Teams Victorious At The "Academies World Cup Of Football" In
23, 2006 (RELEASE) -- ANB Soccer Inc. is pleased to announce that its
U-14 Senior Development Boys Teams of the ANB Academy Futbol have won the
Academies World Cup of football that took place in Barcelona, Spain
from July 7 to July 13, 2006. The tournament featured teams between the ages of
10 to 20 from twenty eight different countries worldwide including Spain,
Mexico, Italy, USA, Venezuela, Ghana, Brazil, Pakistan, and of course Canada,
which were well represented in the male U-14 & female U-20 categories.
ANB U-14 White Team as known in the SAAC inter academy competition defeated
Funpreve academy from Venezuela 2-1 to win the Infantile
World Cup Academies Category, while the ANB U-14 Blue Team defeated
Nueva Esparta academy 3-0 in the third place consolation game.
The ANB Soccer Inc. teams came back with several pieces of hardware, including
the Academies Super Group World Cup, the Golden Boot for most goals (Damir
Rosic) and the Most Valuable Player Award (Jason Mills). Best of all the teams
won the attention and praise of local television, print and radio media for
their quality and skill, sense of Fair Play, and generosity for handing out
Canada pins and flags to opposing teams, tournament officials and fans in the
The tournament was scouted by different professional Spanish clubs including
Deportivo Espanyol from La Liga of Spain. Thomas Nkono, ex-Cameroon World Cup
goalkeeper and scout for Deportivo Espanyol has formally invited Jason Mills
for youth tryouts with the club for the summer of 2007.
ANB also enjoyed success on the female side, as the Vaughan Azzurri 88 who have
trained with ANB for the last two years, won the U-20 female category
Mr. Bassam Naim the Academy Director, said: We are extremely proud of the
achievement of our athletes. These results are the outcome of hard work and an
indication of the advancement of the academy system in a short period of time.
The teams have been preparing since November 2005 for this event.
ANB academy's vision is to become Canadas 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
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 e-mail