ANB Announce Athletic Awards

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ANB Futbol Release:

ANB Futbol is pleased to announce four of its athletes have received athletic awards.

Victoria Duraes
Giulia Zanardi
Sadaam Yousufzai
Patricio Gonzalez

“I am very proud of the athletes’ achievements, although this is just another step in their soccer aspirations. I am confident they will continue to work hard and take with them what they have learned from their coaches and the ANB philosophy. We are proud to see them succeeding in their own way and with different teams. We will continue to work with all ANB athletes to ensure their dreams become reality,” said Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

Each athlete’s press release is available on the official ANB Futbol website.

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, by telephone at 905-313-8661 or via email at info@anbfutbol.com

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ANB Victorious at Cobra Classic

ANB Futbol traveled to Rochester, NY this past weekend to participate in the 26th annual Cobras Summer Classic. Over 100 teams traveled from various Northeastern states & Ontario. ANB Futbol was represented by 83 athletes on seven teams ranging in age from U-9 to U-14.

Overall, ANB Futbol displayed talent on the field, exposing their brand of passing futbol from the youngest ages to the oldest. Many compliments for the style of play were received from referees to opposing team coaching staff.

Results:

U-9 – 3 wins

U-10 – 1 win / 2 losses

U-11 – 2 wins / 1 loss (3rd place)

U-12 White – 2 wins / 1 loss (3rd place)

U-12 Blue – 3 wins / 1 loss (CHAMPIONS)

U-13 – 4 wins (CHAMPIONS – without conceding a goal)

U-14 – 3 wins / 1 loss (CHAMPIONS)

ANB Futbol tournament contact, Marcelo Almeida said, “It was amazing to see all the players enjoying the event and then watching the same style of play from U-9 all the way to U-14. The passing combinations showed a lot of skill & tactical awareness on the field.  There is always a sense of accomplishment for any coach to see what we work on in training come out in a game. Congratulations to all the ANB coaches & players for their success & thank you to the tournament organizers for hosting a great event!”

ANB Futbol is planning on participating in the event again in 2017.

Full tournament details can be found here.

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ANB’s DeGiorgio at ESTAC Troyes

ANB Futbol is pleased to announce that one young Academy player has received an official trial opportunity with ESTAC Troyes. Victor DeGiorgio (2002 born) will travel to the French Ligue 1 club & train with its academy programs for one week (http://www.estac.fr/).

Victor will be leaving Canada at the beginning of June, along with the ANB Futbol U-13 team that is participating in the “Challenge de Champagne” tournament.  He will be assessed by the club’s U-14 team technical staff and competing against other players for a position in the group; if successful, further arrangements will be made for him to officially join the club.  A club scout identified Victor at last year’s tournament in France and at the annual ANB International ID Camp.

Victor has been a member of ANB Futbol Academy for the past seven years, competing in various age groups starting with the U-8 program.

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“Victor is an attacking player, a striker who gives defenders fits.  We truly hope he will be able to do the same in France and we look forward to hear good reports of his trial. With his age, we will have to respect FIFA rules on international transfers.  We believe this is the first of many steps for Victor!  We wish him well,” says Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

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

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Seven ANB players travel to Europe

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ANB Futbol continues to provide professional youth trial opportunities to its full-time players. Seven players were recognized at the ANB 6th Annual ID Camp held in June, 2014. The following players will be traveling to France on 7 Nov. 2014 and have the chance to experience a professional youth Formation Centre environment for one week. They will train and play with Academy players from the Ligue 2 club, Estac Troyes AC, as well as hopefully create their own path in the European futbol world.

