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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

Gallery: Youth Team vs Tranmere Rovers

11 November 2018

View a gallery of images from photographer Pete Burns as the youth team beat Tranmere Rovers at UCLan Sports Arena.

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Youth Team

Armer Refreshed By Youth Team Return

11 November 2018

Jack Armer was pleased to mark his return the youth side starting line-up with a victory, as North End’s youngsters defeated Tranmere Rovers 1-0.

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Youth Team

Corcoran Just Doing His Job

24 October 2018

He was the penalty shootout hero of the youth team’s Lancashire FA Youth Cup victory over Burnley on Tuesday afternoon, but youth team goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran says making saves is simply part of his...

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Youth Team

Williams Happy To Return To Action

21 October 2018

Tyler Williams was pleased to return to the youth team's starting XI in the all-action contest against Fleetwood Town.

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Youth Team

McFayden Says Youngsters Will Regroup

14 October 2018

Lincoln McFayden believes the youth team are well capable of bouncing back immediately after their eight-match unbeaten run was halted by Rochdale.

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Youth Team

Positive Approach Key For Jolly

7 October 2018

Jerome Jolly explained that the youth team had to approach their final Youth Alliance Cup with a winning mentality, that paying dividends as North End’s youngsters beat Notts County 4-1.

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Youth Team

O’Reilly: “We Deserved More.”

30 September 2018

Adam O’Reilly believed the youth team were unfortunate not to extend their winning run as they fought to the end to draw 1-1 with Bury.

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Youth Team

Potts Credits Wide Play For Comeback

23 September 2018

Louis Potts felt playing with more width and getting more balls into the box was the key factor in the youth team’s late comeback against Walsall.

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