Tavistock AFC welcomed the Jack Leslie Campaign at their pre-season friendly against Plymouth Argyle at Langsford Park on Sunday July 17th.
Campaign co-founder Greg Foxsmith was able to talk to members of Tavistock AFC and fans of both clubs about the campaign, which is due to see a statue of Jack Leslie unveiled later this year.
The day also saw an earlier game between an Argyle legends team v Tavistock legends, and was kicked off by former Argyle player and Everton FA cup goal-scoring legend Mike Trebilcock, who backed the campaign saying:
“It is great to finally see proper recognition of this footballing great”.
Trebilcock was himself a pioneer of diversity in the professional game, being credited as the first black player to score in an FA cup final, although with characteristic modesty he prefers to be celebrated as the first Cornishman to achieve that feat. Mike Trebilcock will be one of the many VIP guests from the football community attending the Jack Leslie statue unveiling, together with supporters who contribute £100 or more.
Acting Club Chairman at Tavistock AFC Martin Williams said “we at Tavistock recognise the importance of this campaign, and the Jack Leslie story resonates across the footballing community in Devon”
Greg Foxsmith said “we were delighted to meet up with friends at Tavistock AFC, and are grateful for their positive support of our campaign”
The Jack Leslie Campaign has attracted support from all parts of Devon and across the World- and as revealed earlier in the Campaign, that has included support from the Football Trusts of rival clubs Exeter and Torquay (https://www.pafc.co.uk/news/2020/july/devon-unites-behind-jack-leslie)
As momentum builds toward the unveiling later this year, this is the last chance for football clubs, individuals and businesses to support the campaign with a contribution, and gain permanent recognition on the statue plinth.