ANB Soccer


April 14, 2009 (RELEASE) -- From October 25-29th, Bassam Naim, Director of The ANB Academy Futbol and Gary Miller, President of Bryst International Football Academy, attended the 30th Symposium of the Alliance of European Football Coaches Associations (AEFCA), hosted by the Belarusian Football Federation Minsk, Belarus.


The conference included high level representatives of all 52 European federations. Andy Roxburgh, UEFA Technical Director, Gerard Houllier, FFF National Technical Director, Gus Hiddink, Russian National Team Coach and Holger Osieck, FIFA Technical Consultant, amongst others, were in attendance. The theme of the Symposium was,” Improving the Game by Learning From the Best”.

Major topics of the conference included:

• The FIFA Confederation Cup 2009, South Africa - Technical Review.
• Finding Fabregas – Developing Top Players.
• Different Culture Groups – Different Coaching.
• The Way to South Africa – Panel Discussion.
• Periodization in Football.
• Ingredients for Success.

Of particular interest to the Canadian Academy System were two topics; developing top players & ingredients for success, and how this might influence coaching and youth development. This was a great opportunity for SAAC representatives to network with top football people from all over the world, share ideas and bring the information back to the Canadian Academy system.

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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