The Campaign continues our programme of presentations this year with talks at Championship football clubs. The Jack Leslie Campaign achieved our primary objective -unveiling a statue of Jack Leslie at Home Park Stadium, Plymouth in October 2022- read about that momentous day here.
Since then we have focussed on our other aims and objectives – continuing to tell Jack’s story, and using that to celebrate diversity and challenge racism, prejudice and discrimination.
We continue to do this in schools, and for companies or organisations.
Last year we have began to share Jack’s story with fans from fellow football clubs- from non-league to Premier League. Jack’s story goes down well “on the road” as football fans recognise this is a story that transcends rivalries, celebrating our shared football history and heritage.
We can speak in board-rooms at director level, in fan-zones or to other fan groups, and perhaps most effectively to fans in hospitality areas as part of the pre-match build up.
Our presentation features the main highlights of Jack’s incredible story, and resonates with fans, particularly because presentations are bespoke and customised to each club, also acknowledging the history and pioneers of that club. The presentation is upbeat and fun, never preachy.
Although a full presentation to an organisation can be 45 mins, those to fans groups can be concluded as quickly as 5 mins, mindful of time constraints and other speaker slots.
Please contact Campaign co-founder Greg Foxsmith for more details or to book a presentation.
Previous presentations include:
Barking FC (detail here https://jackleslie.co.uk/news/event-jack-leslie-in-barking/)
Bolton Wanderers (with Bill Hern, author Football’s Black Pioneers, and Peter Reid)
Cambridge United (boardroom, with special guest and Argyle ambassador Ronnie Mauge)
Ipswich Town (with Argyle and Ipswich legend John Peddelty)
Plymouth Argyle (several presentations, both at the club and The Green Taverners)
See also our statue talks -at occasional home matches at Home Park, Away fans also welcome.
Tavistock AFC with Argyle and Everton FA cup legend Mike Trebilcock (read more here)
Wembley (with FA chair Debbie Hewitt and Sir Trevor Brooking)
West Bromwich Albion, October 2023
West Ham United (below-March 2023 at the London stadium, and October 2023)
Wingate and Finchley FC (with our friends from Love Football Hate Racism)
Our next presentation is at Leeds United FC on 11/11/2023 subject to confirmation from LUFC