ANB Annual 2018 ID Camp

ANB FUTBOL ANNOUNCES ITS 10th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ID SCOUTING CAMP

ANB Futbol is pleased to announce its 10th Annual International ID scouting camp taking place on the weekend (Fri. Sat. Sun.), 29 June – 1 July, 2018, at Markham Sports Dome (Markham, Ontario).  The camp will be open to all players, both male and female, throughout Canada between 12 to 17 years of age.  Coaches and scouts from the following European clubs will be testing, observing and scouting the participants:-

1.    Coach Sonia Bompastor, Head Coach, Olympique Lyonnais Women (France Ligue 1 W)

2.    Coach Michael Bunel, Academy Coach, Le Havre (France Ligue 2)

3.    Scout Aziz Mady, Academy Scout, FC Lorient, (France Ligue 2)

4.    Coach Luc Benard, French Football Federation, FFF (France)

5.    Coach Benjamin Bureau, U-17 Head Coach, ESTAC Troyes FC, (France Ligue 1)

6.    Scout Gerald Passi, Scout, 1st team, AS Monaco FC (France Ligue 1)

7.    Scout Danny Trafford, Academy Scout, Burnley FC (England Premiership)

8.    Scout Steve McGavin, Academy Scout, Norwich City (England Championship)

9.    Coach David Saffioti, Academy Coach, Cannes FC (France National 3)

10.          Scout Danny Lee, UK Independent Football Consultant (Next Generation Pro FA)

11.          Scout Ben Shore, UK Independent Football Consultant (Next Generation Pro FA)

12.          Scout Lee Cole, UK Independent Football Consultant (Next Generation Pro FA)

13.          Coach Julian Gack, GK Coach – Scout, J4K (France)

14.          Nicco Ruffo, Licensed FIFA Intermediary, Stellar Group USA (United States)

 

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Camp schedule:-

Friday 29 June, 2018:

PM – presentation on latest European youth formation developmental models

Saturday 30 June, 2018:

AM – Technique testing (French Football Federation latest tests)

PM – Small sided games

Sunday 1 July, 2018:

AM – Technique, fitness testing (French Football Federation latest tests)

PM – full sided games

Camp objectives:-

1.     Assess Canadian youth talent level in comparison to the European player.

2.    Players who demonstrate the skill and talent to handle a European trial will be approached on an individual basis.

3.    Players who show ability but need additional preparation will be approached on an individual basis.

In the past five years, over 33 players were invited to various trials in England, France, Italy, and Croatia based on their strong showing in the ID Camp.  In 2017, a GK was invited to trial at Le Havre (France).  He then signed an agreement to join the Academy on a full-time basis (http://anbfutbol.com/2017%20-%20Niko%20Curvija.pdf).

ANB Futbol has invited various University coaches from Canada & the United States to join the camp in case there are players who are interested in showcasing their abilities to these scouts.

“In 2018, we are looking at building from previous years, especially on the female side, as we have invited the woman’s program head of formation from Olympique Lyonnais.  Additionally, with the success of signing a player who was spotted at this ID Camp last year, we hope for scouts to see even more talented young Canadian players,” said Bassam Naim, Academy Director.

ID Camp registration is limited, based on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information on this and other academy programs, contact Bassam Naim (Academy Director) by telephone at 905-313-8661 or e-mail at bassam@anbfutbol.com.

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SAAC U20M: Week 3 Wrap-Up

The SAAC U20M season kicked-off for Week #3 at Heart Lake Secondary:

U20M Week 3

SAAC Championship Weekend: Wrap-Up Report

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SAAC’s Championship Weekend 2017 at Centennial Stadium was a huge success on all ends of the spectrum. Firstly, we would like to take this time to thank all SAAC Academies who put in a tremendous amount of work in both on and off the pitch the entire season and especially preparing for SAAC Championship Weekend. We congratulate all of you on a tremendous season and are already looking forward to seeing you again in the Spring. Here are the results from Day One and Two of #SAACChampionship Weekend

DAY 1:

Division Competition Time Home Away
U16 Male Academy Cup Final 11:00 AM Futuro SA
Spring Champions
FC Durham Academy
 Fall Champions
U20T2 Male Academy Cup Final 1:00 PM Sigma FC B1
 Spring Champions
ANB Futbol JR.
 Fall Champions
U20 Male Academy Cup Final 3:00 PM Sigma FC – A1
 Spring + Fall Champs
FC Durham Academy
2nd runners up

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In our first match of SAAC Championship Weekend, Spring Champions (Futuro SA) and Fall Champions (FC Durham) played a great match which saw two penalties being saved, one from each team! The game ended 3-1 with FC Durham Academy taking home the 2017 U16M Academy Cup.

U20T2 Male: vs. 

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We follow that up with Spring Champions (Sigma FC B1) who took on Fall Champions (ANB Futbol JR.) in the U20T2M Academy Cup Final. A very strong showing from ANB Futbol saw them keep a clean sheet against Sigma FC with a 3-0 victory.

U20 Male: vs.

