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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Club Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday:- Closed     Friday: 19:30 - 22:00

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

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Sunday 18th November

  Today’s Results and updated League tables can be found here. A few photos can be found here, along with a short write up of the Wifton game.

Tuesday 6th November

Another brilliant Bonfire Night at FRUFC when a packed crowd witnessed the clubs resident pyromaniac Chris Reid weave his pyrotechnic magic once more in a display that lasted a full 30 minutes and proved once again that it's without doubt the best display in the town. Many thanks to all concerned for their efforts before and on the night, ensuring that everything went off without a hitch. Next up at the club England v New Zealand on the big screen this coming Saturday.

Bonfire Night - Monday 5th November

The Strawberry Grounds

Gates Open 6:00 PM - Firework Display Starts 7:00 PM

Family £8 or Adult £3 - Child £2

(Payables At Gates)

Available Hot Dogs, Sweets, Candy Floss, Tea Coffee, and lots more.

Sunday 4th November

Mally’s match report for the Silloth game can be found here.

Tuesday 30th October

As well as our usual BT Sport we now have Sky HD for the next month (up to 27th November) so that all of our members can enjoy the Autumn Internationals LIVE on the BIG screen. Support the club and the teams while enjoying a few pints.

Monday 29th October

   Many thanks to all those who came along on Saturday and supported the Old Fart's lunch. Thanks in particular to Dave Webb who introduced us to his sausage - and what a fine specimen it was too. So much so that our resident sausage master Les While declared himself impressed by its flavour if not by its dimensions! Roy Cullen is hoping to arrange another OF's lunch in the new year which might be more problematical than it sounds given the dearth of home fixtures after the Xmas break.


   Many of you will be aware that the last remaining club trustee, Ken Fisher, sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago at the age of 91. Ken's funeral will take place at St Cuthbert's Church Aldingham at 11.30 on Friday 2 November. Ken's son John has asked that any Furness members wear club ties for the occasion. News has also reached us that another former player, Roy Richardson passed away recently as well. RIP Ken and Roy.


Saturday 20th October

 A short report from Mally can be found here.

Furness 2nds and Cockermouth 2nds

Friday 19th October

 ***Furness 2nds ***

  Hopefully tomorrow should see the long awaited launch of Furness 2nds. Previous attempts have been thwarted for one reason or another, however Saturday will see Cockermouth 1st 15 travel to play Hawcoat Park, also on on the Bus will be their 2nd team who will  be welcomed at the Strawberry Grounds to fulfil this friendly fixture.

   Kick off is 15:00 hours and ALL players are welcome to turn up, I am sure that everyone will get a run out on the day. Let’s fill the clubhouse and give the lads a bit of support.

Sunday 30th September

  Mally’s match report for the Moresby game can be found here.

Sunday 16th September

   Mally’s match report for the Aspatria game can be found here.

Monday 10th September

  2 ½ hours after the previous post - ALL the extra tickets have now been sold. No time to think here. This weekend we were to play Wigton (Away) in the 1st round of the Cup, but as the rules state league games come first, so, this weekends game is now against Aspatria (Away) - the one that was postponed last Saturday.

Monday 10th September

   Les Hall has a few extra tickets for England v South Africa game on Saturday 3rd November at Twickenham. Cost to Members is £105 per ticket. Contact Les Hall ASAP to get your hands on them

Saturday 8th September

  The September 200 Club Draw was held in the Clubhouse today, the lucky winners can be found HERE.

Tuesday 4th September

 The Egremont match report from Mally can be found here.

***  Presidents Lunch  ***

To be held on Saturday 22nd September - Clubhouse Opens 12:30

3 Course Meal with wine


Followed by the Home game against Creighton

Tickets from John Mallinson or 07958 334607

Monday 3rd September

   Here we are yet again the start of the Rugby Season and time to get your Annual Subscriptions paid. If you deal in cash please catch myself or Corne at the weekend, if you want the simplicity of paying with your plastic card click here to go to the membership page and click the Subscription that you are paying. But once again remember for the Ability to apply for RFU International tickets you MUST be a FULL member of the club.

Monday 27th August

  This weekend is the Kick Off for the new season with the 1st team at home to Egremomt, plus, we are attempting to kick start our 2nd team. So players old and new are welcome to join in, but we  still need a bit of visibility, Training is every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 PM so turning up would help or contact our Coach Dai Humphreys to give him your intentions.

Monday 20th August

  We now have the Cup fixtures, as normal we are drawn away the 1st round and if we win that drawn away again in the 2nd   Fixtures have also been arranged for the 2nd team, all of which are arranged on the same list as the 1st's. The 2nd team fixtures are highlighted in yellow. Click here. For the full fixture list

Friday 10th August

  Message from the El presidente -

    3 weeks away from our first game of the season against Egremont (remember they let us down when they failed to turn up for our last home game last season) we are holding a full training session/signing on day/BBQ on Saturday 18 August commencing 2pm. Training will be followed by food and at 5pm you can watch Chelsea v Arsenal on the big screen. With a bit of effort it could be a very good day. Maybe even pay your subs? We will also have pictures of the new kits on show and also ideas on off field gear for pre and post game!

Friday 10th August

  Remember Date for this years AGM.Time to get involved with the Club. Pick Committee Members, Captain etc.

Tuesday 31st June

   At last the fixture list has arrived and can be found here.This is an amalgamation of 2 lists with a few ?? Mark that Im not sure of. But it is the best I can do so far.


Match Ball


What’s on at the Club this Week

Saturday 24th November

Scotland v Argentina _ KO 14:30 (BT & BBC 1)

England v Australia - KO 15:00 (Sky)

Wales v South Africa - KO 17:20 (BBC 2)

Ireland v USA - KO 18:30 (Channel 4)

Sunday 25th November

Leicester Tiger v Saracens - KO 15:00 (BT)

Clermont Auvergne v Lyon - KO16:15  (Sky)

The following Sponsorships are available

please contact the relevant person if you are at all interested.

1. Match Sponsor 1st XV Games - £300 John Mallinson 07958 334607

Buffet for up to 20 in Members Bar prior to KO.

Option to provide Mascot for the game.

Selection and presentation of Home Team Man of the Match

Acknowledgement in programme and PA

2. Match Ball Sponsor 1st XV Game - £50– Rhys Studt – 07766 937127

Free entry to game. Food for 2 and 2 drinks each

Acknowledgement in programme and PA

3. Match Day Programme Advertising - Brian Mitchell 07861 299161

(ALL spaces now taken for this Season)

 Full page programme advert £150 for Season

Half page programme advert £85 for season

4. Ground Advertising Boards £250 (First Year) - John Mallinson 07958 334607

8ft x 3ft Board for 1 year -  (Renewal every year £150)

6. Team Shirt Sponsor

Fulfilled for this season

Contact Chris Reid - 07932 172433 or Rhys Studt – 07766 937127
Founded 1902 Furness Rugby Union Football Club The Strawberry Grounds Croslands Park Road, Off Abbey Road Barrow in Furness Cumbria, LA13 9LA Tel:- 01229 825226 Email:-