Our club (KNSC) Kleinburg Nobleton Soccer Club – celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary this year.
The OSA (Ontario Soccer Association – Now Ontario Soccer) has recognized our Club as running at the highest standards and we were presented with the very prestigious Club Excellence Gold Award several times over the past several years. Our club KNSC was one of the few teams in all of Canada chosen to partner with TFC – Toronto FC Academy (MLS Franchise) and became a member of their Club Affiliation Program. Many of our elite players are now part of the TFC Academy. Several of our 2001 Boys Red Team – participating in the NYC Cup have been identified by TFC and return for training and identification screening every year.
This year is extra special for our club with the appointment of our new Technical Director Bob DeKlerk – a UEFA ‘PRO LICENSE coach and Dutch Federation tutor. Bob De Klerk spent 10 years with the famous Ajax – Dutch Football Club, overseeing there youth program including the U19 team alongside Frank de Boer and led the team to several Championships. Bob de Klerk had a major role in scouting & recruiting young talented players. Most of the youth players are currently playing for the First Team and some of them play in the Italian Series A, English Premier League, Paris St. Germain and the Spanish Primera Division. De Klerk then joined Major League Soccer – Toronto FC in January 6, 2011 as First Assistant Coach – Technical Director along with former Ajax colleague Aron Winter who became Head Coach/Technical Director. He won the Canadian Cup in 2011 & 2012 and reached the semi-final in the CONCACAF. On May 14, 2012 de Klerk was promoted to Technical Manager of Toronto FC.
Our Head Coach for the 2001 Boys Red Team is – Armando Sá – a retired professional footballer who has played in the top leagues – Portugal – Primeira Liga with S.L. Benfica. In Spain in La Liga with Villarreal CF, RCD Espanyol and in England’s Premiere League at Leeds United and has played in several other great teams around the world.
We have a newly assembled team this year that has been chosen from top quality players across Ontario who have come here from several other top academies and clubs including TFC Academy – MLS Team, Vaughan FC (Defending Ontario Champion), Portuguese Academies and many others to play for Bob De Klerk and Armando Sá. Since we are a newly formed team we don’t have an established team history with this group but many of our players have been achieved great success with there respective clubs / teams. 5 of our players have competed and have been screened and evaluated for Provincial / National program prospects just this past year. (Xavier Terenzio #11, Anthony Ferreira #7, Lucas Ferreira #10, Mathew Sisto #2, Leighton Jull #1 GK). Xavier Terenzio #11, Leighton Jull #1 GK, Cailan Maurutto #18 have all been part of TFC Academy in the past few years.
We have several talented players on this team that take there academics as seriously as soccer and are very interested in pursuing Student / Player College pathways many of them with schools within there top 10 lists who are attending the NY Cup.