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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

Match Preview: FA Youth Cup Fourth Round

18 January 2022

Preston North End head to Hillsborough on Tuesday evening to face Sheffield Wednesday looking to seal a place in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

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Youth Team

Mikey ‘Very Happy’ With Hat-Trick

12 January 2022

Mikey O’Neill was unsurprisingly “very happy” after netting a hat-trick in Tuesday’s Central League victory over Walsall.

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Youth Team

FA Youth Cup Fourth Round Update

6 January 2022

Following the rearrangement of our Championship fixture against Sheffield United, the club requested for its FA Youth Cup fourth round tie against Sheffield Wednesday to be moved, so that the games...

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Youth Team

Lewis Leigh On 'Dominant' Performance

19 December 2021

Second year scholar Lewis Leigh felt North End dominated the game as they put four goals past Morecambe.

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Youth Team

Details Confirmed For FA Youth Cup Fourth Round

15 December 2021

Preston North End U19s will face Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in the FA Youth Cup fourth round on Tuesday 18th January.

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Youth Team

Seary On 'Amazing' Shoot-Out Victory

9 December 2021

Josh Seary described scoring the winning penalty as an "amazing feeling" as Preston North End beat Sutton United 4-2 on penalties.

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Youth Team

Support The Young Lilywhites In The FA Youth Cup

6 December 2021

Preston North End U19s begin their FA Youth Cup campaign on Wednesday night with a trip to Sutton United.

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Youth Team

Nelson Shines In Oldham Comeback

5 December 2021

Kitt Nelson played a starring role in a 5-2 comeback victory from Preston North End U19s over Oldham Athletic.

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