This Girl Can - Sport England campaign launched


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.  


If you or your organisation would like to find out how to get involved, access marketing materials or learn more about the campaign then please register at Sport England.



Free Sports at half term

Monday 16 February to Friday 20 February

Monday to Friday

2pm to 4pm at Pulse Soccer Centre

Wednesday and Friday 

11am to 12 noon Hindpool Urban Park

Free for 8 to 15 year olds.

Street Soccer with Barrow AFC Community Sports

Dalton and Walney

Dalton sessions will take place at Dowdales School’s DASH Sports Hall on Mondays at 5pm - 6pm

Walney sessions will take place at Walney School on Wednesday evening at 5pm – 6pm

Sessions are free, no need to book – just turn up. Sessions will resume again after the Christmas holiday.

Winners of our 2014 Sports Awards

Adult Sportsperson is our martial arts World Champion Tom Younger.

Junior Sportperson is England footballer Georgia Stanway.

In the team categories, Furness Cricket Club won the open age and Dowdales Year 11 rugby league team won the young team award.

Dowdales Year 11 Rugby League Young team of the Year

Team of the Year Furness Cricket Club

The packed crowd at the Forum also saw young volunteers recognised along with the annual Service to Sports Awards for long service to local sport.

Young volunteers

Service to Sport

Finalists in each category were


Donna McGaitsgill
Thomas Younger
Jake Brown

Young Sportsperson

Georgia Stanway
Emily Bolton
Connor Bentley
Owen Wilson
Tyler Baines

Open Age Team or club

Furness Firecrackers
Furness Cricket Club
Furness Karate Team

Junior Team or club

Duddon Canoe Club
Dowdales Year11 Rugby
Barrow Island Under12 Rugby
Furness Cavaliers Under12 Football

The following are recognised for their support to local sport.

Service to Sport

Alan Wilson
Andy Roach
Bob Huitson
John Maxfield
Keith Minnican
Derek Brook

Young Volunteer

Connor McDermott
Marley Johnson-Spence
Emily Cox
Meg Cruse
India Hutchason
Liam Hunsdale
Grace Miller     

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


Conference North

v Brackley
Saturday 31 January

v Solihull
Saturday 14 February

v North Ferriby
Saturday 28 February

Bluebirds Fan Forum

Bluebirds Trust


Barrow Raiders

Pre season

v Keighley
Sunday 1 February

v Oldham
Sunday 15 February

League 1 Cup

v Gloucester
Sunday 1 March

Raiders Fan Forum

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Contact Details

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