We're backing the blues

Posted by rmt22 at Apr 26, 2016 01:55 PM |
Leicester City are just one win away from Premier League glory and we are joining organisations across Leicester and Leicestershire in Backing the Blues!

This season the city has been in dreamland as Leicester City have swept away all before them, and now, with just three games to go, they stand just three points away from their first ever Premier League title and immortality, having already guaranteed second place, equalling their best ever finish in the top flight (the last one came in 1929!)

We have been getting students and staff involved with Leicester City’s title run all season. First, a group of our students measuring seismic activity discovered that goals at the King Power stadium were causing minor ’Vardyquakes’, the resulting story being seen across the world and featured as the top story on the BBC website.

We then gave away tickets to three of Leicester’s home games to 30 lucky students, and had a very special visit from Filbert Fox, Leicester’s mascot, who posed for selfies with staff and students.

This Friday we would like to encourage staff and students to show their support for Leicester City by helping us to turn the campus blue. We have a number of different things going on during the day from 9am in the central campus car park.

Wear your Cardi for Vardy*

Get your Leicester City kit on or wear a BLUE jumper/hoodie/cardigan/T shirt to show support for the blues. Meet on the Fielding Johnson Building Lawn at 11am with your LCFC hats, flags and scarves for a ‘fan’tastic photo shoot followed by a lively Conga dance out of Entrance 1, down University Road and back in at Entrance 2.
*Any blue top will be accepted!

Drawing our Support

Get artistic and show your support for City. Come to the central campus car park and let your creative juices flow. Whether you’re a budding artist or just want to write a message of support, we will supply the paint. All in aid of the Foxes Foundation so bring your spare change.

Staff and students from across the University will also be holding events to support the Foxes, which include a Leicester City themed food sale in the Fielding Johnson car park, a Subbuteo tournament and much more. Keep an eye out on our social media and Yammer for more activities on the day.

UoL Premier League

University staff celebrating Leicester's promotion to the Premier League, just two years ago

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