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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Saturday 6th February

   The Cumbria 1 results and league tables are here. The Cumbria 2 results and league tables are here.

Well there’s a lot of planning gone to waste, not to mention the food that cannot be stopped, Moresby cried off their game with us this morning. This will cause yet another fixture mix up later in the season. A big thank you to Roose Pioneers for getting the pitch marked and the facilities ready to use, but I’m sure will will call on their assistance later in the season as our fixture list becomes more congested.


Friday 5th February

  The 1st team game tomorrow will be played at the Roose Pioneers 2nd team ground, our home pitch is still suffering from the bad weather.  Park at Roose Cons and access the pitch through the gap in the hedge at the halfway point.


Wednesday 3rd February

   If you have forecast tickets it’s time to get them handed in so they can be entered into the spreadsheet. Saying that if I’m asking for tickets it must be time for the start of the 6 Nations. Kicking Off Saturday, Where is the best place to soak up the atmosphere other than a Rugby Union Club. The big screen will be down for all to watch and the beer will be at it’s normal low price. Get involved be there.


Saturday 30th January (Later)

   Not many games played today but the results and updated league table for the Cumbria 1 league are here.


Saturday 30th January

  Well we tried to get two games at home and succeeded with none. Beaten by the rain once again, and both games have been postponed. All we can hope for is a week with a bit of wind and NO rain, and maybe we might get a home game in. With as many games being postponed in the County it is becoming increasingly difficult to try and fit games into the weeks that are left, in fact there may be a need for the county to even cancel the cup games to free up a week or two.

  The Clubhouse will still be open and we have Rugby Union recorded from last night and Live Rugby on BT Sport. Our sponsor for the game has decided he still wants to make a day of it, so get yourselves down  and let’s create a bit of atmosphere for our supporters.


Sunday 24th January

   Mally’s match report for yesterday game against Keswick can be found here. A big thank you to all who attended the Annual New Years game at Hawcoat Park. St Mary’s Hospice have thanked Hawcoat Park and ourselves for the £200 donation they have received.


Saturday 23rd January

  After some late phone calls on Friday afternoon we finally found out that the game at Keswick was not to played at the school or at Davidson park, but would you believe it, the lads had to travel to Aspatria. Penrith or even closer would have been a better option, however the team travelled, that could, because of the early start and work commitments. The Cumbria updates results and league table can be found here.  The Cumbria 2 results and updated league tables are here.


Friday 22nd January

   After 2-3 Days of dryish weather a check on the pitch Thursday morning and we had it down as borderline playable. This was followed by about 4 hours of torrential rain in the afternoon. So we had another check last night which showed the usual areas waterlogged and the pitch now back into a state possibly worse than last Saturday. With the forecast for another ½ inch of rain overnight we decided it was not worth the risk to players to play on so we called the game off.


Wednesday 20th January

   The Raging Bull Cumbria 2 Quarter Final draw has been made, and after the long trip to Carlisle in the last round we have drawn a Home game against Cockermouth, currently due to be played on the 12th March. There has been changes to both sets of fixture lists to accommodate previous weeks postponements, and they have now been updated to show this


Tuesday 19th January

  Some completed International forecast tickets are starting to be returned. Have you got your’s, Contact Roy Cullen, Joe Mally and Alex Mason if you haven't. Get them filled in and returned it ASAP. - Thank You


Sunday 17th January

   The 2nd team pulled of a well earned 12 - 12 Draw at Hawcoat Park. Urged on by a first team from the side lines (their game being postponed earlier). I have a few of Col’s photographs from the game here.

Creighton’s 15 men made the long trip down to Furness and at the 11th Hour, actually at KO, they decided that the pitch was not fit to play on.  The Ref had said it was borderline and left it up to the Captains, the end result a long trek home for them with no game played.

 There was a total lack of Rugby in the Cumbria League as EVERY game was postponed. Now watch the fixtures lists being shuffled.

  Well the only senior league game I can see that was played in Cumbria yesterday was, would you believe it, appears to be, St Benedicts


Tuesday 12th January

   More fixture changes, this time it’s the first team, the Cup game against Windermere which was planned for the 6th February has now been changed, it has been replaced with a Home league game against Moresby. We wait for a rearranged cup date for Windermere.


Sunday 10th January

   The updated Cumbria League Tables and today’s results are here. You can find Mally’s match report for the Egremont game here.


Monday 28th December

  As you can see the Annual Hawcoat Park v Furness game is scheduled for Friday, New Years Day KO 2 PM. The Furness Club House will be Open from 2 pm until about 7 for those who can make it back after the game, or for those who can’t even make it that far.


Sunday 20th December

   I have a few of  Col’s pictures from the Workington games here. You will also find Ian’s match report here as well.

Yesterdays Presidents Xmas Lunch, cooked by the president himself appeared to go down very well, from the Butter squash Soup with added Xmas warmth, followed by a roast chicken dinner, and enormous cheese board and all washed down with a few glasses of wine. It seemed to start a day off that everyone enjoyed. Unfortunately the team lost to visitors Workington but that did not appear to stop everyone starting off the Christmas celebrations and continuing till much later. A BIG thank you to John (and probably Faye) for the work put in to get the meal on our plates, to the young girls serving and Brenda having to wash every plate afterwards. Not forgetting All of the bar staff who managed to keep every ones glass’s full.


Saturday 19th December

   The updated Cumbria league table and latest results are here.

