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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

Every Game Provides A Lesson For Walker

12 March 2019

Ethan Walker said the youth team must learn from their mistakes in the 1-1 draw against Walsall – as they do after every game.

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Youth Team

Pollard: "A Difficult Game All Round"

10 March 2019

Josh Pollard is looking to move forward from a frustrating game which saw North End’s youth team draw 1-1 against Carlisle United at the weekend.

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Youth Team

Brannigan Wants To Be Youth Team's Top Scorer

3 March 2019

Darren Brannigan is aiming to become the youth team’s top scorer by the end of the season.

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Youth Team

Jack Baxter Named In LFE's 'The 11'

27 February 2019

PNE U18s midfielder Jack Baxter has been named in the LFE's 'The 11' for February.

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Youth Team

Coulton Taking Things In His Stride

24 February 2019

Lilywhites prospect Lewis Coulton admits he is taking everything in his stride as his rise and rise with the youth team squad continues, having started once again in the 2-0 win against Fleetwood...

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Youth Team

O’Reilly Wins LFE Goal Of The Month Award

14 February 2019

Adam O’Reilly has won the League Football Education’s (LFE) Goal of the Month award for January for his strike against Carlisle United.

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Youth Team

FA Youth Cup Gallery: Youth Team vs Bury

10 February 2019

View a gallery of images from the youth team's FA Youth Cup fifth round exit to Bury at Deepdale on Friday evening.

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Youth Team

Nick Harrison On FA Youth Cup Exit

8 February 2019

Academy manager Nick Harrison said his young Preston North End scholars must learn from their FA Youth Cup exit as Bury left Deepdale with a 2-0 win.

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