Which Goal Posts to buy? FOOTBALL GOAL POSTS FOR EVERY LEVEL OF THE GAME
Only the most durable and highest specification football goal posts are supplied at Soccertackle.com. That is why you will not find Samba Goals, Forza goals, Far East flimsy football goals, pop up goals, inflatable goals and dangerous heavy free standing steel goalposts on this site.
The goal posts we supply have longer warranty because they are better, the fact others cannot match the guarantees shows the obvious difference in quality and longevity. When we and our customers say these football goals are the best and outperform the rest we mean it. We spend most of our time these days replacing Samba Goals and other cumbersome and heavy free standing football goals made by others.
We only sell ITSA GOAL Posts because no other football goals come close when it comes to design, innovation and longevity. With free delivery on garden goals and some of the lowest delivery charges in the UK on the larger football goals you will find our prices and next day delivery hard to beat. See what customers say
about our football goals As we are footballers ourselves and have our own sports ground we design products that work and may be that is why we never have negative customer feedback. Plastic goals are quick to install (Football Goal VIDEOS
) and as you can see on match days they can go up in sixty seconds.
Whether you are purchasing goals for the garden, a school or an affiliated club the ITSA GOAL range is unbeatable and offers the best value for money goal posts. From target goals to stadium goal posts, from mini soccer goals to 9v9 football goals,from fixed position anti vandal lockable steel goals to lightweight folding goalposts and full size goals that pack away in a bag we have them covered.
What we will not sell are pitch barriers and training poles with dangerous spikes or heavy steel free standing goalposts to junior football clubs as these products have caused fatalities and serious injury to children in the past. This policy allows us put our heads on the pillow at night and sleep soundly knowing we sell safe products. We always put safety above bottom line profits. If you ever need unbiased and in-depth advice on football goal posts please contact us at any time. We guarantee you will never regret buying football goals from Soccertackle.com .
WHICH FOOTBALL GOAL IS BEST FOR YOU
Purchasing football goals is a big investment for any club, so it’s advisable to speak with knowledgeable specialists who know what they are talking about and not a “Jack of all Sports”. Whether it’s providing expertise to leading football clubs, or local grass roots teams soccertackle.com always offer clear information and help. For over three decades we have been at the forefront of sports equipment innovation. Functional design at an affordable price is one of the reasons we are recognized as one of the country’s most respected goal post suppliers. We offer comment to the British Standard Institute about goalpost safety and campaign vigorously for change to safer lighter freestanding football goals.We actively seek to ban heavy steel freestanding goalposts and all equipment with dangerous spikes.
Which football goal is best for you depends on your location, the on site storage,the playing surface, the age group using the goal posts and of course the cost. Football goals can be fixed in one position they can be freestanding and moveable with and without wheels or they can be portable in carry bags removed from site.
HIGH IMPACT PLASTIC GOALPOSTS
The first company in the world to make strong sturdy uPVC high impact football goals was
ITSA Goal Posts Limited and as official suppliers these are without doubt the best plastic goalposts available. When established in 1989 it was thought by the establishment that no one would ever buy a large plastic goal, how wrong can any one be ! The original plastic Goal led to the creation of children's Mini Soccer and once established it spawned many imitators the most prolific being Samba Goals. "They say imitation is the best form of flattery" and
ITSA GOAL can be proud of the legacy they have laid down and the jobs they have created in a new industry built around kids mini football. Numerous other copies have since emerged other than Samba Goals from the Far East but none have bettered or come close to the engineering quality of the original
ITSA Goal post products. Don't take our word for it look at what those that use them say! Football goalposts made from high impact
uPVC are the safest and easiest to use around children. Multi section goal posts can fit in carry bags and single section posts (only available from
ITSA GOAL) are just as strong as aluminum football goals and offer super quick installation.
WHY YOU NEED ITSA GOAL POSTS
When looking to buy a good plastic football goal the choice is between very basic lesser engineered products like Samba Goal and Forza Goals, Far East imported copies or stronger sturdier more engineered products like ITSA GOAL posts."Made in Sheffield". ITSA plastic goals have been in use without problem now for three decades. Other plastic football goals including Samba football goals have net support stanchions just pushed into holes and not locking in any way to the crossbar or upright posts. The ony plastic goal that is truly a fully locking posts are ITSA football goals. Samba Mini Soccer Goals and 9v9 Samba Goals also have substantial dips in the middle of the crossbars which is due to the design and the way the nets are puled around the front of the posts. Unique arrowhead net fixings allow nets to be secured neatly behind the goal frame on ITSA goalposts which helps keep crossbars straighter. Every other plastic goal relies on nets being clipped around the front of the posts and under the ground frame which encourages the goal net to fray and shortens the life of the goal net.
