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Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Goals Soccer Centres

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 0251R
Goals Soccer Centres PLC
12 June 2018

Goals Soccer Centres plc


("Goals" or the "Group")


Directorate Change



Goals Soccer Centres plc, a leading operator of outdoor small-sided soccer centres with 49 sites, including three in California, USA, is pleased to announce it has appointed Jacqueline Ann Ronson ("Jackie"), as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.


Jackie (aged 45) is currently the Digital, CRM & Insights Director at EE, part of the BT Group plc. As a well-respected business leader and digital specialist, she brings a wealth of experience in consumer-facing industries to the Group, which will be significantly important as the Group seeks to improve its customer data and digital functions. Jackie will Chair the Group's Remuneration Committee as part of her new role. She has previously held senior roles at Barclays, Close Brothers and Prudential and served as a Non-Executive Director at Radian Group Ltd for seven years.

Goals also announces that Scott Lloyd has notified the board of his resignation as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Scott is stepping down to focus on his full-time responsibilities as Chief Executive of the Lawn Tennis Association ("LTA").


Michael Bolingbroke, Interim Chairman of Goals, commented:


"We are pleased to announce that Jackie is joining the Board as Scott's replacement. Jackie is a talented, well respected senior executive who will bring extensive consumer-facing and technology experience to the role of Non-Executive Director.


"Jackie will work with us to shape the business as we continue with our investment-led modernisation strategy.


"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Scott for his contribution and counsel during his time with Goals and I wish him every success in his full-time executive role at the LTA."


A full list of current directorships and past directorships held within the last five years are listed below:


Current directorships

Past directorships (last 5 years)

Pointmoore Ltd

Jackaroo Ltd

Bedford Hill Ltd


Jackie does not hold any ordinary shares of 0.25 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares"), but John Haughey, a person closely associated ("PCA") with Jackie, as defined under the Markets Abuse Regime, holds 3,857 Ordinary Shares in Goals.


Save as disclosed above, there are no further disclosures required to be made in respect of the appointment under Schedule 2(g) or Rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


12 June 2018



Goals Soccer Centres plc

Michael Bolingbroke

Andy Anson

Bill Gow

01355 234 800

Canaccord Genuity Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Chris Connors

Martin Davison

Richard Andrews

020 7523 8350

Instinctif Partners

Matthew Smallwood

Andy Low

020 7457 2020


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