What's Happening

Go Canoeing Starter Sessions at Duddon Canoe Club

Duddon Canoe Club are running some more taster sessions.  These are just £1 to cover the club's costs.   Sessions must be booked in advance with John Sherwen on 462905 or by email 

Families including children aged 7+
Wednesday 20 August   6.30 pm to 8pm £1  

Holiday sports - young people aged 7+
Monday 18, Tuesday19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 August  1pm   to   2.30pm £1 each session 

We also have some sessions for children with a disability.  These sessions are at 10.30am on the above dates.  Ring us on 407312 for more details or to book. 

 

Mythical Maze Summer Activities

Barrow Group Libraries are providing a number of activitie for young children.  Under 8s MUST be accompanied by a responsible person.  Storytots runs every Tuesday in Barrow Library.

For all activities we ask that the public book onto them in the library or by ringing the appropriate number provided on the link here.

Activities are Free of Charge.

Islands of Barrow Walking Festival

Monday, 28th July Sandscale Haws Celebrate Marine Week with a variety of fun family events including beachcombing, pond dipping and a sand sculptures competition. Come along at any time between 1pm and 4pm. Recommended that all participants wear beach shoes or wellies.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday 31st July.  Walney Sunset Walk led by Richard Scott.  Meet Earnse Bay 6.45 pm.  6 mile, 3 hr walk around the North End of Walney National Nature Reserve.  Finish 9.45 pm.

Thursday, 31st July Sandscale Haws 2 pm Use pond nets to fish for a variety of weird and wonderful sea creatures in the Duddon Estuary at Low tide. Nets and trays are provided. Recommended  that all participants wear beach shoes or wellies. Donations requested

Feet First in Furness weekly short walks are:

10.30 am Monday – Meet Dalton Tudor Square - various routes around old Dalton
10.30 am Tuesday - Channelside or Ormsgill reservoir walk meet at ASDA
10.30 am Wednesday – Meet Walney Mill Lane shops - Coastal walk from Earnse Bay
10.30 am Thursday – Meet foyer at The Park Leisure Centre - Barrow Public Park Walk
10.30am Friday -  Meet bus stops Victoria Rd Ulverston – five easy Ulverston walks.

Hawcoat Park Festival of Sport 15 to 24 August

Fun Run,

Junior football tournament,

Come and try sessions - football, table tennis, jiu jitsu, rifle shooting.

And lots more activities for the whole family.

For more information see here.

 

Barrow Island v Ulverston

Rugby League structure for 2015 confirmed

Rugby League season structure FAQs

The 2015 season promises to be the most exciting in living memory. The changes to the structure of the competitions will ensure that every minute, of every match, in every competition matters.  The return of promotion and relegation in a format that is financially sustainable should ensure fans of the sport are entertained from February to October, with an exciting season punctuated by a series of world-class events commencing with the World Club Challenge and finishing at Old Trafford with the Super League Grand Final.


Why is the competition restructuring taking place?
The fundamental purpose of the new structure is to make Rugby League’s professional competitions more exciting, by restoring promotion and relegation in a sustainable manner.  

What will the leagues be called in 2015?
In the regular season, the First Utility Super League and Kingstone Press Championship will retain their current names – the only change will be that the third tier competition will become Kingstone Press League 1.

How many clubs will be in each competition?
Super League and the Championship will each feature 12 teams and Kingstone Press League 1 will comprise 14 clubs.

How will the identity of the clubs in all three competitions be determined?
At the end of the 2014 regular season the bottom two clubs in Super League will be relegated to create a 12-team competition.  At the same time, the bottom five clubs in the Championship will be relegated, and the Championship One winners will be promoted to create a 12-team Championship.  The five relegated Championship clubs and the eight remaining Championship Once clubs will be joined by new entrants Coventry Bears to create a 14-team League 1.

How will the new competitions work for Super League and the Championship?
The 12 Super League clubs play each other twice, home and away, during the regular season (22 fixtures) plus one fixture at Magic Weekend. The 12 Championship clubs will also play 23 matches, home and away plus one fixture at the Summer Bash.
After playing 23 fixtures, the 24 Super League and Championship clubs will split into three groups – the Super 8s – based on league positions.  The top eight will continue as Super League, the middle eight will be the Qualifiers and the third eight will be the Championship Shield.

How will the Super 8s work?
Clubs will each play seven fixtures on a league basis.
Clubs which have performed strongest in their respective competitions in the regular season will be rewarded with four fixtures as follows: the top four Super League clubs will play four home matches; in the Qualifiers, the team finishing ninth and 10th in Super League and the top two teams from the Championship will have four home matches; and in the Championship Shield, clubs finishing the regular Championship season in 5th to 8th place will have four home fixtures.

