Barrow Sports Council FREE Summer Holiday Sports

2pm to 4pm Multi Sports for boys and girls aged 8 to 15 years at Pulse Soccer Centre

Monday 1 August to Friday 5 August

Monday 8 August to Friday 12 August

Monday 15 August to Friday 19 August

Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August

Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September

Yes, FREE thanks to funding from Cumbria County Council.  The sessions are run by our friends at Barrow AFC Community Sports.

Dance Mats

We hope to have free dance mat sessions at the Park Leisure Centre.  Unfortunately they are currently out of order.  We will confirm dates as soon possible.    

Bluebirds fixtures announced

Barrow’s fixtures for the 2016/17 Vanarama National League season have been released…

Barrow start at home to Aldershot Town on Saturday 6th August and face long trips to Torquay United and Dover Athletic in August.

Barrow host Gateshead on Boxing Day, and travel up to play the reverse fixture on New Years Day.

Barrow end the 2016/17 Vanarama National League season at home to Dover Athletic on Saturday 29th April.

The full list of fixtures are here

Bluebirds pre season friendlies

Saturday 23 July         Barrow v Carlisle United, 3pm
Tuesday 26 July         Barrow v Accrington Stanley. 7.45pm
Saturday 30 July         Stalybridge Celtic v Barrow, 3pm
Saturday 6 August     National League begins

Bluebirds season tickets available now

People’s Health Trust - Active Communities

This new fund opened last week and offers funding of between £5,000 to £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. Funding is available for communities and not-for-profit groups to make their communities event better places to live.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 13 July 2016

For further details of support and assistance how to apply, visit here

National Pool Lifeguard Course

The course will be held over the last week of the Summer term 2016 at The Park Leisure Centre, Barrow

Course Dates: Monday 18th July to Saturday 23rd July

9.00am to 6pm each day

Exam Date: Saturday 23rd July 2016

Cost: £250 which covers training assessments and course materials.

The RLSS UK NPLQ is not just a qualification it can be a stepping stone into a career within the leisure industry.

Places are limited to 12, taken on a first come first served basis.
Full payment must be made at the time of booking to confirm a place.

Book your place at reception on 871146

Table tennis facility grant schemes open for 2016/17

Table tennis clubs can now apply for grants to improve their facilities as Table Tennis England has opened its Facility Grants process for 2016/17.

The grants cover three areas:

Club Table Grant Scheme
This will fund from one to four tables for clubs specifically wishing to increase participation by introducing new tables in club venue(s). It does not replace old tables.
Final closing date: 1st February 2017.

Club Upgrade Fund
With a maximum award of £10,000, this is to improve facilities currently used for table tennis or that will be used for table tennis through upgrading elements such as lighting, flooring or creating storage to extend space available to table tennis.
Final closing date: 1st September 2016

Dedicated Multi-table Clubs/Facilities Fund
Grants from £20,000 to £100,000 towards extending or building a new facility. Please note, for the 2016/17 year we are working with projects who submitted their expression of interest in 2015/16 as projects must be delivered by 31st March 2017.
Awards for this fund are likely to be committed in the first quarter of the financial year due to the complexity of the projects and length of time they require to be completed.

For more info visit here

How are you?

One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you. Take the new NHS quiz to see how you score.

Start quiz

How Are You is for over 18s only and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional.

 of supporting clubs to keep up to date with the necessary qualifications.  For more information about our grants, visit our funding page.

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 AFC

Vanarama National League

v Aldershot
Saturday 6 August

v Chester
Tuesday 16 August

v Braintree
Saturday 27 August

The full list of fixtures here

Bluebirds Fan Forum

Bluebirds Trust


Barrow Raiders

Championship 1

v Rochdale
Sunday 24 July

v Hunslet
Sunday 14 August

v Keighley
Sunday 4 September

Raiders Fan Forum

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Contact Details

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