Student playing pool in Furness

Furness Sport

Hardly Olympic but it's the taking-part that counts!

Rocky, Average Joe's Gym, Happy Gilmore, Furness... Sport is filled with great underdog stories, and being the smallest college on campus, any Furness sporting victory is treated with great jubilation - no matter how small!

Furness can hold its own and is peerless in terms of sheer enthusiasm in the face of adversity: They'll give you a good game in great spirit, all the while knowing there's a greater-than-average chance they won't win...

Joking apart though, sport is a brilliant part of college life in Furness, and anything we might occasionally lack on the pitch/court/table/board we more than make up with our spirit. The banter is good and being part of any team is a great way to meet people. Be sure to keep checking the Furness social media for details about taster sessions, trials and events! The Furness Facebook page and the Furness Sport Facebook page are good places to get your information.

There are many ways you can join in with some form of game. here's a taster of what we offer...

Football

As you'd expect with any good community, there is a strong football presence in Furness. We field A and B teams in the inter-college leagues and a C team in the recreational league. Trials are held at the start of the year.

Every summer there is the Nick Lewis Memorial Football Tournament, where our alumni field a team against the current students to see which comes out on top.

Furness football team shot
Football

Netball

Furness Netball has 4 teams- the A’s and B’s who play in a winter/spring league and two C teams called the Mighty Mountains and Trev‘s Army which play in recreational leagues. We play every college twice and the winner of the A and B leagues get to play in the Roses Tournament against York. Furness and Cartmel netball also play each other in the Patriots tournament which gets competitive but is very fun! We train twice a week. To join, just come to any session - keep an eye on our Facebook page and the Furness Sport Facebook page in September. Trials are very relaxed and everyone makes it into a team! Even if you've never played before you can join in the fun, keep fit and make loads of friends!

Students at the Sports Centre
Netball

Darts & Dominoes

If you don't fancy running about outside with the footballers and netballers in all weather, and your co-ordination is better when you have time to consider and think about it, you could join either the darts or dominoes team.

There are dart boards in the common room next to the bar that anyone can use.

We also have a Table Tennis team.

Furness darts team shot
Darts

Pool

Furness also has two pool teams, and two pool tables in the common room that anyone can play on - another great way to get involved whatever your level of interest or ability.

Every May a team of alumni return to campus to play the current students in the Richard Slatter Memorial Pool Tournament.

Student playing Pool
Pool

Cups & Shields

Carter Shield

The Carter Shield is a cumulative inter-college sports event that takes place on three Sundays of every term. All nine colleges take part in a variety of sports to win points, and the college with the most points at the end of the year is awarded the Carter Shield trophy.

This is great opportunity to support your college and a great chance to get involved - either by playing or simply by turning up to support us. It's free, fun, and invokes that great friendly rivalry between the colleges. Most importantly anyone can play - even with no experience in sport, everyone is welcome. So whether you are determined to represent Furness, or are simply wishing to get out and do something on a Sunday morning, come and join us!

Students at the Sports Centre
Carter Shield

Patriots Cup

Patriots Cup is the ultimate competition of sporting excellence, team spirit and college banter between Furness and Cartmel, when either we win or they cheat.

The events take place over a weekend during the Lent term and include nearly every sport imaginable; from rugby to rounders, dodgeball to darts, football to frisbee - and of course the highly anticipated presidential pool match! Every sport is played to determine which is truly the best sporting college. After the friendly(ish) competition ends, the celebrations run well into the evening for those that want it to as both colleges head to Sugarhouse for a closing party.

Patriots is one of the most exciting events of the year, so whether you're playing or supporting, come and join us!

Students at the Sports Centre
Patriots Cup

Sporting gallery