ANB Soccer

ANB Academy Futbol was selected by the Stade Malherbe Caen, to enter a Canadian U-13 team in its prestigious all French “ Challenge Jean Pingeon “.

January 27, 2010 (RELEASE) --

Over the past few years, ANB Academy Futbol has been working closely with a few futbol organizations in Europe in order to showcase Canadian futbol talent. ANB Academy Futbol Director, Bassam Naim has been successful at exposing the academy’s coaches and players to numerous European professional futbol organizations over the years.

In furthering their relationship with ANB Academy and their belief in Canadian talent, S.M. Caen has extended the following invitation; ANB Academy Futbol has been graciously invited by S.M. Caen to attend the prestigious Jean Pingeon Youth Futbol Challenge in France this coming May 2010. Since its inception in 2002, The Jean Pingeon Challenge is noted for displaying some of the best youth futbol in France. The host, Stade Malherbe Caen, is a professional futbol club located in the city of Caen, Normandy. Youth teams entering this tournament do so based on their pre-tournament qualifying records. Some notable professional French Clubs such as FC Nantes, Le Havre AC, Paris SG and AS Monaco have participated in the Jean Pingeon Challenge.

ANB will be selecting players from both within and outside its current academy program. Sponsorship has been secured for this event and all selected players for this event, will have their travel expenses covered by the sponsorship funds that have been secured. S.M. Caen has courteously offered to provide accommodations for the ANB team and its coaching staff. Players will be accommodated by either host families that are affiliated with S.M. Caen Club or at a local hotel (details to follow). There will be no accommodations provided for parent(s) or guardian(s) that decide to attend this event. Those that do decide to attend the event will have to arrange for their own accommodations and travel. The trip will be from May 11th to 18th, with matches being played on May 15th & 16th.

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 or by telephone at 905-313-8661 or via e-mail at

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