Rainbow Blades

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We are the official and affiliated Sheffield United LGBT+ and allies supporters club, launched in 2020.

Rainbow Blades is an inclusive supporter group for an inclusive football club.

We are a friendly, welcoming and inclusive Sheffield United Fan Group for all LGBT+ communities and our Allies. We want to help make Bramall Lane and Football in general inclusive spaces where everyone feels safe to be themselves.

VISION
Total & comprehensive LGBT+ equality, diversity & inclusion at Sheffield United Football Club.

MISSION
To bring the LGBT+ communities and Allies of Sheffield United Football Club together to celebrate the diversity of the club, highlight inclusion and increase LGBT+ visibility. Ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all Blades at a progressive football club.

So why do supporter groups exist and what is their purpose? Historically they are there to act as a voice from the stands to the board room and to a certain extent this hasn’t changed. But over recent years supporter groups have evolved. They are now over 50 LGBT+ and Allies supporter groups across the UK up and down the football pyramid. They all serve similar purposes.

Building and promoting a club commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Bringing LGBT+ fans & Allies together on match days, creating a safe environment and attracting new fans.

​Being a voice and establishing dialogue with the club to focus on match day experience, stewarding, incident reporting, to name a few.

​Promoting visibility of the club’s LGBT+ fan base and commitment to LGBT+ equality

​This is not an exhaustive list but ultimately the core purpose is the same. An equal, diverse and inclusive football club.


Rainbow Blades aims to be a friendly, welcoming and inclusive Sheffield United Fan Group for all LGBT+ communities and Allies. We want to help make Bramall Lane and Football in general inclusive spaces where everyone feels safe to be themselves.

​To bring the LGBT+ communities and Allies of Sheffield United together to celebrate the diversity of the club, highlight inclusivity and increase LGBT+ visibility. Sheffield United is a progressive football club so let’s be a beacon for that.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities
  2. Men
  3. Non-UK Residents
  4. People of Faith
  5. People over 50
  6. People with disabilities
  7. Trans People/People with gender histories
  8. Women
  9. Young People

Key areas of work

  1. Advocacy
  2. Campaigning/Activism
  3. Equal Opportunities/Discrimination
  4. Events
  5. Outdoors/Sports

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