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 10 July 2020 @ 09:50

Friday 10th July

  The Club will be open for socially distanced drinking between the hours of 2 and 6 on Sunday.


Moday 6th July

    Just to keep you all updated, Saturday’s beer garden went very well and the plan is to do it again this coming Saturday. Unfortunately, due to the one way system we have in place it isn’t possible to have people sitting inside the club at the same time. You can however sit outside and hopefully the weather this weekend will be better than last. Gibby, Roy Davies, Alan Dalton and Terry Field had a pleasant afternoon sitting in the club’s kitchen garden!! The good news is that there will be table service in the clubhouse on Sunday when the club will be open at the normal time.


Monday 29th June

    We'd like to welcome you all to our beer garden this weekend, here are some club rules based upon the government guidelines. We have plenty of seating, though It would be great if some of you would kindly bring along some camping chairs and picnic rugs, to help us out whilst we assess the potential demand over coming weeks. Like everyone we are hoping for a change in the weather, we're praying to the Sun Gods! More news to follow this week.

  

COVID-19 GUIDANCE NOTE

These guidance notes are non-exhaustive and more detailed information on Covid-19 can be found on www.gov.uk however it’s hoped that they will provide a useful guideline on how the club will operate and what’s allowed and what isn’t. Club officials will be on hand at all times for any clarification or questions.

• Act responsibly and use common sense at all times – we’re all in this together

• Try and follow the recommended social distancing guidelines at all times and take careful note of, and observe, the signage both inside and outside the clubhouse

• Please observe the one way queuing systems in place for the bar and the ladies toilets - be patient, your time will come!

• Drinks will be served in plastic glasses ( we have extra large Gin balloon glasses). Bottles are allowed.

• Smoking/vaping will only be allowed in the designated smoking/vaping area with strictly no smoking/vaping at tables

• Anyone found bringing their own alcohol into the venue may be asked to leave

• If large groups form they will be required to disperse

• The club has a limited supply of outdoor seating and customers are encouraged to bring their own outdoor chairs/picnic blankets

• Whilst cash will be accepted customers are encouraged to pay by card

• This is a new venture for the club and almost inevitably there will be one or two teething problems - please bear with us – we will do our best to resolve any issues as quickly as possible and with the minimum of fuss

• Remember, we can’t control the weather – if it rains there will be limited space available under the gazebo(s) and in the pitch side stand but social distancing will still need to be observed so space may be at a premium

• Children under the age of 16 will be allowed on the premises until 8pm but only if accompanied by an adult who will be expected to ensure they observe all the protocols in place – failure to do so may result in the child(ren) and adult(s) being asked to leave

• The club is surrounded by residential housing – please respect our neighbours and endeavour to keep noise to a minimum

• The clubhouse and grounds will close at 10pm on Saturdays and 9pm on Sundays – last orders will be called half an hour before closing time and drinks will be removed if not consumed by closing time

• We haven’t got a clue how busy we are going to be, and whilst we’ve got loads of beer in if we sell out then we might have to close early - we don’t want that to happen but then again maybe we do!

• Club social memberships are available to buy for £10 (for a season) which amongst other things means 10% off your bar bills

Other than all that we hope you have a great time.


Friday 12th June

    The 200 Club draw took place in the car park earlier today and the winners are listed below. Due to a combination of Covid 19 and Nat West bank inefficiency in failing to supply a cheque book the winners from the March draw have yet to be paid out. John Mallinson will be calling on Eddie Northcott with the cheques for both draws, 26 in all, for signature in the next few days after which they will be available for collection when the club reopens on 4 July.

 The latest winners can be found here

Thursday 4th June

** Things appear to be slowly returning to some kind of normality **


   The first socially distancing pre season training session got underway yesterday evening with 6 players (maximum allowed) getting some fitness done. We’re recruiting new players and anyone else who wants to make a contribution to our club, so please get in touch with Dai Hunphreys on  (07415 000640) if you’re interested.

All of this will be done within the latest Corona Virus Guidelines

Thursday 2nd April

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


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.


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.


Friday 7th February

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




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The Strawberry Grounds

Croslands park Road, Off Abbey Road

Barrow in Furness

Cumbria, LA13 9LA

Tel:- 01229 825226

Email:- frufc@frufc.net

Founded 1902 Furness Rugby Union Football Club