Football Unites, Racism Divides – Issue 8 (October 2013)

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Black History Month events at FURD

Friday 11th October between 6.30pm and 9pm at the U-Mix Centre, Sheffield:

Free film screening: The Letter: An American Town and “The Somali Invasion” (76 minutes, directed by Ziad H. Hanzeh)

‘A firestorm of controversy erupts when the Mayor sends an open letter to the 1100 newly-arrived Somali refugees asking them to inform other Somalis not to move to the city, a move interpreted as racist by some and a rallying cry by white supremacist groups’.

The film will be followed by a discussion of some of the issues raised and Somali experiences of settling in Sheffield.

Two of FURD’s exhibitions will also be on display:

The History of Refugee Footballers in Britain; and
Offside: The History of South African Footballers in Britain

More Black History Month events from FURD


FURD Joint Co-ordinator nominated for national Asian Football Award

Mehrun Ahmed, joint co-ordinator of FURD, has been shortlisted for the Woman in Football Award at the second annual Asian Football Awards. She is on her way to the award ceremony at Wembley Stadium as this is being written. More


Laurie Cunningham’s inspirational visit to Sheffield’s African-Caribbean community

On Tuesday 13th August, England Under-21s played Scotland Under-21s at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane. The fixture was designated as part of the ‘season of action’ to mark the 20th anniversary of the Kick it Out campaign against racism in football.
The match was dedicated to the memory of Laurie Cunningham, who scored the winning goal on his debut for England Under-21s, also against Scotland at Bramall Lane, in 1977, when he became the first black player to represent England at professional level.
There was an added significance to the occasion for Sheffield and for FURD, as a youth project based on Sharrow Lane also had the pleasure of welcoming the former Real Madrid star in for a meal of rice and peas the night before that very game. More
Sheffield Star article


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