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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

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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Youth Team

'Plenty Of Positives' Despite Defeat For Bennett

27 September 2020

Aaron Bennett was pleased with how Preston North End U18s performed against Morecambe U18 despite it proving to be a tough away day for the Lilywhites.

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Youth Team

Gallery: PNE U18s v Blackpool (A)

20 September 2020

A selection of photographs from the youth team's emphatic 6-0 win over local rivals Blackpool, thanks to Adam Gee Photography.

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Youth Team

Rodwell-Grant ‘Over The Moon’ With Derby Day Hat-Trick

20 September 2020

Joe Rodwell-Grant said he was ‘over the moon’ after scoring a hat-trick as PNE U18s stormed to a 6-0 win over local rivals Blackpool.

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Youth Team

Nevin Pleased To Play His Part On Youth Team Debut

13 September 2020

PNE U18 centre back Harry Nevin was pleased to play his part in the side’s opening day win against Carlisle United.

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Youth Team

Dooley Relishing Mentor Role For New Youth Team Season

9 September 2020

PNE Academy midfielder Ben Dooley is relishing his newfound mentor role as he prepares to enter his second season as a scholar in the U18 squad.

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Youth Team

Youth Team Fixtures Confirmed For 2020/21 Season

9 September 2020

Preston North End’s U18 side are set to commence the 2020/21 EFL North West Youth Alliance league season at home to Carlisle United this Saturday, their first competitive game since March.

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