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ANB Academy Futbol player identified by Caen Football Club

November 16, 2009 (RELEASE) -- The ANB Academy is pleased to announce that 16-year old Academy Team member Jason Mills was successfully identified by Caen Football club in the French league.

Jason just returned from a week try-out with the U-17 program and the U-19 program of the club’s formation centre. He is to travel back to France in March 2010 for one month for further training with the Formation Centre. Then he will be invited 3 times per year until his 18th birthday before he can officially be signed with the club.

According to FIFA’s latest regulations on the status and transfer of players, a minor is not allowed to sign for a foreign club before the age of 18.

“If Jason was a French citizen, he would have been signed to our Formation Centre today. From what we have seen, he has all the technical abilities needed, but as per FIFA’s regulation on player’s transfer, he will be invited to France on many occasions until his 18th birthday” said Sebastien Bannier, Caen‘s Formation Centre Director.

“Jason has been an ANB Academy Team member since the Academy’s inception back in October 2005. This is just fantastic to everyone! We are ecstatic and proud of Jason. He will be our new ambassador to the elite of the elites in France. The ANB Academy is presently in the final stages of discussions about a partnership between Caen Football Club and The ANB Academy” commented Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

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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