Goals CEO leaves to run British Olympic Association

East Kilbride-based Goals Soccer Centres plc said on Monday its CEO Andy Anson has tendered his resignation to take up the role of CEO at the British Olympic Association, where he is already a board member.

In March, Goals Soccer’s shares were suspended at the request of the company “pending clarification of the company’s financial position.”

The suspension followed a trading update in which Goals said there had been “a substantial misdeclaration of VAT, going back over several years …”

On Monday, Goals Soccer said in a stock exchange statement: “Andy has committed to remain with Goals for the next six months to assist in resolving the company’s previously-announced accounting and VAT issues.

“Above and beyond this, Goals remains focused on moving the business forward in both the UK and the US.”

Goals Soccer chairman Michael Bolingbrok said: “Whilst Andy’s decision is disappointing, particularly at this challenging time for the company, the board respects Andy’s decision to take a role that is a once in a lifetime opportunity for him.

“We are very grateful for all that he has done for Goals and are pleased that he will continue to fully support the company to secure the best outcome in the discussions with our auditors and HMRC.”