From SAAC’s Chairman

SAAC would like to congratulate the successful launch of the Canadian Premier League on April 28th in Hamilton and its first game between Hamilton Forge and York 9. It was an excellent match with a 1-1 draw. We would like to congratulate Hamilton Forge as well, for an amazing marketing campaign for the event.
Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC) would also like to congratulate Bobby Smyrniotis the coach for Hamilton Forge who was one of the founders of one of SAAC’s top Academies, (Toronto Sigma). Bobby was instrumental in the development of many of the players that were on the field for Hamilton Forge and believes in the SAAC philosophy of Player Development. SAAC is very proud of Bobby in his accomplishments and we wish him all the success in his future coaching career in the CPL.

Best regards!

Young Canadian player trial at FC Lorient – identified at ANB Futbol ID Camp

May, 2019 (RELEASE) – Following the success of the annual ANB Futbol ID Camp held in June, 2018, a young Canadian player who attended the camp as a player from Erin Mills Soccer Club, Antony Curic (2001 born) has been offered a one week trial with the French Ligue 2 club, FC Lorient.

Antony is a strong centre-midfielder who impressed the FC Lorient scout during the camp.  Over the past few months, the club has kept in touch with ANB Futbol Academy Director, Bassam Naim, & Atony’s family to confirm the one-week trial opportunity.   Starting on 6 May, 2019, Antony will train with the FC Lorient academy players and participate in trial scrimmages during his stay at the formation centre.

“We are proud to have exposed Antony during the ANB Futbol International ID Camp where many professional coaches & scouts are invited annually.  FC Lorient has a great reputation in the French development system and we look forward to positive results from Antony. We believe this is the first of many steps for the Antony!  We wish him well,” says Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

ANB Futbol’s vision is to become Canada’s leading soccer development organization. Its mission is to identify Canadian soccer talent, and to maximize the potential of players at any level, through professional coaching and training.

For more information on the programs offered by ANB Futbol, check out our website at or by telephone 905-313-8661 or email