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

 

Brian Barwick

Chairman, The National League

Dear Sir/Madam,

Ref: Luton Town 2020 Developments Planning Applications 16/01401 and 16/01400

I write in my capacity as Chairman of The National League (formerly The Football Conference) and member of the Football Association Council. I am writing to give the full support to both of the planning applications made by Luton Town FC and their development company as detailed above on behalf of The National League.

As you may be aware Luton Town were members of the Football Conference (the National League as it is now) for five seasons between 2009 and 2014 and we soon came to realise what a progressive and community based club they were. It was our pleasure to have them as members and Gary Sweet served on the Board of the Football Conference as director during that time contributing enormously in support of the administration of the 68-club competition. They were good community citizens.

In both my previous role as Chief Executive of The Football Association and my current role with the National League I have witnessed on many occasions the power for good that can be positively harnessed by a football club within their own community – especially when they are able to upgrade their facilities and, more importantly, when those facilities remain at the heart of that community. I genuinely believe that if Luton Town’s planning applications are granted there would be a tremendous upsurge of support for the club, whose depth of support has been so faithful, and a much raised profile for the good town of Luton.

Indeed, we believe that Luton Town’s pioneering approach to community engagement could become a new standard for others to follow through its new location, nestled in the heart of the town and community and so many public transport connections on its doorstep. We understand that the development at Newlands Park will be needed to succeed to fund the Club’s aspirations at Power Court. However, upon a thorough review of these plans it does appear that the scheme in its own right is nothing short of impressive and with it supplying so much to the local economy (a staggering £200m+ per annum) it is palpable to see how these models can only serve the town and region well.

The National League would like to offer its support for this exciting opportunity of the pair of developments both for the town of Luton and Luton Town. We wish you and the club well in your aspirations.

Yours faithfully

Brian Barwick
Chairman

The National League