Shield In The Community

I have enjoyed a long and rewarding connection with local sport, predominantly football, playing and coaching for over 35 years.

Over time you begin to realise the importance of the people behind the scenes and the difficulties they can face. Time is a very valuable resource that many people give to many good causes, we talked at work about being able to help with equipment or kit to help these volunteers achieve their goals.

Shield Pest Management has supported lots of clubs and worthy causes within our local community and further afield examples include Selby Town FC, Cliffe FC, Hemingbrough United FC, Hambleton JFC, Brayton Belles LFC, Stoney Middleton FC and many individuals involved in charitable events.

Hambleton Junior Football Club

HJFC was formed in the spring of 2017 with the aim of providing a safe and encouraging platform for local children to enjoy football. The clubs emphasis is very much on and support and inclusion rather than being solely results-driven, part of this feeling of inclusion is the team’s appearance and when we were asked to support them we felt that purchasing the team some tracksuits would help give them that sense of belonging.

Brayton Belles Ladies Football Club

One evening whilst at a training session, I spotted Bob Wilkinson training a junior section of the Belles, a team my daughter had played for previously. I had worked with Bob at Cliffe FC and rate him as the best coach I have ever met! It was a cold miserable night and everyone was wet through, I thought the girls would benefit from some rain jackets so talked it over with the team at work and was delighted to present Bob and the team with some jackets to keep them dry on future training sessions.

Andrew Addison

Andrew is another connection of mine to local football, we were involved in the same club together for almost ten years and in this time have become good friends. Tragically Andrew lost his brother after a long illness in 2016 and soon announced his decision to enter the London Marathon to raise money for the York Teaching Hospital Renal Unit. With no previous experience in distance running, Andy had to train very hard. He excelled, completing the race in a great time and we were very proud of him.

Selby Town FC

We are proud supporters of the town and its football team and we are keen to support the community. Selby Town Football Club was formed in 1919, and this year celebrates its 100th year. Selby Town currently plays in Division One of the NCEL, at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium.
The club is managed by former York City player Christian Fox and is a volunteer-run, community football club bringing together the people of Selby and the surrounding area.