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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

FURD Female Football Festival
FURD Female Football Festival We are pleased to announce plans for our first Female Football Festival! Join us to celebrate the rise in girls` and women`s football in Sheffield and beyond. Whatever your age or ability you can get involved....
2 February 2016 view this news article in full
Alleged racist chanting at Bramall Lane
FURD has been contacted by a number of people concerned at the alleged racist chanting at the Sheffield United v Bradford City game on 28th December 2015....
6 January 2016 view this news article in full
Awards for FURD Talent Match clients
Awards for FURD Talent Match clients Three of FURD's Talent Match clients picked up awards at the Sheffield City Region Talent Match winter celebration event at Sheffield Hallam University on 15th December....
5 January 2016 view this news article in full
Football and Connected Communities: A Sport Community Research Project
Football and Connected Communities: A Sport Community Research Project FURD is working in partnership with a team of researchers on a new project, Football and Connected Communities, to research the role of football in the lives of young people....
15 December 2015 view this news article in full
Social media consultant required
FURD wishes to engage a social media consultant to: - Create a social media strategy - Implement the social media strategy for 3 months - Provide social media training for staff onsite - Provide a report on the impact of the first 3 ...
15 December 2015 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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