 Still trying to find out what is happening with Penrith 2nds and 3rd. Initially I learned that their very strong 3rds team were pulled out of the North West League so that the their 2nds could survive (Not what they wanted but rules are rules) However looking at today’s league tables it looks like Penrith have also withdrawn their 2nd team from the Cumbria League. Clear as mud at the present.


Saturday 12th December

 The 200 club draw was done in the clubhouse this afternoon the winners can be found here, cheque's will be available in the clubhouse next weekend and postal cheque's will be sent ASAP


Friday 11th December

  As you can see by the heading we have NO live rugby at Furness tomorrow, Moresby informed us this evening that they were unable to turn a team out.  But the good news is, we have BT Sport and the Aviva  Premiership will be live on the big screen, along with any other rugby we can find. So come along have a pint and stay warm in the clubhouse.


Tuesday 8th December

   The second team were due to play  Carlisle at home this weekend, but as you can imagine Carlisle have enormous problems, their pitch is underwater and they have lost all of their kit, plus their players are trying to sort out their own problems after Storm Desmond hit the North West. The game was called of by Carlisle earlier today. We wish them all the best in trying to recover from the devastation caused by the floods.

   Our game against Moresby was call ed off because of the same storm, but Barrow survived a lot better than Carlisle. However the League Secretary has just contacted us informing the club that this Saturday was down as a blank day for both team and the fixture has been re-arranged for this Saturday.


Saturday 5th December

   The 1st team game was already called off and most of us could not believe that the 2nds game at Ambleside would be on, well a very early morning phone call to Rhys changed that, Ambleside’s ground is now part of the river and they are trying to find the pitch, the rest of Ambleside is sandbagged to prevent further house flooding.

 So that's no Rugby at all for Furness this weekend, but remember there is Live Aviva Rugby on the television in the Clubhouse, plus Adam McLarnon’s birthday to celebrate, Anyway what else could you do in this weather besides having a few drinks at the club.


Monday 30th November

*** Six Nations International Forecast **

  We have started early this year, the tickets are printed and with our Main Ticket seller Roy Cullen, get in touch if you want to get hold of them before the Christmas break. Team captains and a few volunteers will be taking them to the players in batches of 10. Remember it would be nice if you got the completed tickets back to us before the closing date, it just makes it a lot easier updating the database slowly, as opposed to the normal sudden rush on the last day.


Saturday 28th November

   The 2nds Cup match at Carlisle ended up an unusual 0 - 0 Draw.

    Just received word back from Craig Hine after forwarding the score and it goes down as an away win, well done the 16  lads who travelled and played in such atrocious conditions not forgetting Les running the line.


Friday 27th November

    As you can see the 1st teams Cup Game has been postponed until 6th Feb 2016 (Our next blank Saturday in the fixture list) The game was postponed because Windermere had to play their postponed league game from last week against Creighton. The rules state that League comes before cup, hence our cup game was postponed.


Monday 16th November

  After numerous IT problems Ian has now managed to get me his match report for the windermere game, it’s here.


Sunday 15th November

    A big thank you to all of the “Old Farts” who made it to the club yesterday, sponsoring the game against Windermere. As usual you helped the club with your donations over the bar, and we did our best supplying a Cask ale at a reasonable price.

Thanks go to Roy Cullen for organising everyone and John Mally and Steve Trainer in the Kitchen.

 I believe Roy is looking into you all sponsoring and “A” team game some time next year, a great boost for our very youthful “A” team squad.


Saturday 14th November

 A few really dirty photos from the 2nds game at St Benedicts are here.


Sunday 8th November

  Ian’s match report for the Kendal game can be found here. The draw for the 2nd round of the 2nd team cup took place the other day and we have pulled the long trip up to Carlisle on the 28th November


Sunday 25th October

   Mally’s match report for the Penrith game is here.


Friday 23rd October

   A good away day tomorrow for both teams, A 53 seater bus to Wigton for the 2nds calling in at Penrith to drop the 1st team off. Lets see then both bring home the points.


 Monday 21st September

This is where they were all at on Saturday


  This is the missing players, they turned out for Malta Marauders in the Smallest Rugby Club World Cup.

Looking at this I can spot Craig McKinnon, Corne Els, Joe Mallinson, Steve Perry, Andy McClure and Paul Dean.

I believe they finished in 3rd place after being beaten by the eventual winners.


2nd Team Info

  Information on what happened at the 2nds game at Cockermouth will appear as I get them. I am led to believe the match was abandoned after Adam Armstrong sustained a neck injury. Adam by the way was taken to Carlisle Hospital by Ambulance and put through all the checks and thankfully came through them with flying colours, then followed a long taxi ride back to Barrow. Big thanks go to Captain Dave “Nesquik” Nicholas for sticking with Adam throughout this, organising transport, and keeping the Club updated as to what was going on. Not the best of things to happen on your first time as Captain for the 2nds. But as the saying goes “Things can only get better”


Thursday 20th August

Training will revert back to Tuesday & Thursday from next week - 6pm meet.

Next Thursday - 27th August there is a Roose Pioneers A team fixture and Steve Perry suggests as many lads make themselves available as possible. With no friendlies in place many of you will need a hit out to be ready for the 5th September league start.


Sunday 16th August

   Looks as if I missed a brilliant night last night at Furness. Over 70 turned up to the Comedy night that was organised by Hal Armstrong and and involved billed comedians Sam Kissajukian (Aus) and Kyle Legacy (UK), helped along by a few of our own including Oliver Kershaw and Phil Hayward. Big thanks to all who organised and supported the event  in aid of the club.


Sunday 31st May

   The presentation night went down well last night, click here to see some of Col Brannon’s photographs, there are more on the Furness facebook page.




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