Peter Quattrociocchi (1997 born) – member of ANB Futbol for past 6 years; playing on various ANB Futbol teams, most recently the League 1 Ontario team

Alessandro Tansella (1999 born) – member of ANB Futbol for past 6 years; leader on the U-15 team

Gregory Moulopoulos (1999 born) – member of ANB Futbol for past 3 years; leader on the U- 15 team

Alistair Johnston (1998 born) – member of ANB Futbol for past year; playing on U-17 team

Mansoor Afzaly (1997 born) – member of ANB Futbol for past 6 months; most recently part of the League 1 Ontario team

Justin Brown (1998 born) – member of ANB Futbol for past 6 years; captaining the U-17 team (unfortunate injury will postpone his trial to a later date)

Matthew Rosolen (1999 born) – identified by scouts at ANB ID camp; plays with local GTA club

Professional scouts from major European clubs continue to be in contact with ANB Futbol and are following up on players who have previously been on trial. Additionally, ANB Futbol players on athletic scholarships in the United States continue to assist their teams during important conference games at this time of the year.

“Traveling with this many athletes to the Formation Centre of professional clubs is a testament to the quality of their individual performance and commitment to the overall ANB Futbol philosophy. I am confident all the players will learn from the experience and be one step closer to their personal futbol goals. We will continue to work with all ANB athletes to ensure their aspirations are achieved,” said ANB Futbol Academy Director, Bassam Naim, who will be traveling with the group.

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.


 

ANB Academy Futbol Traveling to Europe

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The ANB Academy will be traveling to Europe over March Break, 2014. Three teams (2 boys & 1 girls) will be playing games against professional youth academies in Italy, England and France. The boys (’99 and ’98 / ’97 teams) will first travel to Rome and stay at the renowned Italian Olympic Centre where they will play 2 games within one week. They will then fly to England for another week and participate in games, including traveling to Manchester to face youth teams from Manchester United. The girl’s team (’99 / ’98) will be based in London where they will train as well as play games against top female youth teams, including Arsenal and Chelsea. There will also be the opportunity to travel to Paris to face Paris St. Germain.

A lot of planning has taken place to ensure the trip’s success and the Academy expects positive results, both on and off the field. The experience will be memorable for these young players. The purpose of the trip is to expose ANB players to a professional environment and continue to establish European professional relationships between teams and coaches.

Additionally, two young Academy goalkeepers will stay behind in Europe for a one week trial in France:

Ali Ghazanfari (1997) and Noah Ryan (1999) will be showcasing their goalkeeping skills in the youth academy of the Ligue 2 professional club, ESTAC Troyes (south-east of Paris, France).

Ali is a player in ANB Academy Futbol Sr. Boys program and has been a member of the Academy for the past 5 years, developing his skills to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Noah joined ANB Academy Futbol in 2013 and is an integral part of the U-15 / U-17 programs.

Alumni

Emeka (Emy) Onoye has been named a “Top 100” prospect for the 2015 MLS Draft. Emy is a junior player at Wright State University (Div. 1 – Horizon League) and has developed into a solid defender who is being recognized for his skills and leadership on and off the field.

http://www.rednationonline.ca/Articles2014/NCAADivision1AllCanadianteam.aspx

Many ANB Alumni who are on scholarship in the United States have finished their fall college playing season and are preparing for their spring training sessions with their schools. ANB Academy anticipates these players will return in the summer to join the Sr. team in league play.

ANB Academy Director, Bassam Naim, has been working hard to secure trials for promising players and preparing for the European trip saying, “It is a great experience for these young athletes to go overseas and witness first-hand what it takes to be a professional futbol player. They will see the top training academies in the world and will develop an awareness of the beautiful game at its highest level. I am especially excited for the young goalkeepers and the fact this is the first time we are bringing girls on an European trip. It also great to see an ANB player being recognized for his talents at the University level.”

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.

Misener-Daley and Jebbison Headed to National Camp

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Two more SAAC players were named to a National team camp this past week. Defender Myles Misener-Daley of Sigma FC and winger Micah Jebbison of ANB Futbol will attend the U15 MNT Spring 2016 identification camp from 28 February to 3 March.

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Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC) is Canada’s first Standards-Based High Performance soccer competition, entering its 11th year of operation.  Graduates have gone on to National Team pools, MLS and dozens of CIS and NCAA Division I schools. SAAC is an Associate Member of the Ontario Soccer Association.

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