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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

Gallery: Youth Team vs Oxford United

21 January 2020

View a gallery of images from the youth team's FA Youth Cup success over Oxford United at Deepdale, as Ethan Walker hit a brace in a 2-0 win for the young Lilywhites.

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Youth Team

U18s To Face Blackburn Rovers In FA Youth Cup

21 January 2020

Preston North End's U18s will face a local derby in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

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Youth Team

Nick Satisfied To Overcome Oxford Threat

20 January 2020

Nick Harrison was satisfied with how side overcame the threat of Oxford United to reach the FA Youth Cup fifth round with a 2-0 win over the U’s at Deepdale.

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Youth Team

Oxford United U18 vs Preston North End U18 Preview

19 January 2020

Despite being the away side, the youth team are set for a second outing at Deepdale this season by facing Oxford United in the FA Youth Cup fourth round with a 7pm kick-off on Monday night.

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Youth Team

Holland-Wilkinson Delighted With Award Ahead Of FA Youth Cup Clash

17 January 2020

First year scholar Jacob Holland-Wilkinson was delighted to pick up the LFE Goal of the Month award for December for his strike in last month's FA Youth Cup third round.

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Youth Team

FA Youth Cup Fourth Round Tie Rearranged

15 January 2020

Preston North End's FA Youth Cup fourth round tie against Oxford United will now be played at Deepdale on Monday 20th January, with a 7pm kick-off.

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Youth Team

FA Youth Cup Tie Postponed

15 January 2020

PNE U18s' FA Youth Cup fourth round tie against Oxford United has been postponed.

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Youth Team

PNE Duo Nominated For LFE Goal Of The Month

14 January 2020

Academy players Joe Nolan and Jacob Holland-Wilkinson have both been nominated for December’s LFE Goal of the Month Award for their respective volleys in North End’s 2-0 FA Youth Cup victory over...

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