Our teams at Shield Academy are very fortunate to be funded by local businesses and private individuals. These people and associations allow our teams to purchase new kit, training wear and equipment.

We are very grateful for their support, and thank each one for their kindness. Below you will see a link to their respective websites, where you can find more information about their services.

Want To Sponsor Shield?

Sponsorships are always welcomed, and can assist with any of our teams. Should you wish to sponsor a team/s or the club, please contact John Lawrence 07763-132120.

Jack Petchey Foundation

The Jack Petchey Foundation, established in 1999, gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11 – 25. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.

Grants are given through different programmes including: Achievement Award Scheme, Leader Award Scheme, Projects Grants and Sponsorship.

Grants of over £27 million have been given since the Foundation was established in 1999 (grant budget for 2007 – over £12m). The largest grant to date has been for The Petchey Academy and the Foundation is expanding rapidly.

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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