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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

Aymen Tahar's journey from FURD to the Champions League
Aymen Tahar's journey from FURD to the Champions League We are delighted to hear that Aymen Tahar, who signed for Sheffield United after being recommended by FURD coaches, has joined Romanian champions Steaua Bucharest, where he has made his Champions League debut....
24 July 2015 view this news article in full
Meeting the new Parliament
Two of the FURD team are due to join other representatives of the voluntary and community sector at an 'end of term party - meet the new Parliament' event on 20th July....
14 July 2015 view this news article in full
Business Development Officer needed
We have a job vacancy for the post of FURD Business Development Officer. The post is 18.5 hours a week, until 31st March 2016, with possible extension subject to funding....
14 July 2015 view this news article in full
FURD festival on 1st August
FURD festival on 1st August We hope you'll be able to join us at Lowfield Park outside the U-Mix Centre between 12 and 4pm on Saturday 1st August for the Football Unites, Racism Divides festival! It's a family event including a 6-a-side football tournament for ...
7 July 2015 view this news article in full
Come and watch the Women's World Cup with us!
Come and watch the Women's World Cup with us! Come and watch Brazil play Australia in the Women's World Cup at the U-Mix Centre this Sunday! We are holding a free public screening of the Round of 16 match that kicks off at 6pm on Sunday 21st June....
17 June 2015 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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