Letchworth’s Tom Smith plays in England under-16s’ win over Romania

PUBLISHED: 16:47 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 01 September 2017

Goalkeeper Tom Smith with his proud parents.

Goalkeeper Tom Smith with his proud parents.


A Letchworth teenager has made his first appearance for the England under-16 football team in a 2-1 win over Romania last weekend.

This is the second time Tom Smith, who lives in Sollershott East, has represented England at youth level.

The 15-year-old goalkeeper’s dad, also called Tom, expressed his delight at the progress his son has made and is optimistic about his footballing future.

He said: “It gave him an incredible sense of pride and it was a great honour.

“It really does make the many hours spent ferrying Tom to both matches and training feel worthwhile, but it is important that he remains grounded and continues to keep working hard.

“We’re really proud, but there is still a long way to go.”

His first appearance came for England under-15s in February this year, in a 1-0 victory over Belgium.

In addition to his recent England youth call-ups, Tom – who attends Stevenage’s John Henry Newman School – also represents Arsenal at under-16 level.

His greatest ambitions are to one day play in the Champions League and represent England at full international level.

More news stories

The vascular surgery team at the East and North Herts NHS Trust has received national recognition for being the second fastest in the country for unblocking cartoid arteries – a procedure which must be done quickly to reduce the risk of further strokes in patients.

Yesterday, 18:07

Motorists are being told to avoid the area surrounding the A1(M) Letchworth Gate junction and the A505 after a crash involving a car and a pedestrian near to the motorway sliproad.

Yesterday, 15:23

Herts County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner both want a rise in council tax due to the increasing demand on their services.

Yesterday, 14:41

Three men have bared all - well not quite all - and made a calendar to raise money to help pay for vital physiotherapy for a nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy.

Most read stories


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter