Wall of Fame

Letters of support have been sent to the council from far and wide, including many noteable figures, players past and present, board members and journalists among others. You can read some of the letters received below. We've removed personal details from these letters, but if you're writing to the council, don't forget to include your name, address and the application numbers. Click here for guidelines.

Kelvin Hopkins MP
Member of Parliament, Luton North
Gavin Shuker MP
Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Luton South
Cheryl Smart
Chief Executive, Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce
Raddy Antic
Former Luton Town player, and former manager - Barcelona & Real Madrid
Steve Foster
Former Luton Town captain and Littlewoods Cup winner - 1988
Brian Stein
Former Luton Town player and Littlewoods Cup winner, 1988
Shaun Harvey
Chief Executive - EFL
Monty Panesar
England Cricketer
Kingsley Black
Former Luton Town winger, and Littlewoods Cup winner
Jeff Stelling
Sky Sports News Anchorman
Brian Barwick
Chairman, The National League
Scott Oakes
Former Luton Town player
Malcolm Macdonald
Former Luton Town player
Rob Stringer
Chairman and CEO of Columbia Records
Geoff Shreeves
Sky Sports presenter
Nick Owen
Luton Town Chairman and TV Personality
Brian Horton
Former Luton Town player
Wayne Turner
Former Luton Town player
Tim Breacker
Former Luton Town player and Littlewoods Cup Winner, 1988
Barry Fry
Hatters Fan and Director of Football, Peterborough Utd
Faye Carruthers
Broadcaster, Radio Personality and Luton Town supporter.
John Hartson
Former Luton Town player
Andre Gray
Former Luton Town striker, now playing in the Premier League for Burnley
Curtis Davies
Hull City FC player and former Luton Town player
Mitchell Thomas
Former Luton Town player
Cauley Woodrow
Fulham FC, and former Luton Town player
Dean Brill
Former Luton Town player
JJ O'Donnell
Former Luton Town player
Alan Smith
Former Arsenal and Leicester City player
Lars Rønnestad
Luton Town supporter from Norway
Nathan Jones
Luton Town manager
Mick Harford
Chief Recruitment Officer, former manager and player at Luton Town and Littlewoods Cup Winner, 1988
Andy Awford
Academy Manager, Luton Town FC
Paul Driver
Head Coach U18
Scott Cuthbert
Luton Town club captain
Josh McQuoid
Luton Town player
Jonathan Smith
Luton Town player
Pelly R Mpanzu
Luton Town player
Craig Mackail-Smith
Luton Town player
Danny Hylton
Luton Town player
James Justin
Luton Town player
Jordan Cook
Luton Town player
Dan Potts
Luton Town player
Olly Lee`
Luton Town player
Isaac Vassell
Luton Town player
Zane Banton
Luton Town player
Danny Green
Luton Town player
Glen Rea
Luton Town player
Jack Senior
Luton Town player
Jack Marriott
Luton Town player
Johnny Mullins
Luton Town player
Cameron McGeehan
Luton Town player
Alan Sheehan
Luton Town player
Tyreeq Bakinson
Luton Town Player
Stephen O'Donnell
Luton Town player
Frankie Musonda
Luton Town player
Christian Walton
Luton Town player
Cameron McJannet
Recently signed for Premier League Stoke City, former Luton Town youth player

 

John Hartson

Former Luton Town player

Dear Luton Borough Council,

I’m not originally from Luton, but having travelled up from south Wales every school holiday from the age of ten to train with Luton Town, to eventually playing for the first team and becoming the British record transfer fee for a teenager when I was sold to Arsenal in 1995, I’m proud to say I come from Luton in a football sense.

I stayed in digs in Stopsley and various other places around the town and absolutely loved my upbringing under my old youth team manager Terry Westley and then David Pleat, who looked after me so much he took me to Highbury himself because I didn’t have an agent.

I remember making my debut against Nottingham Forest at Kenilworth Road in the Premier League. Brian Clough was on the touchline and I was up against England internationals like Stuart Pearce and Des Walker that day. How great would it be for the town’s football club to be able to welcome star names like that again on a regular basis?

I really think that a new stadium would help the club get back to those kind of halcyon days. I’ve attended a few matches over the years since I left and as much as we love Kenilworth Road, it is tired and restrictive compared to modern grounds elsewhere.

I live in Edinburgh and travel around the whole of Britain and Ireland in my television role, so I see what new stadiums have done for the likes of my hometown club Swansea City, who were on the verge of going out of business or, at best, dropping out of the Football League before they left the Vetch Field to move to the Liberty. Look at them now in the Premier League, with the increased interest boosting what was once just an industrial city’s appeal to tourists. You’re talking millions and millions of pounds in extra income for the area.

With the airport and train station right next to the ground, Luton would become a place for people to want to visit again with all the attractions the new ground and Newlands Park will bring.

Please help my old club out by passing the plans and then watch the town grow.

Yours sincerely,

Mr John Hartson