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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

No Better Start Says Cross-Adair

7 August 2022

Finlay Cross-Adair felt there was no better way to start the new season as PNE U19 thrashed Oldham Athletic 9-1.

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Youth Team

2022/23 Academy Preview

4 August 2022

Preston North End U19s enjoyed an immensely successful 2021/22 campaign, winning the EFL Youth Alliance League and Cup double, as well as many of their players playing a huge role in the Central...

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Youth Team

U19s Pre-Season Schedule

24 June 2022

The details of Preston North End U19s’ pre-season schedule have now been confirmed.

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Youth Team

A Closer Look At The U19s’ Double-Winning Campaign

8 June 2022

After a quite remarkable year for Preston North End U19s, we’ve crunched the numbers from the fantastic season which saw the side win the Youth Alliance League and Cup double.

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Youth Team

Ten New Scholars Sign Up Ahead Of 2022/23

28 May 2022

Preston North End have added to their U19s ranks by signing up ten new scholars ahead of the 2022/23 season.

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Youth Team

Cross-Adair Delighted With Cup Win To Round Off ‘Fantastic Season’

4 May 2022

Preston North End U19s forward Finlay Cross-Adair scored as his side won 4-1 over Luton Town and lifted the EFL Youth Alliance Cup.

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Youth Team

Highlights: Youth Alliance Cup Final

4 May 2022

Watch the match highlights from Tuesday night's Youth Alliance Cup final victory over Luton Town!

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Youth Team

Gallery: Youth Alliance Cup Final

4 May 2022

Check out our selection of match photos and celebrations from Tuesday night as the U18s sealed the Youth Alliance League and Cup double!

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