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Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD) is a youth and social inclusion project and charity (charity number 1075678 and 1149203) 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

Girls' youth club and homework club
All girls aged 11-18 are invited to come along to our girls-only youth club and homework club. It's at the U-Mix Centre on Tuesdays between 4.30-6.30pm....
15 November 2017 view this news article in full
Discussion. Love Football, Hate Racism and Fascism
Tonight - 8th November, 2017 - at 7pm, we're hosting a public discussion at the U-Mix Centre on the theme of 'Love football, hate racism and fascism: building on past successes and meeting new challenges'....
8 November 2017 view this news article in full
Check out our new blog!

We now have a blog where you can read more about our work and how you can help!

The first blog is about our Belonging group for refugees and asylum-seekers.

Have a look at the link below!

2 November 2017 view this news article in full
Campaign for a blue plaque to mark Arthur Wharton's house in Moorthorpe
Campaign for a blue plaque to mark Arthur Wharton's house in Moorthorpe FURD is backing a campaign to raise money to pay for a blue plaque outside Arthur Wharton's house in Moorthorpe. Arthur Wharton was the first black professional footballer and a world record sprinter....
2 November 2017 view this news article in full
What's on when at the U-Mix Centre
We run, or host, a busy programme of football coaching, youth clubs, music and dance sessions and support groups throughout the week at our home the U-Mix Centre on Asline Road, Sheffield S2 4UJ. Here's a list of what's on when....
1 November 2017 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. Photo by Kevin Titterton.

Donate to FURD

FURD is a charity. Please consider making a donation to MyDonate 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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