What's Happening

New Raiders gear

Barrow Raiders Top Quality Leisure Wear and Accessories For the 2014 Season
Look cool and support the Raiders this summer with our new range of top quality leisure wear.
Through the closed season Barrow Raiders teamed up with ONeills one of the leading manufacturers of sports wear in the UK. Oneills helped us to produce our "18th Man!" 2014 Jerseys, that have proved to be our best seller in over a decade.

With Oneills help we are releasing our 2014 leisure wear to go alongside our playing and replica shirts. Both stylish and of top quality, there's something for everyone from Polo Shirts to Hoody's, and hats to back packs. Check out the new Sublimated Polo Shirts, It looks like the current playing shirt, but in the style of a collared polo shirt, but with no sponsors on, and it has the Barrow Town Crest and the back. A great looking shirt!

Visit the clubs online shop and view further or call in the club shop on Scott St 10am - 4pm Mon to Fri, 10am-12noon Sat. Or call the club shop on 824454 to find out more or reserve your size.

Check out the newly refurbished Barrow Library

Not been to the Library recently?  Why not pop down and have a look.  Barrow Library has just been refurbished.  Its bright and lively and you can even get a brew while you browse. 


Barrow Library has lots of books about sports and health and well being. 

And if they don't have what you want, you can order online.

For more info on Cumbria Libraries, to find a book or to join online visit here

Aqua Max 2014

Aqua Max 2014 at the Park Leisure Centre for Young People with a Disability

Every other Wednesday 6.30 - 7.15pm

April 30

May 14, 28 (whit)
June 11, 25
July 9, 23
Sept 10, 24
Oct 8, 22
Nov 5, 19
Dec 3, 17

Term time £1.80 (carer free)
School holidays free

Island Strollers 10 weeks to a better you!

Furness Firecrackers We Will Block You

Raiders signings

Barrow Raiders are very pleased to announce the signing of Ryan Shaw as a Barrow Player. Ryan was at Warrington and on loan to Barrow for the first part of the season. With his games going extremely well, Barrow’s Director of Rugby Andy Gaffney and Raiders Coach Bobbie Goulding were both incredibly keen to make Ryan a permanent fixture at the club. Ryan has signed a contract till the end of the season.

Raiders and Goulding dealings don’t end there, with Super league player Niall Evalds signing on loan till the end of the season. Niall Evalds is an English professional rugby league player for Salford Red Devils. He is a versatile and very quick player who can play in a choice of position, either, Wing, Fullback or Stand Off.
He made his debut in 2013 against Catalan Dragons where he scored a cracking individual try. He backed this performance up against Leeds Rhinos where he crossed the try line again. Niall has been out on loan to Oldham this season where he has scored 7 tries in his 1st 3 games for them.

Welcome to both players

More kit donated to Malawi appeal

Thanks to Furness Cricket Club for the latest donation to our Malawi appeal.

If you have any full sets of kit for any sport that you don't need, let us know and we'll send them to Malawi. Thanks.

Obliterator Challenge on Sundays

Vacancy Part-time Fitness Instructor (Youth Gym) at the Park Leisure Centre.

Barrow Council is looking for a candidate whose primary role will be to supervise sessions and develop the Youth Gym facility and encourage children aged 8 to 16 to participate in physical activity. The post is offered on a part-time basis of 12 hours per week. The hours of work are 4.00pm to 8.00pm on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during term time and in the school holidays at the earlier time of 12.00pm to 4.00pm.

For more details and and application form visit YourCumbriaJobs

Bendrigg Canoe Club for disabled people/families

Thanks to funding from Sport England, Bendrigg Canoe Club are setting up a Canoe Club for disabled people and their families.

They are holding "come and try it" session this month and next.

For more details check out their website.

Do you wanna dance?

The hunt is on for the best young dance talent to form Cumbria Youth Dance Company for 2014/15.

Auditions for the company take place on Sunday 4th May, 10am - 4pm at The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth.

The audition process will select up to 16 gifted and talented dancers to be Cumbria’s flagship Youth Dance Company for one year.

"The audition is open to all young dancers aged 12-18 years, male and female living in Cumbria," said Lynn Barnes, who co-ordinates the county’s Dance Cumbria project. "We’re looking for spirited young people who have a passion for dance and performance, and who have raw talent that we can help shape."

