Saturday 21st January
Tuesday 17th january
Derek has updated his Blog for the Junior Section -
Monday 16th January
Sunday 8th January
Click here for Mally’s match report of the Keswick game. Plus an interesting picture of Jonny Sloan
Thursday 5th January
New years day went down as an event to remember, for those who missed it the Lee White memorial game was watched by record crowds, who were also very generous to the charities the game was being played for. Both St Mary’s Hospice and the Bluebell foundation will benefit from the £3000 that was given over two events, A family night for the benefit of St Mary’s on the 29th and the New Years Day game for both. A big thank you must go to the crowd, the 60 players who all wanted to be part of the event and all of the volunteers who allowed the event to go smoothly. Hopefully cheque's will be presented to both charities after the home game against Windermere on the 14th January.
Saturday 31st December
New Years Day sees the Lee White Memorial game at the Strawberry Grounds. A commemorative game to support the charities who helped, and are helping the family. Proceeds will go to St. Mary’s Hospice and the Bluebell Foundation. The gates open at 13:00 hrs and the Kick Off is at 13:30. There at least 60 players turning out to support this event which is basically a game between Furness (Lees Team) v Dong Energy (his workmates). As you are all aware our car park is not the biggest, so it may be beneficial to park off site. There is a charge of £2 per person or £5 per family at the gates. There will be stalls on site for food and hot drinks, and for those who want some hair of the dog we have that as well. There is a raffle and live music in the clubhouse. So come along and support this charitable event.
Friday 23rd December
Adult training starts on Tuesday 3rd January in readiness for the first game of the new year on the following Saturday. The Junior section should be back from their seasonal break ready to go on Sunday the 8th January
Sunday 18th December
Sunday 11th December
The latest 200 club draw took place yesterday. Click here to see the winners. Cheques will be available in the clubhouse shortly
Saturday 10th December
Sunday 4th December
A note to all, the next big event on the Rugby Union calendar is the “Six Nations”, due to start in February. As usual we will be promoting our “International Forecast” tickets, which have now been printed and in the hands of Roy Cullen. So if you can sell 10 or more get in touch with him.
If you click Here there is a thank you from Roy to All of the old farts for the last sponsored event.
Saturday 3rd December
The 1st Xv travelled to Keswick with a depleted squad, and after discussions with the League Secretary agreed that the match would be played with uncontested scrums and the final score (Whatever the actual score may be) would be a 0 -
Sunday 27th November
Monday 21st November
Col Brannon visited the Juniors training session yesterday, click here for a few of his photos.
Saturday 19th November
The Cumbria 2 Results and League table are here. Well that really caps the weekend, Keswick have succumbed to this atrocious weather and have had to call the game off because of the amount of standing water on the pitch. Well, there’s no excuse not to get to the club, create a bit of atmosphere, have a few drinks and watch the Rugby on the television.
Friday 18th November
Disappointment for the 2nd team, all 22 of them who were ready to go yet again, this time it was Aspatria Eagles who let us down as they were unable to raise a team to travel. So it’s looking a bit like deja vous, rolling back a year to the games of last year. Hopefully everyone will be available for next weeks trip to Carlisle, any volunteers to drive the bus MUST have a D1 license.
Monday 14th November
It’s with great sadness that we have learned of the passing away last Saturday of Hawcoat Park stalwart, John Harrison. John had been very ill for a very long time but the news came as a shock nevertheless. Furness Rugby sends its sincere condolences to his wife Mary and family.
Thursday 10th November
For the Junior Section -
Sunday 6th November
Ian’s match report for the St Benedicts game is here, along with a few of Col Brannon’s Photos.
Monday 31st October
Chris’s match report for the Egremont game can be found here along with an Old Farts Photograph.
Wednesday 26th October
Just a reminder for this Saturday we have the first teams home game against Egremont. The game is being sponsored by “The Old Farts”. So I hope you have all been in contact with Roy Cullen to let him know of your intentions
Sunday 16th October
Today our Juniors (Crusaders) travelled to Windermere for their first Competition and away event in the new Mini Bus. Click here to see a few photos and a short write up from Derek
Monday 19th September
Chris’s match report for the Whitehaven game can be found here.
Sunday 10th September
The 200 Club Draw was done today in the club house. A list of the winners can be found here. If anyone wishes to use their winnings or part of towards their Subs could you please let me know as early as possible.
Tuesday 6th September
*** EGM ***
There will be an EGM in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 14th September at 7:30 (After training)
Elect your Captain and get up to date as to what is happening.
Tuesday 30th August
It’s with great sadness that the club has learned of the passing away of Jeff Simm. Jeff was a very good friend to Furness and regularly attended our annual dinner, most recently in May this year when he graced the top table. He was a fierce competitor on the field and fought his illness with the same determination. Goodbye old friend.
Tuesday 23rd August
Don’t forget Furness Crusaders are hosting a 7 A Side tag Rugby event and social day this Sunday 28th August, Interested? It would be nice to get a few volunteers up there as well, to help out on the day.
Saturday 20th August
A big thank you must go to Manchester Rugby for making the long trip in atrocious conditions for this pre-
Sunday 14th August
The first of the pre-
Next Saturday we are playing a team from Manchester and after talking to a few of the lads yesterday a lot more should be available for the game. Remember the thing that did come to light during yesterdays game was match fitness, or a slight lack of it. I know it was hard work for the 15 players on the day, but a few more more on training days would go a long way to alleviate that problem.
Wednesday 3rd August
Two more teams have joined the Cumbria 2 leagues, Millom 2 and Moresby. This has caused a total rehash of the fixture list for the 2nds. The proposed list is here, but there could well be a few changes before the start of the season.
Tuesday 2nd August
The season is about to start and it’s time to pay your Annual Subscription. We have the early bird offer of £5 off the FULL membership fee until the end of September. If you want to pay with your plastic card Click Here or you can catch me at the club to pay by cash or cheque
We now have FREE BT WiFi available to all in the Clubhouse.
Ask the Bar Staff for the current password.
Monday 11th July
The presentation Night on Saturday was probably one of the best attended for years. It was nice to see a lot of players wives and girlfriends in attendance. We kicked off the evening with a much delayed 200 Club Draw (NatWest weekend and Holidays), but the results can be found by clicking HERE. Then followed the official presentations and the two special awards from Terry Walmsley. I will upload photos when I get them but the list of the winners can be found HERE. Then followed the obligatory pies and peas from Del.Ish which was washed down by quite a bit of alcohol.
Monday 23rd May
Click here for Col’s Group photos of the lads who were on tour. There are over 150 shots on the Furness Group site on Facebook if you want to go through them all
Tuesday 17th May
Well another Club dinner passes by, and comments are varied from all, the main one being ”It was a brilliant night”. I think we all appreciate that the clubhouse makes for a “cosy” night, especially seating a 100 people. But the benefits to the club by using our own facilities are enormous. If the clubhouse was bigger I’m sure we would continue to fill it. A big thanks must go to Becky, Kelsey, Jacki, Amie and Faye, who put in full shifts from 6 pm until after 3 am. Without their invaluable help we would struggle to make the event such a success.
Friday the 20th May sees about 27 members heading off to Pwllheli in North Wales. Meeting in the Clubhouse at 11am, the bar will be open, so you will all be able to start filling up your systems before boarding the coach at 1pm, picking up a few on the way.
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