A special visit from Luke Steele!
Today Luke Steele, who is a professional footballer, came to our academy and delivered an inspiring assembly all about his career.
Today Luke Steele, who is a professional footballer, came to our academy and delivered an assembly all about his career. Luke Steele is from Peterborough and went to school in Glinton with Mr Kennedy. When he was younger he played for the academy at Peterborough United before transferring to Manchester United where he played with the likes of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Luke told us about an injury he got whilst at Man United in which he couldn’t play football for 13 months. He told us how important it is to never give up and keep trying, that’s what he did even though he had a serious back injury. Now Luke plays in goal for Panathinaikos in the Greece league equivalent to the premiership. Panathinaikos also played in the Europa league this year.
Luke shared with us that once upon a time he thought about being a PE teacher! We would love to see Luke at our academy in the future joining in with our sport!
“I felt sorry for Luke when he told us the story about him injuring his back, I was shocked because he is such a good football player now!” – Fatumata
“He told me to never give up on the things that I want to do, I feel inspired!” – Ben
“It was interesting to hear that he was a midfielder and only ended up playing in goal when one of his team members didn’t show up!” – Rolas
“I was so excited to get a signature from Luke, it was a once in a life time chance!” – Olivia