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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

Holland-Wilkinson: "A Hard One To Take"

3 April 2021

Jacob Holland-Wilkinson described his side's 4-2 defeat to North West Youth Alliance league opponents Bolton Wanderers as ‘a hard one to take’ after the visitors took all three points in a well-fought...

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Youth Team

Green Encouraged By Younger Team-Mates

30 March 2021

Vaughn Green said his young team-mates ‘did themselves proud’ in PNE U18's North West Youth Alliance league game at Carlisle United.

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Youth Team

Holland-Wilkinson Pleased With Resilience Of Squad

28 March 2021

Jacob Holland-Wilkinson believes the youth side’s comeback win at Salford City highlighted the resilience they have developed over the course of the season.

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Youth Team

Equaliser Hard To Take For Lombard

21 March 2021

Oliver Lombard admitted the 90th-minute equaliser the youth side conceded in their 3-3 draw at Shrewsbury Town was ‘hard to take’.

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Youth Team

Mfuni Says Determination Key Factor In Win

13 March 2021

Teddy Mfuni said the determination of the youth team was key in helping them to secure a 4-1 victory over Port Vale in the North West Youth Alliance league.

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Youth Team

Mawene Remains Modest Despite Hattrick

7 March 2021

Noah Mawene maintained a modest outlook after his hattrick helped Preston North End U18s to a resounding 6-0 away victory over Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

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Youth Team

Rodwell-Grant Disappointed By Response

21 February 2021

Joe Rodwell-Grant put the youth side's away defeat at Fleetwood Town down to a poor response to losing their lead.

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Youth Team

Josh Seary: "We Had To Dig Deep"

14 February 2021

Josh Seary said the U18s had to ‘dig deep’ as they ran out 2-1 winners against Morecambe during Saturday's North West Youth Alliance league clash.

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