Clearwater International advises on the sale of Goals Soccer Centres

Clearwater International has advised shareholders on the sale of Goals Soccer Centres (Goals), the UK’s leading operator of small-sided football centres, back to the founding management team.

Goals operates more than 400 5-aside and 7-aside pitches across 44 centres in the UK, promoting health, fitness, friendly competition and community spirit.

The exit comes after Inflexion’s investment allowed the founders to return to the business they had set up over 30 years earlier. A strong brand and loyal customer base, with an increasing consumer focus on health and wellbeing, helped the business to perform strongly post the challenges of COVID-19.