Children are exposed to football earlier than ever! This means that clubs have to be able to create and offer the right environment for your child. That environment most certainly is Shield Academy.
Shield Academy is an FA Charter Development Status Club, that was created in 2007 by Dan Seymour, Matt Harding & the late Richard Fox. The club was created to provide a positive football environment for young people.
Shield provides a progressive link for youth football. Through the introduction and nurturing of young footballers, linking all the way through to our football club and advanced coaching school.
Our name and identity were devised by club Director of Football and Founder, Dan Seymour. Our name is also a mission statement and is the basis of our philosophy.