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 Smith

Former Arsenal and Leicester City player

Dear Sirs,

Luton Town Applications: Power Court 16/01400 & Newlands Park 16/01401

I am a resident of St Albans but would very much like to express my full support for the excellent and really exciting developments proposed by Luton Town and recently submitted to Luton Borough Council.

I have many friends who live and work in Luton and I know just how excited they are at the prospect of these new facilities coming on stream and becoming a reality after so many false dawns in the past.

My work as a football journalist and broadcaster takes me to most grounds across the country and I still enjoy visiting Kenilworth Road. It hasn’t changed that much since I played there in the 1980’s and 1990’s and that says a lot. Most stadiums have evolved, moving with the times to provide better and more modern facilities for its supporters, but Luton have been denied that opportunity to improve by the restrictive nature of its location and some poor management in the past.

I have seen at first-hand, at the clubs I played for, Leicester City and Arsenal, the effect a new stadium can have, especially when it isn’t relocated to the outskirts, miles away from all the other amenities. It can create a real sense of pride and obviously attract new supporters, those who wouldn’t dream of setting foot in the old stadium with its poor seating and posts in the way of the goals.

That sense of pride can be extended to the city itself – the local community can use the new facilities during the week and local businesses can feed off the back of the increased numbers coming to use the stadium.

Football has an enormous role to play in modern day society – boys and girls still aspire to play football and emulate the stars they see on the TV each week and clubs do some really great work for good in harnessing these aspirations. Players visit schools and do much unheralded work as role models – clubs now recognise their place at the centre of their community. That is why I really love the Luton plans – placing the club close to its supporters and to people who might not even like football, but who can use the great facilities a new stadium will inevitably provide.

The mixed development at Newlands Park just looks fantastic. The prospect of so many jobs being created is so important in difficult financial times and the plans for a mix of retail, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities will surely ensure that it will be a great success and provide a much needed destination for the people of the borough and beyond. This is a venue I can see my family using frequently instead of visiting Watford or London.

I am sure these applications if approved will do so much to breathe new life into Luton Town FC and the town of Luton as a whole.

Yours sincerely






Alan Smith