Barrow AFC pre season friendlies

Saturday 2 July   Furness Select v Barrow (at Holker Old Boys), 2pm
Friday 8 July         Airbus UK Broughton v Barrow, 7.45pm
Tuesday 12 July         Stockport County v Barrow, 7.45pm
Saturday 16 July         Barrow v Nottingham Forest U21, 3pm
Thursday 21 July         Away game - behind closed doors
Saturday 23 July         Barrow v Carlisle United, 3pm
Tuesday 26 July         Barrow v Accrington Stanley. 7.45pm
Saturday 30 July         Stalybridge Celtic v Barrow, 3pm
Saturday 6 August     National League begins

Bluebirds season tickets available now

People’s Health Trust - Active Communities

This new fund opened last week and offers funding of between £5,000 to £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. Funding is available for communities and not-for-profit groups to make their communities event better places to live.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 13 July 2016

For further details of support and assistance how to apply, visit here

National Pool Lifeguard Course

The course will be held over the last week of the Summer term 2016 at The Park Leisure Centre, Barrow

Course Dates: Monday 18th July to Saturday 23rd July

9.00am to 6pm each day

Exam Date: Saturday 23rd July 2016

Cost: £250 which covers training assessments and course materials.

The RLSS UK NPLQ is not just a qualification it can be a stepping stone into a career within the leisure industry.

Places are limited to 12, taken on a first come first served basis.
Full payment must be made at the time of booking to confirm a place.

Book your place at reception on 871146

Table tennis facility grant schemes open for 2016/17

Table tennis clubs can now apply for grants to improve their facilities as Table Tennis England has opened its Facility Grants process for 2016/17.

The grants cover three areas:

Club Table Grant Scheme
This will fund from one to four tables for clubs specifically wishing to increase participation by introducing new tables in club venue(s). It does not replace old tables.
Final closing date: 1st February 2017.

Club Upgrade Fund
With a maximum award of £10,000, this is to improve facilities currently used for table tennis or that will be used for table tennis through upgrading elements such as lighting, flooring or creating storage to extend space available to table tennis.
Final closing date: 1st September 2016

Dedicated Multi-table Clubs/Facilities Fund
Grants from £20,000 to £100,000 towards extending or building a new facility. Please note, for the 2016/17 year we are working with projects who submitted their expression of interest in 2015/16 as projects must be delivered by 31st March 2017.
Awards for this fund are likely to be committed in the first quarter of the financial year due to the complexity of the projects and length of time they require to be completed.

For more info visit here

How are you?

One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you. Take the new NHS quiz to see how you score.

Start quiz

How Are You is for over 18s only and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional.

Women's rugby league is back in the Furness Area

The women’s game locally really blossomed in the 1990s when several outstanding players were produced and many went on to win GB honours.

Interest in the sport fizzed in recent years, BUT  a dedicated group of volunteers, backed by Barrow Island RL members are now looking to put that right.

They are well on their way to forming a new club, Barrow Ladies RLFC and held their first training session on Island’s Rating Lane home, under floodlights last week.

After putting out an appeal to set up a women’s team, the response has been fantastic.

The club plan to start a ladies team this year and then back-fill the age groups to enable females to continue playing after 12’s.

Barrow Ladies are appealing for help with sponsors and anyone interested in signing up or wanting more information can contact Jenny Doherty on 07881 303907.

Training is held every Tuesday at Barrow Island ARFLC – 6:30 start.

Club Matters - advice and support from Sport England

Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical
resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club.

Sign up now for their monthly webinars     

Friday, 6th May 10:30am – 12noon

Sign up here

Sports Council grant for Furness Gym Club

Sports Council member Councillor Anne Burns visiting the club

Barrow Sports Council recently awarded Furness Gymnastics Club a grant of £579 towards four coaches getting qualifications.  This continues our policy of supporting clubs to keep up to date with the necessary qualifications.  For more information about our grants, visit our funding page.

Only Girls Allowed

with Barrow AFC Community Sports

Only Girls Allowed sessions are on Mondays and Fridays:

Monday evening 6pm to 7pm at Furness College for girls in years 4 to 6

Friday evenings 5pm to 6pm at Furness College for girls in years 1 to 3

The Only Girls Allowed sessions are free.  The project has been funded by The Football Conference Trust, Barrow Borough Sports Council, Inspiring Barrow and Cumbria Community Foundation.  The Project has the aim of encouraging girls and young women to become more physically active through involvement in organised football sessions.

For any information about Barrow AFC Community Initiative, or if you would like to take part in one of their projects, please contact them by email  or call 870458

Furness Firecrackers need new home – Can You Help?

Furness Firecrackers Roller Derby League are still desperately in need of a suitable home venue (10,000sq ft).

Can you help them?

Firecrackers need a smooth floor, typical wooden sports hall type is the best but smooth hard plastic, or concrete is just as good.

Anything rough obviously isn't suitable.

They would be looking at using it 4 - 5 times a week. Room for spectators would be a bonus so they can host home games again but even if they could find somewhere to train on a full track, they could forgo spectator room. Can you offer them somewhere? If you can, please contact Barrow Sports Council or Furness Firecrackers.

Hindpool Tigers donate kit to Malawi

Thanks to Hindpool Tigers who recently have donated 5 rugby kits to our Kits to Malawi Appeal.  The kit will go to one of the poorest areas on the planet. 
Hindpool Tigers Secretary Phil Cubiss and Chair Graham Shaw are seen here presenting the kit to Sports Council secretary Charlotte Whitwell.  

If you club has any spare kit for any sport, we would be happy to have them. 

                     Barrow #thisgirlcan


This Girl Can is a celebration of active women everywhere.  It shows that whatever our size, ability or previous experience, sport can be a fun and enjoyable part of our lives.  

It is a national campaign, developed by Sport England and delivered in partnership with a wide range of organisations.

We've set up a facebook page to celebrate what's happening here in Furness.  It's called Barrow #thisgirlcan   Find out what's happening or post your own success story! 




We can promote your activities - just send us details

If you have any sports activities open to the general public, we can promote them in our weekly email, on What's happening, on our calendar and on facebook.  Our weekly email goes out directly to over 1000 people every week and we have over 2000 friends of Facebook.  So if you've got anything on, we can promote it to hundreds of people for free.  Just email us your activity, the date, time, venue, cost and contact details and we'll do the rest.

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Join us and help to develop sport

We welcome new nominations for members of the Sports Council from local clubs all year round.  So if you want to join us, don't wait for our next AGM.  You can nominate a member now.  Click here to open the nomination form!

If you want to know who we are and what we do, have a look here or ring us on 407575.

Kick it Out aims to remove racism in sport and to increase the participation in sport by the black and minority ethnic community.
Report any incidents of discrimination, abuse or harassment to your local Police on 101    



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Barrow Raiders

Championship 1

v Oxford
Sunday 3 July

Raiders Fan Forum

Barrow AFC

Bluebirds Fan Forum

Bluebirds Trust


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Contact Details

Barrow Sports Council
Nan Tait Centre
Abbey Road
Cumbria LA14 1LG