About Us

What we do

Barrow Borough Sports Council is the strategic body supporting sport and physical activity in the Barrow Borough. Our members include the Borough and County Councils, local schools and Colleges, professional and amateur sports clubs and other agencies which support sport and physical activity in the area.

The Sports Council is supported by a multi-agency Sports Development team. This team works together to implement the Barrow Sports and Physical Activity Strategy. 

The Sports Council awards grants to local clubs, organisations and individuals who are working on projects which support our Strategy.  We run free holiday sports activities and we are partners in Kick It Out, Furness Street Soccer and lots of other local projects and activities.  We also recognise local achievement by awarding a Performance of the Month Award and with our Annual Sports Awards. 

The Sports Council meets every two to three months and our Annual General Meeting is in November each year.  If you want to keep informed about what we do and other sporty stuff in the area, email us and and ask to receive our free weekly email

Join us

We are always happy to receive new nominations for members of the Sports Council from local clubs and leagues. You can nominate a member on the attached form at any time. If you want a chat about what’s involved before you take the plunge, give us a call on 407319.  

Click here to open the application form!    You can just type everything in an and email it to us

Get in touch

We hope you find our website useful.  We try to keep it up to date but we rely on local clubs and partners for information. 

Please let us know if you want anything adding to the site;  if any of the information is incorrect or if something doesn't work.  

Barrow Borough Sports Awards 2015

Congratulations to Award winners and finalists at our 2015 Sports Awards.


Adult sportsperson is England Cerebral Palsy Footballer Jake Brown.

England under 17 footballer Georgia Stanway won our Young Sportsperson award.

Team awards went to Dalton Cricket Club and North Walney Junior School Football team.

Pat Ryan Service to Sport awards went to Gerry Holland, John Pownceby, Allan Artis, Paul Lewis, Jeff Simm, John Knagg, Tony Wallace and, Wilf Knight

We also recognised the great work done by many young people. Young Volunteer Awards were presented to
Shane McDermott, Arron Wakefield, Leah Clough, Tara Tappenden and Lewis Buchanan

Finalists in our team and individual categories were

Junior Team

Furness Cavaliers Under 10s (Football), South Lakes Maidens (Cricket), Walney Central Under 12s (Rugby League), Barrow ASC Diddy League (Swimming), North Walney Primary School Football Team

Open Age Team

Barrow Sixth Form College Football Team, Dalton Cricket Club (1st Team), Furness Firecrackers (Roller Derby)

Young Sportsperson

Georgia Stanway, Aimee Everett, Milly Knowles, Jake Calvert

Senior Sportsperson

Grant Johnson, Sonja Foster, Donna McDonald, Jake Brown

For a full report and pictures, visit the Evening Mail website.

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


Womens Sports Day

Masters Rugby

Free holiday sports

Weekly E-Bulletin from Cumbria CVS

Our friends at Cumbria CVS use newsletter service to send out an e-bulletin newsletter about community issues every Friday.  This includes lots of advice for community groups and charities.  Some of this will be useful to sports clubs. We partner with Atompark Software to use their email marketing software for sending newsletters. If you have privacy concerns, refer to their privacy policy.

If you would like to start receiving the e-mail or have information that you would like to be included in the newsletter, submissions need to be received by  2pm every Thursday.

Please contact:  Julie Sharkey - Tel: 01229 823144, email:  juliesh@cumbriacvs.org.uk

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