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
Visit here for a list of upcoming Rugby Union courses in Cumbria.,
Aqua Max 2014 at the Park Leisure Centre for Young People with a Disability
Every other Wednesday 6.30 - 7.15pm
April 2, 16 (easter)
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
Join a group of people enjoying trips out to walks, accessible from Barrow Station by catching the 10.10am train out of Barrow on the first Thursday of each month.
A full programme of monthly 2 to 3 hour walks will run throughout the year on 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. Walks start at 10.30am.
3 April Kents Bank – Grange
1 May Ulverston – Conishead – Canal – Ulverston
5 June Barrow – Sandscale – Channelside – Barrow
3 July Askam – Kirkby
7 August Grange – Hampsfell – Kents Bank
4 September Cark – Cartmel – Holker Hall – Cark
2 October Green Road – Brockwood Hall – Green Road
6 November Dalton – Abbey – Roose
4 December Kirkby – Broughton - Foxfield
The first named is the station where the walk begins, the last named where it ends. The walk start time coincides with the arrival of the 10.10am train from Barrow. On 5th June the walk will begin from Barrow station at 10.10am. Trains set off from Barrow in both directions within a minute (or two) of 10.10am.
Enquiries to Richard Scott by email or ring 01768 800350 (Cumbria CVS office) or 07519 849 564
As part of Inspiring Barrow there will be a special walk this Sunday 16 March, using the 10.25am train out of Barrow, with the walk to start from Ulverston Station at 10.45am.
The project will provide a free return rail journey for participants. Please be at Barrow station by 10.15am. The route will take in Swarthmoor Hall, Conishead Priory, Canal Foot and back via the Canal, to catch the 13.34pm train back to Barrow. The next train back is at 16.46pm, which would allow the afternoon to be spent in Ulverston.
UKCC L2 (QBE Funded) Coaching the 15-a-Side Game
1st, 15th & 22nd June 2014
9.00am-5.00pm (All days)
Free of Charge (Fully Funded by QBE) Usually £105/ person
For more detials contact Will Halford
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, 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
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
JOINT STATEMENT RE POTENTIAL PURCHASE OF CLUB AND CHANGE OF AGM DATE By the Barrow AFC Limited Directors and Mr Paul Casson, 19 February
Further to the statement issued on 4 February, we can now provide an update on progress made in the negotiations between the representatives acting on behalf of Barrow AFC Ltd and Mr Paul Casson.
Offer to purchase the assets and club
We are pleased to advise that Paul Casson has now made an offer to purchase Barrow AFC the value of which is equivalent to the latest valuation of the Holker Street ground. This offer means that it should now be possible to meet one of the criteria required by the FA before the football membership can be transferred to a new entity. This condition requires that all creditors of the current company operating Barrow AFC are satisfactorily settled prior to any transfer.
The parties acting for Barrow AFC Ltd and Mr Paul Casson have now moved discussions onto the next phase of the possible sale which is to satisfy the legal and FA requirements of any sale. The fact that the revised offer is sufficient to meet the FA criteria on creditors is only the first step towards any final proposal being approved by the members, FA and Football Conference. This work is being conducted alongside the need to keep the club's directors, members and fans aware of the future running of the club in the event of a successful sale.
Paul Casson is preparing a detailed proposal of how he sees the future of Barrow AFC and its on-going operation should his takeover be successful.
This will include details of how his plans will be funded. All parties recognise that there are lots of questions that fans will want to ask about his proposal and for their benefit it has been agreed that Paul Casson should now hold an open meeting at The Forum on 10 March. At this meeting, he will present his ideas and answer questions from supporters about his plans. Following this meeting it is anticipated that Paul Casson will finalise his proposal into a document which will be circulated to members as part of a correspondence pack including notice of an EGM at which a resolution regarding his potential purchase will be voted upon.
In the meantime, discussions are taking place with the FA and Football Conference about the criteria they require to ratify any decision taken at the EGM.
The directors recognise that members will have questions regarding the situation and an update was scheduled as an agenda item at the AGM planned for 7 March. In light of the progress made to date, and the open meeting now taking place on 10 March, it has been decided that the AGM should be rescheduled for Friday 14 March. This will allow members time to consider the information provided at Mr Casson's open meeting and discuss the issue at the AGM. The change of AGM date will not require new notices to be issued and the agenda remains the same as issued for the original date.
Although no firm dates for any future steps including an EGM have been agreed, everyone involved recognises that the situation needs to be concluded as soon as possible within the requirements of Company Law and the relevant football rules. It is however anticipated that the EGM could be held before the end of April so that whatever the outcome of the vote, planning for next season is not disrupted.
It is not anticipated that any further public updates will be given until after the open meeting on 10 March and the Barrow AFC Limited AGM on 14 March.
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
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.
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.
ZoneGolf are looking for 8 non-golfer ladies who want to learn how to play golf. Is that you?
They have funding so all the coaching is FREE. All you have to pay for is range balls.
Starting Monday March 3rd, 6.30-8pm and runs for 4 weeks.
Contact Paul on Paul@zonegolf.co.uk First come first served.
Sunday 23rd March in Barrow Park
1 mile at 11.30am
3 miles & 6 miles at 1.00pm
More details and to enter visit here
Brook Street Gym
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 College Sports Hall
Saturday 29 March Time: 9.30—4.00pm
6 hour course - practical and theory
Field test at a later date which can be arranged through barrow women’s rounders league
Good knowledge of the game is useful but not essential
It is not essential to have the preliminary umpire qualification
Includes1 year membership to Rounders England
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit our Facebook Page: GB Bootcamps
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
@ 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
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!
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