Over the last four years FURD’s Talent Match programme recruited 253 young people of which 246 engaged on the programme.
It’s a very good program and the staff really go out of their way to help you. They will pick up the phone at any time of the day and were really good throughout my time on the program. I would highly recommend this program to anyone in a similar position to myself. Hassan (Talent Match Client )
Its been amazing to be part of young people's journey, to see them flourish in their life is satisfying. Saudat (Talent Match Coach)
Another amazing year of our women and girls’ football, our open sessions aim to provide a fun and supportive space for females of any age, ability and background to get together. We have been able to provide coaching and lots of game time as well as occasional socials, tournaments and trips to watch football matches.
"Thanks for all the training sessions and smiles you put on my face’ ‘You’re doing an amazing job". THANK YOU.
Over 50 participants in 2018 Walking football was a big hit among participants.
'I love walking football.' “It’s like a beautiful slow ballet.'
FURD, through our BBC Children in Need programme, continues to strive towards offering a 'holistic' service to young people.
The Belonging group is central to FURD's (Football Unites-Racism Divides) work with Refugees and Asylum seekers.The main objective of the program is to help Refuge and Asylum seekers in the Sheffield area to integrate into new local communities and feel a sense of belonging. We deliver two sessions per week, on Wednesdays we have men’s football sessions and women have health and well-being sessions as well as have an opportunity to play football. On Fridays we have a social club at the end of each session and there is a lunch arranged for the participants.
Over 50 members take part in our Belonging Group football session,the team has participated in two tournaments and we won two trophies. I'm very much happy to be associated with such a diverse group and its enriching. Victor-(Volunteer Belonging Group sessions)
I began teaching the dance fitness sessions earlier on this year for women's group. I mainly teach Zumba Fitness so it’s been very enjoyable for me to have a group where we cover a variety of dance exercises. Within our sessions we cover a mixture of Aerobics, Chairobics, Zumba, Bellydance and stretching. All the ladies have different abilities so I love that there’s something in the sessions to suit them all. I have developed a lovely relationship with the group and they all get along with each other too. I feel that the ladies are comfortable with me and that they are grateful for this group. So far, it’s been great teaching them! Kamara(Volunteer Belonging Group Women's sessions)