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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

Cottam Credits Whole Team For Clean Sheet

14 January 2018

Youth team goalkeeper James Cottam credited his teammates on all areas of the pitch as they helped to secure a clean sheet in the 2-0 success at Rotherham United in the Youth Alliance Cup.

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Youth Team

Gallery: Youth Team vs Wigan Athletic

7 January 2018

Preston North End’s U18s fell to a 3-0 defeat against Wigan Athletic at UCLan Sports Arena on Saturday.

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Youth Team

Clinical Finishing Key For O’Reilly

7 January 2018

Youth team midfielder Adam O’Reilly felt Wigan Athletic’s clinical finishing was the difference between them and Preston North End’s youngsters on Saturday, as the Latics emerged from UCLan Sports...

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Youth Team

Brannigan Boosted After Netting Hattrick

21 December 2017

Youth team forward Darren Brannigan was delighted to score a hattrick in a superb 6-1 away win against Lincoln City.

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Youth Team

Late Fleetwood Equaliser Tough To Take For Baxter

17 December 2017

Youth team midfielder Jack Baxter felt conceding a stoppage time equaliser during a 3-3 draw away to Fleetwood Town was harsh on Preston North End’s youngsters.

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Youth Team

Charlie Lyons On Learning Curve Against Spurs

12 December 2017

Irish Academy defender Charlie Lyons spoke to iFollow PNE after the U18s’ FA Youth Cup defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday afternoon.

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Youth Team

Nick Harrison Gives Reaction To Spurs Clash

12 December 2017

Academy manager Nick Harrison spoke to iFollow after his side’s FA Youth Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday afternoon.

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Youth Team

Spurs Test Excites Fensome

12 December 2017

Youth team captain Lewis Fensome is looking forward to making his FA Youth Cup debut and testing himself against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday afternoon.

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