Saturday 30th April was the date of the last ever home game of Robbie Savage’s professional career, but perhaps more importantly it was the day of the kick for 13 yr old Chantelle Beaumont at Pride Park.
Chantelle was nominated by Maria at Me and Dee charity, the second time we have worked with her this season.
Chantelle was a mascot and ahead of kick-off was able to get onto the pitch and warm-up with Rammy, the Derby County mascot. She showed some good touches and could possibly be a replacement for Sav if Nigel Clough is on the look out. After the warm-up the last match razzmatazz was evident, but there was also a very poignant moment as Robbie Savage led the team out with his father. Chantelle got to be in the thick of the action on the pitch with the other mascots.
Unfortunately the match wasn’t as good as Derby seemed to have much of the possession without creating any clear-cut chances. An early goal from Bristol City put Derby under even more pressure and a second just after the hour killed off the match.
But overall a very successful kick and I think Robbie Savage will be pleased to have met Chantelle on his last home game.
We would like to thank Thomas Cook Sport for their help to organise Chantelle’s kick and Patrick Smith, who went along to host the kick at short notice.