Shares in Goals Soccer Centres were up on the FTSE AIM All Share after the company yesterday said its trading had been good until the recent outbreak of snow across the country.
The company said that trading had been in line with expectations until the snow had hit. The snow is now expected to impact its pre-tax profit for the full year ended 31 December, which was originally predicted to be around £0.7 million.
Goals Soccer Centres has 38 centres in Britain and one in the USA. The company is set to open another four centres in Britain within a month.
Keith Rogers, CEO of Goals, said, "We are delighted to welcome Phil Burks to the Board of Goals Soccer Centres. His experience in running highly successful property companies will be invaluable to Goals as we seek to capitalise on our position as the premier operator of 5-a-side soccer centres across the UK. Our pipeline of sites is significant and Phil's expertise will help us to deliver our rollout strategy.
"Trading across the Company has been resilient up until the recent snowfall. Our site pipeline remains strong and we are confident that we will deliver on our strategy to continue Goals' expansion in 2011 and beyond."
By 11:05 shares in Goals Soccer Centres were up 1.75 per cent on the FTSE AIM All Share to 116.00 pence per share.