Telephone 0114 2587787 Email enquiries@furd.org

FURD Mondiali minibus accident: Statement

On Friday 23rd April, FURD youth worker Simon Hyacinth was sentenced to six months imprisonment after pleading guilty to a charge of causing death by careless driving. On 13th July 2009, Simon was driving the minibus bringing the FURD Positive Futures team back from the Anti-Racist World Cup in Bologna, and was in collision with a lorry shortly after Junction 32 of the M1. As a result of the accident, one of the team members, Ahmed Hassan, was fatally injured.

Following the verdict, Howard Holmes, project director from FURD, said:

“First and foremost our thoughts are with Ahmed Hassan and his family.  We also acknowledge the pain and suffering of the other victims of this tragic event.

“We hope the court's decision helps to bring a degree of closure for them and everyone affected as a results of the events of 13th July last year.

“As a project we will continue our work in bringing young people in Sheffield together, in this we hope we are honouring the memory of Ahmed.“

“Everyone at FURD stands solidly behind Simon Hyacinth, and his exemplary record of working with young people in Sheffield and beyond to change their lives for the better.”

“Simon is a uniquely talented and committed youth worker, whose integrity is beyond reproach.”

 

Latest News

Sheaf Valley Health and Wellbeing Consortium
FURD has joined other local organisations to form the Sheaf Valley Health and Wellbeing Consortium in a drive to help local people to get involved in enjoyable, healthy activities close to home....
6 December 2017 view this news article in full
Job vacancy: Female football coach
We are looking for a female football coach to run our girls' football sessions on Saturdays, starting in January if possible. The sessions are from 11am-12 at the U-Mix Centre for 7-15 year old girls....
6 December 2017 view this news article in full
New 5-a-side league starting at the U-Mix Centre
A new 5-a-side league is starting at the U-Mix Centre next week, and teams or individuals can now register for FREE. The league is being run by Leisure Leagues and will run on Wednesday evenings between 7pm and 9pm, starting on 6th December 2017....
28 November 2017 view this news article in full
Message from Kyle Walker
Kyle Walker was in the neighbourhood today - follow the link below to hear his video message for FURD!...
23 November 2017 view this news article in full
Open day to celebrate FURD library's 20th birthday on 28th November
Open day to celebrate FURD library's 20th birthday on 28th November FURD's unique Resources and Information Centre celebrates its 20th birthday next week. Please come along to our library open day at the U-Mix Centre on Tuesday 28th November between 11am and 5....
23 November 2017 view this news article in full

All content, unless otherwise stated, is copyright of Football Unites, Racism Divides.