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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

Youth Team 2019/20 Season Review

9 May 2020

The 2019/20 season is over for Preston North End’s U18 side, following confirmation from the EFL that the current campaign has been terminated with immediate effect.

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Youth Team

Joe Nolan Named In LFE's 'The 11'

19 March 2020

PNE U18s midfielder Joe Nolan has been named in the League Football Education's 'The 11' for March 2020.

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Youth Team

Youth Team Duo Join Clitheroe On Work Experience

28 February 2020

Second year scholars Lincoln McFayden and Tyrhys Dolan have joined Clitheroe FC on work experience for the remainder of the season.

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Youth Team

Tyrhys: “I Will Keep Being Confident”

23 February 2020

PNE youth team forward Tyrhys Dolan responded to Tuesday night’s FA Youth Cup exit with a goal during a 4-0 thumping of fellow league competitors Oldham Athletic and has challenged himself to keep the...

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Youth Team

Gallery: Youth Team vs Blackburn Rovers

19 February 2020

A gallery of photos from the FA Youth Cup tie at Ewood Park, including a selection of fan photos!

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Youth Team

Harrison Pleased With Positive Performance Despite Defeat

19 February 2020

Academy manager Nick Harrison was pleased with the way his side performed on Tuesday night despite exiting the FA Youth Cup in the fifth round.

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Youth Team

Tyler Williams: “It Is A Tough One To Take”

19 February 2020

Preston North End youth team centre half Tyler Williams reflected on his side’s FA Youth Cup defeat to Blackburn Rovers and admitted it was something they can learn from.

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Youth Team

Fenners On FA Youth Cup Clash At Ewood Park

17 February 2020

Youth team coach Andy Fensome says that the upcoming FA Youth Cup clash against Blackburn Rovers is a great opportunity for the side.

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