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Background of Algeria-Algiers Academy

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February  2007
The First Division Algerian club, Paradou AC, contacts JMG on their website with details of their training-related project.

April  2007
An initial meeting is set up between the Club President, Mr ZETCHI, and Vincent DUFOUR, our Managing Director, during which the former presents his very new club and his training achievements to date, stressing his ambition to go even further in this field.   It is this very ambition that led him to JMG Football which he knew not only by reputation but also from the fact that Mr ZETCHI was educated in Switzerland where he had seen JM GUILLOU play.

June  2007
Terms are agreed between the parties and a contract signed.   A press conference takes place to present the project, followed by a meeting which gives the go-ahead for recruitment to begin as early as the following month. 

July  -  August   2007
Recruiting across the whole country is headed by Olivier GUILLOU, freshly arrived from Madagascar and now Director of this new venture.   The JMG Football Sports Manager will see about 20,000 youngsters !   After final trials at the end of August, 8 youngsters are recruited to form the first core of players.

September  2007
The adventure begins !

September  2008
Following the arrival of two new players in January 2008 and one in May 2008, the First Selection is now complete and comprises 15 players.

January  2009
Match against the JSK under-16’s in front of 9,000 spectators, more attendance than for the Second Division Paradou professional team matches.

September  2009
Recruitment of 10 players takes place to form the first core of the Second Selection.

June  2010
Two of the best players of the Academy, along with Mohamed, one of the assistants, depart for Bamako, Mali, on a two-week training program with other players from across all the other JMG Academies.

July  2010
6 new players join the Second Selection which now numbers 16 youngsters.

September  2010
By the start of this fourth season 50,000 youngsters from across Algeria have been seen.  An event marks this fourth season:  after 3 years of training at the Hydra stadium, the Academy finally has its own natural-grass training ground in Tessala El Medja.   The Academy also has a training facility with a covered roof and synthetic surface for chilly winter mornings.   Final completion of the on-site facilities is expected in September 2011.

May 2011
Organize a tour in Spain from 09 May 2011 to May 15, 2011. Both games are organized, one against Barcelona U18 and U20 against Villarreal. In the first game, the academicians have dominated the game, but fail to materialize, the game ends in a draw, 0-0. Kept informed of their services, supervision of Villarreal decided to bet on the size and weight of their players. Academics see happen giants in the field. The score will be 3-2 in favor of Castilian. The defeat was hard to accept for our academicians as victory was within their reach.

July 2011
Final stage in the recruitment of the third class. 10 players selected: Abdelkrim, Alali, Aymen, Boussif, Sidali, Imad, Isaac, Pouki, Rheda, Sidali (3 of 1998, 5 of 2000, and 2 of 2001).

September 2011
Early training of the third class.

February 2012
Recruitment Kamel, new assistant.

March 2012
Five players shortlisted for U20: Chaiba, EL Moden, Rami, Ibou, Anis. Three are selected: Rami, Ibou, Anis. They participate in the tournament UNAF.
First international match for Ibou and Anis, Rami will remain on the bench.

April 2012
Visit Erico former resident of the Academy of Adidjan, training for the assistant position in Agadir.

May 2012
Anis two players selected for the tournament and Rami Arab countries to be held in July in Jordan.

June 2012
Academics entered in the buildings of the Academy.
Departure Olivier Guillou and 3 academicians (Abdallah, Ibou and Anis) for Paris FC.
Arrival of Oliver Rousset to replace Olivier Guillou.

October 2012
Promotion 1 (supplemented by some players of promotions 2) participated in their first competition (team alternate,
1 of 2 matches with the U20 CAP).

Season 2013-2014
- 8 academicians integrate the group of the first team of PAC
- The Academy participate in U17 and U19 national championship, the two teams finish top of their league but unfortunately the national play-off are canceled.

October 2013
The academy in mourning, death of Abdou Nef, died in a car accident.

Season 2014-2015
- Departure from Ramy for Lierse (first player in Algiers academy sign in first division in Europe).
- Raouf Benguit, Ramy Bensebaini and Tayeb Meziani are selected by national team in preparation for the CAN qualifiers and the Olympics.
- 12 academicians participating in the rise of the CAP second division Algeria.
- The U20 are the championships and cup double in Algeria.

June 2015
Back Oliver Guillou with Erico Ka as Manager of the Academy of Algeria after its tour in France and Belgium.
Olivier Rousset starting to replace Younes Zerouk in Belgium Tnat as Manager of the Academy of Lierse.

November 11, 2015
The acacémie Algiers again in mourning with the death of Olivier Guillou following a cardiac arrest.