Our managers are fun, friendly and enthusiastic, and here to help your child gain a fantastic experience during their time at Shield. Please note that we perform annual checks, in order to ensure that our staff update their qualifications.

Every manager at Shield Academy is:

FA/UEFA Qualified

Child Protection Trained

First Aid certified

Enhanced CRB Checked

“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” Theodore Roosevelt

Director Of Football

Dan Seymour

Director of Coaching

Julian Charles

Head of Mini Soccer

Adam Walker

Under 7 Manager

Alf Dickinson

Under 8 Manager

Will Doy

Under 9 Manager

Shaun Gibbs

Under 10 Manager

Lloyd Schaverien

Interim Under 11 Manager

Dan Seymour (Director of Football)

Under 12 Red Manager

Anil Kumar

Under 12 Red Coach

Sid David

Under 12 White Manager

Paul McMahon

Under 12 White Joint Manager

Julian Charles

Under 13 Red Manager

Richard Jones

Under 13 White Manager

Earl Verdant

Under 13 White Coach

Dee Olafare

Under 14 Red Manager

John Lawrence

Under 14 Red Coach

Mick McEvoy

Under 14 Red Coach

Josh Henry

Under 14 Blue Manager

John Lawrence

Under 16 Black Manager

Jamie Thomas

Under 16 Black Coach

Jay Gomez

Under 16 Red Manager

Jason Brown

Under 16 Red Coach

Barney Rai

Under 21 Manager

Ian Moody

Girls Football

Azher Khan

Shield Technical & Advanced Academy

Dan Seymour

Website Developer & Programming

Warren Chandler 

The Shield Philosophy

Our philosophy at Shield takes into account various points of research and our beliefs take into account the fact that our sessions and structures must vary, dependent on the age group of the team. We pride ourselves on creating imaginative structures.


Dynamic Sessions


Individual Development

3v3 and 4v4’s

11v11 Preparation