Our History Timeline

Explore our story right from the start, 1954 - 2023.

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Pan American Games Santiago 2023

Supplying the Santiago Pan American Games with Hockey Goals, Team Shelters, Technical Shelters, Stick Racks and Bag Trolleys.


FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Sole supplier of football goals across all 8 stadiums and 41 training grounds in Qatar.


Rugby League World Cup 2021

Suppliers of rugby posts, protection pads and flags to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England.


Commonwealth Games 2022 - Birmingham

Official suppliers of Hockey Goals, Shelters and Netball Posts to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.


UEFA Women's Euros 2022

Football goal suppliers to the UEFA Women's Euros across select stadiums in England.


World’s first FIFA Quality certified goal

The Stadium Pro goal has been approved in the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Goals, making it the first ever...


FIFA Club World Cup 2021

Suppliers of football goals and flags for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup in the UAE.


Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Supplier of Hockey Goals and Shelters to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


2020 UEFA European Football Championship

Harrod Sport was thrilled to be involved in the European Championships returning to the UK for the first time since...


Japan Rugby World Cup 2019

Supplier of Rugby Posts to the Rugby World Cup in Japan.


Ron Harrod Foundation Award Success

The Ron Harrod Foundation won the 'Outstanding Sporting Achievement of the Year' award at the Stars of Suffolk Awards.


Vitality Netball World Cup 2019

Due to our strong relationship with England Netball which has spanned over 20 years, we were asked to supply Netball...


Pan American Games, Peru

Suppliers of hockey equipment & team shelters to the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.


UEFA Champions League Final

Official football goal suppliers to the UEFA Champions League Final in Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid.


Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 - Odisha, India

Harrod Sport goals were used for the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup in Odisha, India.


Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley

Suppliers of Hockey goals and equipment to the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley in London.


Launched ISP

In 2018 we welcomed our new and exciting division to the company – Innovative Sports Products! At ISP we aim...


Hockey World League 2017

Supplier of hockey equipment to the Hockey World League 2017 at the Olympic legacy venue Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis...


Stadium Pro Goal Launched

The latest evolution in goal posts which allows for precision height adjustment. The new patent pending technology is a development...


Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Supplier of Hockey Goals to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


NFL Posts at Twickenham

The first ever NFL posts arrive at Twickenham Stadium.


FIH Champions Trophy

Suppliers of Hockey Goals, Nets and Team Shelters to England Hockey and as used at the 2016 FIH Champions Trophy.


Super 6s

As official goal suppliers to England Hockey, we were delighted to supply the Indoor Super 6s match goals and sponsor...


Vitality Netball Superleague

Proud suppliers of bespoke netball post protectors to all of the Vitality Netball Superleague matches.


Harrod UK first appear on Wikipedia.

We were pleased to see that Harrod UK was introduced onto Wikipedia in 2015.


Rio 2016 Test Event

Proud suppliers of Hockey goals and nets to the Rio 2016 Olympics field of play. The test event took place...


Rugby World Cup - England

Following previous experience, we were awarded the contract to proudly supply our rugby posts to all 13 venues chosen to...


Euro Hockey Championship

The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park plays host to the Euro Hockey Championships. As...


Pacific Games 2015

Proud suppliers of equipment to the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.


AFC Asian Cup 2015

Proud suppliers of equipment to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, Australia.


2015 U20 FIFA World Cup

We successfully sent a full-to-capacity container containing football goals and nets destined for use at the FIFA U20 World Cup,...


Hockey Champions Trophy

October saw another container full of sports equipment leave the Harrod UK loading bay, this time destined for Bhubaneswar, India...


Glasgow Commonwealth Games

We were proud suppliers of hockey goals and nets, netball and rugby posts to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


IIP Gold Award

We were delighted to be awarded the prestigious Investors In People (IIP) Gold award. The gold award is the highest...


60th Anniversary

Company celebrated its 60th year in business.


The Netball Development Trust (NDT)

Harrod UK play their part in creating a netball legacy overseas. We felt privileged to continue our support of The...


Rugby Sevens World Cup - Moscow

Suppliers of our international rugby posts to the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow.


Champions League Final - Wembley

Suppliers of football goals to the UEFA Champions League Final, Wembley Stadium


London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Sole Suppliers to The London 2012 Olympic Games for goals, nets and shelters for football, hockey, Paralympic football and wheelchair...


European Championships - Ukraine

We were proud suppliers of football goals to the final of the UEFA European Championships in Ukraine.


IIP Bronze Award

We achieved Investors In People bronze award on our first attempt.


AFC Asian Cup - Qatar

Suppliers of football goals to the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar


London 2012 Sole Supplier Agreement

Signed sole supplier agreement for London 2012 Olympic Games to supply hockey & football goals.


Commonwealth Games - Delhi

Official Suppliers of Rugby Goals and Netball Posts to the Delhi Commonwealth Games in India.


Waveney Chamber Business Awards

Winner of the Waveney Chamber's Business of the Year award.


NFL International Series - Wembley

Supplier of American Football post for the first NFL International Series game at Wembley.


Website Re-launch

Following the success of the 2007/08 catalogue, Harrod UK was inspired to reinvent its website with its continually evolving brand...


Recognised for Excellence 3 Star

Harrod UK achieved the ‘Recognised for Excellence 3 Star’ Award from the British Quality Foundation.


50th Anniversary

Company celebrated its 50th year in business.


Factory Fire

After the factory was hit by fire, our disaster recovery plan ensured we were fully operational within 48 hours. Thankfully...


Manchester Commonwealth Games

“As a successful, family owned British business Harrod UK epitomises the company profile which we were aiming for in our...


1999 Rugby World Cup

1999 Rugby World Cup


Sports Website Launch

The company launches its first website for the sports division.


Euro 96 European Championships - England

“Behind the scenes of Euro 96, Harrod UK ensured that the teams had excellent training facilities and that every venue...


Ron Harrod co-founds CEN Committee

Ron Harrod is a co-founding member of the CEN Committee.


EXSL Award

We won the EXSL Sports Retailing Best Service award for the third consecutive year.


Robot Welder

Robot Welder


First Lorry

We acquired our first specialist delivery lorry.


New Factory built

The company needed to expand which was why a 16,000 Sq ft factory was built at Cooke Road, Lowestoft. It...


First powder coating installation

First powder coating installation


New Machinery

We purchased our first netting and steel cutting machine.


First goals produced

Using local tradesmen, Harrod produces first wooden and steel goals selling six sets in the first season.


First Net Produced

After a request from a teacher, Ron Harrod produced a pair of football nets for a school.


Harrod UK established

R Harrod Ltd set up the business with a £300 investment. The company bought fishing nets, repaired and sold them...