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Goal Post Safety

A picture of a footall net.

Football goal safety is an important issue. RoSPA can inspect your goals at the same time as they undertake the annual inspection of your play area or playing field. In the meantime the Football Association have some good guidelines on football safety and these can be found on their site . The Football Association carried out a programme of on-site inspection and testing of goalpost sets at a number of sites across the country.

Some of the findings are as follows:

  • Of all goals tested, 41% of mini-soccer goals, 50% of 5-a-side goals and 22% of junior goals failed stability tests
  • Ground conditions can affect the stability of goals therefore it is important to liaise with manufacturers on the appropriate ground fixings in relation to weather conditions
  • Staff at every 2nd site were unaware of the safety campaign involving goalposts

More details are available via the FA web site

Contact Us

Playsafety Ltd *
+44 (0)1793 317470
[email protected]
Unit 78, Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TY
* RoSPA’s activities in the area of play safety are carried out under an exclusive licence arrangement by an independent and highly experienced specialist company, “Playsafety Ltd” which trades under such licence as “RoSPA Play Safety”.