Do you have a child aged 4-6?

If you’re looking to get them into grass roots football, then Shield Academy is definitely the place to start!!

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated mini shields centre, every Saturday morning.

This is designed to introduce players into the club, and ultimately create new teams!

All abilities are welcome as we split into ability groups!

The Coaches

Dan Seymour (Shield Director of Football)

Dan is the Director of Shield Academy, and has spent 10 years working in various professional club’s youth academy systems. Dan spent 7 years at the prestigious Chelsea FC Youth Academy. This was followed by a season at Norwich City FC, and the previous 2 seasons at Leyton Orient FC.

Adam Walker:

Adam is Director of coaching for Mini Soccer at Shield Academy. He oversees the coaching programme for our youngest players. Adam is currently a development coach for West Ham United FC.

Manny Simberg:

Manny is our mini soccer head coach, he has vast experience working with children between the ages of 4 and 7, his sessions are fun and exciting and designed to get the children enjoying the game of football whilst keeping active.

Mini Shields Information

Our sessions are fun and imaginative. At Mini Shield’s we focus on developing technique and small sided games.

Our Sessions

Every Saturday Morning!!

Time: 10-11am

Venue: Starch House Lane Playing Fields, Virginia Gardens, Barkingide, IG6 1PT.


Contact us

Dan Seymour: 07983-552-067