Goals Soccer Centres

Goals Soccer Centres is the UK’s leading operator of small-sided football centres, providing 5-a-side and 7-a-side flood-lit arenas with synthetic grass turf, allowing for year-round play. Inflexion backed Goals in 2019 before selling the business back to the founding management team in 2022.

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  • Headquarters

    Glasgow, UK

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  • Investment date

    October 2019 - June 2022

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The company

Glasgow-based Goals was founded in 1987 and operates more than 400 5-a-side and 7-a-side flood-lit football arenas across 44 locations, promoting health, fitness, friendly competition, and community spirit.

The Inflexion investment

Inflexion invested in Goals in October 2019. During Inflexion’s investment, the management team improved the efficiency of the business and enhanced both the customer offering and experience, continuing to invest in the installation of the latest ProTurf pitch surfaces, and launching a new website and mobile app.

The Inflexion difference

Inflexion backed the business’s founders to return to the business they founded over thirty years ago. We used our expertise to support the management team to professionalise the business, improve their facilities and enhance their digital offering. We also supported the team during the challenges of COVID ensuring the business continued to perform strongly.

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