Football Unites, Racism Divides was born at a meeting at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre in the Sharrow district of Sheffield on Thursday 9th November 1995. Present that night were local youth workers, city councillors, representatives from Sheffield United, young people and members of supporter organisations.
The group met in the wake of a number of racist attacks upon Asian and Somali young people, as well as widespread anecdotal evidence of abuse of local black and Asian residents whenever Sheffield United were at home. The meeting decide to ‘do something’ and the result was Football Unites, Racism Divides.
Football Unites has always sought to make a difference within the game and within our diverse local community. Visit our 'Milestones' and 'News Archives' pages to learn more about our history.