Congrats!!!

SAAC would like to congratulate ANB academy on their former player Daniel Jebbison signing with Sheffield United Academy. Great work to Bassam and his coaches at ANB for continuing their focus on player development. That is one of the big reasons we do this, to see our young players turn into promising professionals!

Adonijah Read Signs with HAC Le HAVRE, France.

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 and participation in a standards based inter-academy youth league. 

For more information on the programs offered by ANB Futbol, refer to our website at www.anbfutbol.com telephone 905-313-8661, email info@anbfutbol.com

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Former ANB Futbol striker and SAAC Inter-Academy Competition participant for 6 years,  signs with France Ligue 2 club!

SAAC is proud to recognize the accomplishments of former ANB Futbol player Adonijah Reid who signed a contract with the French Ligue 2 club, HAC Le HAVRE.

Reid (1999 born) was a member of ANB Futbol from the age of 12 to 17.  In early 2017, Reid was selected as one of the first recipients of a Generation Adidas Canada contract with Major League Soccer and was subsequently chosen by FC Dallas in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 2017 MLS draft.  Over the past two years, Reid was with FC Dallas and loaned to Ottawa Fury (USL).  He has also been part of the Canada Men’s National team program, representing Canada at the CONCACAF U20 tournament in Nov. 2018.  Most recently, he was on trial with HAC Le HAVRE and the club decided to extend a contract based on his performance.

ANB Futbol has a strong relationship with various French clubs, especially HAC Le HAVRE, where a number of young ANB athletes have gone on trial and the club is actively following their progress during their annual visits to Canada.  Reid’s move to France was also facilitated through the work of Stellar Group, his representative agency.

ANB Futbol Academy Director, Bassam Naim, is happy for the young player:

“Adonijah has professional experience in North America and now we will see his abilities against some of the best players in the world.  Le HAVRE has a great reputation in developing players to a highest level.  I look forward to seeing him face the next steps in his futbol career. I only wish him the best!  We would also like to thank his agent, Nicco Roffo of the Stellar Group, Adidas, and Major League Soccer.”

ANB Futbol is a proud founding member of Soccer Academy Alliance Canada  and participates fully in all SAAC standards based, development  venues for youth ages U8 – U13 and the inter-academy competitive venues for young competitive athletes ages U14 – U20. SAAC is entering its 14th year of operations for the 2019 season.  If your dream is to become a world class competitive FUTballer, contact a SAAC member Academy closest to you. 

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 www.anbfutbol.com or by telephone 905-313-8661 or email info@anbfutbol.com

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

May 1, 2019 (RELEASE) –Following 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.

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ANB academy’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 site at www.anbfutbol.com or by telephone at 905-313-8661 or via email at info@anbfutbol.com

Letter from the Chair of SAAC

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2019 Season

March 10, 2019

To all Soccer Academy Alliance Canada Supporters:

Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC) is the First Standard-Based Player Development Group in Canada. Since 2005, private soccer Academies in SAAC have focused on our primary mission, to systematically produce the best Canadian players in this “beautiful game”. In 2019 and for many years to come, this mission will continue, through quality coaching, best in class facilities and excellent competition, we are excited in our continual journey to develop the best players IN Canada and FOR Canada.

We would like to thank all of our Academies for their participation in the 2018 Ontario Soccer Pilot Project with the OASL.

We at SAAC are proud of the numerous players that have gone on to play professionally not only in North America but also in other parts of the world. We are also proud of sending over 600 players to Athletic Soccer Scholarships at post-secondary schools not only in Canada but also all across the United States. In 2019 and future years, this trend will continue as players will go on trial at European Academies and be offered roster spots on university teams. SAAC teams will participate in scholarship showcases, and a select number of SAAC teams have already been invited to prestigious tournaments outside of Canada.

On behalf of all of our players, staff and our entire Academy ownership group, I want to thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you on the fields this year.

Regards
Greg Stamkos
Chairman of Soccer Academy Alliance of Canada