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Citroen introduce driver training programme to Arsenal Football Club

Citroën, the official car supplier to Arsenal Football Club, has introduced an advanced driver-training programme to teach the young reserve team players valuable on-the-road awareness and driving skills.

Statistically, 17-24 year old males make up just 9% of the driving population, but represent almost 25% of all crashes that cause death or injury on UK roads.

Citroën joined forces with Neil Banfield, Arsenal’s Reserve Team Coach and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM Drive & Survive), to develop a driving programme that would increase player safety behind the wheel.

“The players will spend a vast amount of time preparing for training and matches, and by working with Citroën we wanted to ensure that they make similar preparations when they get behind the wheel of a car”, explained Banfield.

“Spatial awareness is as crucial on the field of play as it is on the road and we have looked to transfer these skills to help their driving safety.”

Arsène Wenger comments, “As a club we invest a lot of time in to the education of our players. We can help shape these young players’ careers, and continuing their development off the pitch is equally important to us. We’re grateful for the time Citroën have spent getting behind this project and know the players will benefit.”

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