Union Filbo Spirit was founded at the Old Horse pub on 29 December 2013. Fed up with just hearing talk about how the atmosphere had declined in recent years, a group of Leicester supporters decided to act and fight for fan organisation to become the norm - issuing a rallying cry for anyone who felt the same to join them.
Successful trial runs at home games against Bolton (on the day the group was founded), Charlton and Blackpool followed - with the group then urging like-minded lads and lasses to move their season tickets to the top of SK1 for the following season.
The group made their presence felt vocally for LCFC's return to the Premier League, but announced themselves visually with their first full stand tifo on the Kop in a game against Newcastle during the 2014-15 season.
As that Great Escape from relegation gave way to the following season no Leicester fan would ever forget, UFS grew in confidence to produce three further tifos which boosted the team on the way to their maiden English Championship.
Glory on the pitch gave the group the chance to further develop off it - beginning with a corteo down Wembley Way for the Community Shield final and following with trips by land, sea and air across the continent.
Further tifos, including our ‘Dogs of War’ display against Sevilla, were produced as UFS made their first foray into the European scene – becoming the first UK group to run a full stand display away in Europe (at Copenhagen) in the process.
Away from the stadium, the group has also grown to lead annual initiatives include a charity fan tournament in Leicester and a New Year food bank drive - showing their dedication to the community they represent.
In January 2020 the group liaised with the club to organise a dedicated area for vocal supporters in the FA Cup tie against Wigan Athletic. This was the first of five trial sections, the audible impact growing stronger each time.
In May 2022 the club revealed that feedback to the survey they had conducted on the trial sections was overwhelmingly positive, and that the trial would be extended to all league and cup games for the 22/23 season.
The group continues to lobby for vocal fans of LCFC to be fairly represented in the ground and will never back down from their fight to show that organised support is not just necessary, but an indispensable asset to the club.
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