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 22 January 2020 @ 14:30
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Sunday 19th January

  Mally’s write up for the Egremont game.

Saturday 18th January

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

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

Monday 9th December

   Mally’s write up for the Cockermouth game

Sunday 8th December

  The latest 200 club draw took place in the clubhouse today. Click here to see the winners.

Sunday 24th November

  Click here for Mallys report from  the Whitehaven 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.

What’s on at the Club this Week

Saturday 25th January

Furness v St. Benedicts - KO 14:15

Bristol Bears v Gloucester - KO 15:00

Sunday 26th January

Harlequins v Saracens - KO 15:00

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