LIFE-long Burton Albion fan Vince Hall said it was "an honour and a privilege” to walk out the matchball on Saturday.
Vince led the teams out for Burton Albion’s first-ever home game in the Championship as part of an ELF campaign.
He said: “I never dreamed Burton Albion would be in The Championship let alone have the chance to walk out with the teams.”
The ‘Match Ball Walk Out’ by Vince was part of the ‘EFL Stories’ initiative.
Vince was selected by Burton Albion for the honour because he has been supporting the club throughout its 66-year history. The EFL asked Burton Albion to pick a nominee that symbolised ‘progress’.
Vince was there when Burton Albion was brought to life in 1950 at a Town Hall meeting, saw the club’s first-ever game, has watched us in every league we have ever played in and has a season ticket for our first ever Championship season.
He said: “We had plenty of lows in the early years but if you think how far we have come it has been memorable. The last 20 years it has been continual progress. With Ben Robinson you have someone who does it the right way which is why we have come so far.
“Walking out on the pitch is certainly the biggest day of my life at Burton Albion.”