August 8, 2011 (RELEASE) --

The ANB Academy is pleased to announce the following ANB Academy players are moving on in their soccer careers.

Professional Trials

Jonathan Jebbison, 16 years old, has been offered trials in England with Wolverhampton Wolves and Everton. Both clubs were impressed with his athletic and technical abilities displayed at the recently held ANB International ID Camp. This will be the second time Wolverhampton has invited Jonathan to their youth academy.

Mark Rankovic, another 16 year old ANB Academy player has been offered to return to the Croatian side Dynamo Zagreb's youth academy. In April, Mark performed very well in his first trial and will now take part in the club's pre-season training.

Zach Sukunda, originally from Ottawa, was identified in ANB's first ID Camp in 2009 at the age of 13. He has been invited to train over the past two years with AJ Auxerre in France and has now been offered an "education scholarship". He will stay in France full-time to continue his football training as well as his Grade 11 education.

Gaetano Gesualdi, 19 years old, went to Malta last year and played the season with Qormi FC. He is presently on trial with Marsaxlokk FC, from the Maltese Premier Division.

Lucas Gesualdi, a 17 year old ANB player, has also been offered a trial with Marsaxlokk FC.

University Scholarships

Jason Mills, an 18 year old ANB Academy player, will be starting his Div. 1 soccer career at IPFW (Fort Wayne, Indiana) in August. He has been offered a full scholarship and hopes to be an important part of the school's team.

Kristofer Michael, has been offered an athletic scholarship from Wilmington University, a Div. 2 school located in New Castle, Delaware.

Brandon Mills, will also be going to Wilmington University, having accepted the athletic scholarship offered to him.

Emeka Ononye ("Emy"), will be attending Wright State, a Div. 1 college in Dayton, Ohio. He was offered an athletic scholarship after coaches saw his play at the Crossroads of America Showcase in April, 2011.

Haydon Armstrong, has accepted a place on the University of Calgary Dinos men's soccer team for the upcoming academic year, studying Environmental Science. The team plays in the Canada West conference of Canada Interuniversity Sport, finishing third in their division in 2010.

"It is very exciting to see 4 academy members being offered trials in Europe - all four being players being a part of the Academy from Day 1. Additionally, we are happy to see the other young athletes leverage their football skills into athletic scholarships in order to pursue their education. >From a very small academy of only 140 members, we are proud to be able to provide these opportunities for our players," says 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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