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

Happy 20th anniversary to us!
Happy 20th anniversary to us! Twenty years ago this week - on 30th April 1996 - Football Unites, Racism Divides was officially launched at an event at Sheffield United Football Club....
26 April 2016 view this news article in full
The Schoolteacher who paved way for Germiston pioneer Albert Johanneson's signing for Leeds United 55 years ago
The Schoolteacher who paved way for Germiston pioneer Albert Johanneson's signing for Leeds United 55 years ago FURD's Howard Holmes, author of the Arthur Wharton and Albert Johanneson comic books, is currently in South Africa promoting the Albert Johanneson comic....
26 April 2016 view this news article in full
Star-studded South African launch of Albert Johanneson comic and exhibition
Star-studded South African launch of Albert Johanneson comic and exhibition Last summer (2015) saw the publication of the second comic book in FURD's 'Pioneers' series - `Albert Johanneson: The First Black Superstar'....
12 April 2016 view this news article in full
FURD celebrates 70k grant from Local Sustainability Fund
FURD celebrates 70k grant from Local Sustainability Fund Football Unites are celebrating an award of 70870 from the Local Sustainability Fund....
27 March 2016 view this news article in full
Friend of FURD Roy Darby passes away
Friend of FURD Roy Darby passes away FURD are very sad to learn of the death of Roy Darby after a long illness. Roy was a stalwart in local football circles, having most recently been a member of the Meadowhall Sunday League management committee...
9 March 2016 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.

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Most of FURD's funding sources have now ended. Please make a donation via our Just Giving 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 worldís 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 peopleís 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
Football Unites advert at Bramall Lane

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