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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

PNE U18 0 Fleetwood Town U18 0 (Fleetwood Win 4-3 On Penalties)

16 September 2019

Jimmy Corcoran’s two shootout saves proved in vain as the youth team lost 4-3 on penalties against Fleetwood Town in the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup First Round, following a goalless 90...

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Youth Team

Gallery: Youth Team vs Accrington Stanley

8 September 2019

View a gallery of images from Ian Robinson as the youth team cruised past Accrington Stanley to take top spot in the North West Youth Alliance league.

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Youth Team

Patience Key For Bennett In Youth Team Rout

8 September 2019

Aaron Bennett hailed the patience of the youth team after they scored all of their goals in the second half of the 6-0 victory over Accrington Stanley.

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Youth Team

Blackpool U18 0 PNE U18 3

1 September 2019

Preston North End beat rivals Blackpool 3-0 in the mini-derby thanks to a fantastic performance from the youth team at Myerscough College.

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Youth Team

Bradford City U18 0 PNE U18 3

25 August 2019

Louis Potts, Lewis Earl and Tyrhys Dolan scored to see the youth team begin their Youth Alliance Cup campaign with a 3-0 away win against Bradford City.

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Youth Team

Salford City U18 3 PNE U18 2

18 August 2019

The youth team’s winning start to the campaign was halted by Salford City on Saturday morning, the young Lilywhites losing out 3-2 at Partington Sports Village.

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Youth Team

PNE U18 3 Morecambe U18 2

11 August 2019

Jacob Holland-Wilkinson scored an 89th-minute winner to maintain the youth team's 100 per cent start to the new North West Youth Alliance season in a 3-2 triumph over Morecambe.

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Youth Team

Youth Team Learn Youth Alliance Cup Opponents

15 July 2019

The youth team have learned the four other sides that they will compete against in their Youth Alliance Cup group this season.

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