• New deal sees Powerleague increase their operation to 41 centres globally
• Three deals fully complete with a further two set to be finalised within the week
Powerleague, one of the UK’s leading small-sided football operators, has reached an agreement with PlayFootball to acquire five of their existing centres in the UK.
The five centres – based in Bury, Colchester, Luton, Romford and Shepherd’s Bush - take Powerleague’s portfolio of sites globally up to 41. Powerleague will take over operational control of three of the sites immediately, bringing safe, inclusive and enjoyable small-sided football to these communities. The Romford and Shepherd’s Bush acquisitions are set to complete within the next week.
These new sites represent Powerleague’s ambitious commercial expansion plans following the opening of their new Harrow centre in September last year and the record-breaking re-opening of all their centres across the UK following the Covid lockdowns that heavily impacted the leisure industry.
The brand will invest in each of the new sites, giving sites LED lighting upgrades and installing their best-in-class POWERPITCH™ playing surfaces when required, plus allowing access to the new Powerleague app which also relaunched this year. All existing employees at the five sites will remain in place with transitions onto new software taking place in the next few weeks.
Christian Rose, Powerleague CEO, said “These site acquisitions are a huge step for us as we continue on our expansion path both domestically and internationally. The five sites are in the heart of their communities and we believe that we can engage with existing audiences who already visit the centres and attract new customers with our range of services.
“After a long and difficult pandemic for everybody, it is so important that people can return to the social and health activities that they enjoy. We’re committed to offering communities a welcoming and safe environment alongside great facilities where they can enjoy all the benefits that small-sided football has to offer, from physical health and fitness to social activity and mental well-being. We look forward to welcoming new and existing Powerleague members to these new centres.”
For more information or for anyone wanting to join Powerleague or book a pitch, visit http://www.powerleague.co.uk