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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

Voluntary Learning Support Assistant vacancy
Are you looking for experience as a Teaching Assistant? Do you have basic knowledge in school subjects including Maths, English, Science and Languages? Do you have a passion for working with young people? You might be what we are looking ...
19 October 2016 view this news article in full
Female football coach wanted
We are looking for a female football coach to work on some women and girls' football sessions on Saturdays, starting as soon as possible....
11 October 2016 view this news article in full
Half term football tournament
Entry is now open for our 5-aside football tournaments to be held at the U-Mix Centre on Monday 24th October. It's free to enter with under-11, under-14 and under-17 categories. Kick off is at midday and there'll be prizes for all winners....
11 October 2016 view this news article in full
100,000 people to take part in Fare Action Weeks
The biggest social change campaign in football kicks off today bringing together hundreds of thousands of people alongside players, clubs, Leagues and governing bodies to stand together to tackle discrimination and fight for inclusion and equality....
10 October 2016 view this news article in full
FURD to deliver National Citizen Service pilot programme
FURD is excited to announce that we will be partnering with UK Youth to deliver the pilot NCS (National Citizen Service) pathfinder programme in October and November....
5 October 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 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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