Operations

The existing Goals centres are located in areas of high population density. All centres have been developed to reflect the Goals concept and brand. All of the courts utilise 3rd generation rubber crumb artificial grass. The centres have also been upgraded and re-branded to be consistent with the Goals concept. The existing centres and those currently under construction are summarised in the following table:

Centre  
Aberdeen Hull
Beckenham North Ipswich
Beckenham South Kingston (Tolworth)
Bexleyheath Leeds
Birmingham (Perry Barr) Leicester
Birmingham (Star City) Liverpool North
Black Country (Wolverhampton) Liverpool South
Bradford Manchester*
Bristol North Newcastle
Bristol South Northampton
Chester Norwich
Chingford Plymouth
Coventry Portsmouth
Dagenham Reading
Dartford Ruislip
Doncaster* Sheffield
Dudley Southampton
Eltham Stoke
Gillette Corner (Brentford) Sunderland
Glasgow South Sutton
Glasgow West Teeside
Hayes Wembley
Heathrow Wimbledon

* under construction

Future Sites

Goals has a well-progressed pipeline of sites, each of which exceeds the Company's minimum criteria. The minimum criteria for a centre are well-located and easily accessible sites within urban areas of at least 150,000 population.

Goals develops sites by working with both the public and private sectors. All but one of the current centres are held on long leases, the remaining centre being held freehold. Many of the current centres are located on land leased from schools or local authorities, who Goals allow to use the pitches during off-peak times free of charge. This mutually beneficial partnership arrangement enables Goals to secure well-located sites from both the public and private sectors.

Goals uses the same team of professional advisers to develop each centre and now has a well established process for centre rollout. This consistency provides for accurate costing and development programmes. A typical Goals centre has a capital cost of around £2.3 million and a build time of approximately 5 months.