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PRO makes significant double appointment

Nov 15, 2013

PRO is delighted to announce the recruitment of two new employees, who will begin working with the Organization over the next couple of months.

Ex-FIFA referee Brian Hall has been named as the new Match Officials Development Manager and he will take up the position from December 1st.

Experienced international referee Alan Kelly will also be joining PRO's support staff, as Assistant Training Manager -  a role that he begins on January 1st 2014.

General Manager of the Professional Referee Organization, Peter Walton, said: “These are two fantastic captures for PRO.

“Both Brian and Alan will significantly enhance the support of Match Officials throughout North America. The pair come with a wealth of global soccer experience. 

“These are great times for Officials in our region and these appointments reinforce the quality of our support staff.”

In 2002, Hall was assigned by FIFA to take charge of two matches in the World Cup in South Korea and Japan. He is also a four-time MLS Referee of the Year, winning the accolade in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

FIFA referee Kelly has long been regarded as Ireland's top official, being assigned to over 350 Airtricity League matches. He won the inaugural Players' Football Association of Ireland’s Referee of the Year Award in 2006, and has taken the award four times since. 

Click here to read the bio of PRO's new Match Officials Development Manager Brian Hall

Click here to read the bio of PRO's new Assistant Training Manager Alan Kelly

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