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

 

Alan Sheehan

Luton Town player

Dear Luton Borough Council,

I’ve been around a few football clubs in my time as a pro in England, but I’ve never been at one which has come up with such ambitious plans to regenerate both itself and the town like I have since coming to Luton earlier this year.

I came over from Ireland as a teenager to join Leicester City just as they moved from their old Filbert Street ground to what was known as the Walker’s Stadium. It’s now called the King Power after the owner’s company, but everyone knows all about the club because big businesses got involved off the back of the new development. For them to be Premier League champions is unbelievable compared to what the club was like when I first went there, and although they’ve had their problems, there’s no way Leicester would be playing Champions League football now if they were still at their old ground. These massive transformations can happen in football.

New stadiums have so much more going on 24/7, for 365 days a year and not just the football. All the other stuff – restaurants, bars, conference rooms, bigger club shop, hospitality – means the club can increase revenue and make the area more attractive to others. People want to visit a swanky new football ground and spend money, and there will be new jobs created with so many other things happening.

I know my girlfriend will be interested in the high-end shops that are planned for Newlands Park. When I’ve been playing up north for Leeds, Bradford and Notts County, you drive past Meadowhall shopping centre, which is right by the M1 in Sheffield. Everyone in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and all the neighbouring counties seem to go there to shop, so you can guarantee that’ll happen if this one is built by junction 10.

I was proud to be captain of the youngest team in Luton Town’s League history at Hartlepool last night and am writing this with some of the teenagers in the team like Akin Famewo,James Justin, Frankie Musonda, Tyreeq Bakinson and Zane Banton in mind. I’d love to still be playing for the Town still when they move into Power Court, but those boys deserve somewhere to dream of running out at for their hometown club there and writing themselves further into Luton history.

I’ve quickly discovered in my short time here that the club has one of the finest youth production lines in the country, so for them and other young people in the area, please give the plans all your consideration.

Thanks,
Alan Sheehan