Hindpool Rugby Club, Duke Street
Monday 9 December 7pm to 9pm (free of charge)
For more details contact Terry Barker on email
Interested in a game of rounders? Want to join a team or perhaps you already have a team and want to join the League?
The League meets each Tuesday evening 6.30 – 8.30 May to July on St Bernard’s sports fields.
There is a small registration fee of £20 and an £18 match fee for first fixture (total of £38 per team).
Are you interested in a being a walk leader? It's fun way to keep healthy, support your community and make new friends.
Cumbria CVS is holding a training day for new and existing walk leaders at the their office in Hartington Street, Barrow. The session is on Tuesday 10 December from 10am to 3.30pm.
If you are interested, contact Richard Scott by email or ring 813497 or 07519 849 564
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.
Sunday, February 16: North Wales Crusaders v Barrow Raiders (2.30pm).
Sunday, February 23: Barrow Raiders v Leigh Centurions (2pm).
Sunday, March 2: Sheffield Eagles v Barrow Raiders (2pm).
Sunday, March 9: Barrow Raiders v Workington Town (3pm).
Saturday/Sunday, March 15/16: Tetley’s Challenge Cup Round Three.
Sunday, March 23: Swinton Lions v Barrow Raiders (kick-off TBC).
Sunday, March 30: Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders (3pm).
Saturday/Sunday, April 5/6: Tetley’s Challenge Cup Round Four.
Sunday, April 13: Barrow Raiders v Featherstone Rovers (3pm).
Friday, April 18: Barrow Raiders v Halifax (3pm).
Saturday/Sunday, April 26/27: Tetley’s Challenge Cup Round Five.
Sunday, May 4: Doncaster v Barrow Raiders (3pm).
Sunday, May 11: Barrow Raiders v Batley Bulldogs (3pm).
Sunday, May 18: Barrow Raiders v Dewsbury Rams (3pm).
Sunday, May 25: Keighley Cougars v Barrow Raiders (3pm).
Sunday, June 1: Barrow Raiders v Rochdale Hornets (3pm).
Sunday, June 8: Barrow Raiders v Doncaster (3pm).
Sunday, June 15: Leigh Centurions v Barrow Raiders (kick-off TBC).
Sunday, June 22: Barrow Raiders v Swinton Lions (3pm).
Sunday, June 29: Batley Bulldogs v Barrow Raiders (2pm).
Sunday, July 6: Barrow Raiders v Whitehaven (3pm).
Sunday, July 13: Rochdale Hornets v Barrow Raiders (3pm).
Sunday, July 20: Barrow Raiders v Sheffield Eagles (3pm).
Sunday, July 27: Dewsbury Rams v Barrow Raiders (3pm).
Sunday, August 3: Featherstone Rovers v Barrow Raiders (3pm).
Sunday, August 10: Barrow Raiders v Keighley Cougars (3pm).
Sunday, August 17: Workington Town v Barrow Raiders (3pm).
Sunday, August 31: Barrow Raiders v North Wales Crusaders (3pm).
Sunday, September 7: Halifax v Barrow Raiders (3pm).
Saturday/Sunday, September 13/14: Championship play-offs start.
Sunday, October 5: Championship Grand Final.
Barrow Raiders v Keighley Cougars
Sunday 19th January 2014 2pm
First chance to see the 2014 squad in action.
First chance to see your 18th man shirt running out on the pitch.
First chance to get behind the Raiders!
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
Furness Flames have moved their training sessions to the new Furness Academy Sports Hall. Sessions are 7pm to 8pm 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.
DASH @ Dowdales
Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd Jan 10am – 3pm (2 days)
Onside Sports Coaching would like to offer the opportunity for girls and boys of all abilities in Reception to year 6 to attend Soccer Camps delivered by Qualified FA Coaches to be held DASH @ Dowdales
£12 per day
More details and application form here
Lancashire FA are running a Referees course on Sundays 5th and 12th January 9am to 4pm at Crooklands Casuals Football Club in Dalton.
Subsidies available! For bookings and further info contact Tony Callister on 07789773122 or by email
The North-West Evening Mail in association with Pulse Soccer & Fitness would like to invite you to enter a 5 a side football tournament.
