Barrow Rugby Club (League Winners 2009)
Barrow Rugby Football Club plays at Craven Park and was founded around 1875 but the exact date is unknown. They moved to Craven Park in 1931. The ground is in Duke Street and reached by travelling down the main A590 road to town. The team are known as the Barrow Raiders. On matchdays you can get a drink in the bar situated inside the ground and grab a chance to get warm at halftime on those chilly days.
This season Furness Heating Components of Abbey road won the right in a local raffle to have the ground named after them for a season. Tragicaly a local
rubgy player collapsed and died at the age of 21. The firm kindly offered to the boys family the chance to name the ground after him. Mark Coward was
well respected and loved by all that knew him and he himself was dedicated to rugby.
Opposite the ground stands the Willie Horn Statue, one of Barrows greatest players who led Barrow to glory at Wembley in 1955.
Over the years the club has had an up and down existence but like the football club has had a loyal fan base and today the club gives good value for money
to all those dedicated fans.
To visit the rugby official site click here
for a more detailed history of this fine club you can do no better than to read the books by local expert and author Keith Nutter
Photographs from the home game against Blackpool