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Thursday 24 September 2015

Allianz Restart makes the dream of young football players come true

Being aware that everyone needs support at some time in their lives, Allianz has launched the Restart programme across France to boost the confidence of young athletes who have been forced to abandon their dream of becoming professional football players.

Last July 1st, Allianz asked about thirty teenagers aged 14 to 16 to take part in a tournament at the Allianz Riviera under the watchful eye of football professionals, including former French international Jean-Marc Ferreri.

Hailing from all over France, the young players share a passion for football and they have each experienced the kind of hazards that could prevent them from accomplishing their dream of becoming a professional football player. Following the tournament, three players were selected to spend a week with the FC Bayern Munich for special training, supervised by the club and players of FC Bayern Munich, including Franck Ribery. As a result of this extraordinary experience, young Lucas, Simeon and Geoffrey were able to regain their self-confidence and to revive their ambition by joining professional club training centres.

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