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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 Learn Youth Alliance Cup Opponents

15 July 2019

The youth team have learned the four other sides that they will compete against in their Youth Alliance Cup group this season.

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Youth Team

Harrison Encouraged By Early Pre-Season Form

14 July 2019

Nick Harrison has been impressed with how his youth team players have started their pre-season campaign, making it two wins from two with a 5-3 triumph over Salford City on Saturday.

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Youth Team

Corcoran Looking Forward To Training Camp

7 July 2019

Jimmy Corcoran is excited to be heading away on a training camp with the youth team this week and hopes it will provide plenty of team bonding opportunities.

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Youth Team

Gallery: Youth Team vs Morecambe

7 July 2019

View a gallery of images from photographer Pete Burns as the youth team convincingly beat Morecambe to kick-start their pre-season games schedule in style.

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Youth Team

PNE U18’s League And Pre-Season Fixtures Confirmed

4 July 2019

Preston North End’s U18 side will face two new opponents in the EFL North West Youth Alliance league for the 2019/20 season, once they have come through a seven-game pre-season programme.

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Youth Team

Three PNE Goals On LFE Goal Of The Season Shortlist

25 June 2019

Three of the ten goals on the League Football Education’s [LFE] Goal of the Season shortlist come from Preston North End players.

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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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