This song was written soon after I heard the story of Jack Leslie, who should have been England’s first black footballer in 1925. It lead to me setting up The Jack Leslie Campaign with my friend and fan Greg Foxsmith. We want to build a statue of Jack and tell his story which has, for many terrible reasons, become very timely but has shone a spotlight on Jack’s incredible story.

We are crowdfunding and doing great but need your help to hit our £100K target so please do check it out and donate if you can.

The Ballad of Jack Leslie is out now on all digital platforms but you can buy it and pay more if you like (all for the campaign!) here…

AND IT’S ON iTunes

DOWNLOADS FOR MEDIA USE:

The Ballad of Jack Leslie – WAV
The Ballad of Jack Leslie – MP3

This is an extended version with an extra verse for Plymouth Argyle fans or those interested in hearing more of Jack’s exploits!

The Ballad of Jack Leslie (Extended Argyle Version) – WAV
The Ballad of Jack Leslie (Extended Argyle Version) – MP3
The Ballad of Jack Leslie (Instrumental) – WAV

If you need any images then you can grab them on my images page and any questions then do please email or call me on 07887 616408. I would always rather you use a picture of Jack than one of me for this song!

Thanks loads.

Matt