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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

Shoot some hoops at the U-Mix Centre
FURD is now involved in an initiative with Basketball England to get more people playing basketball by encouraging and supporting greater use of outdoor courts and nets....
23 August 2016 view this news article in full
Football supporting refugees
Football supporting refugees Football clubs should be commended on their charitable donations of free tickets to various individuals and community groups but unfortunately it tends to be on an occasional basis and too infrequent for 'non-traditional' fans to develop a ...
16 August 2016 view this news article in full
Summer activities programme for young people
We are offering an exciting programme of activities to keep young people aged 11+ active during the school holidays - including cycling, lazertag, swimming, football and more! Please follow the link below to see the programme....
9 August 2016 view this news article in full
All Nations Festival brings the community together
The sun shone on us on Sunday and we had a great turn-out at the FURD All Nations Festival....
20 July 2016 view this news article in full
Sharrow Festival and FURD All-Nations Festival
Sharrow Festival and FURD All-Nations Festival We have an action-packed, fun weekend coming up and we hope to see as many people as possible out helping to strengthen our community spirit....
12 July 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.

Donate to FURD

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 world’s 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 people’s 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
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