In Super League and Championship Shield, the competing clubs will carry over the points and scoring records from the regular season into the Super 8s. The Qualifiers will start with zero points because the eight clubs are drawn from two different competitions.

What happens after clubs have played seven matches in the Super 8s?
The top four clubs in Super League will go into the play-offs: 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd. The winners of those two matches will contest the Super League Grand Final. All eight Super League clubs are guaranteed top flight status for the following season.

In the Qualifiers, the top three clubs at the conclusion of the Super 8s are also guaranteed Super League status the following season. The 12th place in Super League for the following season will be determined by the Million Pound Game, a play-off between the 4th and 5th-placed clubs played at the home of the 4th-placed club.

In the Championship Shield, the top four clubs enter a play-off, 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd, with the winners contesting the Championship Shield final.

The bottom two teams (7th and 8th) in the Championship Shield will be relegated to League One.

How will the new structure work for League 1?
The 14 League 1 clubs will each play 22 games – 11 home and 11 away, playing each other once and nine teams twice with fixtures scheduled on a geographical basis. At the end of the regular season 1st will play 2nd with the winner promoted to the Championship as champions. The loser of that match will join the teams which finished 3rd, 4th and 5th in a play-offs series as follows: loser of the promotion decider v 5th, and 3rd v 4th. The winners of those semi-finals will contest a play-off final to determine the second promotion place.
In addition, a League One Cup competition will be reintroduced in 2015 consisting of 16 teams – the 14 League 1 clubs plus the 2014 National Conference League Grand Final winners and the 2014 RFL Conference Challenge Cup winners. The competition will be a straight knockout with the early rounds played at the start of the season.  The first round will be an open draw grouped by geography with the straight open draw thereafter. It is proposed that the final will be played at the ‘home team’ venue rather than a neutral venue but this is still to be confirmed.

Has the sport considered straight promotion and relegation, a system which operates in football?
Rugby League has previously used straight promotion and relegation between Super League and the Championships, however the gulf between the competitions was too large.  To compete in Super League, a club needs to have a squad of exclusively full-time players backed up by a fully professional coaching and administrative staff; Championship clubs have been by necessity semi-professional in nature, both on and off the field.  Making the transition from one to the other is a difficult and protracted process and, as history demonstrated, unachievable over the course of a few short months.

How do you know that this is going to work?
The proposals were based on studies performed by KPMG, and after lengthy consultation with fans, clubs, players and broadcasters.   There is also already plenty of evidence to indicate that the imminent return of promotion and relegation is having a positive impact on the sport. Over halfway through the regular season, this is the closest First Utility Super League campaign ever seen with just a couple of points between the top five clubs and 12 clubs in contention for the play-offs. In the Kingstone Press Championship, the battle to finish in the top nine places (and thereby avoiding relegation) is cut-throat whilst in Championship One the title race is more intense than ever before. 

How will the new structure impact on the Challenge Cup?
The 2015 Challenge Cup will be aligned to the new competition structure with the main change being that the eight clubs contesting the Super League play-offs in 2014 (and Super 8s from 2015 onwards) will enter the Challenge Cup at the sixth round stage.
The 14 League 1 teams will enter at the third round stage, joining the 10 survivors from the 40 clubs invited to participate from the first round (12 ties)
The 12 Championship clubs will then enter in Round 4, joining the 12 third round winners (12 ties).
The bottom four Super League teams enter in Round 5, joining the 12 fourth round winners (eight ties).
The top eight Super League teams enter in Round 6, joining the eight fifth round winners (eight ties)
The sixth round is followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final at Wembley Stadium.
The 2015 Challenge Cup final will be played on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend.

How will the financial distributions change to facilitate the return of meaningful and sustainable promotion and relegation?
The change in structure has seen a significant increase in the central funding available to those clubs relegated from Super League in 2014 and the top clubs in the Championship in 2014.  This should allow for more full-time professional clubs in the championship competition in 2015, ensuring that the gap between the teams in the Super League and the Championships is narrower than ever before.

Will the clubs relegated from Super League receive a ‘parachute payment’?
No, but there is increased annual central funding to those clubs relegated from Super League in 2014.

What changes will be made to the salary caps for Super League and Championship clubs?
There will be no change to the Super League Salary Cap Regulations in 2015.
The Championship Salary Cap regulations are substantially changed for 2015. The major changes to the Regulations are:
• The move to a “live cap system”. This represents a significant change from the approach taken under previous salary cap regulations, in that compliance is now to be monitored on a ‘live’ and ongoing basis, enabling breaches to be investigated, determined and sanctioned without delay.
• The increase in the Finite Salary Cap to £1 million.

