbria division 1 and are looking for players for the 2021/22 season and also any rugby activity we can get underway this season.

As well as an excellent social scene,  typified by the vibrant summer beer garden, we are ambitious on the rugby field. We’re building a team and environment that will help all players to improve and achieve their goals. So if you want to get involved in our exciting improvement journey please get in touch via fb or contact head coach Dai Humphreys

Friday 5th March

You need this date in your Diary:- 17 April when the beer garden re-opens, bigger and better (how is that possible you ask) than before. The usual mixture of beer, food, quality music and public nudity for those brave enough. Further details to follow nearer the day.

Wednesday 20th January 2021

  I thought I would do a bit of a round up as to what has happened over the passed year those with a good enough memory will remember the last game played at the Strawberry Grounds was on the 7th March against Upper Eden.

  Then we were hit with the Pandemic and lots of rules and regulations to follow depending what tier we were in. Thankfully the Rules and the weather allowed us to enjoy food and drinks outside until the weather and the rules changed.

   We were given fixtures for the 2020 - 21 season but these were all abandoned because of covid.

  Arrangements were made to progress a limited Bonfire night, but this was rapidly given the no go.

Things seemed to be getting better until a full lock down was forced on the UK just after Christmas.

You will have noticed that the Six nations Forecast Draw whish we have held for years, had to be abandoned, with a lot of people not working, or on Furlough we were unsure who could sell the tickets or even those available to purchase them.

What next: Who knows, we may even see the return to using the grounds once again during the Summer, but I don’t think we will be given the go ahead for grass roots till at least the start of the 21 - 22 Season

Visitors Book

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