“The Company has had a fantastic but busy year during 2013/14.  They have performed in Cumbria and at The Lowry in Manchester, visited Edgehill University, worked with Motionhouse Dance Theatre & then watched them perform as part of Mintfest, seen Michael Clark at The Lowry and Hofesh Shecter at Blackpool Grand Theatre, done lots of contemporary technique classes led by Kelly McClelland from the Centre for Advanced Training scheme and they’ve all just submitted their Arts Award Bronze portfolios. As always, we’re really excited to see who this year’s auditions will bring to us.”

Cumbria Youth Dance Company meets for a full day on the first Sunday of each month to create new work and rehearse. The sessions are led by experienced dance leaders and visiting choreographers to ensure that company members have every opportunity to progress to the level they want.  Membership of the Company is £100 for the year which covers each monthly session and most visits out of county.

For more information about the audition and to download an application form, visit Dance Cumbria.  If you are interested in attending the audition you must register in advance with Lynn Barnes on 07584 251352 or email .

Peoples Millions

Apply for the People's Millions for a chance to win £50k to help transform your community 

People's Millions is now open for applications and people across the UK have the chance to win up to £50,000 in Lottery funding to transform lives in their communities.  

This year there are 76 awards of between £20,000 and £50,000 on offer across the UK.

ITV viewers will be able to vote on which local community projects they want to win the Lottery good cause funding when the on-air contest hits TV screens in November.

The competition is open for entries from voluntary and community groups, councils, schools, statutory health bodies and branches of organisations and partnerships.

Entry packs and more information on how to apply are available from the website. The deadline for completed entries is noon on Friday 16th May 2014.


National Pool Lifeguard Course

Park Leisure Centre and Royal Life Saving Society

The course will be held over the Whit Half Term 2014

Course Dates: Saturday 24th May to Thursday 29th May (excluding Bank Holiday Monday 26th May)
9.00am to 6pm each day

Exam Date: Friday 30th May 2014

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.

Book your place at reception at the Park Leisure Centre.  Full payment must be made at the time of booking to confirm a place.

More info here.

Sport England Inspired Facilities

As a result of feedback from previous applicants, Sport England has changed the application process for Inspired Facilities. It is now an open programme which means that you can submit your application as soon as you are ready rather than having to rush to send it in by a specific date.
Decision meetings will then take place twice a year, the first one of these will be in September 2014 when all applications received prior to the 6 June will be assessed. The second will take place in February 2015 for applications received before 3 November. Please note only one application per organisation can be considered at each decision meeting.

For more information visit the Sport England website 

Drop Zone - Active Zone

Drop Zone - Active Zone
Free sports sessions for young people aged 11 years and over.
Fully qualified sports coach and youth workers, delivering a wide range of sports activities.

Monday - Askam Community Centre 8pm - 9pm

Thursday - Dalton Drill Hall 5pm - 6pm

Friday - Furness Academy 7pm - 8pm

For further information, contact drop_zone@btconnect.com

Cumbria Rugby Union Junior Teams Help needed

Cumbria Rugby Union needs some more coaches and managers for the south district under 13s and under 14s.  Training is monthly and alternates between Hawcoat Park and Kirkby.  If you are interested, please contact Gary Holmes.

Zumbathon for the Hospice

Dalton Charter 10k and One Mile Fun Run

Friday 2 May.  Starts 7.15pm (10K) and 7.25pm (Fun Run)

For more info and booking form visit here.

Active Cumbria supports the next generation of talented athletes

Are you a high level sports performer based in Cumbria? Are you looking for additional funding to help meet the ever increasing costs of training and competing? If so the Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund may be able to help you. 

The fund has been re-launched as of the 1st of April to support the county’s most talented athletes.
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund was launched in 2010 as part of the London 2012 Legacy to support Cumbria's most talented athletes.  In 2014 the fund is being supported by Cumbria County Council and Active Cumbria, the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership.

The fund aims to support up to 100 of the county’s most talented athletes with three categories of funding; these being bronze, silver and gold. The bronze level award will see 50 grants of £150 awarded, the silver category will see 40 grants of £300, and 10 athletes will receive the gold level award of £500.