Will Championship matches and Qualifiers involving Championship clubs be broadcast live on television?
At this stage it is intended that the Summer Bash and one match from every week of the Qualifiers will be broadcast live.

When and where will Magic Weekend be played in 2015?
Negotiations over the staging of Magic Weekend in both 2015 and beyond are ongoing with a number of potential venues.  The unique atmosphere that the Super League event brings has made it very attractive to destination cities.  An announcement on the future of Magic Weekend is imminent.

When and where will the Summer Bash be played in 2015?
The Summer Bash will take place at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, over the bank holiday weekend of Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 2015 with three Championship fixtures on each day. The Summer Bash will bring the same party atmosphere to Blackpool that Super League fans have enjoyed at Magic Weekend over the last few years with live music, a Fanzone and on-pitch entertainment.

Will Championship and League One clubs still be able to enter into duel registration partnerships with Super League clubs?
A three-way working party with representatives from Super League, Championship and the community game has been formed to look into how best to protect the integrity of the leagues whilst ensuring that there are minimal barriers to stop players having regular competitive playing opportunities.

Will bonus points continue to be awarded in both the Championship and League One?
With annual promotion and relegation restored, there is a recognition that all teams need to use the same points scoring system.  The sport currently operates two scoring systems with two points for a win and one for a draw in Super League, and three points, two for a draw and one for losing by 12 points or less in Championship and Championship One. One of these will be adopted across all three competitions from 2015.
A consultation process is currently underway to see which would be the best option: the process will take into account the views of players, coaches, administrators, broadcasters, commercial partners, other stakeholders in the game and, most importantly, the fans.   Leeds Metropolitan University are undertaking a piece of research to obtain the views of fans from both Super League and Championships that will feed into the decision-making process which is expected to come to a conclusion before the end of this year.

Barrow Boys under 14s

We recently awarded a grant to the local Rugby League Service Area for their new under 14s team.  Good luck lads!

Summer Activities for Children with Disabilities

WEEK 1

WEDNESDAY 23 JULY

1:30 - 3:30 - Sunbeams - Ormsgill Children's Centre - 01768483035
Sunbeams - FREE

6:30  - 7:15 - Aqua Max - Park Leisure Centre, No booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

THURSDAY 24 JULY

9:30  - 3:30  - Fun in the Forest, Grizedale Forest, Booking Essential (01539735025)
Oaklea Trust - £5 per person.

10:00  - 12:00  - Superheros - Creative Activity - Ormsgill Children's Centret
Action 4 Children - Booking 877220 - FREE

2:00  - 3:00  - Safe Cycling, Furness Academy, No booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

FRIDAY 25 JULY

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Horse Riding, Sea View Riding School, Booking Essential, Tel 407312

SATURDAY 26 JULY

9:30 - 11:30 Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking

11:00  - 11:45 Aqua Max (Includes Obliterator Session 8-15 years), Park Leisure Centre - No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

SUNDAY 27 JULY

9:30  - 11:30  - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre - No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

WEEK 2

MONDAY 28 JULY

12:45  - 2:30  - Soft Play - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

1:00 - 3:00  - Cook & Eat Themed Tea Party - Newbarns Childrens Centre
Action 4 Children - Booking Tel 877220 - FREE

1:15  - 3:15  - Multi Max - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

6:30  - 7:15  - Aqua Max, Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

TUESDAY 29 JULY

10:00  - 11:00  - Aqua Max, Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

11:45  - 2:15   Bowling, Barrow Bolwing, Oaklea Trust, Booking Essential
Oaklea Trust - 01539735025 - £5 per person

1:00  - 2:00 - Horse Riding, Sea View Riding School, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

WEDNESDAY 30 JULY

1:30  - 3:30 - Sunbeams, Ormsgill Children's Centre
Sunbeams - 01768483035 - FREE

3:30 - 4:30  Climbing Wall, Park Leisure Centre, Booking Essential Tel: 407312                                                         Barrow Sports Council - FREE

6:30  - 7:15  - Aqua Max - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

THURSDAY 31 JULY

10:00 - 12:00  - Cook & Eat Themed Tea Party - Ormsgill Children's Centre - Tel 877220
Action 4 Children - FREE

2:00 - 3:00  - Safe Cycling - Furness Academy - No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

FRIDAY 1 AUGUST

9:30  - 10:30  - Canoeing in the Pool, Park Leisure Centre, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

