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About Us

Management Team

Paul Aldridge (UK)

Paul brings nearly twenty-five years of professional football business leadership to Pro Eleven Sport (Pro 11). During that time he has held such positions as, Managing Director of West Ham United, Chief Executive Officer of Leicester City, Chief Operating Officer of Manchester City, Vice Chairman and CEO of Sheffield Wednesday and Consultant to the Board at Bolton Wanderers. Given those prestigious roles, Paul has an unrivaled network within professional football. His business acumen and understanding of the workings of the English game will prove invaluable to the success of Pro 11.

Contact Paul: paul@proes.co.uk

Ben Illingworth (UK)

Ben has over 20 years of working within English Premier League Football, with fifteen years at Director level. He has a wealth of knowledge of the English Premier League Academy system, being instrumental in leading his club to category 1 status – the highest level of elite football academy in English football. In addition he has vast experience of overseeing all logistics of European professional football pre-season tours and is the former co-founder of a sports travel and marketing company.

Contact Ben: ben@proes.co.uk

 

Mike Kelleher (USA)

Mike is our US based director, also with over 20 years of experience working within football on both sides of the Atlantic. He currently serves as President of a US professional soccer club. Prior to relocating to the US, Mike assisted the English Premier League’s Director of Youth in implementing the Academy system for elite players. He has previously served as Chief Operating officer for a Sports Management company overseeing multiple tours to Europe from North America, Australia and Asia. He has a USSF A’ License coaching qualification and a Sport Management Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee.

 

Contact Mike: mike@proes.co.uk

Operations

Kath Illingworth

Kath oversees our chaperones and on-ground logistics in the UK. She holds a teaching degree and has many years of experience caring for children of all ages, in addition to owning and operating a pre-school. She is also a mother of three, the youngest of which is a recent graduate of the University of Florida. Furthermore she was formerly a customer-relations specialist with IBM for thirteen years and understands the needs of customer satisfaction.

Contact Kath: kath@proes.co.uk

Michelle Wilson

Michelle is our US based European Tour Specialist, she has recently concluded a nine year Division 1 college soccer coaching career, that saw her coach at such programs as College of Charleston, Long Island University and University of South Carolina Upstate. A former NCAA student athlete, she recently completed her Masters of Teaching degree in secondary education, enabling her to teach at the middle and high school level. She also has a Sport Management Masters Degree from Liberty University.

Contact Michelle: michelle@proes.co.uk

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