More details and entry form here.
Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has launched a Commissioner’s Community Fund.
The fund is available to neighbourhood or community groups whose activities or projects support the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.
Charities, voluntary groups and community groups are invited to apply for up to £10,000 to help fund projects that engage in initiatives and interventions to reduce crime and tackle anti-social behaviour.
Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes said: “The Community Fund is an excellent opportunity for community groups, charities and voluntary groups to come forward to receive funding for the work that they are doing which supports my Police and Crime Plan.
“The Police and Crime Plan sets out the strategic priorities for policing in the County and has been influenced by what members of the public have told me as areas where they want the police to focus.
“I have set aside £100,000 a year over the next four years as I am firmly committed to local communities being the right place to provide solutions to local issues.”
For further information about the Commissioner’s Community fund and details of how to apply, please visit here or ring 01768 217734. The closing date for applications is January 20, 2014.
There are two remaining walks in 2013, both taking the 1010 train north out of Barrow:
On Tuesday 19th November, starting 1035 from Green Road station and finishing 1330 at Millom station, taking in the coast all the way to Haverigg and back to Millom. All welcome, free, no booking required.
Tuesday 17th December, start 1039 from Foxfield Station, following the old Coniston line as far as Woodland, then back to Beswicks’ in Broughton for light lunch £8.00 per head, booking is required. Return to Foxfield station for return train to Barrow.
A full programme of monthly 2-3 hour walks will run in 2014, changing the day to the first Thursday of each month. Each walk has been mapped out using every station between Grange and Millom. The walks are about 5 miles, taking up to 3 hours and can be over rough ground, occasionally very wet underfoot. Most walks end in the vicinity of an agreeable place to eat and drink. New walkers will be made very welcome.
2nd January Millom – Haverigg- Millom
6th February Roose-Barrow Dock Museum
6th March Foxfield – Broughton-Foxfield
3rd April Kents Bank-Grange
1st May Ulverston- Conishead- Canal Foot-Ulverston
5th June Barrow-Sandscale-Channelside-Barrow
3rd July Askam-Kirkby
7th August Grange-Hamsfell- Kents Bank
4th September Cark-Cartmel-Holker Hall-Cark
2nd October Green Road-Brockwood Hall-Green Road
6th November Dalton-Furness Abbey-Roose
4th December Kirkby-Broughton-Foxfield
The first named will be the station where the walk begins, the last named where it ends. Assuming the timetable does not change for 2014, the walk start time coincides with the arrival of the 1010 train from Barrow. On 5th June the walk will begin from Barrow station at 1010. Trains set off from Barrow in both directions within a minute (or two) of 1010am.
A printable version of the 2014 programme will be available soon. Any enquiries to Richard Scott by email or ring 813497 or 07519 849 564.
Barrow Raiders are incredibly pleased to announce the signing of St Helens half back Dominic Speakman
Dom played for Saints last season during Roby's injury spell. Dom also played for England academy.
Saints offered him new contract but he wanted to play more regularly and showcase his talents.
He has an old head on young shoulders and is a very big signing for us. Dominic is a quality player and with Cammy and Mossop linking up with give us a real attacking edge!!
Well done new coach Anthony Murray and rugby director Andy Gaffney for sealing this deal!
Welcome to Barrow Raiders Dominic!
Coaching, games, prizes. For girls and boys in school years 1 to 9. Beginners very welcome.
Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 December £20 10am - 12.30pm daily
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.
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.
Well done John Tormey who represented England in the AMA European Championship in Sheffield last week. Below is John with his cheque from Barrow Sports Council.
The competition was huge with 1,400 competitors from 32 countries and in John's category there were fifty young competitors. John, who won silver medal at the AMA International Championships earlier this year, performed fantastically well but missed out on medal this time, his category being won by friend and fellow England team mate, Sam Collinson from South Yorkshire.
Barrow Raiders continue to build the 2014 squad. The latest signing is Aaron Lloyd from Leigh. Aaron is 20 yrs old and is already very impressive. He plays at hooker but is versatile playing at stand off at times.
