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New resources and old football fanzines at FURD

Some new resources have recently been made available through this website. Most of the following are also available in printed form contact us for details.

Muslim Pioneers, Past and Present: a booklet compiled by young people on FURDs V2424 volunteer scheme to promote positive contributions to society made by Muslims throughout history.

Blades Against Racism: Sheffield United team posters. Contact us if youd like some.

Football: A Shared Sense of Belonging? Interim Conference Report: edited papers based on those presented at a conference held mid-way through FURDs 3-year research project into how football can and cannot act as a tool for integration and cohesion between refugees and other new migrants and the settled community.

Racism in Football Volumes 1 and 2: recent reports by the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee can now be accessed from

FURD has a collection of several hundred football fanzines, mainly from the late 1990s and early 2000s, when they played an important role in exposing and challenging racism in football. Early next year we plan to donate this collection to the National Football Museum, whilst keeping copies of all racism-related articles. If anyone is interested in seeing any of the fanzines before they leave Sheffield, please contact Ruth at FURD in the next few weeks.

New books available from FURD's library include 'Race, Racism and Sports Journalism' by Neil Farrington et al, 'The Black Flash: The Albert Johanneson Story' by Paul Harrison and 'Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here? The Story of English Football's Forgotten Tribe' by Anthony Clavane.

Book cover
Book cover courtesy of Routledge
Chilean Sheffield United fan
A Chilean refugee shares her passion for the Blades at interim conference


Football: A Shared Sense of Belonging? Interim Conference Report
FASSOB Interim conference report.pdf (1.12Mb)
Muslim Pioneers, Past and Present
Muslim Pioneers booklet.pdf (0.68Mb)
Racism in Football Volume 1
Racism in football Committee report Volume 1 sep 2012.pdf (0.48Mb)
Racism in Football Volume 2
Racism in football Committee report Volume 2 sep 2012.pdf (0.38Mb)
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