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Women's rugby league is back in the Furness Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Furness Cricket Club – Junior Cricket Training

All current and new players welcome (Ages 7-15 years)

Indoor training every Sunday in April from 10:00 am till 11:30 am at Chetwynde Sports Hall.  £2 per session

Outdoor training every Tuesday/Thursday 4:00pm till 5:45 at Furness Cricket Club from 3 May Onwards.   £2 per session

Level 2 qualified coaches: Jake Woods  -  Seth Rance  -  Peter Lawson

Contact us on Facebook or Twitter @ FurnessCC or Telephone 01229 825339

Soccer Sixes Tournament

Barrow AFC Community and Performance Centre Annual Soccer Sixes Tournament at The Furness Building Society Stadium on the weekend of 21st and 22nd May.

The football club are delighted to announce that Sunday 22nd will be allocated as the girls day.

The cost of your team is £25 and can be booked through calling Fiona at the Community office on 870458 or by email

Club Matters - advice and support from Sport England

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

Sign up now for their monthly webinars     

Friday, 6th May 10:30am – 12noon

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Sports Council grant for Furness Gym Club

Sports Council member Councillor Anne Burns visiting the club

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

Cumbria is a Hot Spot for Bowls

Active Cumbria has again secured Hot Spot status with the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) to support local Bowling Clubs. Last year Flat Green, Crown Green and Indoor Bowls clubs from across the County benefitted from funding and support to help them attract, coach and keep new members.

As part of the programme, clubs will receive:

Dedicated Development Officer support

Support to arrange four Play Bowls sessions

Support to co-ordinate a Roadshow

Access to a newsletter sharing stories, good practice and opportunities

Help and advice with funding applications

Access to Bowls Coaching Courses plus bursaries through Sports Workforce Education Programme

Promotional materials

Priority access to BDA Packages at any point through the year.

For further details please contact Becky Underwood, Sports Development Officer, Active Cumbria   Tel: 07717 586430


Street Soccer

Free for 8-15 year olds with Barrow AFC Community Sports

Monday at Hindpool MUGA – 6pm till 7pm

Thursday at Walney School – 5pm till 6pm


Only Girls Allowed

with Barrow AFC Community Sports

Only Girls Allowed sessions are on Mondays and Fridays:

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

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

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

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

Furness Firecrackers need new home – Can You Help?

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

Can you help them?

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

Anything rough obviously isn't suitable.

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

Hindpool Tigers donate kit to Malawi

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

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

                     Barrow #thisgirlcan


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

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

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




We can promote your activities - just send us details

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

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Join us and help to develop sport

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

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

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Barrow AFC

Bluebirds Fan Forum

Bluebirds Trust

Barrow Raiders

Championship 1

v York
Sunday 8 May

v Toulouse
Sunday 22 May

Raiders Fan Forum

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