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How volunteering led to paid work for Sijo
This is an interview with Sijo Joseph, our Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator, about how volunteering for FURD has led to him becoming a paid member of our team. This interview was first done for Sheffield Volunteer Centre. What are three words or sentences that you'd use to describe volunteering? 1. Volunteering is about serving with no expectation. 2. It gives one self-satisfaction. 3....
19 March 2019 view this news article in full
New Cyrille Regis and Walter Tull exhibitions now open
New Cyrille Regis and Walter Tull exhibitions now open Throughout March, we have two new exhibitions on display at our home the U-Mix Centre in Sheffield. Walter Tull: His Life and Legacy was produced by Folkestone Museum and tells the story of Tull, one of the first black professional footballers and an officer in the British Army who was killed in action in World War 1. This display complements our Walter Tull comic and other material in our unique resources and information centre....
13 March 2019 view this news article in full
'Only One Cyrille Regis' event honours the legacy of the pioneering footballer
'Only One Cyrille Regis' event honours the legacy of the pioneering footballer Football Unites Racism Divides in partnership with Stand up to Racism Sheffield organised the `Only One Cyrille Regis`event at the U-Mix Centre on 24th February 2019 to remember and celebrate the legacy of the pioneering footballer. His very close friend and a former team mate from West Bromwich Albion Brendon Batson, daughter Michelle Regis, Lord Mayor Magid Magid, friends and fans travelled from different parts of the country to attend this event....
5 March 2019 view this news article in full
Only One Cyrille Regis: a celebration of the life and times of the inspirational black footballer
Football Unites, Racism Divides and Stand Up To Racism are jointly organising a tribute to former West Bromwich Albion and Coventry striker Cyrille Regis with an anti-racist event on Sunday 24th February 2019 - the day after WBA meet Sheffield United at The Hawthorns - and just over a year since his untimely death in January 2018....
6 February 2019 view this news article in full
Rewind 2018 - Forward 2019!

We've put together this look back at 2018 in FURD's world, with some hints of what we've got coming up in the next few months.

Please have a look by following the link below.

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30 January 2019 view this news article in full
Walter Tull's amazing story brought to life in new FURD comic
Walter Tull's amazing story brought to life in new FURD comic The latest comic edition in the FURD Pioneers series,'TULL', tells the inspirational story of a young Black man from an East London Orphanage who became a star footballer with Clapton FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town, signing for Glasgow Rangers during World War 1. First Black officer to lead White troops into battle Walter Tull volunteered for the Football Battalion in the First World War and became the first Black Officer to lead White British troops into battle....
17 October 2018 view this news article in full
Exhibitions and resources for Black History Month
FURD has several exhibitions suitable for Black History Month activities available for hire: World War 1 and 2 Muslim Victoria Cross holders (c. 2012) Refugee Footballers in Britain (2012) A nine panel exhibition featuring footballers from a refugee background who have played in Britain from the 1940s to the present day. The exhibition includes background information about some of the reasons why people have sought refuge, including wars and conflicts....
26 September 2018 view this news article in full
FURD Eid festival
On 2nd September 2018, FURD organised an Eid festival for the community in Lowfield Park and the U-Mix Centre. The festival was held just after Eid- Al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice which follows the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The Eid festival was a family occasion welcoming people of all faiths and none. Attractions included rides, face painting and inflatables for children, a bazaar, henna, a barbecue, Streetkick mobile football pitch and more....
12 September 2018 view this news article in full
William Ramsay Cup raises awareness of the dangers of gambling and mental health issues
A new 5 a-side football tournament, The William Ramsay Cup, is being held at the U-Mix Centre this Saturday, 18th August, from 2pm. This is a friendly, yet fiercely competitive, competition named and organised in honour of Jack Ritchie, who sadly took his own life last year as a direct result of a gambling addiction....
14 August 2018 view this news article in full
All Nations festival 2018 attracts over 60 players
The 2018 All Nations Football Festival took place at the U-Mix Centre on Saturday 4th August. The All Nations is an annual event hosted by FURD and delivered in partnership with Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA. It aims to use football as a means of bringing people from diverse backgrounds together in ways that lead to positive interactions and contribute towards greater community cohesion....
7 August 2018 view this news article in full

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