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Furness Rugby

        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.


Tuesday 26th October



Saturday 13th November – Stand up for Cancer Quiz Night

Saturday 20th November- Furness v Wigton K.O. 2.15PM

Friday 26th November – Artificial / Indoor wreath making 1 -3PM & 7.30 – 9.30PM


Thursday 2nd December – Family Wreath Making 6.30-8.30PM

Friday 3rd December – Wreath making 1 -3PM & 7.30 – 9.30PM

Saturday 4th December – Furness v Upper Eden K.O. 2.15PM

Thursday 9th December – Table Decoration Workshop.

Sunday 19th December – Christmas Carols and more featuring

Ulverston Town Band, 2PM onwards.

Monday 20th December – Thursday 23rd December Inc.

Little Rebels Childrens Christmas Holiday Club

9.30-4.30PM Daily, Booking essential.


To Book Christmas Workshops and Children’s Club Call 07719587014

For all other events and Room Hire Contact the Club

Wednesday 20th October

  If you are looking to pay your seasons membership, please go to “Membership” and follow the instructions from there.

The next Old Farts lunch will be on Saturday 20th November when we play Wigton.

Tickets can be ordered from Roy Cullen (07922 065595)

Monday 18th October

  Click HERE for the latest 200 Club Draw, Drawn yesterday.


Monday 27th September

    Our old friend John Benn’s funeral will take place at 3.15pm on Friday 1st October at Whicham Valley Church, near Silecroft. All are welcome. Afterwards at Millom Rugby Union Club for a celebration of John’s life


Tuesday 21st September

    The club is very sorry to announce the death of former player John Benn, who passed away in his sleep on Sunday night. John played with distinction for Furness having joined the club after starting his career with his local club, Millom. John also represented Cumbria at senior level. Funeral details will be posted when known. RIP old friend.

Friday 20th August

Pre season training times have changed as the season fast approaches. Come down and join us at 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the club.

Friday 6th August

    We’re delighted to announce that club captain Corne Els has been reappointed for the 2021-22 season.

Corne exemplifies the values and work ethic of our team consistently turning in outstanding performances on the pitch and working hard to lead our team. This season will see Corne reach 200 outings for the first team, a tremendous achievement and one we’ll be happy to celebrate with him.

Congratulations Corne

Wednesday 4th August

   Pre season training is up and running with the season only 6 weeks away. If you’re looking to liven up the winter months ahead with some fun games of rugby and an excellent social scene please come along and join us. We play in the Cumbria league and offer a pathway for players over the age of 17 to get involved in representative rugby under the guidance of our fully qualified coaches. If you want to get involved in Rugby Union and are looking for a friendly, ambitious club then drop us a message or just turn up, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

Wednesday 28th July

    Anticipation is building ahead of the second Lions test on Saturday not least because top Furness chefs Karlos and Corne, the Siegfreid and Roy of the kitchen, will be treating us to a hog roast. With many years of spit roasting under their belts it promises to be a day to remember. The club will be open from 2 with food served from about 3.30 onwards. The match kicks off at 5.

Friday 16th July


Click HERE for the New Club Shop

Thursday 8th July

Advance notice of the triumphant return to Furness of top ska punk band Broken 3 Ways on Saturday 30 October with support band to be confirmed. Their gig last Feb will be remembered for a long time by all those who were there. Tickets on sale soon on a first come first served basis. Likely cost £10, with any profit from ticket sales going to Furness Foodbank/Homeless


    Women and girls of Barrow and surrounds, want to get involved in one of the fastest growing sports in the UK?

Women’s rugby is great fun, it gets you active and, like all rugby, it’s good for the soul.

  I’m trying to gauge interest by putting together a 7’s team to represent Furness over the summer.

  So, if you’re 17 or over fancy getting involved, getting fit and having fun please get in touch. If we get enough interest I’ll arrange a training session,


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