Great ball in hand, good vision and speed around the play the ball.
New coach Anthony Murrays had his eye on Aaron for some time, watching his progress to a great player. Raiders see a lot of potential in this lad.
Welcome aboard Aaron,
Barrow Sports Council recently awarded a grant to 9 year old Emily Spence. After gaining a silver medal in the national championships, Emily represented England in the AMA European Championships in Sheffield. Well done Emily.
The junior section of Furness Rovers F.C. has a fun indoor football session every Sunday morning from 10 to 11 at Barrow Sixth Form. 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
Below are the up coming Barrow AFC Performance Centre fixtures.
The Under 18s are currently top of the Lancashire FA Floodlit League, having beaten Macclesfield Town 6-3, Burnley United 2-1 and drawing 0-0 against Accrington and Rossendale College on Monday night.
Sunday 27th October:
Barrow AFC U11 v Barrow & District League U11 : 11.00, Holker Street
Tuesday 29th October:
Barrow AFC U14 v Kendal Town U14: 6.00, Holker Street
Thursday 31st October:
Barrow AFC U16 v Kendal Town U16: 6.00, Holker Street;
Kendal Town U13 v Barrow AFC U13 6.00, Parkside Road, Kendal
Wednesday 6th November:
Barrow AFC U11 v Kendal Town U11: 6.00, Holker Street
Thursday 7th November:
Barrow AFC U12 v Kendal Town U12: 6.30, Furness College 3G
Sunday 10th November:
Barrow AFC U13 v Barrow & District League U14: 11.00, Furness College 3G
Barrow AFC U16 v Barrow & District League U16, 12.45, Furness College 3G
Thursday 14th November:
Barrow AFC U12 v Barrow & District League U13: 6.30, Furness College 3G
Sunday 17th November:
Barrow AFC U14 v Barrow & District League U15, 11.00, Holker Street
Barrow AFC U15 v Barrow & District League U16, 1.00 - may be later depending on Holker Old Boys U16 Lancashire Cup outcome.
Monday 25th November:
Barrow AFC U18 v AFC Darwen U18, 7.30pm, Holker Street
Barrow Raiders News Release
Barrow Raiders are very pleased to announce the signing of former Whitehaven player Matty Palmer. A versatile player who fits in well as a quick second rower or a strong centre. Matty has signed on a 1 year deal.
He signed his contract at the Barrow Raiders Indian Banquet night held at the MR Elephant Indian Restaurant on Friday night. Matty’s signing was the icing on the cake of what was a great social event for the Raiders rugby fans who attended the event.
Big thanks to all who came and made it a brilliant and successful night for all. Also Barrow Raiders would like to thank the beautiful and very talented Tiffany Southwood, who, hot on the heels of her South Cumbria talent show success provided the entertainment on the night.
Welcome to Craven Park Matty
D.A.S.H @ Dowdales offers a range of activities which are fun for the whole family.
The top of the range facilities are used by clubs and casual players alike.
So if you want to play a friendly game of badminton or get your friends together for a competitive game of football, then D.A.S.H is the place to be.
For bookings and enquires, please call 01229 469800 or email
Indoor facilities with seated viewing area
4 Badminton court size sports hall with wooden floor. Markings for badminton, netball, basketball, volleyball, mini tennis, indoor cricket nets, indoor athletics training and 5-a-side football.
Classroom with whiteboard and projector for use as meeting/conference room.
Changing rooms and assisted changing rooms with full facilities.
First Aid room.
Floodlit outdoor area. Large courtmaster tarmac area with markings for tennis - 4 courts, netball - 3 courts and 5-a-side football - 2 pitches
McDonald’s KickStart Grants Opens Last Round of 2013
MacDonalds has launched Round Four of its small grant scheme for community football in the UK.
Community football clubs have from now until 31 December 2013 to apply for one-off cash grants of between £500 and £2,500 to help support, grow or develop their players and the community . There is a total budget of £18,750 in each quarter so the competition is rather keen for this funding.
To be eligible, community football clubs must be recognised by their national FA and have at least one team at or below junior (U18) level. Individuals may apply on behalf of a club as long as they are over 18 and involved with the club at some level, such as a coach, volunteer or parent.
