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SheffLaces is the home of Sheffield Rainbow Laces and Rainbow Blades


United for all: create a fully inclusive environment where all LGBTQ+ Blades can be their authentic selves.


Empower LGBTQ+ Blades & Allies to celebrate diversity and inclusion; drive positive change in attitudes; increase LGBTQ+ visibility. Ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all at SUFC, a progressive football club.


About Us

Sheffield United's official & affiliated LGBTQ+ & Allies supporters' group.


Join over 500 Blades!


Welcome to Rainbow Blades an inclusive supporter group for an inclusive 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ fan base and commitment to LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ communities and Allies of Sheffield United together to celebrate the diversity of the club, highlight inclusivity and increase LGBTQ+ visibility. Sheffield United is a progressive football club so let’s be a beacon for that.

Rainbow Blades Charity Partner is SAYiT.

Rainbow Blades are an affiliated member of the Football Supporters' Association.