For more details visit here

Get into Golf Beginner courses

It’s never been easier to get started…
Beginner Courses
5 weeks for only £25
Barrow Golf Club

Adult beginners starting Saturday 12th April: 12.00-1.00pm
Ladies starting Wednesday 9th April: 18.00-19.00pm

To book contact Michael Newton on 832121
Or visit here

All sessions are led by PGA professional coaches, equipment will be provided.

Furness Rovers Football for 5 to 7 year olds

The junior section of Furness Rovers F.C. has a fun football session every Sunday morning from 10 to 11 at Furness Rugby Club, Strawberry Field. 

Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 7 (reception to year 2) are welcome to attend.

For more details please contact Dave Bolland on 07702 073369.

Zumba at St Pauls School Hall

Furness Cricket Club Juniors training

Furness Cricket Club is running Junior training sessions at Chetwynde school starting on Sunday 23 March from 11.00am to 1.00pm.
Sessions will be taken by former Cumberland captain Martin Lewis along with other graded coaches.
New and old players of all ages are welcome to come along.
For more information contact the club on 825339

Rugby Union courses in Cumbria

Visit here for a list of upcoming Rugby Union courses in Cumbria.,

Rugby Union Course

UKCC L2 (QBE Funded) Coaching the 15-a-Side Game
1st, 15th & 22nd June 2014
9.00am-5.00pm (All days)
Penrith RUFC
Free of Charge (Fully Funded by QBE) Usually £105/ person
For more detials contact Will Halford 

Walney Fun Run

Sports stars head to Barrow streets

Some of the world’s top cyclists are set to visit Barrow this summer as part of a cycling extravaganza.

Barrow’s streets are set to be shut off and the town will become a huge cycle track.

The event follows hot on the heels of the success of the Tour of Britain, which saw cyclists zipping through the county last September.

The race is set to take place on May 15 the second date in the 10-venue, five-week national Pearl Izumi Tour Series. Barrow is the only venue in the North West this year and it is the first time Cumbria has ever hosted a Pearl Izumi Tour Series event.

More details courtesy of the Evening Mail

Eurocamp 2014

Eurocamp, Barrow - leading the way since 1998.

Residential fee £270.00  Non residential fee £175.00

Eurocamp 2014  4pm Sunday 27 July to 12noon Friday 1 August

Head Coach Dr Laszlo Nemeth: Coach Eduardo Perez : Coach Bill Baddeley : Coach Delme Herriman
Eurocamp is a Residential Coaching Camp, now in it's 17th consecutive year of providing a top class basketball camp experience to players from all over Europe. Eurocamp 2013 was a hugely successful camp with  161 campers in attendence, with 123 of those joining us on a residential basis. The number was up by 15 on the 2012 figures and we have grown from 110 to 161 campers over the last 4 years , further enforcing our opinion that Eurocamp is on the up and up! In 2013 we welcomed players from  Austria and for the first time ever, a contingent from Kuwait- making it a truly International experience.

For more info please visit the Eurocamp website

St Marys Hospice Walk to Remember, Saturday 21 June

Last year 542 ladies signed up to take part in St Mary’s Hospice ladies only Walk to Remember sponsored walk raising £54,000.
This was an amazing achievement but this year, our 25th Anniversary year, we would like to smash that magnificent total.

As we are celebrating 25 years of providing support and care in the community we want to make this year’s walk bigger and better than ever and for this year, we hope you agree, that we have made some exciting changes. 

The day of the walk has been moved to a Saturday, the 21st June. It is hoped that more of you will be able to participate on a weekend day and make this a real family community day.

As last year there are two walks but following our 25th Anniversary theme the Walk to Remember Extra will be a 25k walk (approx. 15 miles) following a new route starting and finishing at our new venue Hawcoat Park in Barrow.  The original Walk to Remember will also start and finish at Hawcoat Park, again following a different route and will be 11k.  Copies of the new routes are available on our website. Both walks will start earlier, leaving the Hawcoat Park at 6pm (25k) and 8pm respectively.  The registration desks will be open from 4pm.

To celebrate our special anniversary we are “for one night only” inviting men to participate in our 25k walk! We hope this will encourage more participants and also families (children must be over the age of 12 to participate).

