This fall in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League and 2019/20 CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying, a groundbreaking measure in both CONCACAF and world football will be on display, as the seven female assistant referees -- Chantal Boudreau (Canada), Princess Brown (Jamaica), Jassett Kerr (Jamaica), Yudilia Briones (Mexico), Karen Diaz (Mexico), Felisha Mariscal (USA), Kathryn Nesbitt (USA) – will be used in both competitions. “CONCACAF is taking the lead when it comes to the development and advancement of female referees,” said Seitz in an interview with CONCACAF.com.
It is a message that Hall reinforces daily in his interaction with CONCACAF’s pool of referees and CONCACAF leadership. “CONCACAF is focused on providing the best match officials to service the game,” said Hall to CONCACAF.com. “Whether you are male or female is not important. What is important is your quality and meeting the requirements. We want excellent match officials regardless of gender and other factors. For this reason, we are extremely proud of the hard work of this group of assistant referees and look forward to expanding this pool in the near future. The vision of CONCACAF’s leadership is vital in encouraging our officials to reach for the top competitions,” concluded Hall.