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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

Christmas and New Year closure dates
FURD and the U-Mix Centre will be CLOSED on these dates: Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th December; Wednesday 31st December; and Thursday 1st January. We will be OPEN all other days. Merry Christmas and happy new year!...
16 December 2014 view this news article in full
Ched Evans
FURD trustees are pleased that the Board of Sheffield United have now reversed their decision of allowing Ched Evans to train with the club. ...
13 December 2014 view this news article in full
Out of Africa event highlights African footballers' contribution to English football
Out of Africa event highlights African footballers' contribution to English football On 31st October, FURD marked Black History Month with an evening celebrating the contribution of African players to English football from the late 19th century onwards....
25 November 2014 view this news article in full
Communities unite to share football stories
Communities unite to share football stories FURD held a very enjoyable `Football Stories` event as part of Sheffield`s `Off the Shelf`festival of words and the Europe-wide `Football People`action weeks at the U-Mix Centre on 24th October....
11 November 2014 view this news article in full
Statue of Arthur Wharton is unveiled at St George's Park
Statue of Arthur Wharton is unveiled at St George's Park FURD was present at the National Football Centre, the training hub developed by the English FA at St George`s Park, Burton-on-Trent, on 16th October to witness the unveiling of a 16 foot statue of Arthur Wharton....
4 November 2014 view this news article in full
Job vacancy with FURD: Accounts co-ordinator needed
Due to the imminent retirement of the current post-holder, we are looking to recruit an experienced part-time Accounts Co-ordinator. The post is available 14 hours a week and the closing date is 14th November....
4 November 2014 view this news article in full
African Dream Team wins the All Nations tournament
African Dream Team wins the All Nations tournament The twelfth All Nations football tournament took place at the U-Mix Centre on 25th October 2014, with African Dream Team retaining the title that they won last year....
4 November 2014 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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