ACADEMY PLAYERS OFFERED PROFESSIONAL EUROPEAN TRIALS & ATHLETIC
8, 2011 (RELEASE) --
ANB Academy is pleased to announce the following ANB Academy players are moving
on in their soccer careers.
Jonathan Jebbison, 16 years old, has been offered trials in England with
Wolverhampton Wolves and Everton. Both clubs were impressed with his athletic
and technical abilities displayed at the recently held ANB International ID
Camp. This will be the second time Wolverhampton has invited Jonathan to their
Mark Rankovic, another 16 year old ANB Academy player has been offered
to return to the Croatian side Dynamo Zagreb's youth academy. In April, Mark
performed very well in his first trial and will now take part in the club's
Zach Sukunda, originally from Ottawa, was identified in ANB's first ID
Camp in 2009 at the age of 13. He has been invited to train over the past two
years with AJ Auxerre in France and has now been offered an "education
scholarship". He will stay in France full-time to continue his football
training as well as his Grade 11 education.
Gaetano Gesualdi, 19 years old, went to Malta last year and played the
season with Qormi FC. He is presently on trial with Marsaxlokk FC, from the
Maltese Premier Division.
Lucas Gesualdi, a 17 year old ANB player, has also been offered a trial
with Marsaxlokk FC.
Jason Mills, an 18 year old ANB Academy player, will be starting his
Div. 1 soccer career at IPFW (Fort Wayne, Indiana) in August. He has been
offered a full scholarship and hopes to be an important part of the school's
Kristofer Michael, has been offered an athletic scholarship from
Wilmington University, a Div. 2 school located in New Castle, Delaware.
Brandon Mills, will also be going to Wilmington University, having
accepted the athletic scholarship offered to him.
Emeka Ononye ("Emy"), will be attending Wright State, a Div. 1
college in Dayton, Ohio. He was offered an athletic scholarship after coaches
saw his play at the Crossroads of America Showcase in April, 2011.
Haydon Armstrong, has accepted a place on the University of Calgary
Dinos men's soccer team for the upcoming academic year, studying Environmental
Science. The team plays in the Canada West conference of Canada Interuniversity
Sport, finishing third in their division in 2010.
"It is very exciting to see 4 academy members being offered trials in
Europe - all four being players being a part of the Academy from Day 1.
Additionally, we are happy to see the other young athletes leverage their
football skills into athletic scholarships in order to pursue their education.
>From a very small academy of only 140 members, we are proud to be able to
provide these opportunities for our players," says Academy Director,
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.anbsoccer.com or by telephone at 905-313-8661
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org