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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): Paul Gray
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: Aaron Dagger 
Academy Administrator: Ruth Fensome
Host Family: Joan McCallion

Latest Academy News

Youth Team

Dooley Surprises Himself With Splendid Strike

13 October 2019

Ben Dooley appeared to have surprised even himself with his wonderful strike against Oldham Athletic, which proved the match-winning goal in the 1-0 triumph over Oldham Athletic.

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Youth Team

Oldham Athletic U18 0 PNE U18 1

13 October 2019

Ben Dooley’s first half wonder strike proved a decisive one as the youth team edged out Oldham Athletic with a 1-0 victory at Chapel Road Training Ground.

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Youth Team

PNE U18 3 Rochdale U18 0

6 October 2019

With results elsewhere going their way, the youth team sealed their place in the regional quarter-finals of the Youth Alliance Cup with a 3-0 against Rochdale.

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Youth Team

Fleetwood Town U18 4 PNE U18 0

22 September 2019

Three first half goals from outside the box gave the youth team a mountain to climb as they ultimately lost 4-0 to Fleetwood Town at Poolfoot Farm.

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Youth Team

PNE U18 0 Fleetwood Town U18 0 (Fleetwood Win 4-3 On Penalties)

16 September 2019

Jimmy Corcoran’s two shootout saves proved in vain as the youth team lost 4-3 on penalties against Fleetwood Town in the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup First Round, following a goalless 90...

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Youth Team

Gallery: Youth Team vs Accrington Stanley

8 September 2019

View a gallery of images from Ian Robinson as the youth team cruised past Accrington Stanley to take top spot in the North West Youth Alliance league.

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Youth Team

Patience Key For Bennett In Youth Team Rout

8 September 2019

Aaron Bennett hailed the patience of the youth team after they scored all of their goals in the second half of the 6-0 victory over Accrington Stanley.

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Youth Team

Blackpool U18 0 PNE U18 3

1 September 2019

Preston North End beat rivals Blackpool 3-0 in the mini-derby thanks to a fantastic performance from the youth team at Myerscough College.

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