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Kids Football Goals


Age Group

Goal Post Size

Goalpost type

What to look for when buying KIDS FOOTBALL GOALS:

Size of  the play area.
Age of the football player
Type of kids football goal
Goal Post Safety - (avoid steel freestanding goals)
Strength of Goalposts
Design of the goalposts corner brackets
​​​​​​Goal set up, and does it need to be stored
Goal Maintenance

Size of the play area.

The size of your garden is an important factor to consider when choosing your kids football goals. If you only have a small area, there is no point in choosing a goal which is too large. Always measure the space you have before ordering kids goalposts, goal sizes traditionally are shown in feet and inches and they are also shown in metres so make sure you check.

Age of the football player

The Football Association recommends the following:

Goal Post size Guide for Kids Football Goals
Under 7-8 years old  Format 5v5  - Goal size 12''x6'  ( 8'x6' is also a popular size)
Under 9-10 years old Format 7v7  - Goal size 12''x6'
Under 11-12 years old Format 9v9  - Goal size 16''x7'

For Older Children and Teenagers:
Under 13-14 years old  Format 9v9 or 11v11  - Goal size 21'x7'  (24x8)
Under 15-18 years old Format  11v11 - Goal size 24'x8'

For Adult Games:
Under 18 years old + Format  11v11 - Goal size 24'x8'

Type of kids football goals

If the goal is to be used at home and needs to be left outside year round, we would recommend a weatherproof material; uPVC or aluminium. Some goalposts are made in multiple sections so they pack in bags and can be stored after games. If you intend to leave kids goals outside we would recommend a single section crossbar or a two section crossbar version goalpost, the less sections the goal has the more rigid and straight the crossbar will be, particularly on goals 12' wide an above.  The goalposts made by ITSA GOAL  are robust, weatherproof and long lasting which is why they include much longer guarantees than competitors goals. 

Goal Post Safety - (Avoid Heavy Steel Freestanding Goals)

It is important the football goals you choose comply with the relevant BS Standards for football goals. Many companies are quoting BS 8462, please note this standard now is out of date and all goalposts should conform to BS EN 16579:2018 - GOALPOST SAFETY STANDARD  not BS8462. The main safety aspect to consider when buying goals is lightweight goals are safer for children especially the very young.  ITSA GOAL invented the first portable lightweight uPVC mini soccer goal in 1989 and has been working for decades to allow safer lightweight goals into the safety standard. It is only in recent years and with the support of the F.A  working with the British Standards Institute that the recent safety standard now includes lighter goals not just and mini goals but also on larger kids goals used by teenagers. For more detailed information on the goalpost safety standards please visit the kids football goals and  the goalpost safety information page click here.

Strength of the Goalposts

The goals you chose should be of a solid construction and include a Guarantee ideally longer than one year. The nets should be 2.5mm thick and be weather and rot proof or they will perish, and be 100mm square mesh to prevent children's head entrapment.  We would recommend looking at the corner bracket design, ITSA GOAL and FOOTIE GOAL branded goals include a locking spigot so that the horizontal top net supports lock into place, this design is much better than goals with top stanchions that push in with no locking - take a look at the video of the Kids football goals assembly and the close up of the goalpost corner brackets. 

​​​​​​Goal set up, and does it need to be stored

Your football goals should be set up in accordance with the instructions. The goal frame should be anchored down to keep it in shape and stop it from moving and the net should be attached to the goal using all of the net fittings provided. All Kids football goal- plastic football goal fitting instructions can be downloaded to view before purchasing, click the link. Red safety Pegs are an advantage for children's goals as they are safer then metal pegs and may cause injury, the red nylon safety pegs in contrast are safety for children and also do not damage lawn mowing equipment.

Goal Maintenance

In general kid’s goalposts will need little maintenance. A quick wipe down once a year.  A very good tip is to add your net into a washing bag- zipped to protect washing machines and the net will come up like brand new. Nets can be nibbled by rabbits so if you are prone to rabbits in your garden always lift netting off the ground after use.

Length of Guarantee -  ITSA GOALPOSTS  and FOOTIE GOALS are confident in their products and know the goals will last many years, so we offer a much  longer guarantee than our competitors kids football goals. ITSA GOAL Goalpost Guarantee information

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