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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

PNE Bolster Academy With Ten New Scholars

16 June 2021

Preston North End have strengthened their Academy by adding ten scholars to the squad ahead of the 2021/22 season.

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Youth Team

O'Neill Nominated For LFE Goal Of The Month

17 May 2021

Academy midfielder Mikey O’Neill has been nominated for the April LFE Goal of the Month Award for his stunner against Oldham Athletic.

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Youth Team

Joe Blanchard Reflects On Season Finale

2 May 2021

Joe Blanchard admitted PNE U18 were punished for their own mistakes in their 4-4 draw with Tranmere Rovers.

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Youth Team

Lewis Coulton: “It Just Wasn’t Our Day”

25 April 2021

Lewis Coulton said it just wasn’t the youth side’s day after they were narrowly beaten 1-0 away at Walsall.

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Youth Team

Joe Rodwell-Grant Nominated For LFE Goal Of The Month

20 April 2021

Second year scholar Joe Rodwell-Grant has been shortlisted for the LFE Goal of the Month award for March.

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Youth Team

Nevin Pleased With Reaction

18 April 2021

Harry Nevin said he was pleased with how his side reacted after Tuesday’s defeat to Rochdale after North End eased to a 3-1 victory over the same opponents on Saturday.

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Youth Team

O'Neil Pleased With Character To Complete Comeback

11 April 2021

Mikey O’Neil was full of praise for his side after their 4-2 victory against Oldham Athletic away from home in the North West Youth Alliance league on Saturday.

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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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