A new £3 million five a side football complex is hoping to score success with sports fans of all ages after kicking off in Doncaster.
The Goals Soccer Centre has proved a winner with scores of footy fans already packing into the new all-weather centre, the global chain’s first ever branch in the town.
We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of people over the coming months.Simon Williams
General manager Simon Williams said: “We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of people from all over Doncaster and beyond over the coming months. I’ve been working at the centre in Sheffield for ten years and we’ve got lots of big plans for what we’re going to do here.”
The centre, which is situated on Worcester Avenue, just off Wheatley Hall Road, has been built on the former Crompton Lighting factory and includes ten rubber-based, floodlit pitches, each named after world famous stadiums such as Wembley and the Stade de France.
Each pitch is self-contained - but two pitches have an added attraction - cameras which cam capture the action on the pitch so classic goals, moments of skill and controversial moments can all be replayed and saved for posterity.
Added Simon: “The cameras play back the footage in the bar so people watching can see it. The clips can also be saved to Facebook, so if any player scores a great goal they can show to their mates just how good it was.”
The centre also includes a bar area - which will be used to host children’s parties - and changing facilities and is the 46th complex in the Goals chain with branches across the UK as well as in Los Angeles.
As well as organised leagues, the centre will also host coaching and training sessions for youngsters as well as holiday and summer schools for youngsters to pick up soccer skills.
The centre is open from 10am to 11pm seven days a week.
More details at Goals Football