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Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD) is a youth and social inclusion project and charity (charity number 1075678 and 1149203) 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

Palestinian women's football team coming to Sheffield
On Saturday 10th June, FURD is hosting a fundraising women's football tournament - and one of the participating teams is coming all the way from Bethlehem. The Diyar team was founded by players at Bethlehem University in 2008....
23 May 2017 view this news article in full
Female football coach wanted
Job title: Female football coach Hours: 1....
18 May 2017 view this news article in full
Oral history project on Jewish Sheffield
FURD's admin worker, Sonia Howard, has taken part in an oral history project about Sheffield's Jewish community....
17 May 2017 view this news article in full
Streetkick mobile football pitch available for hire
Our Streetkick units are mobile, inflatable football pitches that are able to move from one location to another delivering activity directly into your local communities....
17 May 2017 view this news article in full
FURD teams up with Amnesty's 'Football Welcomes' initiative
Throughout the 2016-17 season, FURD has been running the 'Football Supporting Refugees' project....
27 April 2017 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

FURD is a charity. Please consider making a donation to MyDonate 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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