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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

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

Second Goal Of The Month Award For O’Reilly

17 May 2019

Adam O’Reilly has won the League Football Education’s [LFE] Goal of the Month award for the second time this season, taking the prize for April for his brilliant strike against Wigan Athletic.

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Youth Team

Baxter And O’Reilly In Goal Of The Month Running

13 May 2019

Preston North End midfielders Jack Baxter and Adam O’Reilly have both been nominated for the League Football Education’s [LFE] final Goal of the Month competition for the 2018/19 season.

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Youth Team

Seven New Scholars Join Youth Team Squad

7 May 2019

Preston North End recently welcomed their latest intake of youth players to Deepdale as seven schoolboys signed scholarship forms with the club.

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Youth Team

Second Year Scholars’ Fate Determined

7 May 2019

Preston North End’s current crop of second year scholars have learned their fate with regards to their immediate futures at the club.

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Youth Team

Coulton Reflects On Youth Team Breakthrough

24 April 2019

The youth team’s 1-1 draw against Blackpool provided an ideal time to reflect for young defender Lewis Coulton.

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Youth Team

Gallery: Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup Final

20 April 2019

View a gallery of images courtesy of photographers Dave Kendall and Pete Burns from the youth team's Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup final against Wigan Athletic.

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Youth Team

Baxter: “We Ran Out Of Steam.”

20 April 2019

Jack Baxter felt fatigue played its part as the youth team saw the game taken away from them by two late goals in the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup final.

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Youth Team

Nick Takes Positives From Final Loss

20 April 2019

Nick Harrison felt there were positives to be taken for his side despite falling to a 5-2 defeat to Wigan Athletic in the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup final.

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