Lancashire’s Street Monkeys star in new Citroën social media advert

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Talented free runners have been showcasing their skills in a new car promotion.

Members of the Street Monkeys performed at the launch of the Citroën C4 Cactus and the impressive video is being used to advertise the car on social media.

Street Monkeys performed at the launch of the Citro�n C4 Cactus

Street Monkeys performed at the launch of the Citro�n C4 Cactus

The professional free running and Parkour team was contacted directly by the car company after its marketing boss saw them in action and liked what he saw.

The launch event was held in High Wycombe and saw the free runners flipping over the cars.

The event was held in September and the launch video has now been released.

Sean Delaney, team manager and director of the Street Monkeys, was delighted that the group was involved in the launch.

He has been involved with the Street Monkeys for about four years.

He said: The press launch was in High Wycombe just outside London, we went down and got permission to jump all over the cars.

“They had a rally driver there doing some stuff, it was Rupert Grint’s brother, James.”

“Citroën are going to use it for a social media campaign, they have sent it out to all their branches as well for an internal launch.

“We did the video and they loved it and asked if they could put their branding on it which makes it look more professional.

“We had three lads doing the actual event and one of the lads doing the video.”

He added: “This year we have still got people saying we are wasting our time doing what we are doing.

“So doing something like this is great.

“Four years ago these lads were being told it was anti-social [behaviour] now they are doing things like this.

“We have much more planned next year.

“In a few weeks we are filming at the Trafford Centre over night – we can do pretty much what we want.

“Everything is going really well, we almost have three parts now, we do the corporate events, we have the academies which we run almost separately and we have the clothes.”

The video has received a great response on the Street Monkeys Facebook page with fans describing it as “amazing” and “brilliant”. It has also been viewed hundreds of times on You Tube

The team has worked on music videos and product launches, and runs academies in Leyland and Penwortham.