1:00 - 2:00 - Horse Riding - Sea View Riding School, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

SATURDAY 2 AUGUST 

9:30  - 11:30 - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

11:00  - 11:45 - Aqua Max (Includes Obliterator Session 8 -15 years), Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

SUNDAY 3 AUGUST

9:30 - 11:30  - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

Week 3

MONDAY 4 AUGUST

12:45  - 2:30  - Soft Play, Park Leisure Centre, No Booking.
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

1:00  - 3:00  - Frozen, Explore all things icy, Newbarns Childrens Centre, Booking Tel: 877220
Action 4 Children - FREE

1:15 - 3:15  - Multi Max - Park Leisure Centre, No booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

6:30 - 7:15  - Aqua Max, Park Leisure Centre, No booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

TUESDAY 5 AUGUST

10:00 - 11:00  - Aqua Max - Park Leisure Centre, No booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

1:00  - 2:00  - Horse Riding, Sea View Riding School, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

WEDNESDAY 6 AUGUST

1:30 - 3:30  - Sunbeams, Ormsgill Children's Centre, Tel: 01768483035
Sunbeams - FREE

6:30  - 7:15 - Aqua Max, Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

THURSDAY 7 AUGUST

10:00 - 12:00 - Frozen, Explore All Things Icy - Ormsgill Children's Centre Tel: 877220
Action 4 Children - FREE

2:00 - 3:00  - Safe Cycling - Furness Academy, No Booking 
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

FRIDAY 8 AUGUST

Weekend Residential 8th - 10th August to Kepplewray
£25 per person - Booking essential.
Oaklea Trust 01539735025

1:00 - 2:00  - Horse Riding, Sea View Riding School, Booking Essential Tel: 407312 - FREE

SATURDAY 9 AUGUST

9:30 - 11:30  - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied)

11:00 - 11:45 - Aqua Max (Includes Obliterator Session 8 -15 years), Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

SUNDAY 10 AUGUST

9:30 - 11:30 - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied)

Week 4

MONDAY 11 AUGUST

1:00 - 3:00 Lego and Construction - Newbarns Children's Centre Tel: 877220
Barrow Sports Council 

12:45 - 2:30 -  Soft Play - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council

1:15 - 3:15 Multi Max - Park Leisure Centre - No Booking
Barrow Sports Council

6:30 - 7:15 Aqua Max - Park Leisure Centre - No Booking
Barrow Sports Council

TUESDAY 12 AUGUST

10:00 - 11:00 Aqua Max - Park Leisure Centre - No Booking

1:00 - 2:00 Horse Riding - Sea View Riding School, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council

WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST

1:30 - 3:30 - Sunbeams - Ormsgill Children's Centre - Tel: 01768483035
Sunbeams - FREE

6:30 - 7:15 - Aqua Max - Park Leisure Centre - No booking
Barrow Sports Council

THURSDAY 14 AUGUST

10:00 - 12:00 - Lego and Construction - Ormsgill Children's Centre, Tel: 877220
Action 4 Children  - Free

2:00 - 3:00 - Safe Cycling - Furness Academy - No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

2:00 - 5:00 - Have a go at Being A Fireman - Barrow Fire Station - Booking Tel: 01539735025
Oaklea Trust - Booking Required - FREE

FRIDAY 15 AUGUST

1:00 - 2:00 - Horse Riding, Sea View Riding School, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

SATURDAY 16 AUGUST

9:30 - 10:00 - Swimming Lesson 3 of 3 - Park Leisure Centre, Booking Essential Tel: 407312

10:30 - 11:00 - Swimming Lesson 3 of 3 - Park Leisure Centre, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sport Council - FREE

9:30 - 11:30 - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

SUNDAY 17 AUGUST

9:30 - 11:30 - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

Week 5

MONDAY 18 AUGUST

1:00 - 3:00 Transport Themed Session - Newbarns Children's Centre, Tel: 877220
Action for Children - FREE

12:45 - 2:30 Soft Play - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

1:15 - 3:15 Multi Max - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

TUESDAY 19 AUGUST

10:00 - 11:00 Aqua Max - Park Leisure Centre - No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

1:00 - 2:00 - Horse Riding - Sea View Riding School, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST

1:30 - 3:30 - Sunbeams, Ormsgill Children's Centre, Tel: 01768483035
Sunbeams - FREE

3:30 - 4:30 - Climbing - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Centre - FREE

6:30 - 7:15 - Aqua Max - Park Leisure Centre, Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Centre - FREE

THURSDAY 21 AUGUST

10:00 - 12:00 - Transport Themed Session - Ormsgill Children's Centre Tel: 877220
Action 4 Children - FREE

10:00 - 4:00 - Bendrigg Activitiy - Bendrigg Lodge, Booking Essential Tel: 01539735025
Oaklea Trust - £10 per person.

