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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

Duggan Plays Important Role In Accrington Win

19 September 2021

Goalkeeper Declyn Duggan was pleased with his contribution to Preston North End U19s’ 3-1 victory over Accrington Stanley.

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Youth Team

Focus Is Key For Mfuni

12 September 2021

Teddy Mfuni felt the team played well but lacked that finishing touch after falling to a late defeat away at Carlisle United.

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Youth Team

Gallery: PNE U19 2 Rochdale U19 1

5 September 2021

Club photographer Ian Robinson was on hand to capture the action as PNE U19s sealed their third successive win with a 2-1 victory at home to Rochdale.

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Youth Team

Lewis Leigh Captains Young Lilywhites To Victory

5 September 2021

First year scholar Lewis Leigh led Preston North End U19s to a 2-1 win over Rochdale in his first competitive match of the campaign.

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Youth Team

Lewis Coulton On Leadership Qualities

30 August 2021

Lewis Coulton said he felt like a leader during a well-earned 2-1 win for PNE U19s over Tranmere Rovers.

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Youth Team

Blanchard Pleased With Character On Display

22 August 2021

Joe Blanchard felt the defence showed great character as PNE U19s defeated Fleetwood Town at Springfields.

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Youth Team

PNE Bolster Academy With Ten New Scholars

16 June 2021

Preston North End have strengthened their Academy by adding ten scholars to the squad ahead of the 2021/22 season.

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Youth Team

O'Neill Nominated For LFE Goal Of The Month

17 May 2021

Academy midfielder Mikey O’Neill has been nominated for the April LFE Goal of the Month Award for his stunner against Oldham Athletic.

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