The funding can be used for anything which will help the club support, grow or develop its players and the community, including:
* Club facilities.
* Grounds-keeping tools.
* Training courses.
* Pitch hire.
* Washing machines.
Funding cannot be used for advertising and promotions, fundraisers, kit and team wear, club trips and tours, holiday training camps, club personnel wages or expenses such as fuel. Grants will not be awarded for any work that has already taken place or will take place before the grant has been awarded.
Applications should be made using the online form which can be found on the McDonalds website The deadline for Round 4 applications is 31 December 2013.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 28 days of the application period.
Please note change of 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.
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.
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 Leigh Kells 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.
British Cycling’s world-leading GB Para-cycling team has today launched a talent identification drive to find new female Paralympic champions for the Rio 2016 and Toyko 2020 Paralympic Games.
The drive, aimed at filling the potential medal gaps that currently exist among the current female para-cycling squad, is being backed by Paralympic medallist, Karen Darke.
UK-passport holding sporty women and girls with a desire to be the world’s best are being invited to contact British Cycling. Talent Assessment events will take place in October.
British Cycling is looking for women across all para-cycling classifications – from those with a minor or major impairment to a limb, to those who are visually impaired or have spinal injuries. Amputees or women with cerebral palsy are also encouraged to get in touch.
London 2012 Paralympic silver medallist, Karen Darke, said:
“There is no better feeling than being on a podium at a Paralympic Games and feeling an immense sense of pride and achievement at being crowned the world’s best. With a commitment and drive to succeed at the highest level, a structured programme and a great team behind you, there really is no limit to what can be done and I’d advise all sporty women and girls out there to dream big. There is nothing to lose in applying to British Cycling and so, so much to be gained.”
British Cycling’s Paralympic Talent and Development Manager, Harriet Gordon, said:
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for women and girls with an impairment to see if they’ve got what it takes to be part of a Gold medal winning programme for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.
“We’re the best para-cycling nation in the world and I’d strongly recommend that sporty women get in touch. We’re especially keen to hear from women who competed in sport before an accident and might be ready to give it another shot. Similarly, friends or family members of women with potential are invited to get in touch to put them forward. In just three years time in Rio it could just turn out to be the best decision they’ve ever made.”
Seventeen year old Sophie Thornhill from Stockport is a visually impaired cyclist who joined the Paralympic Development Programme in May 2013. She is piloted by Megan Boyd who she met through her local cycling club. Thornhill said:
“I was born with Oculocutaneous albinism which basically means I’ve got about 10% of my sight. My ultimate goal is to compete at the Paralympics in Rio, but I’d also like to go to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year. This year, my target is the National Track Championships. I’d like to get a couple of National titles.”
The GB Para-cycling team is looking for women and girls who meet the following criteria:
o Aged 16+
o An existing UK Passport holder (or being eligible for one)
o A sporty background (although not necessarily at national level)
o The team is looking for women and girls across all para-cyling classifications including those who are visually impaired, lower limb amputees (single or double, above or below knee), cerebral palsy, spinal injuries, minor impairments (such as mild impairment to one arm, moderate impairment to one leg, loss of part of the arm).
o A desire and determination to be the world’s best
o Ability to commit to the programme
Women and girls who meet the criteria should email the GB Paracycling team with their name, phone number, and a brief description of their impairment. The GB Para-cycling Team will then gather further information and those who fit the bill will be invited to a Talent Assessment event. No prior experience of riding on a velodrome track is necessary.
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.
Thursdays up to 12 December ...
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 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.
with Barrow AFC Community Initiative
Walney Mill Lane Muga
6pm - 7pm
23rd September for 12 weeks
Hindpool Urban Park
6pm - 7pm
25th September for 12 weeks
any more info please ring Marc 01229 472543
Funded by Barrow Borough Sports Council
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!
Sport England’s Club Leaders programme is there to help with the business side of things. It provides free support in the form of online modules, toolkits and seminars which cover a range of topics from marketing to tax obligations.
It's free so why not take a few minutes to register here and see what help is available?
