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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

Congratulations to Emma...
Congratulations to Emma... Congratulations to Emma for securing employment at Kids Arts Academy....
28 June 2016 view this news article in full
Extra pitch now available at the U-Mix Centre
Extra pitch now available at the U-Mix Centre Our 3G pitches are now back in operation, and looking great with a brand new, improved 3G surface. Instead of two 6-a-side pitches, we can now offer three 5-a-side pitches, each approximately 19 meters wide....
21 June 2016 view this news article in full
Invitation to break the fast with us
All friends of FURD are welcome to join us at our Iftari evening at the U-Mix Centre from 9pm on Weds 29th June when we will all bring some food to eat together at sunset....
21 June 2016 view this news article in full
FURD and I-Aspire All Nations summer festival
FURD and I-Aspire All Nations summer festival The FURD All Nations summer festival in partnership with I-Aspire Foundation will take place at Lowfield Park, outside the U-Mix Centre, from 1pm-5pm on Sunday 17th July....
15 June 2016 view this news article in full
The Euros Multicultural Championship
Almost 1 in 3 Euro 2016 players could play for other countries - is this the most diverse football tournament ever? Findings from
8 June 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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