Italy report March 2013:
26, 2013 (RELEASE) --
- A group of 21 ANB players traveled to Ovada, Italy to take part of a one week
training/competition/scouting camp at the Genova International School soccer
- ANB group watched AC Milan vs. Genoa game in Genoa on Friday March 8
AC Milan won the game 2-0
- ANB group was trained by Italian coaches from Seria A (Genoa & Roma) as
well as coaches from ISSGenova school.
- ANB group played 3 games vs. (Inter Milan, Juventus & Genoa)
two games and tied one.
- 3 players from ANB were asked to stay behind for additional tryouts
more details to follow.
- ANB group retuned to Canada on Friday March 15, 2013.
1. First 11 vs. 11 games played this year.
2. Team Played in difficult conditions in first game vs. Inter Milan
Grass / very wet surface & in third game vs. Genoa
3. Good display of Futbol at times, inconsistent performances.
4. Great Futbol cultural experience for our young athletes.
5. Games played at Inter Milan & Juventus training grounds.
6. Excellent etiquette on and off the field except for a minor incident.
7. Several scouts were watching the ANB games.
8. Good team spirit overall. 9. Lack of experience for first timers was
10. Lack of depth in certain positions was obvious.
1. Players and parents were present at press conference introducing various
commitments Genova International Soccer School (GISS) has made with
professional teams in Europe (Ascoli Calcio Italy, Kluge Romania,
Rayo Vallecano Spain) as well as hearing personal stories of young
professional soccer players from Australia and Canada. a. Players placed in
youth academies through GISS b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ouo75urAcGo
(full press conference video)
2. ANB has invited one GISS representatives to attend ANB Intl ID camp in
3. ANB will be evaluating further soccer-based excursions / tours to Italy with
the assistance of GISS, with some minor changes regarding operations and timing
The ANB Academy's vision is to become Canada's leading futbol development
organization. Its mission is to identify Canadian futbol 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 at