I looked at cheaper goalposts available from the usual high street names, but after reading poor reviews I decided to look for a sturdier option and found these. My 9 year old soon loves this goal that I bought as a birthday present - it looks like a real goalpost and behaves like one. It's strong in terms of the construction and the netting and is relatively easy to put together - lay all the bits out on the grass first! It doesn't budge when the ball hits the post or the back of the net thanks to the anchors and pegs included. It's also good to know that spares and extensions are available as part of a "system". Worth the extra outlay in the long run.