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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Tuesday 3rd May

*** Club Dinner ***

   Final call for numbers for the club dinner. Mally would  appreciate it if those who have ordered tickets whether for themselves or others get their money to him as soon as possible as he want’s to try and avoid having to collect money at the door on what will be a very busy night for him and others involved in the organisation of the event


Sunday 1st May

  Click here for Ian’s match report on yesterdays cup game and a few of the other Brannon’s photos.

Saturday 30th April.

***  Cup Semi Final Day ***

  It’s time for all of you “couch potatoes”, ex players, Players and supporters alike to get the the club for the 3 o’clock kick off and support the the lads in their quest for some silverware in our last home game of the season. The weather may not be the best but the Rugby should be good, see you all at the gate.


Wednesday 27th April

   Well  the Cumbria 2 league has now finished with a disappointing number of cry off for a lot of teams. Our 2nds have now finished the season with seven (7) walk overs. The lads managed to travel to ALL of their away matches.  So that was 6 home games missed during the season. Let’s see what next season brings,Then maybe we will have to make the decision stay or move the team elsewhere.

Saturday 23rd April

   The Cumbria 1 results and league tables are here. A few of Col’s photographs from the Cockermouth game can be found here. The updated and adjusted league tables for Cumbria 2 can be found here.

Friday 22nd April


On Wednesday Furness opened its doors to say farewell to one of its players, Lee White. Family and friends turned up to reminisce and have a drink or two, and to see Lee off in style. Well Lee must have been up there smiling on everyone as they managed to drink the club dry of it’s stock of lager by downing over 500 pints of the amber liquid, in less than 5 hours. Not forgetting the other beverages that were also drunk. A fitting farewell to a big hearted Furness Player who like many at the club enjoyed a pint or two.

Wednesday 13th April

   It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the death last weekend of one of our players, Lee White, at the dreadfully young age of 30 . Father of three Lee played with distinction in the second row and at prop (where he took some shifting) for the 1st and A teams until illness got the better of him a few years ago. His untimely death is made all the harder to bear because we all thought that he’d beaten it and was on the road to recovery. I’m sure you’ll all join with me in offering his family our sincere condolences and for those of you who are able to attend, Lee’s funeral service will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 20th April at St Matthews Church, Barrow-in-Furness .

John Mallinson - President Furness RUFC

Monday 11th April

  Mally’s tongue in cheek report on this Moresby game can be found here.

Friday 8th April

   The 2nd team home game against Ambleside has been postponed, as neither club could find anyone to referee the game. The game will be played as a double header next week when we are due to play them at  Galava Park.

Wednesday 6th April

Club Annual Dinner


   On Friday 13th May in the Clubhouse, Club will be open from 6 pm for those who want an early drink, but everyone should be seated by 7:30 pm.

   Tickets are selling well, book them for a table or individually, but do get in touch with Mally on 07958 334607 ASAP to reserve your space.


Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and they must be paid for before the event.

Sunday 27th March

   The Cumbria League tables have just been adjusted to show that Creighton have resigned from the league. Unfortunately this has dropped us from 5th to 7th in the league, we have lost 159 playing points and 10 league points. The updated table can be found here..

  Click here for a few of Col Brannon’s photos from yesterdays game against Windermere. Plus the match report from Ian McAllister

Saturday 26th March

  We have just been informed that Cockermouth beat Moresby 24 - 5. This now gives us a Home draw against Cockermouth in the Semi-Final of the Cumbria League Cup the Date tba.


Wednesday 23rd March

  It’s going to be busy this weekend at Furness with two home games, the rearranged Cup game against Windermere on Friday, and then we should at last see the 2nds play at the Strawberry grounds on Saturday against Carlisle. Come along and support the Blues.

Sunday 13th March

We also had the 200 Club Draw today, the full list of winners is here.

A few of Col Brannons photos from the Millom game are here with  Ian’s match report.

Tuesday 8th March

  Early heads up to for our home game against Millom this week. The kick off time has been brought forward to 1:30. This allows the game to go ahead and finish in time for everyone to get in the clubhouse and watch the England v Wales 6 Nations game. Looks like a good day, be there to enjoy it.

Friday 4th March

    Ignore all of this below, as we have now been informed that Aspatria can not fulfil the fixture

   Well the good weather didn’t last, which leaves our home ground in very poor condition. So as you can see we have arranged for our Seconds to play their home game against Aspatria 2nds on Roose Pioneers 2nd team pitch at Holbeck. Park in Roose Cons car park and go through hole half way down the hedge to the pitch.

Saturday 6th February

   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 we will call on their assistance later in the season as our fixture list becomes more congested.

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.

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Saturday 30th April

Furness 1st 42  Cockermouth  1st  27

(Cumbria League Cup Semi Final)

Club Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday:- Closed     Friday: 19:30 - 23:00

Saturday:-  13:00 - 23:00        Sunday:- 14:00 - 22:00

   A dozen or so of interested parties at Furness have got together and are in the process of kick starting our Junior section back into life.. If you have a child who may be interested or maybe you would like to help out in any small way. Click here and go to the Crusaders page and contact the group to register your interest



The Strawberry Grounds, Croslands Park Road, Off Abbey Road,

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9LA

                                  Tel:- 01229 825226  Email:-    

Furness Rugby Union Football Club Founded 1902