2:00 - 3:00 - Safe Cycling - Furness Academy - No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

FRIDAY 22 AUGUST

9:30 - 10:30 - Canoeing in the Pool - Park Leisure Centre - Booking Essential Tel: 01229 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

2:00 - 3:00 - Horseriding - Sea View Riding School  - Booking Essential Tel: 01229 407312


SATURDAY 23 AUGUST

9:30 - 10:00  Swimming Lesson 2 of 3 - Park Leisure Centre, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

10:30 - 11:00  Swimming Lesson 2 of 3 - Park Leisure Centre, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

11:00 - 11:45 - Aqua Max (Includes Obliterator Session 8-15 years), Park Leisure Centr, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

9:30 - 11:30 - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

SUNDAY 24 AUGUST

9:30 - 11:30 - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

Week 6

MONDAY 25 AUGUST

Bank Holiday - No activities

TUESDAY 26 AUGUST

1:00 - 2:00 - Horse Riding, Sea View Riding School - Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

3:45 - 5:45 - Senosry Session with Fitz - Park Leisure Centre - Oaklea Tel: 01539735025
Oaklea Trust - £2 per child.

WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST

1:30 - 3:30 - Sunbeams - Ormsgill Children's Centre - Tel: 01768482025
Sunbeams - FREE

6:30 - 7:15 - Aqua Max - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

THURSDAY 28 AUGUST

1:00 - 3:00 - Film Fantasy Disco - Ormsgill Children's Centre - Tel: 877220
Action 4 Children - FREE

1:15 - 3:15 - Multi Max - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

1:30 - 4:00 - Game Play - LazerZone - Oaklea Tel: 01539735025
Oaklea Trust - £3 per person

2:00 - 3:00 - Safe Cycling - Furness Academy - No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

FRIDAY 29 AUGUST

1:00 - 2:00 - Horse Riding, Sea View Riding School, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

SATURDAY 30 AUGUST

9:30 - 10:00  Swimming Lesson 3 of 3 - Park Leisure Centre, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

10:30 - 11:00  Swimming Lesson  of 3 - Park Leisure Centre, Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

11:00 - 11:45 - Aqua Max (Includes Obliterator Session 8-15 years), Park Leisure Centr, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

9:30 - 11:30 - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE


SUNDAY 31 AUGUST

9:30 - 11:30 - Youth Gym (Children MUST be accompanied) - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

Week 7

MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

9:30 - 10:30 - Canoeing In The Pool - Park Leisure Centre - Booking Essential Tel: 407312
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

12:45 - 2:30 - Soft Play - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking.
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

1:15 - 3:15 - Multi Max - Park Leisure Centre, No Booking
Barrow Sports Council - FREE

TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

9:30 - 10:30 - Canoeing In The Pool - Park Leisure Centre, Booking Essential Tel: 407312

Sports Coach opportunity

Furness Rovers Football for 5 to 7 year olds

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.  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.

6 Steps to Successful Funding

A three day course for community groups in the Barrow-in-Furness area to help plan, fund, deliver and sustain successful projects

10, 17 and 24 September
Hindpool Neighbourhood Management Offices
242-244 Dalton Road
Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1PN
 
Feedback we receive from funders highlights the common mistakes people make when applying for funding which reduce their chances of being successful. However, even if you are getting the basics right, in the face of growing competition funders are increasingly having to turn down some really good projects, based on the quality of the application. It is not enough to write a few words explaining what you want the money for and make sure the application arrives on time!
 
This course will increase your chances of being the person that opens that letter starting ‘Congratulations, we would like to award you...’.
 
We will be looking at the  nuts and bolts of what is needed to successfully raise funds for a project or an organisation; the stages you need to go through to plan and prepare before starting to fundraise; how to write quality applications; and the project monitoring and evaluation systems you will need to show are in place.  
 
Day 1 – Wednesday 10 September – Planning Projects
Day 2 – Wednesday 17 September – Fundraising / Writing Applications
Day 3 – Wednesday 24 September – Running / Monitoring / Evaluating Projects
 
It is essential that delegates attend all three sessions.
 
Book now for the early bird discount
£45 for Cumbria CVS member organisations
£90 for non-member organisations
Book by 22 August to qualify for this discounted rate.
 
