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FURD's home at the U-Mix Centre


Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD) is a youth and social inclusion project and charity (charity number 1075678) based in Sheffield, England, which works locally, nationally and internationally to combat racism and increase understanding between different communities.

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Latest News

Exciting times ahead for Sharrow United
Exciting times ahead for Sharrow United Sharrow Lives! After a series of meetings we have decided to continue to enter the team in the Meadowhall Sunday League Premier Division, but with a new management team, consisting of:...
25 May 2016 view this news article in full
FURD is seeking a new Chair of Trustees
FURD is seeking a dynamic, committed person to join our board as Chair of Trustees. We welcome applications from people with relevant expertise and experience, willing to commit around a day a month....
24 May 2016 view this news article in full
The sun shines on soccer shenanigans!
The sun shines on soccer shenanigans! FURD hosted a 'Football Circus' at the U-Mix Centre, Sheffield on Saturday 14th May, featuring a whole host of football-related activities for all ages as well as reflections on the meaning of football in young people's lives and a world ...
17 May 2016 view this news article in full
One Sheffield, Many Cultures
One Sheffield, Many Cultures Come and see us at the One Sheffield, Many Cultures free festival in Barker's Pool, Sheffield city centre on Saturday 21st May between 11am and 3pm....
10 May 2016 view this news article in full
Roll up, roll up for the spectacular FURD football circus!
Roll up, roll up for the spectacular FURD football circus! English football, overrun with money, scandalous stories of professional players setting bad examples to impressionable youth, the same teams dominating the media controlled Premier League. But wait - Leicester City are Champions....
5 May 2016 view this news article in full

Kyle Walker on the left at a FURD Streetkick event (Click for full size pop-up)
England star Kyle Walker (left) at a FURD Streetkick event, Mount Pleasant Park, Sheffield.

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Most of FURD's funding sources have now ended. Please make a donation via our Just Giving page if you can to help our work to continue. Thank you.

Arthur Wharton - the first black pro footballer

Black footballers

Did you know that Arthur Wharton, the world’s first black professional footballer was playing way back in 1889? Discover the contribution that Arthur and other black pioneers have made to the game.

Resource library

We have collated an incredible resource library on racism in football.  Search our library online, then arrange to borrow the item.

We also have a selection of resources available online for direct download.

Resources & information library
England fans say No to racism

Racism in football

Learn how racism has blighted the beautiful game and the measures being taken to stamp it out.  Compare the situation in continental Europe and how Football Unites, as a founding member of FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe), are tackling the problem head on.  Discuss you views with other website users in our discussion forum.

Refugees at their first Sheffield United match
Refugees at their first Sheffield United match

Our work

Football Unites uses young people’s love of the game to bring communities together and educate them about the dangers of racism.  We encourage minority groups to become actively involved in playing the game.  We work with professional clubs to ensure that the game is safe to watch by all spectators.

Our work
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