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 18 April 2020 @ 15:06

Thursday 2nd April

 Well that looks like it is officially the end of the season - Read below

 Announcement on the RFU Website

League positions for the Greene King IPA Championship, Tyrrells Premier 15s and community game have been confirmed.

Following the early end of the rugby season in England as a result of COVID-19, The Rugby Football Union has announced the final league positions.

Proposals from the RFU governance committee to conclude the season for those leagues at both professional and community level were yesterday ratified by the RFU Council.

It was agreed that final standings for the Greene King IPA Championship and men’s and women’s community game would be calculated on a best playing record formula maintaining promotion and relegation for those leagues.  The Tyrrells Premier 15s season has been declared null and void as there is no promotion or relegation in this league.

RFU President, Peter Wheeler, said: “We believe that the decisions made provide fair and balanced outcomes for the game and maintain the integrity of the competitions.  We have listened to recommendations from the heart of the game and the approach has been ratified by the RFU Council.

“This has been a difficult decision to make in the most unprecedented of circumstances. There is no single solution that will suit every club, but the approach taken is one that we believe best reflects the nature of league rugby in England.

“With 80% of the season complete for the community game, we believe our approach is fair and the right one for our leagues. We have clubs that are clear league leaders and those who have said they would benefit from relegation to play more meaningful rugby.”

Final league tables will be available on by 6pm, Friday 3 April

17th March 2020

   Following a Management meeting at the club today and having taken into consideration the advice from both Government and RFU advisor’s, we have taken the decision to close Furness Rugby Club until at least 14th April 2020. Further decisions regarding the opening of the club after this date will be taken following further consultations and advice. Please keep an eye on this website for any further information and updates on the impact of the Corona virus on our club. Stay safe.

16th March 2020


Following government advice today, the RFU will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, including club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses.

    Rugby activity includes club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review.

   The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.  

   Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.

   The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.  

Sunday 15th March

  The 200 Club draw took place yesterday. Click here to see the winners.

Friday 13th March

   The Coronavirus is now hitting hard, with nearly all sporting events being called off. So our  International Forecast comes to an abrupt halt, the results from last week will stand, so it is looking like 1 winner for the £200 top prize and probably 4 winners sharing the second prize giving £25 each, all will be sorted after checking.

Wednesday 11th March

  We have decided that the Forecast will end after the Wales v Scotland match Saturday. With three games postponed we have decided that it would be easier to do so, especially as no one knows if or when the postponed matches will be played.

Monday 9th March

 I see on the 6 nations website the France v Ireland game has been postponed, the Ireland v Italy game has already had the this fate and the Italy v England game.

  We are at present deciding whether this will call a halt to the Forecast as at present no one has any idea when the postponed games will be played. The site will be updated as soon as we know what we are to do.

Monday 9th March

Sunday at the club was, as normal a very quite affair until 2 visitors arrived.

 Unfortunately there had been a bad accident on Hollow lane and our ground is the closest. The pilots and doctors quickly made use of our facilities and were on their way again. Just hope the people involved in the accident are well.

Saturday 7th March

This week results and updated league table can be found here.

Wednesday 4th March

 REMEMBER Kick of times are  now 15:00 from Saturday

Monday 24th February For those who did not know, Carlisle Crusaders have now withdrawn from the league. The league tables have been adjusted to show this, with points adjusted to suit.

Sunday 23rd Febuary. Click the Blue RBS badge to download the latest results.

Sunday 9th February

Mallys write up for the Creighton game can be found here.

Friday 7th February

  All the Forecast tickets that we have received have now been entered, giving a total of 797 players this year.

Monday 27th January

  Mally’s write up for the St Benedicts game is here.

Sunday 26th January

  Rhys has taken over the thankless job of typing  the Forecast Tickets into the Spread Sheet, But numbers handed in are even less then last year, so get your completed tickets in ASAP or I can see it being well into next week before he completes them all.  (List up to date so far)

Sunday 19th January

  Mally’s write up for the Egremont game.

Friday 3rd January

   It is with tremendous sadness that the Club has to announce the death of well liked club member Rory McClure on New Years Day. Rory was a former Mayor of the Borough and was a regular spectator at both home and away fixtures. Husband to Wendy and father to Rowen and Cameron he will be sorely missed. RIP old friend.

New Years Day Charity

  Furness 19  Orsted 7

Click Here for a list of raffle prize Donors and Winners

Sunday 15th December

 Mally’s write up for the Workington game

Tuesday 10th September

  The committee and coaches are developing the club 3 year plan as we outlined in the August Newsletter. This plan covers all areas of the club and includes sections on:


Club Management


Playing objectives and plan

Sponsorship and fundraising

Communication plan


We’re interested to hear from all our members, so if you would like to contribute please contact me on or message me on various social media channels




Tuesday 3rd September

   Don’t forget the league season kicks off this Saturday, and what an opener, we take on Hawcoat Park at home, Kicking Off at 15:00. Be there to watch what has always been an enthralling game. Both teams last met in the North Lancs / Cumbria League in the 2014/15 season.

Friday 9th August

   As many are aware we have had problems with dog walkers allowing their dogs to foul the pitches and also youngsters causing damage within the grounds. Gates do not seem to stop any of them so John and Chris have put the following report in the NW Email. Click here to read it.

Want to watch the Furness History.

Click Here

(Be aware this is a 1.3GB download)

(Best watched on a tablet or larger)

To watch a copy of most of the Furness photos, starting as far back as we have photographs based on the Clubs own DVD. Re-mastered by Alan Palmer

Furness August Newsletter

Visitors Book

The Strawberry Grounds

Croslands park Road, Off Abbey Road

Barrow in Furness

Cumbria, LA13 9LA

Tel:- 01229 825226


Founded 1902 Furness Rugby Union Football Club