Jonte Smith: ‘Hat-Trick Dedicated To My Parents’

October 10, 2019

Bermudian footballer Jonte Smith dedicated his hat-trick for Cheltenham Town to his parents, saying he wouldn’t where is here now “if it wasn’t for them pushing me and believing in me.”

This is according to a report in the Gloucestershire Live website, which said, “Jonte Smith dedicated his hat-trick for Cheltenham Town in Tuesday night’s thrilling win over West Ham United to his parents.

Tweet sent by Smith after the game thanking his family:

Jonte Smith tweet Bermuda Oct 10 2019

“The 25-year-old striker was making his full debut for the Robins and after netting the first goal of his professional career in the 25th minute, he went on to score two more in the second half as the Robins hit back from 3-1 down to claim a 4-3 victory in the Trophy group stage.

“Smith left clutching a match ball signed by his team mates and after suffering a succession of knockbacks in his career, he paid tribute to the constant support he has been given by his family.

“So much of my football is thanks to my parents, who took the risk to leave Bermuda behind and move with me when I was 16 because I wanted to play in England,” Smith said.

“I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for them pushing me and believing in me and they’ve done more for me than I could ever imagine. I am thankful, as on days like this it’s like get to repay them.”

You can read the full story here on the Gloucestershire Live website.

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  1. Carvelho says:

    Congrats jonte! I remember going to the european football academy in england with u and we stayed in a small bed and breakfast with you and your dad! Congrats and keep on pushing

  2. Real Deal says:

    dedicated a hat-tricks you score for Bermuda to your parents i feel that is more suitable dedication.