Children are being entered into football earlier than ever. The never ending popularity of grass roots football is encouraging the increasing participation of young football players.
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. We believe that our name is also a mission statement and a philosophy.