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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

O'Neil Pleased With Character To Complete Comeback

11 Hours ago

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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Youth Team

Green Encouraged By Younger Team-Mates

30 March 2021

Vaughn Green said his young team-mates ‘did themselves proud’ in PNE U18's North West Youth Alliance league game at Carlisle United.

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Youth Team

Holland-Wilkinson Pleased With Resilience Of Squad

28 March 2021

Jacob Holland-Wilkinson believes the youth side’s comeback win at Salford City highlighted the resilience they have developed over the course of the season.

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Youth Team

Equaliser Hard To Take For Lombard

21 March 2021

Oliver Lombard admitted the 90th-minute equaliser the youth side conceded in their 3-3 draw at Shrewsbury Town was ‘hard to take’.

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Youth Team

Mfuni Says Determination Key Factor In Win

13 March 2021

Teddy Mfuni said the determination of the youth team was key in helping them to secure a 4-1 victory over Port Vale in the North West Youth Alliance league.

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Youth Team

Mawene Remains Modest Despite Hattrick

7 March 2021

Noah Mawene maintained a modest outlook after his hattrick helped Preston North End U18s to a resounding 6-0 away victory over Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

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Youth Team

Rodwell-Grant Disappointed By Response

21 February 2021

Joe Rodwell-Grant put the youth side's away defeat at Fleetwood Town down to a poor response to losing their lead.

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