A bit about you:
Name: Di Statham
Current home town: Leicester
When did you first support LCFC? 1968
When did you first join on the Trust Board? September 2009
Why did you join? I was invited to join and felt that I would like to get more involved with the work of the Trust
What is your main role? Trust Treasurer - dealing with the day to day financial affairs of the Trust
If you were to say one thing about why you feel other supporters should join the Trust, what would it be? We have the opportunity to speak directly to the Club about matters which affect our members. The more members we have the higher the importance & significance of the Trust will appear. We are not just there to support the club in difficult times (ie administration) we are there all of the time.
Overview of LCFC:
Favourite thing about the ground: The good views all around the ground with no obstructions by pillars
Favourite view and/or where you sit: I sit in the Fosse Seating Area in the West Stand (alongside the Directors Box)
Favourite match & why: City V Tranmere in League Cup Final in 2000. I was there with my dad and it was the first time we had seen the City win a Cup Final at Wembley. He had attended all of the 4 Leicester City Cup Finals since 1949 and also the League Cup Final V Middlesbrough which we drew and then won at Hillsborough. The look on his face when City actually lifted the Trophy at Wembley will live with me for ever.
Favourite player of all time who played for our club: Steve Claridge
Our 15/16 Season:
At what stage did you think we would win the league? The game at Manchester City gave a good hint but to be honest I did not really believe we would until Spurs failed to be Chelsea
Where were you when the final whistle went at the Chelsea v Spurs game and how did you feel? I was at Nottingham Greyhound Stadium with some friends watching the Greyhound Racing. We watched the last few minutes of the game on the tv screens in the stadium. I just could not believe what had actually happened.
Where were you when we were presented with the trophy and how did you feel? I was in my seat at the ground. The whole day was just a dream - it was hard to believe that the trophy being presented was actually the PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP. I think I just stood there in amazement even though I had had nearly a week to get used to fact we were champions.
How has Leicester winning the league changed the perception of the club? The name is now recognised all over the world (even in Countries that do not really follow football). During our holidays last summer we have been approached by people of all nationalities wanting to talk about the Club because we were wearing clothes with LCFC logo on them. Even Americans and Canadians know all about what Leicester City had done.
Has it made a difference to you personally? YES, I have had the opportunity to do a number of TV interviews & filming which has been really interesting. But I also feel really proud to tell people that I am a Leicester City fan.
Any other comments in relation to that incredible season? It is still hard to believe that we actually won the Premier League Championship no matter how many times you see that presentation or hear it said. It was an amazing 12 month period which I will never forget. It has also provided a fantastic opportunity to go and watch MY team play in the Champions League, something I never believed would ever happen.