Book online here

Shake Up summer with the 10 Minute Shake Up

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to help your kids be active and have fun this summer.

Get a free pack with stopwatch, fun activity cards, Disney themed wall chart and stickers

Loads more activities online – inspired by your kids’ favourite Disney characters and stories

New ideas, games and special offers from other Change4Life partners

Three day free cricket course at Furness

Ian Daniel Furness Cricket professional  is offering a three day free Cricket coaching course on 28th, 29th and 30th July from 10am to 3 pm for all junior cricketers, boys and girls, between the ages of 8 and 16.  Ian will be supported by fellow Sri Lankan coaches Upul Fernando formerly of Penrith CC and Sachithra Serasinghe, the current Haverigg Professional plus other coaches.

The course is free to all players, but the players will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks.  he sessions will be held at St Bernards.

The event is sponsored by the GMB Union Barrow No5 Branch

For any more information please phone Ian on 07438495108

Raiders AGM

Barrow Raiders AGM will be held at the Lisdoonie at 7pm on Thursday 7 August. Official nominations forms for directors can be obtained from the secretary and must be submitted by 24th July

Bluebirds fixtures out now

Barrow's new Conference North season begins with a trip to fellow promotion hopefuls, Boston United and ends with the trek to Lowestoft Town in April.

Sat 09-Aug-14 BOSTON UNITED away
 Tue 12-Aug-14 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY home
 Sat 16-Aug-14 HYDE home
 Sat 23-Aug-14 HARROGATE TOWN away
 Mon 25-Aug-14 CHORLEY home
 Sat 30-Aug-14 SOLIHULL MOORS away

 Sat 06-Sep-14 WORCESTER CITY home
 Sat 13-Sep-14 LEAMINGTON home
 Sat 20-Sep-14 NORTH FERRIBY UNITED away
 Sat 27-Sep-14 FA CUP 2nd QUALIFYING ROUND TBC

 Sat 04-Oct-14 LOWESTOFT TOWN home
 Mon 06-Oct-14 BRADFORD PARK AVENUE away
 Sat 11-Oct-14 FA CUP 3rd QUALIFYING ROUND TBC
 Sat 18-Oct-14 GLOUCESTER CITY home
 Sat 25-Oct-14 COLWYN BAY away

 Sat 01-Nov-14 GUISELEY home
 Sat 08-Nov-14 HEDNESFORD TOWN away
 Sat 15-Nov-14 STALYBRIDGE CELTIC home
 Sat 22-Nov-14 GUISELEY away
 Sat 29-Nov-14 FA TROPHY 3rd QUALIFYING ROUND TBC

 Sat 06-Dec-14 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY away
 Sat 13-Dec-14 GLOUCESTER CITY (Or FAT1) away
 Sat 20-Dec-14 BOSTON UNITED home
 Fri 26-Dec-14 AFC FYLDE away
 Sun 28-Dec-14 HARROGATE TOWN home

 Thu 01-Jan-15 AFC FYLDE home
 Sun 04-Jan-15 HYDE away
 Sat 10-Jan-15 STOCKPORT COUNTY away
 Tue 13-Jan-15 HEDNESFORD TOWN home
 Sat 17-Jan-15 COLWYN BAY home
 Sat 24-Jan-15 OXFORD CITY away
 Sat 31-Jan-15 BRACKLEY TOWN home

 Sat 07-Feb-15 TAMWORTH away
 Sat 14-Feb-15 SOLIHULL MOORS home
 Sat 21-Feb-15 LEAMINGTON away
 Sat 28-Feb-15 NORTH FERRIBY UNITED home

 Sat 07-Mar-15 STALYBRIDGE CELTIC away
 Sat 14-Mar-15 OXFORD CITY home
 Sat 21-Mar-15 WORCESTER CITY away
 Sat 28-Mar-15 BRADFORD PARK AVENUE home

 Sat 04-Apr-15 STOCKPORT COUNTY home
 Mon 06-Apr-15 CHORLEY away
 Sat 11-Apr-15 BRACKLEY TOWN away
 Sat 18-Apr-15 TAMWORTH home
 Sat 25-Apr-15 LOWESTOFT TOWN away

 All Weekend and Bank Holiday fixtures kick-off at 3.00pm unless agreed otherwise, midweek games 7.45pm

Bluebirds Performance Centre needs physio/sports therapist

Centre Physio/Sports Therapist
Hours: 2 hours per week (fixed); opportunity for further hours on evening/weekend match days.
Location: Barrow-in-Furness
Salary: Voluntary/ Work Experience

The Barrow AFC Performance Centre are seeking a fully-qualified or newly qualified trainee Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist to join our successful team for the 2014/15 season. The Centre boasts over 150 players and 15 members of staff who work together to provide a platform for young footballers aged 10-18 to further their opportunity to reach their full potential within the game.

