Goals Soccer hit by snowfall

GOALS Soccer Centres saw its profit dip after heavy snowfall cost it £180,000.

The company, which operates 37 five-a-side soccer centres across the UK, reported a slight drop in half-year profits to £3.8m. The company’s sales fell by four per cent, but its birthday party bookings and corporate events were both up four per cent. Goals managing director Keith Rogers said: “Without the snow these results would have been a lot better.

“Our corporate bookings are on the up and interest driven by the World Cup has also helped.”