The concept of Pro Scout International was initiated by Paul Prior – a former Information Manager with the Department of Sport & Recreation in Western Australia. Paul has tertiary qualifications in information management, project management plus training & assessment. He also has more than eight years’ experience as an AFL talent scout and opposition analyst. Paul is the Director of Pro Scout International.
Long-time AFL executive, Chris Pelchen has acted as a consultant to Pro Scout International for the past two years. With over 30 year’s full-time experience in the AFL industry, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge around football administration, player recruitment and list management – having achieved premiership success with both Hawthorn FC & Port Adelaide FC before playing a key role in the rebuilding of St Kilda FC in recent years. Paul and Chris previously worked together at AFL clubs prior to embarking on Pro Scout International with the objective to establish a best practice organisation specialising in the assessment of elite athletes.