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Academy Staff

Academy Staff

Academy Manager and Lead Professional Development Phase Coach (U18): Nick Harrison
Head of Coaching: Matt Craddock
Professional Development Phase (U18 and U16) Coach: Andy Fensome
Lead Academy Goalkeeper Coach: Dave Rodgerson
Lead Youth Development Phase (U12 to U16) Coach: John Prince
Lead Foundation Phase Coach (U5 to U11): Melissa Brown
Head of Recruitment and Academy Safeguarding Officer: Andy Livingstone
Head of Academy Education: Philip Brown
Head of Academy Medicine and Sports Science: Jonathan Griffiths
Performance Analyst: Finton O'Leary
Academy Administrator: Ruth Fensome
Host Family: Joan McCallion

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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