At Hawcoat Park on the afternoon of the walk we will be organising food stalls and entertainment for all the family and it is hoped that you and your supporters will come along for an afternoon of fun before the walk commences.  A celebratory atmosphere awaits your return with music and refreshments available and the facilities at the sports club, including the bar open to all.

The goody bags this year will contain new Blue T-shirts and other surprises, designed with our 25th anniversary in mind.  So out with the Pink and in with the anniversary Blue!

To register this year you still have the original option to complete the form and post back to us or for our Anniversary year you will now be able to register and pay on line. 

Both walks cost £10 to register – call 01229 580305 to request a registration form or visit the Hospice website to register on-line or download an application form.

We hope you can join us for our longest and biggest walk yet and thank you for your support!

For more information about the Walk to Remember 2014 please contact Sarah Gardner, Events Fundraiser on 580305 or by email  

Parkside Panthers

Join the Parkside Panthers

A local group with an interest in running at all levels.  Friendly & fun!!!
Meet in ALDI car park - not the Park Leisure Centre

Monday 5.15pm
Tuesdays 6.15pm
Thursdays 5:45pm
Friday 4:45

And Saturdays at 2.30 from the Owl sanctuary carpark just opposite Wicks on Park Road
Everyone welcome !!!!!!!!!

Take suitable clothing including trainers and some water for a friendly run.  There are beginners, intermediates and advanced groups so they cater for those that can't run to those that have run for some time.  Find them on Facebook under Parkside Panthers.

Barrow Table Tennis Centre now at Deemon Dance

Now based at Deemon Dance, Park Road

Open to the public on Tuesday nights 6pm to 9pm
• Senior Members £3.00 per hour,
• Junior / Concession members £2.50 per Hour. 
• Senior non-members £3.50 per hour,
• Junior / Concessions non-members £3.00 per hour. 

Membership is available - Senior £5.00 per year - Junior / Concessions 3.00 per year. 
Bats and balls are provided.

Barrow Amateur Boxing Club

Brook Street Gym
Training times
Seniors 17yrs+ 6.30pm Monday & Wednesday & 6.45pm on a Friday
Womens 16yrs+ 5.15pm till 6.30pm Wednesdday
7yrs - 10yrs 6pm till 6.45pm Fridays
11yrs- 16yrs 5.30pm Monday


Furness Flames

Furness Flames have moved their training sessions to Barrow 6th Forum College. Sessions are 6pm to 7pm on Fridays. 

New members are welcome.  If you would like to play for this new emerging and friendly club please contact Angela Phillips on 07809706223 or by email 

The team are seen below in their new kit kindly sponsored by Barrow Borough Sports Council.

Barrow parkrun

Parkrun every Saturday in Barrow Park.  The free run begins at 9am at Barrow Park, meeting at the Park Pavilion at 8.45am. The Barrow parkrun is open to runners aged 8 and above, and is for club runners, occasional athletes and total beginners looking to get fit.

The fact that the run, which takes place entirely within the boundaries of Barrow Park, ends near to the café, is also a reflection of the organisers’ eagerness to try and establish a community and social atmosphere amongst the runners.

The event is not only looking for participants, it is also looking for volunteers, so the event can run smoothly and professionally. 

The event is part funded by the South Cumbria and North Lancashire Athletics Network and part of their remit is to try and get more people feeding into local athletics clubs, in Barrow’s case, Barrow and Furness Striders Athletics Club.

If you would like any further information relating to participating or volunteering, please contact stuart Wallce on 07788 273 034.



Dance Nights at the Forum with Jason Parkinson

Thursday evenings from 9 Jan - 22 May (excluding 10 & 17 April)

Children's Dance Classes
5.30-6pm Infant Dance Zone £3
4-6 year olds. A fun introduction to dance

6pm-7pm Childrens Dance Zone £4
6-12 year olds. Come and learn all the latest Dance and Cheerleeding moves and routines.

7.15 Absolute Beginners - £5 each £7 per evening
Adults Dance Classes
All new Absolute Beginners Dance Class
Over the next few weeks we will take through the basics of Salsa, Rock ‘n’Roll , Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Quickstep, Samba and many more. If you want a new lease of life and loads of fun this is the class for you.

