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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

Please be aware that we do not hold open trials, please send details of fixtures that you wish a scout to attend. 

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

Dooley On A Hard-Fought Win

22 November 2020

Ben Dooley said that PNE U18s ‘fought hard’ and ‘were up to the challenge’ in their North West Youth Alliance victory over Salford City.

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Youth Team

Youth Team To Face Oldham Athletic Or Lincoln City In FA Youth Cup

13 November 2020

Preston North End U18s will face Oldham Athletic or Lincoln City in the third of the FA Youth Cup.

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Youth Team

Holland-Wilkinson Praises Battling Display

8 November 2020

Jacob Holland-Wilkinson was full of praise for the ‘dominant’ youth side performance in their win against Shrewsbury Town.

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Youth Team

Joe Rodwell-Grant Joins Bamber Bridge

30 October 2020

Youth team forward Joe Rodwell-Grant has been recalled from his spell at Chorley and has joined Bamber Bridge on a month's work experience.

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Youth Team

Green Eager To Score More Goals

29 October 2020

Vaughn Green is eager for more goals after getting off the mark for the youth side in their 2-2 Youth Alliance Cup draw at Doncaster Rovers.

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Youth Team

Bennett Pleased With Role In Comeback

25 October 2020

Aaron Bennett said scoring a hattrick in the youth team’s 5-5 draw and playing a major role in their fightback from 5-2 down gave him and his team-mates a ‘good feeling’.

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Youth Team

Lewis Leigh: "Youth Team Unfortunate Not To Win"

18 October 2020

Lewis Leigh said his side was unlucky not to win after losing 1-0 to Bolton Wanderers in the Youth Alliance Cup on Saturday.

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Youth Team

Penalty Hero Lombard Hails ‘Relentless’ PNE

4 October 2020

Oliver Lombard said his youth team team-mates were ‘relentless’ after completing an impressive comeback against Fleetwood Town.

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