FURD on the ball again


The Football Unites Racism Divides unit in Sheffield have successfully started a new social football evening for females to come along and play football.

The sessions have already been a huge success with females of mixed ages and abilities coming along and getting involved.

Since FURD was set up in 1995, it has grown into a well recognised and safe environment for youngsters to come along during evenings and be involved in a number of activities including the football session at the facilities on a 3G pitch.

Ruth Johnson, the Girls and Women’s Football Coordinator at FURD, said: “We started these particular sessions in response to requests for some non-competitive, fun football opportunities for older women. They take place on Tuesday evenings as there is a girls-only youth club at the U-Mix Centre that night, so girls from the youth club are able to join in.

“We have a really diverse group of women and girls attending, ranging in age from 9 to 50-something, and from beginners to more experienced players.

“Everyone is enjoying the activity, improving skills and fitness, and forging new friendships.”

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA are fully behind this new initiative with young qualified female coaches delivering the fun sessions in a safe and friendly environment.

New players are always welcome, and the sessions take place on a Tuesday evening from 6-7pm and everyone is welcome to come along and join in, no matter age, ability or experience.

The U-Mix centre can be located on Asline Road, Lowfield, Sheffield, S2 4UJ.  

For any more information, contact Ruth Johnson or Mehrun Ahmed on 0114 2587787 or via e-mail enquiries@furd.org

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