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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

National 5-a-side tournament on Sunday 23rd July
This Sunday, 23rd July 2017, we are hosting an annual national 5-a-side tournament organised by the i-Aspire Foundation at the U-Mix Centre in Sheffield. There will also be a barbecue! Entry is still open and costs 40 pounds per team....
18 July 2017 view this news article in full
Volunteering award for Victor
One of our trustees, Victor Mujakachi, has received an award for volunteering at the 2017 Nether Edge and Sharrow Community Star Awards ceremony. Victor also coordinates our Belonging group for refugees and asylum-seekers....
12 July 2017 view this news article in full
Women's walking football team
An all-women walking football team from FURD took part in the Dick, Kerr Cup in Preston on Sunday - the first national women's walking football tournament....
5 July 2017 view this news article in full
Over 1,000 people attend our summer/Eid festival
Our Eid/summer festival was a great success on Sunday 2nd July,with well over a thousand people attending the free event in beautiful weather at Lowfield Park outside the U-Mix Centre....
5 July 2017 view this news article in full
Ramadan Emergency Project
FURD's Saudat and Mehrun did a sponsored walk last weekend (whilst fasting) and are raising money on behalf of One Ummah charity to help refugees inside Syria....
15 June 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.

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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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