Introduction

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Hawcoat Park Sports Club (still known to many locals as Vickers Sports Club) is a truly unique facility in Barrow in Furness. The club comprises 15 acres of playing fields and caters for a variety of sports at both Junior and Senior levels. Sports played at Hawcoat Park include Archery, Bowls, Cricket, Football, Rifle and Pistol shooting, Rugby League, Rugby Union, and Table Tennis.

The facility is located in the Hawcoat Ward but is available for use by anyone through membership or by paying a day rate for certain sports such as Bowls or Tennis.

Hawcoat Park operates under a Board that consists entirely of volunteers giving their time for free. The company is a not-for-profit organisation and employs a small number of permanent staff. A number of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers help with grounds maintenance keeping playing areas as some of the best in the local area.

All the facilities are available to hire for celebrations, conferencing, team-building, sports schools, etc.

The club welcomes both members and non members alike. However, our members enjoy preferential rates at the well stocked bars. Membership is a pre-requisite to participating in a sport affiliated to one of the sections of the club.