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Academy Scouting

If you require a scout to watch a game, apply for a trial or you have seen a player Preston North End would be interested in please contact academyrecruitment@pne.com

Preston North End Academy Scouts
• Pre Academy Phase - U6 – U8
• Foundation Phase - U9 - U11
• Youth Development Phase - U12 - U16
• Professional Development Phase - U17 – U21

Scout Priority Phase
Andy Livingstone Head of Academy Recruitment
Wayne Jackson Foundation
Terry Clayton Foundation/Youth Development/Pre-Academy Phase
Paul Whelan Foundation
Pete Farnworth Youth Development/Pre-Academy Phase
Gary Jackson Youth Development/Foundation
Peter Phillips Pre-Academy Phase/Youth Development
Paul Kell Foundation
Iain Mellis Foundation/Youth Development
Dean Stevely Foundation/Pre-Academy Phase
Mark Webster Foundation/Pre-Academy Phase
Peter Burns Youth Development
Phil Baxendale Foundation
Neil Antrobus Foundation/Youth Development
Chris Ayres Youth Development
Chris Banks Pre-Academy Phase/Foundation
Martin Law Foundation/Youth Development
Alan Smith Foundation/Youth Development/Professional Development
Dylan Evans Jones Youth Development 
Francis Charles Foundation/Pre-Academy Phase
John Moreno Youth Development
Rob Evans Pre-Academy Phase/Foundation
Kane Wears Youth Development
Neil Blythe Foundation/Youth Development
Anthony Forsyth Foundation/Pre-Academy
Steve Pollard Foundation/Pre-Academy
Dale Fitzsimmons Youth Development
Jim Bradley Foundation/Youth Development
Nick Zuch Pre-Academy Phase
Finn O'Leary Pre-Academy Phase
Tim Tack Pre-Academy Phase
Thomas Street Pre-Academy Phase/Foundation
Andrew Chafer Foundation
Nick Handby Youth Development/Professional Development
Iain Wilkie Youth Development/Professional Development
Scott Greenwood Youth Development
Carl Watt Foundation/Youth Development

Latest Academy News

Youth Team

Simmons Hopes To Take Winning Mentality Into Cup Competitions

13 January 2019

Lewis Simmons hopes the youth team can take encouragement from their three-match winning run into their upcoming cup matches, after sealing a third consecutive victory of 2019 at Carlisle United.

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Youth Team

Jolly Looking Forward To Cup Final Test

8 January 2019

Jerome Jolly is looking forward to facing Wigan Athletic in the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup final after the young Lilywhites eased past Accrington Stanley with a 4-0 semi-final win.

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Youth Team

Louis Potts Targets Repeat Performance

5 January 2019

Louis Potts hopes the youth team can replicate their display from beating Accrington Stanley 3-1 in league action when they host the same opponents in a Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup semi-final...

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Youth Team

Preston North End To Host Norwich City In FA Youth Cup Fourth Round

18 December 2018

The youth team will host Norwich City in the FA Youth Cup fourth round on Tuesday 22nd January 2019, with a 7pm kick-off at Deepdale.

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Youth Team

Rodwell-Grant Hopes To Build On Positive First Impression

16 December 2018

Joe Rodwell-Grant is hoping for more youth team opportunities in the New Year after making a goalscoring impact on his first start at U18 level away at Port Vale.

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Youth Team

Walker Nominated For LFE Goal Of The Month

7 December 2018

Ethan Walker has been nominated for the League Football Education’s (LFE) November goal of the month award for his strike against Blackpool.

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Youth Team

Gallery: Youth Team vs Charlton Athletic

5 December 2018

View a gallery of images from a memorable night at Deepdale for our PNE U18 scholars following Tuesday's FA Youth Cup third round victory.

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Youth Team

Nick Harrison Hoping Scholars Can Build On FA Youth Cup Experience

5 December 2018

Preston North End Academy Manager Nick Harrison spoke to iFollow PNE after his side’s penalty shoot out victory over Charlton Athletic in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.

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