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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

Youth Team To Face Bristol City In FA Youth Cup Third Round

8 November 2019

The youth team have been drawn at home against Bristol City in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.

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Youth Team

Carlisle United U18 1 PNE U18 3

2 November 2019

Jacob Holland-Wilkinson scored two headers as the youth team made it four matches without defeat in seeing off Carlisle United with a 3-1 win at Creighton Rugby Club.

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Youth Team

PNE U18 2 Walsall U18 2

20 October 2019

Hafizul Rahman and Joe Rodwell-Grant were on the scoresheet as the youth team twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against Walsall.

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Youth Team

Dooley Surprises Himself With Splendid Strike

13 October 2019

Ben Dooley appeared to have surprised even himself with his wonderful strike against Oldham Athletic, which proved the match-winning goal in the 1-0 triumph over Oldham Athletic.

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Youth Team

Oldham Athletic U18 0 PNE U18 1

13 October 2019

Ben Dooley’s first half wonder strike proved a decisive one as the youth team edged out Oldham Athletic with a 1-0 victory at Chapel Road Training Ground.

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Youth Team

PNE U18 3 Rochdale U18 0

6 October 2019

With results elsewhere going their way, the youth team sealed their place in the regional quarter-finals of the Youth Alliance Cup with a 3-0 against Rochdale.

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Youth Team

Fleetwood Town U18 4 PNE U18 0

22 September 2019

Three first half goals from outside the box gave the youth team a mountain to climb as they ultimately lost 4-0 to Fleetwood Town at Poolfoot Farm.

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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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