Shepparton police keen for sports clubs to attend this month's Cool Heads driver education program.ESTELLE GRIEPINK July 10, 2014 3:44am
Shepparton police's Dean Lloyd and Glenn Gibson with Shepparton under-18 footballers and under-17 netballers.
Shepparton police are calling on Goulburn Valley sporting clubs to sign up for this month’s Cool Heads driver education program.
The program encourages safe driving by highlighting the real consequences of distractions and risk-taking while driving.
Greater Shepparton police Inspector Ian Bull said local police developed the program in 2008 to combat the devastating trauma fatal and serious injury collisions on local roads caused.
Since then, more than 3400 young people have attended Cool Heads.
Insp Bull said this month’s event at Eastbank Centre was aimed at the region’s sportspeople.
‘‘The death of local young sportspeople on our roads has had a devastating impact on their family, friends, local community and sporting clubs,’’ he said.
‘‘Having been involved in local football for the past 22 years in the Goulburn Valley, I understand that the culture within sporting clubs can have both a positive and, at times, negative impact on the personal development of young sportspeople.’’
Shepparton under-18 football coach Tim Kelly said his team would be attending the program.
‘‘For these boys, it’s a pretty important time in their lives and they’ve got a lot of big decisions coming up,’’ Mr Kelly said. ‘‘It’s important that they have the best awareness of what impacts poor decisions can have.’’
Mr Kelly said the team had spoken about the upcoming Cool Heads event and it was looking forward to it.
‘‘We spoke about it at training and they said they were all pretty keen,’’ he said. ‘‘A lot of the boys attended last year and they said it was a great program that they got a lot out of. We all know someone who has been affected (by road trauma).’’
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