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New partnership working with Sheffield Wednesday

FURD is starting to do some partnership work with Sheffield Wednesday, intially to jointly run our coaching sessions for 11-16 year olds at U-Mix Centre Sheffield on Wednesdays from 4.30-6pm.

That means talented young players have a great chance of being spotted by Wednesday Academy coaches! It's free too, so come along!

15 February 2017 view this news article in full
FURD's 'veteran' footballers go from strength to strength
FURD's football work has a particular focus on improving opportunities for under-represented groups, including women over 35. There has been a lack of opportunities for women to play football just for fun, friendship and fitness. Many women of this generation had few if any opportunities to play football in their youth. Our female football sessions are attended by girls and women aged from 8 right up to 65....
7 February 2017 view this news article in full
FURD walking football in partnership with Shipshape

Football Unites Racism Divides in partnership with Shipshape Health and Wellbeing are bringing back Walking Football at the U-Mix Centre Sheffield every Tuesday 1pm-2pm from February 7th.

As this is a non-contact version of football, it is open to men and women of all ages. It's a great way to stay active, improve your health, meet new people and have fun!

Please call us on 0114 2589601 or 2587787 for more information, or just come along on the day.

24 January 2017 view this news article in full
FURD Talent Match clients recognised for achievements
FURD employs two workers - Sajaad Rauf and Saudat Adinani - as Talent Match coaches - a Big Lottery Fund programme to provide individually tailored support to young people aged 18-24 to help them access training,education, employment and enterprise. On 13th December 2016, three of our Talent Match clients were recognised with awards at the Sheffield City Region Talent Match Awards. Ayat Ali is 24. She started a Level 1 English course at college in September 2016....
17 January 2017 view this news article in full
FURD's trip to the Liberte Cup unites refugees and football fans
In September 2016, London based charity Fuze, in partnership with online football media platform Copa90, organised The Liberte Cup as a consequence of their engagement work during the previous 12 months or so with refugees living in a camp in Grande Synthe near Dunkirk in northern France. Due to our extensive work with refugees in Sheffield, FURD was invited to participate and took a team of young people to play in the tournament as well as spending a day volunteering in the camp....
11 January 2017 view this news article in full
Funding granted for Belonging Together refugee group
We are pleased to report that the Big Lottery Fund has awarded us an Awards for All grant of 9,918 pounds to sustain and develop our 'Belonging Together' group. The grant will enable us to deliver a series of single sex activities including football, dance and crafts, for male and female refugees and asylum-seekers....
10 January 2017 view this news article in full
The Liberte Cup film now on ITV Hub
In September 2016, a group from FURD travelled to the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France to play in The Liberte Cup, a football tournament bringing together refugees from the camp and football fans from across Europe, showcasing how the beautiful game can be used as a massive force for good....
10 January 2017 view this news article in full
FURD's Christmas 'soup kitchen'
On 21st December 2016, young people taking part in our National Citizen Service scheme cooked up a festive meal at the U-Mix Centre, supported by FURD staff. Friends of FURD, volunteers and partner organisations came to eat alongside participants in our projects including our Belonging group for refugees and asylum-seekers. Later on, the rest of the food was distributed to homeless people on the streets of Sheffield and at a night shelter....
3 January 2017 view this news article in full
FURD Christmas soup kitchen

We would like to invite all our partners, volunteers and friends to our Christmas soup kitchen for lunch at the U-Mix Centre next Wednesday, 21st December, at 1pm.

The meal will be prepared by young people on our National Citizen Service programme and we look forward to seeing you here.

All welcome but please book by calling 0114 2587787 or emailing

14 December 2016 view this news article in full
Refugee Social Club at U-Mix on Fridays

On Friday nights we now have a social club for refugees running here at the U-Mix Centre, Asline Road, Sheffield, from 6-9pm.

Play pool, table tennis, watch TV, keep warm, practise your English, have a hot drink. Free entry.

Just come along or contact us if you have any questions.

6 December 2016 view this news article in full
Christmas and New Year opening/closing times

Looking ahead to the festive period...FURD and the U-Mix Centre will be CLOSED on:

Friday 23rd, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Mon 26th and Tues 27th December and on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd January.

We will be OPEN from Tues 28th to Sat 31st December and back to normal opening from Tuesday 3rd January.

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

6 December 2016 view this news article in full


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