After announcing that Qatar would host the 2022 FIFA World Cup back in 2018, it was soon agreed that leading UK manufacturer of sports equipment, Harrod Sport, would supply their FIFA Approved, Stadium PRO Goal Post System to all the stadiums hosting the matches at the prestigious, global event.
Not only has the Suffolk based company delivered their Stadium Goals to all 8 Stadiums, but have also delivered over 400 goals to the 32 high profile training venues across Qatar. Overall, their equipment will be housed in 68 training pitches.
However, this is not the first major sporting event Harrod Sport have supplied, as they have previously provided equipment to, Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup, UEFA EURO 2020, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and more recently, UEFA Women’s EUROs England 2022, and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games… to name a few.
Director of Sports Sales & Marketing, Kevin Utton adds:
“Harrod Sport have supplied many major events, however we are elated to be able to add the prestigious FIFA World Cup to this list!”
In total, 15 forty-foot containers were shipped from their factory in Lowestoft, Suffolk to Qatar.
“We have worked closely with main contractors, distributors, FIFA and directly with competition delegates to supply football goals to all 8 tournament Stadiums. Overall, we have sent more than 400 football goals over to Qatar for the event.”
For the first time since the games began, this will be a FIFA World Cup where FIFA approved Football Goals are a main showcase of the venue. We are immensely proud to have provided the backdrop for the 32 countries and players competing, and we cannot wait for the first game to get underway.”
With 1.2 million expected to visit Qatar during he tournament, and a further 5 billion expected to tune in to the games over its four-week course (according to FIFA President, Gianni Infantino) it’s no wonder this is a momentous occasion for this long-established, family-run company.
“Working with Harrod Sport for the supply of football goals for the 2022 FIFA World Cup provides me and the entire grounds team with a tremendous amount of confidence as we move into tournament mode. Knowing that we have FIFA Approved products in place, which have been tried and tested at the very highest level, is exactly what we need for the greatest show on earth.”
Alan Ferguson, Senior Pitch Management Manager, World Cups Division, FIFA