Snow drags down profits at Goals Soccer Centres

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Goals said it now had a 42% share of the market.

Bad weather has wiped £1.7m from the profits of East Kilbride-based Goals Soccer Centres.

Profits before tax fell by 14% in 2010 to £7.6m, however sales were up 6% to £27.8m.

The company said it had opened five new centres during the year and planned to unveil at least four more in 2011.

Goals said sales were up 5% at the beginning of this year and it was in a good position to capitalise on the growing popularity of five-a-side.

Keith Rogers, managing director of Goals said: "During the year we have taken further strides to strengthen our position as the premier five-a-side soccer operator in the UK.

"Over the last 14 months we have added eight new centres giving us a 42% share of the market and our pipeline remains strong."

Goals also opened its first centre out of the UK in 2010, in Los Angeles.

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