8pm Strictly Ballroom & Latin Class - £5 each £7 per evening
This class is for those who have danced before and know there way around the dance floor and are ready for the next level.

8.45pm Hot Salsa class - £5 each £7 per evening
Again, for those who have mastered the basic steps of this fun Latin dance and are ready for a challenge.

All classes every Thursday and are taken by former British dance champion Jason Parkinson. His classes have been described as ‘great fun’ and ‘fantastic’. This has led to him being voted one of the North’s best dance teachers.

For more information, visit the Forum website

Walney Wind Cheetahs Winter Programme

Starting point Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Sunday – Roose Cons (meet in the Car Park) … 9.45am for a 10.00am start.
Monday – ABP Ports (meet Waterfront 2nd roundabout - see below) … 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start.
Tuesday – Dock Museum (meet in the Car Park) … 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start.
Wednesday - ABP Ports (meet Waterfront 2nd roundabout) 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start.
Saturday – Barrow parkrun (meet at the bandstand in Barrow Park) … 8.45am for a 9.00am start.

ABP Ports 2nd roundabout.

From Walney - glorious windy home of the Wind Cheetahs.
Turn right at the Walney Bridge roundabout and towards the main part of Barrow Island.
Turn right at Michaelson Rd roundabout and continue straight on to the new Waterfront Road.
Go to the2nd roundabout at the bottom of the hill.
There is a seating and pedestrian area at this roundabout.
This is where we will meet.

From the mainland - go over the bridge at Michaelson Road and go straight on past the roundabout until you see a load of Walney Wind Cheetahs.

Duddon Dragons

Parkside Panthers also have another running group at Askam.  Its called Duddon Dragons.
They meet on a Friday at 5:45, and a Sunday at 4:45 at the Duddon Sports Club (K-Shoe Club)

 Everyone welcome.

Please take suitable clothing including trainers and some water.  There are beginners, intermediates and advanced groups so they cater for those that can't run to those that have run for some time.  Find them on Facebook under Parkside Panthers.

Furness Academy Sports Facilities

Price List for Hire 2013/2014


Term time Weekdays      6-10pm
Term time Weekends      9am-5pm
Weekdays  in  holidays   9am-5pm
3G pitch  £35 per hour 
Football Pitch £15 per hour 
Rugby Pitch £15 per hour 
Other field use £15 per hour 
Tennis Court (per court) £15 per hour 
Changing Facilities The above rates do not include access to changing and toilets. Changing is a £10 flat rate charge on top if required. 


Term time Weekdays      6-10pm
Term time Weekends      9am-5pm
Weekdays  in  holidays   9am-5pm
Main Sports Hall   £25 per hour
Activity Sports Hall £20 per hour
Dance Studio £15 per hour

Changing Facilities Included in the above rates

Lettings are for a minimum of one hour in hourly slots, commencing on the hour. You must have left the premised by the end of your hire period. Cancellations require 7 days advance notice in writing.
How to book
Please call Reception on 01229 484270 between 12.30 and 5pm on weekdays to make a booking, or email

Download a copy of the list here.

How to pay
You can pay your invoice by:
• Cash – at the reception desk weekdays between 9am and 4pm.
• Cheques payable to ‘Furness Academy’ with details of the club and invoice number written on the back.
• Credit Card/Parentpay – please contact the Academy by email or call the finance office to arrange to have an account set up then payments can be made  by telephone or on-line.

Sports Science support needed

Active Cumbria has received requests from several County Sports Associations requiring sports science support for their Talent Development pathways within the county.

Are you a fitness coach?
Are you a strength & conditioning coach?
Are you a sports psychologist?
Are you a nutritionist?
Are you a video analyst?

If you have expertise and experience within any of these disciplines and would like to get involved please contact Richard Metcalf, Active Cumbria Coach Development Officer on 07824569613 or by email.

Alternatively if you know of anyone with these skills please pass on the information, or circulate around your networks.

Thanks for your anticipated support.

Back to Netball on Fridays

Haven't played netball since you left school?  Would like to play to keep fit but without the commitment of joining a team?

Back to Netball sessions are ideal for you!   

Friday evenings in term time at Hoops.  6.45pm to 7.45 pm.  £2.50. 

