Free Holiday Sports at half term

No need to book – just turn up and play!

Last day Friday 29 May

2pm - 4pm Multi Sports at Pulse Soccer

For boys and girls age 8 to 15 years

2pm – 3.45pm Dance Mats at the Park Leisure Centre*

For boys and girls age 8 to 15 years

*6-7 year olds welcome but they MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Become a British Cycling Breeze Champion

Next free course
Saturday 6 June, Ulverston Victoria High School

British Cycling is on the hunt for new Breeze champions to help inspire more women in Cumbria to get on their bikes and enjoy the fun, fresh air and freedom offered by cycling.

British Cycling’s Breeze network is the biggest programme ever to get more women riding bikes for fun. Led by women for women, Breeze relies on a hugely important group of volunteer champions to bring the programme to life. Breeze empowers women to change the face of cycling for good and leave a lasting legacy in their area.

For more info visit here 

Walney family Fun Run 28 June

Run for fun in the Walney 5k family fun run or 10k for the more energetic. 

Register now by following the link below

You can practice for the run every week with the Walney Wind Cheaters.  Meet 5.45pm Monday and Wednesday at Sandy Gap for a 6pm start.  Under 16s can join the Wind Cheaters Cubs.  Meet at the entrance to Walney School.  Primary age children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Disability Mile 28 June

We will be holding our Disability Mile immediately before the Fun Run.

Start time is 10.30 am and parking is available at Walney School.

Entry is free of charge.

To register please contact Michelle McAvenney on 01229 407312 before 17 June..

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.

     Walk to Remember 26 June


                     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.

Kick it Out aims to remove racism in sport and to increase the participation in sport by the black and minority ethnic community.
Report any incidents of discrimination, abuse or harassment to your local Police on 101    



View our calendar of events

Barrow Raiders

Kingstone Press

Championship 1

v Keighley
Sunday 7 June

v University of Gloucestershire
Saturday 20 June

Raiders Fan Forum

Barrow AFC

Vanarama National League


Bluebirds Fan Forum

Bluebirds Trust

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Contact Details

Charlotte Whitwell
Nan Tait Centre
Abbey Road
Cumbria LA14 1LG
01229 407319