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Directorate Change

Released 07:01 10-Jan-2013

RNS Number : 2150V
Goals Soccer Centres PLC
10 January 2013

Goals Soccer Centres PLC (the "Company")

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Goals Soccer Centres, the UK's premier operator of next generation outdoor 5-a-side soccer centres with 43 centres in the UK and one in Los Angeles, USA, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Short as non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect.

Alex Short is currently Finance Director of A.G. Barr plc. Alex's previous roles include Group Finance Director of William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd, Managing Director of William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd, management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand and various management positions within Coca Cola Schweppes Beverages Ltd.

In addition to today's appointment, Goals Soccer Centres is seeking to further strengthen its Board with another non-executive director appointment. The Board have interviewed a number of candidates and hopes to make a further announcement in due course.

Sir Rodney Walker, Chairman of Goals Soccer Centres, commented:

"We are delighted to welcome Alex. He has an impeccable reputation and has been part of a team that has seen A.G Barr double in size during his tenure. He brings a range of key skills and a wealth of experience that will further bolster Goals' existing strong management team and contribute to the continuing success of the business."

Alex Short added:

"Goals is another great Scottish success story with a truly national brand. It has a clear strategy in place with an exciting future and I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to it."

10 January 2013


Enquiries :

Goals Soccer Centres plc

Today: 020 7457 2020

Keith Rogers, Managing Director

Thereafter: 01355 234 800

Bill Gow, Finance Director

Canaccord Genuity

Tel:  020 7523 8350

Adam Miller

Rob Collins

College Hill

Tel: 020 7457 2020

Matthew Smallwood

Jamie Ramsay


Alex Brian Cooper Short, aged 45, is currently a director of the following company:

   --     A.G Barr plc

Within the last 5 years, Mr. Short has been a director of the following company:

   --     William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd

Save as set out in this announcement, there are no further matters to be disclosed in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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