May 4, 2012 (RELEASE) --

Challenge Jean Pingeon (Caen, France): ANB's entry into the professional youth tournament in France has been organized. Players will be leaving next week for training on the grounds of the Ligue 1 club, SM Caen, and then compete against other professional youth clubs in the Challenge Jean Pingeon over the weekend of 12 & 13 May, 2012. In 2011, ANB finished in the top 10 of 32 clubs and this year, the team expects to place even higher. Professional clubs in this year's tournament include, SM Caen, FC Metz, Le Havre AC, AS Bondy, AJ Auxerre and AS Nancy.

ANB Coach signs professional contract: Tania Pedron, an ANB youth coach, has recently signed a professional contract with Doncaster Rovers Belles of The English FA Women's Soccer League, a professional league formed in 2010. Tania was a standout defensive mid-fielder at Laurier University and was invited to a week-long trial at the professional club in April, with a contract offered to her soon afterwards. More information on Tania and the club can be found at Before entering university, Tania was trained by ANB's Academy Director while she played with Vaughan Soccer Club 1988 girls team.

Ex-ANB Player chosen to represent: Canada Kailen Sheridan trained at ANB Futbol as a Goalkeeper with the girls program in 2007 to 2010. Even though Kailen left the Academy due to a change in direction with respect to the girl's program, she always updated the Academy Director on her achievements. Most recently, Kailen was chosen to represent Canada at the U-17 CONCACAF World Cup qualification round taking place in Guatemala. The Canadian U-17 Women's team can be seen via webcast (registration is free). The team will be playing its qualification games from 2 May, 2012 to 12 May, 2012.

U-15 ANB Academy teams prepare for Europe In July: The ANB Academy U-15 team will be traveling to N. Ireland to participate in the Foyle Cup, and then subsequently playing in The Keele Cup in England. The Academy participated in both tournaments last year with success. Many professional scouts cover the two tournaments looking for new talent. The Academy made a name for itself through its technical play and good sportsmanship in both events last year. We expect the team to perform well again this year.

"We are extremely excited for the players associated with the Academy as well as the future events being planned. It will definitely be an interesting summer," said Bassam Naim, Academy Director.

For more information on the programs offered by ANB Academy, check out our website, contact us by telephone at 905-313-8661 or via e-mail at

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.


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