Free sports at half term

Monday 15 February ro Friday 19 February

2pm to 4pm Multi Sports at Pulse Soccer Centre

For boys and girls age 8 to 15 years

No need to book – just turn up and play - FREE

2pm to 3.45 Dance Mats – 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 at all times!

No need to book – just turn up and play - FREE

Sports Equity

We also have lots of free activities for children with a disability at half term.  Full details on our Sports Equity page.

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, 4th  March 10:30am – 12noon
Tuesday, 5th April 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Friday, 6th May 10:30am – 12noon

Sign up here

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

Cumbria Community Foundation Appeal

An appeal has been launched to raise funds to support the individuals and communities throughout Cumbria devastated by the flooding and storms.
Find out about ways to donate to the appeal here


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.

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

Club Matters

Barrow AFC

Vanarama National League

v Braintree
Saturday 20 February

v Forest Green Rovers
Saturday 27 February

v Boreham Wood
Tuesday 1 March

v Altrincham
Saturday 12 March


Bluebirds Fan Forum

Bluebirds Trust

Barrow Raiders

Pre season friendly

iPro Sport Cup

v Rochdale
Sunday 21 February

Championship 1

v Hunslet
Sunday 13 March

Raiders Fan Forum

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Contact Details

Barrow Sports Council
Nan Tait Centre
Abbey Road
Cumbria LA14 1LG
01229 407319