These days, the football and rugby seasons seem to be an all year round experience. It’s not surprising really, given how massively popular the two sports are in the UK, both for people looking to play and for those spectators and supporters who travel the length and breadth of the country to support their teams, sitting in the stands or behind the goal posts.
It only seems like five minutes ago that the 2018/19 football season came to an end, with Manchester City nail bitingly grabbing the Premiership title from Liverpool, right at the eleventh hour. And now, the 2019/20 football season is already in full swing, with the Rugby World Cup in Japan, just around the corner.
Many young boys (and indeed, girls) are rarely seen without a football glued to their foot, whether it’s in the playground, or on the local park – and what a positive step towards winning the war on childhood obesity that is. But what happens when playing football becomes something more than just a friendly kick about?
When football and rugby games become more serious and competitive, and indeed when football is played in clubs and schools, using jumpers as goal posts just isn’t an option. This is more of an impromptu game on the park type scenario, rather than a permanent fixture.
Instead, think goal post installation – and when it comes to football specifically, the Football Association has guidelines on the type of goal posts which should be used in clubs and schools, depending on the age of the players and size of the team.
Football & Rugby Goal Post Installation
With the colder months not far off and new school year, just days away, it’s kick off time again for the football and rugby season, so are your posts up to scratch?
For football & rugby goal post installation, there are many types which can be used, to suit all kinds of budgets.
After all, the goal posts you require for primary school PE lessons, will not need to be the same in terms of expense and quality as a Premier League goal.
Obviously goal posts can also vary in height and size, be temporary or permanent, depending on what they’re being used for and whether they can be stored away in bad weather.
The place to start is by asking yourself who will be using them. What age are they and what size will you need for those users, in relation to whether they will be playing 5, 7, 9 or 11 a side? Will the goal posts just be used for training sessions, or do you need them for more serious competitive games?
The goal posts you need should also be proportionate to the size of your pitch and the surface of the pitch you have.
There are four main types – socketed, self-weighted, freestanding and fence folding goal posts. These can be available in a range of materials, depending on how, where and when you’ll be using them.
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It’s important to make an informed choice about exactly what it is you need, before you spend your money.
With around 40 years of experience in goal post installation under their belt, our team of experts can identify your goal post requirements and give you an idea of what we think would be best for your pitch.
In most cases a conversation over the phone is all the team require, however, should we require a quick visit to the pitch we will be more than happy to complete a free site visit.
Get in touch with a member of the team today to discuss your requirements or grab a quote. Then you can ensure your goal posts are match fit in time for the Autumn/Winter season.