10 Dec 2021
FURD, Sheffield United and Sheffield Home of Football unite against racism
On 17th June 2020, after a 100-day shutdown due to coronavirus, Premier League football resumed and the first game played was Aston Villa v Sheffield United.
08 Dec 2021
FURD referral signs for Sheffield United Academy
We are pleased to report that Lamine Sidibe has signed for Sheffield United Academy after being recommended to the club by FURD coach Luis Silva.
07 Dec 2021
FURD Cafe at the U-Mix Centre
Come in out of the cold! FURD winter cafe at the U-Mix Centre, Sheffield, will be open to the public from 2:30pm-6pm every Monday-Friday and 11:00am -2:00pm on Saturdays. (All available in takeaway cups)
03 Nov 2021
Tribute to Sheila Leeson
Following the sad news we reported last week of the death of Sheila Leeson, the following tribute to Sheila has been written by Phil Vasili. Phil was supported by FURD to research and write the biography of Arthur Wharton - "The First Black Footballer: Arthur Wharton 1865-1930".
26 Oct 2021
Sheila Leeson 1931 – 2021
Football Unites, Racism Divides is very sad to learn of the passing of long-time supporter of the project, Sheila Leeson, who died on Monday 25th October in Moorgate Hollow care home, Rotherham. She was 90 years old.
18 Oct 2021
Call for women to share their football experiences
FURD's 'Stoppage Time' project is looking for women and girls in the Sheffield and Rotherham area who'd like to share their experiences of football, whether good or bad, past or present, in writing.
15 Oct 2021
‘13 Players and a Poet’ film released
Members of FURD's women's football team have been sharing their experiences of football on camera.
12 Oct 2021
Forgotten Heroes: Free online talk about the Early Black Football Pioneers
To celebrate Black History Month, Howard Holmes, the Chair of FURD's Trustees, is giving a free online talk about early black footballers.
28 Sep 2021
Job opportunity: Youth Engagement and Development Worker
Do you have experience or a passion in working with young people aged 16-25 to train them up as volunteers? Do you have experience of…
25 Aug 2021
FURD women’s team play their first 11-a-side match in support of foodbanks
On Sunday 8th August 2021, FURD's women's team played their first 11-a-side match at Concord Sports Centre, Sheffield.
10 Aug 2021
Stoppage Time: film about women’s football in Sheffield before the 1921 FA ban
FURD has released a 10 minute film about women's football in Sheffield between 1895 and 1921.
03 Aug 2021
Indoor facilities at the U-Mix Centre are now open!
Following the Government's recent lifting of remaining Covid-19 restrictions on 19th July 2021, we're pleased to say our indoor spaces - dance studio, gym, recording and performance studio, IT suite, meetings and activities rooms - are now open for bookings, subject to some limits on capacity. Please enquire for details.
14 Jul 2021
Healthy Holidays activities at the U-Mix Centre for Summer 2021
From 26th July-22nd August, the following 'Healthy Holiday' activities will be running at the u-Mix Centre for children and young people.
30 Jun 2021
‘All Nations’ tournament for our Belonging Group
Today members of our Belonging Group for refugees and asylum-seekers from many different countries
15 Jun 2021
Thank you, refugees!
At FURD we have several members of staff and many volunteers and users from a refugee background.
02 Jun 2021
Employability with a twist : Community bootcamp
Calling any young people aged 16 to 25 years that are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training):
01 Jun 2021
Weekly coffee mornings
On Wednesday 2nd June 2021, we're starting a weekly networking coffee morning.
27 May 2021
Women-only walking football
Our women's walking football weekly sessions kick off again this Sunday, 30th May 2021, from midday to 1pm.
12 May 2021
U-Mix Centre now taking bookings for indoor spaces
On Monday May 17th we will be moving to step 3 of the government's roadmap out of lockdown.
11 May 2021
Singing and songwriting sessions for young women at the U-Mix Centre
Are you aspiring to be a singer or a song writer, or know someone who is?
30 Apr 2021
Enough is enough : social media boycott
We at FURD are happy to stand alongside English football in boycotting all social media platforms this coming weekend;
28 Apr 2021
FURD coaching videos
Some of our coaches are producing a series of short videos demonstrating football skills and fitness routines that you can practise on your own or with a friend or relative.
27 Apr 2021
FREE online talk: Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Early Black Football Pioneers
At 12.30pm on Friday 21st May, there's a great opportunity to find out about some of the earliest black footballers.
21 Apr 2021
George Floyd murder verdict
FURD welcomes news of the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the brutal killing of George Floyd.
21 Apr 2021
Girls only football sessions
We have some girls only fun, free football sessions starting this Saturday at the U-Mix Centre, Sheffield.
14 Apr 2021
Auntie Sureya’s Covid-19 experiences
FURD volunteer "Auntie" Sureya shares her experiences on camera (in Urdu with English subtitles) of having COVID19 and what she's learnt…
06 Apr 2021
We are here to help!
Here's a short film to let you know we're here to help support you during the pandemic and beyond. You are not alone - reach out and we'll…
30 Mar 2021
Our football pitches are open!
We are back after Lockdown 3 and running business as usual on our football pitches. We are excited to welcome you back!
16 Mar 2021
Stop Racism - competition for United Nations Anti-Racism Day!
United Nations Anti-Racism Day is on Saturday 20th March 2021.
09 Mar 2021
Stoppage Time women’s football herstory project
Stoppage Time is a project by FURD to discover, highlight and celebrate women in football in the Sheffield area from the 19th century onwards.
02 Mar 2021
Tribute to Ann Wilson
FURD is extremely sad to learn of the death of Ann Wilson. Ann was a key factor in bringing Sheffield United and the local community together, and was chair of both the Sheffield Partnership and the influential national Federation of Stadium Communities.
23 Feb 2021
FURD volunteer coach passes away
We at FURD with extreme sadness want to inform you all that Mohamed
17 Feb 2021
New Covid-19 online support group
As part of our 'My Corona Mate' Covid-19 project, we're planning to start a weekly online support group to take place on Saturdays if anyone wants to come on and have a chat, or has friends or family that may want to join us.
09 Feb 2021
New lockdown fitness video from FURD
Our Inspiring Futures coach Keith Ward has put together some demonstrations of quick workouts you can do at home.
02 Feb 2021
FURD’s 2020 Annual Review is now available
Find out more about our work in 2020 and how we adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic by reading our 2020 annual review here.
13 Jan 2021
My Corona Mate Project survey
It has been reported that the number of coronavirus cases has disproportionately affected people from BAME backgrounds. FURD is exploring the impact…
05 Jan 2021
The U-Mix Centre is now closed for Lockdown 3
Unfortunately our base the U-Mix Centre along with our 3G pitches is now closed again due to the national lockdown announced yesterday. The lockdown is likely to last at least until the middle of February.