RefNoX676/1/46
TitleFootball Unites Racism Divides (FURD)
DescriptionFootball Unites, Racism Divides (FURD) is a youth and social inclusion project and charity based in Sheffield, England, which works locally, nationally and internationally to combat racism and increase understanding between different communities.

FURD was established at a meeting at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre in Sharrow, Sheffield on 9 Nov 1995. Present that night were local youth workers, city councillors, representatives from Sheffield United Football Club, young people and members of supporter organisations. The group met in the wake of a number of racist attacks upon Asian and Somali young people, as well as widespread anecdotal evidence of abuse of local black and Asian residents whenever Sheffield United were at home. The meeting decide to take action and Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD) was born.

FURD is based in Sharrow and aims to help the integration of asylum seekers and refugees in Sheffield by organising friendly football games.

In c.2010, Clive Egginton photographed members of the football teams.
Date[2010]
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