Jon Sheffield was a Youth Team product who came to Norwich's
initial attention via Kit Carson's PGL
scheme in 1985. Jon opted for Norwich despite interest from Wolves,
Ipswich, Cambridge, Watford and Arsenal. However he was unable
to displace Bryan Gunn in the Norwich goal.
His only appearance was a 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa in April
1989. Loan spells at Aldershot (twice), Ipswich and Cambridge
were followed by a permanent move to Cambridge United. Since then,
he has spent time at Colchester, Swindon and Hereford on loan
before joining Peterborough United in July 1995 for £150,000.
In two seasons at Peterborough, Jon made 62 league appearances
but lost his first team place during the 1996/97 season to Bart
He was one of three former Canaries to be released by Posh manager
Barry Fry in the summer of 1997. Jon joined Plymouth for £150,000
whilst Louie Donowa moved to Walsall and Tony
Spearing joined King's Lynn. An ever-present in the Pilgrim's
goal, Jon could not prevent them from relegation to Division Three.
Jon was released by Plymouth on 18th April 2001 but joined local
non-league rivals Yeovil on 11th July 2001
Yeovil won the Conference Championship on April 12th 2003 when
rivals Chester could only draw with Woking. Jon had made just
9 appearances prior to the championship winning weekend. Retiring
due to a groin injury, he t two seasons as Yeovil's goalkeeping
coach. He now lives in Saltash where he has a goalkeeping academy
In January 2011, Jon returned to Yeovil as the club's goalkeeping
coach replacing Ben Roberts who joined Charlton in a similar capacity.
Sheffield will help out Yeovil initially on a temporary basis
while negotiations continue aimed at making the appointment a permanent