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Event: Jack Leslie in Barking-date tbc

The Jack Leslie Campaign have been invited to attend Barking FC, at a pre-match event to celebrate Jack Leslie’s Barking roots. At 1pm in the clubhouse on match-day the Campaign will tell the jack Leslie story, with an emphasis on his incredible exploits for and with Barking 100 years ago! (see note 1 below)

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON A MATCH DAY-(date to be confirmed)

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The backdrop in the Barking FC clubhouse proudly celebrates the Jack Leslie connection

The Campaign will then present Barking FC with a bronze statuette, created by artist Andy Edwards.

This event will be open to anyone to attend. Barking FC are a welcoming club, and proud of their Jack Leslie connection. Chairman Rob O’Brien says : “we are delighted to continue our partnership work with the Jack Leslie Campaign, and share their aim of telling Jack’s story, which began here in Barking. We are equally proud of our ongoing role in celebrating diversity -Barking Football Club is a club rooted in the local community, welcoming to all

After the celebration, everyone will be encouraged to stay and watch the Blues in their match (KO 3pm) –

Cartoon by Robby Bullen

Notes

1 Spoiler alert- Jack was part of a cup-winning Barking team that competed in London and Essex, but also played overseas -find out more on the day!

2 Local media coverage here: https://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/barking-fc-backs-jack-leslie-statue-campaign-3385612

3 Barking FC and the Jack Leslie Campaign started our partnership in July last year, see https://jackleslie.co.uk/news/barking-fc-partners-the-jack-leslie-campaign/ and Barking have supported the campaign’s crowdfunded statue campaign.

4 Follow us on twitter! @jacklesliecamp and @barkingfc

5 For media questions on this event contact here https://jackleslie.co.uk/faqs/

6 The Club and Campaign would like to see a commemorative cup game between Barking and Plymouth Argyle for the “Jack Leslie Cup”, and are looking for a business or company to sponsor that event -get in touch if interested!