Furness Flames Netball Club are looking for players for the coming Winter Season.
If you would like to play for an emerging and friendly club please contact Angela Phillips on 07809706223
or by email.
Training is every Friday 5.45pm - 6.45pm at Hoops Basketball Centre, Barrow. League matches take place Monday evenings from late September
Furness Cavaliers are looking for new players for their under 8's team (year 3).
For details please ring Andy Tomkins on 07584193347 or Andy Hoyland on 07896591942.
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.
‘Yoga for Athletes’ (and aspiring athletes as well as suitable for general yoga & physical conditioning)
Wednesday evenings 7.30-9pm Lindal village hall, Furness, Cumbria £7.50
The benefits of incuding a Yoga routine for athletes at elite or club level or for those for whom sport is simply a keep fit routine
1. Improved Strength: Routine and consistent practice of the various yoga asanas (poses or postures) will help build strength and improve lean muscle mass.
2. Balance: Through a consistent yoga practice, coordination and balance will improve immensely.
3. Flexibility: Yoga improves joint and muscular flexibility, which is crucial to the body’s overall structural soundness. Enhanced joint and muscle pliancy translates to greater range of motion, or an increase in the performance latitude for a particular movement or series of movements.
4. Mental Control: The physical benefits of yoga for the athlete are huge. But they’re nothing in comparison to the psycho emotional benefits.
For information about this and other courses, visit here
Golf is one of very few sports that can be played by people of all ages and abilities, providing players with health benefits, opportunities to develop personal skills and of course, to have fun
If you collect 3 names, you can claim 2 FREE golf lessons with the Barrow Golf Club Professional
If you, your family or friends are interested in taking up this excellent offer, please Barrow Golf Club on 01229 825444 for an information pack
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 email@example.com
or visit our Facebook Page: GB Bootcamps
Are you interested in playing Tennis or Badminton without joining a club?
DASH @ Dowdales have top of the range facilities that are available for you and your friends to come and enjoy in the evenings or during the day on a Saturday.
Main reception opening times are 5pm - 9pm every weekday evening and 8:30am - 4:30pm on Saturdays.
For Bookings and Enquires
Dalton Active Sports Hall
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
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
Barrow In Furness
For further details, please contact: Emma Fawcett 07725606829
Join the Parkside Panthers
A local group with an interest in running at all levels. Friendly & fun!!!
Meet in the overflow carpark at the Park Leisure Centre
And Saturdays at 2.30 from the Owl sanctuary carpark just opposite Wicks on Park Road
Everyone welcome !!!!!!!!!
For more info, visit the Panthers on facebook
Brook Street Gym
Seniors 17yrs+ 6.30pm Monday & Wednesday & 6.45pm on a Friday
Womens 16yrs+ 5.15pm till 6.30pm
7yrs - 10yrs 6pm till 6.45pm Fridays
11yrs- 16yrs 5.30pm Monday
@ 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
Parkside Panthers also have another running group at Askam. Its called Duddon Dragons.
They meet on a Friday at 6, and a Sunday at 5 at the Duddon Sports club (K-Shoe Club)
Heard of the Firecrackers and Roller Derby, really want to get into a hobby in 2013 but don’t fancy a contact sport………….?
We want to hear from you!
The Crackers are now a strong and successful team competing nationally and we’re bringing the game home to Barrow!
We are looking to form a team of referees and officials (skating and non-skating) so that we can host home games of the best quality and provide officials for away games too!
So if you or someone you know is looking for an exciting opportunity to start a new hobby and become a fundamental role in the development of our team please email us.
No experience is necessary; we provide the training and the opportunities to work with the best in the country.
Best of all we don’t charge our referees and officials subs we just ask for your commitment and dedication to our league!
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Please visit our website or on facebook Furness Firecrackers – Roller Derby League
Alternatively if you already know a Cracker – ask them for details!
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!
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 Andy Young by email or ring 07753308133.
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.
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.
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 :
Strengthen important muscle groups
Improve performance of daily activities ( getting in/out of bath)
Promote sense of rhythm
Improve coordination and balance
Increase daily activity level
Increase interaction with others (have fun)
Ring 07796645247 for more information