Sunday 30th August
It was with great sadness that the Club heard the news of Paul’s untimely death yesterday evening. He will be remembered as a talented stand off or centre, who’s wicked side step and pace mesmerised many an opponent. He entertained the Furness faithful, who admired his skills and athleticism at the Strawberry Grounds.
Despite bravely battling the evils of motor neuron disease, Pauls dry whit and sense of humour shone through. He will be missed by his family and friends.
The thoughts of all at Furness Rugby Club are with his wife Clare and children Finlay and Evelyn
Friday 28th August
Only a few days left to take advantage of the reduced FULL Player Membership, catch me or leave your payment in an envelope for me and of course you can still play by plastic over the Internet by clicking the membership button.
Thursday 20th August
Training will revert back to Tuesday & Thursday from next week -
Next Thursday -
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.
What were you doing Saturday 1st August at Furness
Chris and Miss Cumbria Chris with Barrow Dignitaries Singer Tiffany Southward
Saturday 25th July
The AGM was held last night, with a few surprises, we saw Dave Maguire (President since 2006) hand over the reigns to John Mallinson, we wish him all the best in this new role, as well as the one as Social Sec. Joe Mallinson was elected as 1st Team Captain. Rhys Studt took over the vacant slot as Chairman of Rugby. The full list of members and their roles can be found HERE. Welcome any new committee members see you Monday 3rd August for your first meeting.
A lot of the players at the AGM took up the option of the reduced Membership fee, and all seemed pleased with the free “Barton Townley” Rugby Top. The offer is still on, so don’t miss out.
Thursday 23rd July
It’s that time of the year -
As the saying goes when they’re gone they’re gone.
Monday 13th July
The 1st Round of the Cumbria 2 Cup takes place on 31st October 2015
Egremont 2 v Hawcoat Park 2
Aspatria 2 v Workington 2
Millom 2 v Carlisle 3
Whitehaven 2 v St Benedicts 2
Tuesday 16th June
The draw for the Cumbria League Cup for 2015/16 took place yesterday, shown below
To be played weekend of 29 August 3pm kick off
Egremont vs Millom
Penrith vs Cockermouth
Wigton vs Workington
Keswick vs Carlisle
Kendal vs Moresby
Tuesday 9th June
I have now received the full 1st team fixture list for the 2015-
Saturday 6th June
The 200 Club Draw was held in the Clubhouse this afternoon, click here to see if you are one of the lucky winners. Cheque's will be sent or left in the clubhouse as soon as I can get a 2nd signature on them.
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.
26th May 2015
The Adult Review as we know it was due to start next year but read below and it has gone back another year -
League structure changes -
Further to the RFU Council meeting today, where the Adult Competition Review was discussed, we would like to update you on the following outcome.
While the Adult Competition Review and all its recommendations were passed by Council in June 2014, it was thought prudent to take into account recent feedback. This predominantly concerns 1st XV league and RFU Cup rugby. The Adult Competition Review also made recommendations, which were approved, regarding the organisation of rugby for 2nd and lower XVs, as well as for student competitions and other forms of the game, namely touch and sevens.
As a result of the above, a resolution was passed to delay the implementation of the recommendations of the Adult Competition Review concerning 1st XV league and RFU Cup rugby by 12 months to undertake further consultation, including a detailed club and player survey. With this in mind the revised structured season for 2015/2016, with full details, will be forthcoming shortly.
The RFU Council reiterated their commitment to recommendations concerning 2nd and lower XV rugby, student competitions, sevens and touch to continue to be implemented in accordance with the agreed original timetable.
Sunday 17th May
I am now starting to put together next seasons program, I would welcome any new advertisers that we can get hold of. If you work for someone who you think may want to advertise, be it in the program or a pitch side board, give me a ring with any contact details and I will do the rest.
We are now looking towards the 2015/16 Season
Do you fancy joining or even leading our coaching team.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to show your interest.
Or Contact Chris on 07932 172433
Sunday 29th March
As you all are aware our Forecast Draw has been won, but we must give thanks to all who sold tickets for it, special mention to those who sold more than the average tickets, in Spain (Terry), BAE (Brocky and the Studt’s) Centrica (Les) and locally (Eddie), plus anyone else who I have failed to mention and helped in making this another eventful draw.
Monday 23rd March
The old Farts Logo has been redesigned and added to a Polo shirt, if you want to get hold of one get in touch with the “Grand” “Old Fart” Roy Cullen.
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