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Finally, we wrapped up ‘Day One’ of Championship Weekend with Spring and Fall Champions (Sigma FC – A1) taking on Runners Up (FC Durham Academy) in the U20M Academy Cup Final. An absolutely enthralling match that came down to penalties! FC Durham and Sigma FC exchanged goals ultimately ending 3-3 after the full-time whistle. A save from the Sigma FC keeper corralled them to complete the treble and win the U20M Academy Cup.

DAY 2:

Division Competition Time Home Away
U13 Male Fall Challenge Final 9:30 AM Eurostar Lions ANB Futbol
U14 Male Academy Cup Final 11:30 AM Eurostar Lions
Spring Champions
ProStars FC
 Fall Champions
U15 Male Academy Cup Final 1:30 PM London FA
 Spring Champions
Rush Canada
 Fall Champions
U20 Female Academy Cup Final 3:30 PM ANB Futbol
 Spring Champions
London FA
 Fall Champions

U13 Male:  vs.

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U14 Male:  vs.

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Next up, Spring Champions (Eurostar Academy) took the field against Fall Champions (ProStars FC) in the U14 Male Academy Cup Final. From kick-off, this match had non-stop action, with Dandre Williams of Eurostar Academy scoring an incredible four goals and adding an assist. A dominant performance worthy of the U14M Academy Cup Trophy.

U15 Male: vs.

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Our next game featured Spring Champions (London FA) taking on Fall Champions (Rush Canada) in the U15M Academy Cup finals. Rush opened the scoring with an amazing lofted header, but London quickly drew level. Both teams played a tremendous game, but in the end London was able to cement the Academy Cup win with a 90th minute goal to go up 4-2.

U20 Female:  vs.

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Our final match of SAAC’s Championship Weekend was between Fall Champions (London FA) and Spring Champions (ANB Futbol) for the U20 Female Academy Cup. Although London FA burst out to a quick 2-0 lead, ANB Futbol buckled down and brought it back to 2-2. A very spirited contest saw London FA put away the eventual game winner through a penalty kick in the 80th minute.

 

Congratulations to all SAAC Academy teams and we look forward to another successful season next year! Enjoy the break.

ANB’s Araujo signs contract with Brighton and Hove Albion FC

PRESS RELEASE:

ANB Futbol is proud to recognize the accomplishments of Jordan Araujo for signing a professional player contract with the newly promoted premiership club.

Jordan (1999 born) traveled to Portugal in July, 2017 to participate in the Brighton & Hove Albion U18 preseason training camp.  He was then invited to join the club in England, and after performing well in exhibition matches, he accepted a professional offer presented by club representatives.

Jordan has been a member of ANB Futbol since he was 9 years old, playing in various age levels throughout his development, most recently on the U20 team which won the Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC) league and cup titles in 2016.  He participated in various professional youth tournaments in Europe and many American universities offered scholarship opportunities, but Jordan decided to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a professional futbol athlete.  He holds European documentation which allows him to sign as a seventeen-year-old under FIFA rules.

ANB Futbol Academy Director, Bassam Naim, is ecstatic with the signing:

“Jordan has been with ANB Futbol for most of his futbol life and everyone in the organization has seen him grow as a player and a person through patience, hard work, and the full backing of his family and ANB Futbol.  I could not be more proud to have been involved in his development and I look forward to seeing him face the next steps in his futbol career.”

“We would also like to thank his agent, Nicco Roffo of the Stellar Group, adidas, SAAC, and most importantly, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.”

According to Nicco Roffo, futbol intermediary of the Stellar Group:

“I could not be any happier for Jordan. He is a talented player, a top young man, and he deserves everything that comes his way. All of his hard work has paid off and I expect it to continue to do so. I am pleased for both him and ANB Futbol and I look forward to his future Success!”

 

Former ANB player renews contract in Serie A

Sept, 2017 (RELEASE) – Former female ANB Futbol athlete, Madison Solow (1992 born), has renewed her professional contract in Italy with newly promoted Serie A women’s club, Fimauto Valpolicella (female division of Serie A club Chievo Verona).  Fimauto Valpolicella (http://www.asdvalpo.it) won the women Serie B title in 2016 with Madison being a regular starter on the 1st team.  During the summer, Madison was offered a professional contract with two French clubs (ASPTT Albi and Rodez AF) after showing well in official trials.  However, she was happy with the Italian club and decided to stay in Verona, Italy.  A recent article of her decision can be found here: http://www.tggialloblu.it/pages/620084/calcio_donne/valpo_fimauto_con_solow_domani_a_sassuolo.html

Madison trained & played with ANB Futbol during her youth development years.  She was part of the Canadian Youth national team program and received a soccer scholarship from University of California (Irvine) where she graduated in 2014.  After graduation, Madison traveled to Europe to play with various clubs.  At the senior international level, Madison has represented Poland during the 2015 Euro Qualification phase.  During her offseason time in Canada, Madison would continue her training at ANB Futbol.

“Despite Mady receiving two official offers from French clubs, we fully respect Mady’s decision to stay in Italy and we wish her much success.  She will be playing at the highest level of female futbol in Italy!  As can be read in the article, she is an integral part of Fimauto Valpolicella plans.  I know she will do well since she has a fantastic work ethic and strong technical abilities built from her training days at ANB Futbol,” says ANB Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

 

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