FURD Community Day attracts over 3,000 people
Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD), in conjunction with Sheffield United FC and the King Baudouin Foundation, held its annual Community Day at Bramall Lane on Sunday 22 May.
More than 3,000 people attended the event, taking part in mini football tournaments, boxing demonstrations from Sheffield City Amateur Boxing Club, face painting, drumming workshops and Streetkick.
Prior to the day’s activities, a legends versus fans match was held to help raise money for life-long Blades supporter Karl Darby, who suffers from Mycolonic Epilepsy and is confined to a wheelchair. The legends team triumphed 3-1 over the fans, helping to raise £2,000, which will go towards installing a lift at Karl’s parents’ house.
Sue Beeley, head of community at Sheffield United, said: “The community day was a huge success with a range of activities for different age groups, inspiring youngsters to get fit and active.
“The young football fanatics really enjoyed playing at Bramall Lane and it was an ideal opportunity to give up and coming talent a chance to perform. Thanks must be given to the many volunteers from FURD, Sheffield Hallam University and Kickz, who made the day possible.”