For more information, please contact Andrea on 07703324979 or by email


Volunteer opportunity Furness Wildcats Wheelchair Sports Club

On Mondays we have a really successful wheelchair sports club at Hoops Basketball Centre for young people with a disability.

We need help putting the wheelchairs together every week before the session; help supporting the young people to play various sorts; and help taking the chairs apart again and putting them back in storage.
It's rewarding and good fun!  It's great experience for any students who hope to work with young people, people with disabilities or in sport. 

We've had lots of volunteers in the last few years but most of them have moved on the university so we need some more help.

The sessions are every Monday in term time from 5.30pm to 6.30p.  The chairs need to be ready for 5.30pm so we need help from 5pm to about 6.45pm.

If you can help, please just turn up and ask for Nicola or Paula or ring Nicola on 07776348687 for more details.

If you want to help, you would need to complete a DBS (formerly CRB) form.

Community Sport Activation Fund

Sport England has announced that its £40 million Community Sport Activation Fund grant scheme will re-open for applications on the 11th November 2013.

Through the Community Sport Activation Fund grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 will be available to sports clubs, schools, local authorities and other not for profit rganisations to support grassroots sports activities at a very local level. The types of activities that can be funded include:

• Activities reflecting a broad range of sports
• Informal opportunities which could lead to regular participation
• Multi-sport activities which provide people with a range of choices and
opportunities to suit them
• Family orientated activities with a focus on 14 plus age group
• Local activator roles that focus on directly organising and delivering new
opportunities for participation.

For more information, visit the Sport England website

Hawcoat Park Sports and Social Club Unity Lottery

Hawcoat Park Sports and Social Club would like to announce a new funding strategy the Unity Lottery. The club is hoping that members and well wishers will sign up to become members of this lottery to help generate funds for our club.

You can win prizes from £5 to £25,000 each week. Further information can be found here.

Out target is to get 2000 people to sign up to the lottery by the end of 2013. This lottery is open to members, family, friends, work colleagues, well wishers and supporters of Hawcoat Park, in short everyone.

Kit for Malawi appeal (and old mobiles.....)

Over the last few years, we have been pleased to help the people of Malawi by sending them your surplus sports kit.  These have been greatly appreciated.

If you have any surplus full team strips for any sport, we would love to give them a good home in Malawi.   

So if you are getting a new strip for next season, give your old kit a good home!  If you can help, give us a ring on 407575 or 407319 or drop us an email.

Not very sporty but also useful, our visitors from Malawi would appreciate the donation of any old mobile phones.  They don't have a national telephone grid like we take for granted so mobiles are an essential way to communicate. 

Your old mobile may be embarrassingly old fashioned and uncool but don't throw it away.  Instead, drop it off for Barrow Sports Council at the Nan Tait Centre.  If that's a bit out of the way, get in touch and we'll arrange the most convenient way for us to pick it up.

The latest donation from Furness is 5 kits and 40 phones.  These are being shipped shortly.  Thanks.

Walney School lettings facilities

Walney School currently have a Gymnasium, School Hall, and Hard Court available to rent for a variety of Sports activities.  Available for Community and Commercial use throughout the school term (public liability insurance applies).

For further details and slots available, please contact Mrs Roden at Walney School on 471528 or by email.

Barrow RespectAbility New activities for over 50s

Taking place at Age UK Barrow & District, Lakeland House, Abbey Road, Barrow.

Age UK’s RespectAbility Project supports Barrow residents aged 50+ to learn new skills, share ideas, and make new friends.

• Tai Chi class – starts Wednesday 4th September, 12noon-1pm, £3 admission

• Dancercise Class – starts Friday 6th September, 10am-11am, £3 admission

• FREE Computer Courses – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm

• FREE Walking Group – Fridays, 11am-12noon

Booking essential call 831425.  

Follow the RespectAbility Blog for more information and view the full monthly activity programme,

More new activities and opportunities coming soon!


Advice and support to community groups and sports clubs

NCVO is a national organisation which provides advice, support and training to community groups - including amateur sports clubs. 

Their website has hundreds of pages covering a wide range of advice and support topics that are written by specialist teams and industry experts.  If you are planning ahread or struggling to keep up with day to day activities, it's well worth a look.   