The Role
The successful applicant will be responsible for holding evening treatment sessions on a weekday evening between 6:00 and 8:00pm (evening can be negotiated); with an opportunity to assist on match days for the U17 and U18 sides in their mid-week and weekend fixtures. This will involve any injury assessment/treatment, pre-match strapping/taping (match day), fitness tests
(match day) and pre/post sports massage (match day).
We are looking for a person who:
 Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills with staff and more importantly the age-range to be worked with.
 Is confident and has a good subject knowledge within the field; strong independent working style.
 A basic certificate/qualification or Degree level (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy.
 Experience and/or knowledge of Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy in a sporting context.
 Passionate about and has aspirations to further their own career within Sports Therapy and/or Physiotherapy.
 Be willing to show commitment to the Centre.
We can offer:
 An opportunity to further enhance your CV
 Work with an ambitious and well-organised Performance Centre.
 A chance to work with players on training evenings and in match day situations.
Applications are welcomed from newly qualified and experienced practitioners within the field. The successful applicant will be subject to an FA enhanced CRB/DBS check.
Interested?
If you are interested in the role and would like further information please contact Liam Reid on 0792 631 9582, or email us

Modern Jive Classes

Modern jive classes held every Tuesday evening at the Soccer Bar, Wilkie Road, Barrow LA14 5UQ
Modern jive, also known as Leroc or Ceroc is best described as a cross between jive, rock & roll and salsa but perhaps a bit gentler!

Easy to learn, with no fancy footwork. Beginners welcome every week. Suits couples or singles (aged 16+)
Start 7.45pm with dancing up until 10.30pm

Cost £6 for the evening

Contact Pam on 07770 954 359  or byemail

Inside Out Soccer Summer Schools

Inside Out have sessions all through the holidays, mainly at St Bernards. 

They have a variety of times and pricing packages to meet your needs. 

You can download the holiday timetable here or visit their website for up to date info. 

Or just give them a ring on 472543 or 07763557993     

Furness Flames netball

Tennis and Badminton at DASH

Tennis and Badminton Pay and Play Sessions
DASH at Dowdales School
Saturday 28th June and 5th, 12th July
Between 10am and 12noon
£2 per person
No need to book just come alone to play!

Contact Details
Dowdales School
Dalton-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA15 8AH
01229 469824 or by email

Great Facilities, Great Prices, Great Fun!

Onside Sports Summer Sports Camps

For girls and boys of all abilities in Reception to year 6. 

Dalton Monday 21 July – Friday 25 July (multi sports)
Barrow (Hawcoat park) Monday 4 August – Friday 8 August (Football)
Askam Monday 11August – Friday 15th August (Football)
Dalton Tuesday 26August – Fri 29th Aug (football)

All camps run 10am - 3pm (earlier drop off available please contact)

£12 per day or £50 for 5 days

Any queries please contact Gavin Butler on 01229583684 / 07887940150 or by email

Click here for booking form

Summer of Netball

This year England Netball want to make the Summer the biggest Summer of Netball ever seen! If you can help achieve this by setting up a new summer league, tournament or festival then they want to hear from you. England Netball are offering grant funding to organisations to help support setting up new opportunities this summer.

The grants can be applied for a variety of events including traditional netball leagues, mixed netball and charity festivals. This is available to netball organisations such as clubs, leagues, counties and regions who can set-up brand new netball opportunities this summer.

All you need to do is complete a short application form and send it here.    As July is fast approaching, England Netball will endeavour to give you a funding decision within a week from the date you submit the application form.

Barrow Fit Club

Barrow FitClub is a great way to get fit, healthy and learn about good nutrition.  Meet at the band stand in Barrow Park every Wednesday at 6pm.  £3

National Cricket Playing Survey

Have your say on game's future

The England and Wales Cricket Board want to hear from recreational cricketers about how to improve the game at grassroots level.

The National Cricket Playing Survey went live on Thursday and is open to all players, from Premier League regulars to occasional, midweek social cricketers.

Last year, more than 21,000 current and former players completed the survey - the first of its kind ever undertaken by the ECB - and the national governing body is already acting on the comprehensive feedback received.

Positive changes resulting from last year's survey have seen clubs and leagues nationwide introducing new formats, rule changes, different start times, shorter travel distances to matches and greater opportunities for women, girls and people with a disability to play the game.

