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!”

 

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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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Canadian GK Signs With French Ligue 2 Club

September, 2017 (RELEASE) – Nikola (Niko) Curcija (2001 born) has committed to an offer presented by French Ligue 2 club, Le Havre AC, to join its famous academy in the U17 program.  The tall (6’ 5”) goalkeeper recently attended a one-week trial after club scouts and coaches saw his play in the most recent ANB Futbol International ID Camp in June, 2017.

Even though Niko presently trains and plays with Erin Mills Soccer Club, ANB Futbol Academy Director, Bassam Naim, worked with Le Havre AC and the young player’s family to secure an avenue for this Canadian athlete to pursue his professional aspirations.  Erin Mills Soccer Club is to be commended for developing his goalkeeping skills to such a high level.

Based on the latest FIFA transfer rules for minors, Niko is fortunate to hold dual citizenship (Canada and Croatia) which allows him to move to Europe to continue his futbol development.

“We are proud to have exposed Niko during the ANB ID Camp where many professional coaches & scouts are invited annually.  Le Havre AC has a great reputation in developing young players and it is great to see them select a young Canadian athlete to play in their prestigious academy.  We look forward to continued success for Niko,” says Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

Niko is eager for the move in October, 2017 saying, “I feel very excited and honoured to have this opportunity with such a great club like Le Havre.  I look forward to working even harder and taking my game to the next level.”

Additionally, Niko’s father, Tony feels privileged to have Le Havre recognize his son’s talents, “We’re extremely proud of Niko and all his accomplishments.  He has trained very hard for this moment.  We’d also like to thank ANB Futbol for the wonderful job they’ve done with the annual ANB Futbol ID Camp.”

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 Academy, check out our website at www.anbfutbol.com or by telephone 905-313-8661 or emailinfo@anbfutbol.com

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Based on the latest FIFA transfer rules for minors, Niko is fortunate to hold dual citizenship (Canada and Croatia) which allows him to move to Europe to continue his futbol development.

 

“We are proud to have exposed Niko during the ANB ID Camp where many professional coaches & scouts are invited annually.  Le Havre AC has a great reputation in developing young players and it is great to see them select a young Canadian athlete to play in their prestigious academy.  We look forward to continued success for Niko,” says Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

Niko is eager for the move in October, 2017 saying, “I feel very excited and honoured to have this opportunity with such a great club like Le Havre.  I look forward to working even harder and taking my game to the next level.”

Additionally, Niko’s father, Tony feels privileged to have Le Havre recognize his son’s talents, “We’re extremely proud of Niko and all his accomplishments.  He has trained very hard for this moment.  We’d also like to thank ANB Futbol for the wonderful job they’ve done with the annual ANB Futbol ID Camp.”

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 Academy, check out our website at www.anbfutbol.com or by telephone 905-313-8661 or emailinfo@anbfutbol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based on the latest FIFA transfer rules for minors, Niko is fortunate to hold dual citizenship (Canada and Croatia) which allows him to move to Europe to continue his futbol development.

 

“We are proud to have exposed Niko during the ANB ID Camp where many professional coaches & scouts are invited annually.  Le Havre AC has a great reputation in developing young players and it is great to see them select a young Canadian athlete to play in their prestigious academy.  We look forward to continued success for Niko,” says Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

Niko is eager for the move in October, 2017 saying, “I feel very excited and honoured to have this opportunity with such a great club like Le Havre.  I look forward to working even harder and taking my game to the next level.”

Additionally, Niko’s father, Tony feels privileged to have Le Havre recognize his son’s talents, “We’re extremely proud of Niko and all his accomplishments.  He has trained very hard for this moment.  We’d also like to thank ANB Futbol for the wonderful job they’ve done with the annual ANB Futbol ID Camp.”

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 Academy, check out our website at www.anbfutbol.com or by telephone 905-313-8661 or emailinfo@anbfutbol.com

ANB’s Luzi-Rutsami and Ingram offered trials in France

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ANB Players Adam Luzi-Rutsami and Jonathan Ingram (both born in 2004) will be headed to France later this August. The’ve both been given the opportunity to experience a professional youth Formation Centre for one full week.

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Adam Luzi-Rutsami (right)

While there, they will be training with Academy players from a Ligue 2 club, Le Havre AC, as well as participating with the club in a National French Tournament.

For the full article, click here.

We wish both of you the best of luck on this amazing experience!

 

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ANB’s Young to train with Falkirk Football Club

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13 year old Callum Young of ANB Futbol will be training with Falkirk Football Club later this August and has also been given the opportunity to train with the Glasgow Rangers. This will be the second year in a row that he has been invited by Falkirk Football Club, and the first with the Glasgow Rangers.

Young has been with ANB Futbol since he was only 6 years old. For the full article on ANB’s website, click here.

We wish you the best of luck with this amazing opportunity Callum!

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SAAC Girls Clinic Registration: August 26th

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We’ve confirmed that we will be hosting our girls soccer clinic on August 26th at The Hangar, located in Downsview Park!

Prices for the clinic are as follows:

  • Morning Session: $40
  • Afternoon Session: $40
  • Full Day: $60

Clinic Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis. No refunds available.

Snacks and beverages will be provided to those who attend, although, we encourage players to bring a separate refillable water bottle.

The Clinic will involve:

  • Drills with academy coaches, activities, games, technical drills, giveaways, scrimmage games and much more!
  • Lunch will be provided to those staying for the “Full Session”
  • Every person that registers will receive a “Canada vs. Jamaica” postcard
  • The first 42 people to come to the event will receive a “Canada vs. Jamaica” poster!
  • 4 Mini Canada Soccer Balls and 2 Pairs of Tickets for “Canada vs. Jamaica” will be raffled off to those who do full day sessions. People who register for full day sessions will obtain 1 raffle ticket and have the option to purchase more.

Online registration has closed, you may do a walk-in entry on the day of the clinic with cash only.

Contact saac.operations@gmail.com with the subject line “2017 SAAC Girls Clinic” for any further questions.

#SAACGameOfTheWeek July 29-30

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This week’s #SAACGameOfTheWeek features a U20M T2 match at St. Joan of Arc HS!

ANB White (1-0-0) vs. Pro Stars FC (0-1-0)

Kickoff starts at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday July 29th!

Follow @SAACSoccer on Twitter for live updates of the game! Also follow @SAACSoccer on Instagram for the latest pictures!