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Thursday 13 December, 2018

Goals Soccer Centres

Goals opens fourth US Soccer Centre

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Goals Soccer Centres PLC
13 December 2018

Goals Soccer Centres plc


("Goals" or the "Company")


Goals and City Football Group open fourth US Soccer Centre in Covina, Los Angeles


Goals Covina is Goals' 50th site


Goals has opened its 50th football centre in Covina, LA, California. The new venue is part of the strategic North American JV between Goals Soccer Centres plc, a leading operator of outdoor small-sided soccer centres with 50 sites, including four in California and City Football Group, the owner of football-related businesses in major cities around the world, including football clubs (most notably Premier League Champions Manchester City and New York City FC in Major League Soccer), academies, technical support and marketing companies. Covina is the 4th site to be opened by the JV in LA, adding to the 46 centres operated by Goals in the UK. The site was officially opened by ex-Manchester City and England legend and Premier League winner, Joleon Lescott, on Saturday 8 December.


Goals Covina offers local football players ten brand new ProTurf pitches - nine of which are for 5-a-side and one of which is for 7-a-side games. The pitches are also lit by LED flood lights ensuring that play can continue into the evening and the facility features a brand new 4,000 square foot clubhouse with a Café, lockers and rest rooms.


Goals Covina is sited next to Barranca Elementary School and the school's football team, The Barranca Broncos, will be able to use the clubhouse and pitches as the players work hard to become future MLS superstars.


The new opening is a landmark development for Goals and takes the company to 50 sites operating across the UK and the US. Goals Covina also underscores the strength of the business' 50:50 strategic partnership with CFG which harnesses Goals' North American operational expertise and site sourcing capability and CFG's footballing, marketing and commercial expertise to drive the growth of small-sided football in North America.  


Commenting, Andy Anson, Chief Executive, Goals Soccer Centres, said:


"Covina is a fantastic new site with top class facilities that will be enjoyed by local soccer players. This new site was commissioned to meet the growing demand for venues to play small-sided soccer in the US.


"Goals Covina is also a landmark development for Goals. Not only is it the fourth site we operate in the US, but it also represents a landmark as our 50th site within the Group. This milestone is a really proud moment for our company and I want to take the chance to thank our staff across the world for their tireless contributions and acknowledge our customers who continue to enjoy playing football with us." 


Don Dransfield, Director of Operations Development at City Football Group, added:

"The opening of the fourth Goals site in California is testament to the significant appetite for the world's most loved, watched and played sport. It also shows our continued commitment to the growth of the business in the US. As with the other three Goals venues, we are looking forward to helping this site to become a hub for soccer within the Covina and broader community."



13 December 2018



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