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 Foundation Phase

Adam Walker

Under 7 Manager


Under 8 Manager

Royan Campbell

Under 8 Coach

Neil Tobias

Under 9 Manager

Alfie Dickinson

Under 10 ‘Blacks’ Manager

Will Doy

Under 10 ‘Reds’ Manager


Under 11 Manager

Shaun Gibbs

Under 12 Manager

Lloyd Schaverien

Under 13 Manager

Shuel Ahmed

Under 13 Coach

Amaan Rehinsi

Under 14 Red Manager

Anil Kumar

Under 14 White Manager

Paul McMahon

Under 14 White Joint Manager

Julian Charles

Under 15 Red Manager

Richard Jones

Under 15 White Manager

Earl Verdant

Under 15 White Coach

Dee Olafare

Under 16 Red Manager

John Lawrence

Under 16 Red Coach

Mick McEvoy

Under 18 Black Manager

Jamie Thomas

Under 18 Black Coach

Jay Gomez

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