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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

Streetkick Sheffield summer tour dates
Streetkick Sheffield summer tour dates Streetkick, our mobile inflatable small-sided football pitch, will be out and about in Sheffield over the school holidays helping to bring communities together with a combination of anti-racist messages and free opportunities to play football....
17 July 2014 view this news article in full
Rescheduled Antiques Roadshow appearance for Arthur - golf permitting!
Rescheduled Antiques Roadshow appearance for Arthur - golf permitting! Arthur Wharton was a great all-round sportsman, but (so far) there is no record of him playing golf or tennis....
14 July 2014 view this news article in full
Our boys (not) in Brazil
Our boys (not) in Brazil FURD old boys will have observed the World Cup in Brazil unfold with mixed emotions. FURD protege Aymen Tahar, currently playing In the top Romanian league with Gaz Metan Medias, watched with pride as Algeria progressed to the last 16....
3 July 2014 view this news article in full
Arthur Wharton set for massive TV audience
Arthur Wharton set for massive TV audience Arthur Wharton's story is set for national exposure this Sunday, 6th July, when FURD's Howard Holmes and Wharton's great-granddaughter Dorothy Rooney appear on BBC1's Antiques Roadshow at 8pm....
1 July 2014 view this news article in full
Coaching cancelled at SUFC Academy on Sunday due to Tour de France
Coaching cancelled at SUFC Academy on Sunday due to Tour de France FURD's coaching session at Sheffield United's Academy on Sunday 6th July has been cancelled. This is due to road closures in the area as a result of the Tour de France taking place. ...
1 July 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
Football Unites advert at Bramall Lane

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