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

 

Jonathan Smith

Luton Town player

Dear Luton Borough Council,

I recently made my 150th appearance for Luton Town, so I’ve been around long enough to understand what the supporters of the football club want, need and deserve. Living in Bedfordshire and coaching youngsters at Central Beds College and a local junior club too, I’ve got to know enough of the people around here to understand that they need a new goal to aim for with their football. The proposed new stadium at Power Court will satisfy everyone from a football point of view, and it will provide the population of Luton a new community hub to call their own.

I've captained the club on a number of occasions in the past 2 years and a big ambition of mine would be to captain the club at the new stadium. I would love to play there personally, but even if that doesn’t happen (I’m one of the oldest in a very young squad!) future generations will get so much out of it. It will give young people in Luton a target. The designs of the stadium are unbelievable, with the hat-like floodlights and the four separate stands. My little girl loves to go down to the river to see the ducks, so I can imagine that just by building it next to the River Lea, the development will attract visitors right from toddler age to the most mature Luton fans, who love Kenilworth Road but want to see the club progress.

We’ve all got fond memories of the current ground. I’ll never forget our Conference championship winning season it was so memorable because it took Luton Town FC back where they belong – into the Football League. With the new ground the club could go way beyond what anyone thought possible back then, and maybe reach the top flight of the English game again. I hope so, because Luton as a club and as an area has suffered for too long.

Newlands Park will provide jobs, entertainment, retail therapy…and a fantastic new gateway to Luton for those coming in from the M1, so please do your best for the local area and pass the plans for Power Court (16/01400) and Newlands Park (16/01401).

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Smith