Ultras Filipinas

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Ultras Filipinas
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Abbreviation UF
Founded 2011
Type Supporters' group
Team Philippine national teams (primarily men's football)

Ultras Filipinas is an organized sports fan group based in the Philippines. The ultras are known for their support for the Philippines national football team.

Philippines Republic in Southeast Asia

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

Ultras type of sports fans renowned for their fanatical support and elaborate displays

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Philippines national football team national association football team

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History

The Ultras Filipinas was formed in 2011 in Panaad.[ citation needed ] The group was a result of a decision of fans of Philippine Air Force F.C. and Ultras Kaya of Kaya F.C. to form a support group for the national teams of the Philippines, not necessarily just for the football team. Actually, the first outing of Ultras Filipinas was not for the national football team but for the national rugby union team. [1]

Philippine Air Force F.C. Filipino association football club

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Philippines national rugby union team

The Philippines national rugby union team, nicknamed the "Volcanoes", represents the Philippines in international rugby union. The Philippines have been playing in the Asia Rugby Championship since 2006 when the team was first created. In 2012 they won the Division I championship and were promoted to the top 5 for the 2013 tournament where they earned 4th place and again in the 2014 tournament. The Philippines have yet to make their debut at the Rugby World Cup.

The group became known for their support of the Philippines national football team. The group decided to support the Philippines national basketball team at the 2017 SEABA Championship where the aim was to bring the "Ultras mentality" which they describe as an aggressive kind of support to the Philippine basketball fan culture. [2]

Philippines mens national basketball team mens national basketball team representing the Philippines

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2017 SEABA Championship

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Chants and recruitment

Most of their chants were inspired from football chants used in Europe and South America but some are originally conceptualized by the group. As an effort to make their chants have a more pronounced Filipino characteristic, the Ultras Filipinas often infuses Original Pilipino Music into the tunes and lyrics of their chants. [3]

Ultras Filipinas recruits members usually online through social media. [3]

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References

  1. Smit,Hans and Jamlang, Jing (Hosts); Villaflor, Ysabel and Daniel, Xerxes (Guests) (September 24, 2015). Kaholeros and Ultras Filipinas (Podcast). Hans-On. Philippines: NMF Sports.
  2. Riego, Norman Lee Benjamin (18 May 2017). "Ultras Filipinas bringing the noise for Gilas". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  3. 1 2 Bracher, Jane (18 May 2017). "Ultras Filipinas supports Gilas at SEABA 2017". Rappler. Retrieved 19 May 2017.