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ANB Futbol Academy is very pleased to announce its 2011 summer plans

October 14, 2010 (RELEASE) --

U-13 (1998 born) team

The Academy’s U-13 team has once again been invited to participate in The Jean Pingeon Tournament (Tournoi Jean Pingeon) in Caen, France, in May, 2011. This tournament is one of the most sought after trophies for U-11 and U-13 teams in France. Last year, out of 36 teams in the U-13 age group, 20 professional clubs were represented including SM Caen (hosts), Le Havre, Paris St. Germain, Lille, and Nice. SM Caen has invited ANB Futbol Academy to the tournament once again, based on their performance in 2010 and the strong relationship which has been formed. All team expenses will be covered between the host club and a private sponsor. The Tournoi Jean Pingeon is an invitation-only tournament and ANB Futbol Academy is honored to be invited to such a top-class event. Additionally, the team has been accepted into the prestigious Welsh International Super Cup (formally known as The Ian Rush Tournament) in July, 2011. This tournament will be in its 27th year and features professional youth academies from the United Kingdom, and other European countries. Coaches from Liverpool, Manchester United, Everton and other professional clubs continually scout players in this tournament to find the next “Steven Gerrard” (previous player in the tournament). Head Coach Rob Jung says, “We are excited about the acceptance into these two tournaments, however, we know there is a lot of work to do to ensure the team is well prepared for the European competition.” ANB’s acceptance was strongly based on the team’s performance in The Foyle Cup where excellent results were obtained this past summer.

U-14 (1997 born) and U-16 (1995/1996 born) teams

ANB Academy’s U-14 and U-16 teams have been accepted to participate in The Foyle Cup (Northern Ireland) once again. In July, 2011, the tournament will be in its 19th year and will be the third year that ANB Futbol Academy has been accepted. Last summer, ANB teams (U-12 & U-16) performed very well, going undefeated in round-robin competition and missing the top playoff round on goal difference. Based on the team’s results, one player was asked to attend a week trial in the youth academy of Wolverhampton Wanderers of the English Premier League.

International ID Camp

Plans are underway to host ANB’s third annual International ID Camp in June 2011. Last year, scouts from England, France and the USA attended the weekend event and two players from ANB Futbol Academy were asked to attend trials at SM Caen during the early summer. Another player from outside the Academy was scouted by Auxerre.

Academy Director Bassam Naim says, “2011 has already started to look very promising for all our programs. Being accepted into these prestigious tournaments speaks volumes on the reputation the Academy is gaining in the international futbol scene.”

ANB Futbol Academy continues to receive players looking to try-out in any of its programs, as well as try-out on any of the teams listed above.

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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