Rams star celebrates his weekend winning goal with a visit to his local Co-op

Derby County star Colin Kazim-Richards celebrated scoring and helping his team to a much-needed win at the weekend in the best way possible – by stopping off at his local Co-op for some vital food and essentials.

The goalscoring star was all smiles on Saturday after his goal saw the Rams claim a 1-0 win against Queens Park Rangers in the Championship.

After travelling back from London, the 34-year-old donned a mask and nipped into the Central England Co-op, in Burton Road, Littleover, to pick up everything he need to recover and celebrate the important victory.

Store manager Tony Willis snapped a socially distanced picture of him outside the store.

Elaine Dean, Society Vice-President and lifelong Rams fan, said: “What else would you do after netting the winning goal for Derby? Of course you would visit your local Central England Co-op!”

The footballer has now scored four goals for the Rams since joining in the summer. He has played for a wide range of clubs including Celtic, Sheffield United and Turkish giants Fenerbache and Galatasaray.


Notes to editors

Picture caption: Colin Kazim-Richards outside the Central England Co-op, in Burton Road, Littleover.

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.


Co-operatives have always been there for their communities; they were formed to protect them and help them flourish. 


Our 7,550 colleagues who serve Members and customers work hard to ensure that co-operative values, principles and spirit flow through everything we do to help support and improve our local communities.


Owned by hundreds of thousands of Members, we have over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 


We are proud of our reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.


We invest a percentage of our trading profit into local communities through our Community Dividend Fund scheme, have donated over £1.3 million to our corporate charity partner Dementia UK and also operate a pioneering food redistribution partnership with FareShare Midlands so unsold food goes to those in need.


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