ECB chief executive David Collier said: "Last year's survey attracted a fantastic response and our county cricket boards and leagues have already responded with innovative and forward-thinking ideas which will all help attract more people to the sport and make it as inclusive as possible."

To have your say and influence the future of cricket in the UK, complete the National Cricket Playing Survey .

 

DASH Summer Camp

Dalton Active Sports Hall @ Dowdales School
Monday 21 - Friday 25 July 10am - 3pm

For children age 5 to 13 years old

Cost: £10 per day or £45 for 5 Days

Tennis
Badmington
Volleyball
Soccer

For more info or to book contact Rebecca Cook 

Furness Cricket Juniors

Junior training sessions at Furness Cricket Club in Oxford Street
Running from 10-00 am to 12-00pm on Sundays
With former Cumberland Captain, Martin Lewis along with other graded coaches.
New and old players are welcome to come along.
For more information contact the club on 825339.

Furness Future Flyers

Furness Future Flyers Dowdales Mondays 6.15pm - 7.45pm

Furness Future Flyers is the first British Cycling Go-Ride Cycling Club in the South Lakes.  It is a youth cycling club coaching children aged 6 - 16 years.  The club coaches all cycling disciplines including mountain biking, cyclo cross, road cycling and racing, general cycling skills etc. It is an inclusive club and encourages all children of all abilities to come have some fun on their bikes at our coaching sessions.

Weekly sessions are on Monday evenings between end March and end of September at Dowdales School.   Sessions run from 6.15pm until 7.45pm.

For further information please don't hesitate to contact the Club or call in at a session.  All new members welcome.

F A Skills Centre

F A Skills Centre for school years 1 to 3 and 4 to 6

Furness College Mondays.  Visit here for booking form.

Furness Firecrackers

We recently gave a grant of £1,250 to Furness Firecrackers for safety helmets.  Below are pictures of 2 of the Firecrackers teams.

Back to Netball now on Wednesdays

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!   

Wednesday evenings in term time at Hoops.  6.30pm to 7.30 pm.  £3 

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

 

Get SmashUp!

Get SmashUp! in your area this summer!

Exclusive offer to Village Halls or Community Centres

SmashUp! is a high energy mix of big hitting badminton challenges and engaging court activity where the focus is on fun, friends and the social side of sport.

We want to get SmashUp! in your local area this summer and think your village hall or community centre is the perfect place to do this!

Some of the benefits SmashUp! can offer are: 

All inclusive appeal for young people of all age (specific focus 13-16 years old), gender and ability
Opportunity to generate new income
Marketing material to promote your sessions,
We hope that the fantastic offer outlined below will make SmashUp! even more appealing.

The offer:
Badminton England will provide a Free SmashUp! kit bag including adidas rackets and shuttles worth over £400!!
To deliver your sessions you will then need to either:
1) Identify a volunteer/staff member to attend Activator training* and deliver SmashUp! in your venue
2) Pay one of our qualified Activators to deliver in your venue**

Don’t miss out, get SmashUp! in your area today!

To express your interest follow the link

Offer available until Friday 6th June 2014

Street Soccer is back

Street Soccer with Barrow AFC Community Initiative

Free for 8 to 15 year olds

Tuesdays Pulse Soccer Centre 7pm - 8pm

Wednesdays Ormsgill Kickabout area 6pm - 7pm

Fridays Hindpool Urban Park 6pm - 7pm

No need to book, just turn up and play.  For further info ring Marc on 07955693462

Hawcoat Park Rugby Union Training Sessions (Junior)

For all age group from under 10s upwards

The U10’s & U12’s will be training Monday’s at the club 6pm until 7:30pm
The U14’s will be training Monday’s at the club 7pm until 8:30pm
The U15’s will be training Friday’s at the club 6pm till 7:30pm. 
The U16’s will be training Wednesday at the club 6:30pm until 8pm.
The U17’s will be training Wednesday at the club 5pm until 6:30pm.

All players, old and new are welcome to attend any of the training sessions.
For more information contact Jason Meadows on 811856.

Go Sky Ride

Free, guided bike rides in the Lake District.  They follow scenic planned routes from the main tourist areas and are led by British Cycling ride leaders.  They’re all on quiet roads or traffic free, family friendly routes.  We had lots of people from Barrow and the wider Furness area attend the rides last year. 

Visit here for more info.

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

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

Zumba at St Pauls School Hall

Rugby Union courses in Cumbria

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

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

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
Juniors  
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.

 

 

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

Outside

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. 

Inside

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.

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.

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.

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

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
Cumbria
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