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 09 December 2019 @ 10:24
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Sunday 8th December

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

Saturday 7th December

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

Sunday 24th November

  Click here for Mallys report from  the Whitehaven Game.

Forthcoming Event - New Years Day

Sunday 10th November

  Mallys write up for Saturdays game against Upper Eden can be found here.

Tuesday 29th October

Mallys’ write up for last Saturdays game against Windermere is here.

Tuesday 1st October

    Click here for Mally’s look at the Egremont game.

Tuesday 24th September

   Click here for Mally’s look at the Wigton 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.

Wednesday 28th August

 The warm up game against Millom has now been cancelled.

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.

  The start of the season is now in sight and the team travel to Millom on Saturday 31st August for a warm up against Millom. The first league game is on the 7th September at home against Hawcoat Park.

Terry Walmsley

It is with great sadness that the club has to announce that James Terence Walmsley (known to us all as Terry) died peacefully on Monday 8th July aged 79. Terry was a regular fixture on the Old Farts bench on Saturday afternoons, which won’t seem quite the same without him. A popular figure with both young and old, he will be missed. RIP old friend.

Terry's family has advised that the funeral will take place at Barrow Crematorium at 11.30 on Friday 19th July and afterwards at Furness Rugby Club. All are invited.

Thursday 13th June

  The Fixture List for the 2019- 2020 season can be found on the main menu under fixtures.

Friday 10th May

  At an SGM held at Penrith last night we were informed “that at present” we were heading for a 14 team Level 8 Cumbria 1 league. This is all dependant on Cheshire, Lancashire  and NE leagues agreeing with what has been noted. If this does not pass then we could be back to square 1. The final meeting between interested parties should be on the 23rd May, still giving time for fixtures to be sorted. The 14 team Cumbria 1 league is looking like this:- Cockermouth, Wigton, Hawcoat Park, Whitehaven, St. Benedicts, Upper Eden, Silloth, Workington, Furness, Windermere, Millom, Carlisle Crusaders, Creighton & Egremont.

Thursday 2nd May

  I will be attending a meeting at Penrith on the 9th May where we will find the format for next season, rumours say we will be back to a Cumbria 1 league with 14 teams involved, but I will inform every one when I find out.

Monday 4th March

 Prior to the Silloth game on Saturday, Cheques were presented to St Marys Hospice and The Bluebell Foundation from the  £1850 raised from the New Years Day game between Furness and Orsted.

What’s on at the Club this Week

Saturday 7th December

Furness 6 - 17 Cockermouth

Ulster Rugby v Harlequins  - KO 15:15

La Rochelle v Glasgow - KO 15:15

Munster v Saracens - KO 17:30

Ospreys v Racing 92 - KO 17:30

Sunday 8th December

Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs - KO 15:15

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