GB Bootcamps & Personal Training....

Fitness, Fun & Friendship.....
Want to get fit and have fun in the great outdoors? Every session is open to any age, sex or fitness level. We train in all weather, come rain or shine. Costs are £5 per hour long Bootcamp workout. Sessions are available weekday evenings or weekends at various outdoor locations around the Barrow area.
For more info call Gareth on 07528 472213,
email on garethbrownson@sky.com
or visit our Facebook Page: GB Bootcamps

Free Heartstart training at Barrow Fire Station

This free 2 hour session could give you the skills to try and save another person's life.  The course deals with:
  • general care of a casualty including the procedure for obtaining help
  • dealing with an unconscious casualty
  • giving rescue breaths
  • performing CPR
  • dealing with choking
  • dealing with serious bleeding
  • dealing with a suspected heart attack casualty
  • familiarisation of a defibrillator
To book a place for yourself or to arrange a session for your club call Barrow Fire Station on 407800 or drop them an email

Barrow Jiu-jitsu Club

DARE Dance Classes

All classes are held at DARE Dance Studio, 104 Abbey Road next door to Duke of Edinburgh Hotel.

Mix it up MONDAYS:
4:00-4:45 Wriggle n Jiggle Infants £1.20
5:00-6:00 Jumpstart Juniors £1.20
6:00-8:00 Contemporary/Jazz Youth Dance £3.00 per class or £5 for Monday and Friday

Just for Fun FRIDAYS:
4:00-4:45 Wriggle n Jiggle Infants £1.20
5:00-6:00 Jumpstart Juniors £1.20
6:00-8:00 Youth StreetDance £3.00 per class or £5 for Monday & Friday

Call us on 833228 to book your places

Deemon Performance Academy

Professional training in Musical Theatre, Dance and Voice
The Dance Studios are also available to rent for a variety of different activities.
Deemon Dance Studio
Park Road
Barrow In Furness
LA14 4EQ
01229 830195
For further details, please contact: Emma Fawcett 07725606829
email deemonacademy@hotmail.co.uk


Come and try hockey

@ South Lakes Hockey Club
Junior Hockey Training

Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm

@ Ulverston Leisure Centre, Priory Road, Ulverston

£1.50 per week. First session free

Sticks provided. Contact Margaret Mawdsley

on 07786910388 or 01229 581918 for more details

Rounders toolkit

Whether you just want to play for fun or get others involved in playing rounders - this toolkit will give you everything you need to know to get started.

Whether you just want to play for fun or get others involved in playing rounders - this toolkit will give you everything you need to know to get started.

Details of the 2013 Furness Women's Rounders League coming soon! 

Furness Firecrackers

Roll on up!!!

Furness Firecrackers - Roller Derby League are looking for women over 18 to help build a bout-tastic team! Roller Derby is the world's fastest growing contact sport and offers everything in terms of fitness and fun!

We train three times a week - twice on skates (quad skates) and once off-skates.

Want to know more?  Check out our Website  or drop us an email 

Furness Multicultural Forum Women's Dance Classes

Tuesdays 10.30am to 11.30am at the Dare Dance, Cooks Studio, 104 Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness

Please don't miss the Multicultural Women's Dance Classes it is free and everyone is welcome.  Lauren from Dare Dance is the teacher and we learn lots of new moves.

Chair Exercise Sessions

Run by Ruth McDonald - Parish Nurse, Ida Ferguson - Physiotherapist and Helen Wallace - Physiotherapist who are all chair exercise leaders with an approved Level 2 qualification. 
Children's Centre, Greengate Street
Tuesdays 1.30 -3pm (free of charge, inc. tea/coffee)

Askam Methodist Church
Fortnightly Fridays 1 -2.30 PM (£1.50, inc. tea/coffee)

This type of exercise programme is recommended for people with limited mobility or who are chair bound  themselves.
The aims of the exercise sessions are to :
Improve posture                  
Strengthen important muscle groups
Improve performance of daily activities ( getting in/out of bath)
Promote circulation     
Promote sense of rhythm
Improve coordination and balance   
Increase daily activity level
Increase interaction with others (have fun)
Ring 07796645247 for more information