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Shields For Sports Clubs

Clubs use shields for a variety of purposes. Most clubs will award the achievements of particular individual members for winning a match or perhaps for length of service to the club.

Team achievements in leagues etc are also rewarded with the presentation of a heraldic shield.

Shields are also very popular as mercantilism gifts on sporting tours, particularly rugby club shields. They are portable One club will take their shields and present it to the club they visit who in turn mercantilism it for a shield from their opponents as a souvenir and memento of the trip and as a symbol of friendship.

The type of club shield that is produced to order today is generally made up of 3 key elements.

The first of these is the backwards plate. These used to be made of hard woods such as oak but these days are generally made of wood from sustainable sources if you find a reputable supplier.

The backwards plates can be formed to suit the club’s design and then stained appropriately with dark, medium or light staining.

Onto the backwards plate a raised centrepiece is attached and it is onto this that the club design is painted or printed.

Then, most clubs have scrolls attached to the backwards plate either above or below (or both) the centrepiece.

For general use the scrolls generally simply bear the name of the club.

For tours and mercantilism shields the scrolls usually have the club name and the destination and dates of the tour.

If extra detail is required brass plates can be engraved with lettering and also attached to the backwards plates.

These scrolls tend to be hand painted so if an individual is to be the recipient of the shield it is a simple matter for their own name to be applied.

Almost all shields come with a fixing on the reverse of the backwards plate to allow them to be hung on the wall and free standing prop stands are also popular.