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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 Gallery: Lincoln City (H)

6 January 2021

Take a look back at the youth team's FA Youth Cup tie against Lincoln City in photos.

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Youth Team

Harrison Rues Missed Chances

6 January 2021

Preston North End Academy manager Nick Harrison feels his side were left to rue their lack of ruthlessness in front of goal as they were beaten 1-0 by Lincoln City in the FA Youth Cup.

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Youth Team

Huddart Seeking Greater Ruthlessness

6 January 2021

Harry Huddart said the youth team needed to be more ruthless as they lost 1-0 to Lincoln City in the FA Youth Cup third round at Deepdale.

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Youth Team

Dooley Relishing Leader’s Role For FA Youth Cup Tie

4 January 2021

Ben Dooley is looking to use his experience of playing in the FA Youth Cup to support his younger team-mates as Preston North End U18s prepare to host Lincoln City U18s in the third of the competition...

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Youth Team

Lincoln City U18s Match Preview

4 January 2021

Preston North End U18s will host Lincoln City on Wednesday afternoon, looking to make a positive start to the 2021 in the form of progression to the next round of the FA Youth Cup.

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Youth Team

FA Youth Cup Kick-Off Brought Forward

4 January 2021

Preston North End’s FA Youth Cup tie against Lincoln City will now kick-off at the earlier time of 3pm.

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Youth Team

FA Youth Cup Tie Rearranged

22 December 2020

Preston North End’s FA Youth Cup third round tie against Lincoln City has been postponed following a pitch inspection on Tuesday morning.

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Youth Team

FA Youth Cup Tie Rearranged

13 December 2020

Preston North End U18s’ FA Youth Cup tie against Lincoln City has been rearranged for Tuesday 22nd December.

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