|Shea became a member of Southampton FCís academy in 2001, putting him in the year below fellow Hawks Luke Byles and Brett Poate. He was released during his second academy year and joined Mick Catlinís Fleet Town, debuting in December 2002 alongside a host of former Hawks players.
In August 2003 he trialed with Eastleigh as the side started life in the Southern League, having also spent time training with the Hawks during the pre-season. Shea though returned to Fleet, and pursued life outside football until he joined the Hawks in 2005, where he became a regular last season.
Sacked for misconduct in August 2006.