WHY DECIDE ON ITSA GOAL?
Straighter crossbars, longer life nets, arrowhead net fixings,(no time consuming and untidy net clipping around front of posts) less post sections, no creased or broken net supports,much quicker installation, secured net stanchion supports, net fixings to prevent nets fraying on the ground frame, longer manufacturer’s warranty, competitively priced and better engineering. Football goals for discerning Junior football Cubs and true footballers. Do not be misled by claims that the goals are fully locking when they may not be, do not get fooled by head on shots of football goals that do not show the net supports,(always look to see the side view and if the net is held away at the top as it should be) and do not get fooled by prices inflated then crossed out showing massive savings. And remember Free delivery is not free it is included in the price. One section crossbars on larger goals are well worth the little extra carriage charge...if you choose these goals it will save you hours over the season on match days.
All uPVC goal posts supplied by ITSA GOAL are Match standard and are to the latest safety standards ( they wrote most of the standard). When looking at the cheaper football goals look out for plastic goals with different coloured corners as these are the trade mark signature of low quality Far East goal posts. One of the main differences between Samba Goals and ITSA Goal posts is maintenance costs as some Junior football clubs spend over £200 a year on Spare parts with Samba Goals whereas it is very rare for ITSA Goal customers to ever require spare parts at all. That is why ITSA GOAL offer long product guarantees that others cannot match and why professional clubs prefer to use them. If you look at Plastic goal safety section
you will see the problems with Samba Goals first hand.
Why not check customer comments from those that have used both types of goals and se what they say? Although we strongly recommend ITSA Goal posts if customers want a Samba goal we can sell you these goalposts too as they do the job and are safer than heavy steel products. However any one who ever has the chance to compare or who has Samba Goals often changes to ITSA Goal posts so check first and it may save you some time and money.
WHICH TYPE OF GOAL POST ?
We offer portable uPVC goals that pack into bags and also goals that have long single section uPVC crossbars which do not pack in bags. The single section crossbars are ideal for clubs that can store the goals on site; they have single upright posts and single section back stanchions therefore are quicker to assemble with less joining sections.If you have the funds the best uPVC goalpost are the ITSA GOAL range however if price is the determining factor then we also have Upvc budget FOOTIE GOALS without locking buttons and arrowhead net fixings.Anchored grass surface and freestanding goals with bases are available that can be used on any playing surface.
ALUMINUM GOAL POSTS
Alloy goalposts are lighter, yet as strong as steel goalposts, which makes them much safer. Football goal posts with a lighter mass are much safer and easier to carry and move around on match days. One big advantage of Aluminum goalposts without steel net supports is they never rust. Aluminum Goalposts are normally a little more expensive than steel but they last longer,are safer,easier to use,and easier to maintain and move around. Please note ;- 'ITSA GOAL' do not make aluminum goals with heavy steel net supports and internal steel corner brackets as ferrous (steel) and non ferrous (aluminum) metals do not mix and have a corrosive effect when combined. Itsa Goal posts are totally rust proof as no steel tubing is used in their construction at all.
STEEL GOAL POSTS
Steel is used in more open un supervised areas that may be prone to vandalism. The best type of steel football goals are the lockable ITSA GOAL anti-vandal,anti theft goal posts. Steel goalposts are normally socketed into the ground. We have never offered or provided steel freestanding moveable goals because they are potentially very dangerous. We were the first in the industry to encourage clubs to stop using these types of goalposts Lighter safer alternatives in aluminum are now available at similar cost .(see flat pack goals)
TYPES OF FOOTBALL GOAL POST DESIGN PORTABLE GOAL POSTS
Some aluminum and uPVC goals can be dismantled after each game and packed into bags and transported in the back of a vehicle. These are Ideal when you do not have on site storage. One advantage being the removal from site after each game alleviates the wear and tear in penalty areas. From a safety point of view, as these goal posts are taken away after the game,no accidents or misuse can happen so these goalposts provide total accountability. Unique goalpost anchors that require no digging firmly secure the goals in place.ITSA GOAL portable goals are the number one choice of all the leading football tournament organizations.
FREE STANDING MOVABLE GOALPOSTS
Goalposts with bases are made in lighter uPVC and Aluminum only. Upvc goals with bases can be made to fit in carry bags or supplied in singe sections for on site storage. ITSA GOAL Patented lockable hinged sided goals are available for on-site storage that give accountability and security.These goals can be installed quicker than any other similar goal and as the fully welded side frames are locked when in play and when stored they guarantee not to swing in and act like a guillotine during football matches. Stronger yet half the weight of any other folding goalposts available they make light work of setting pitches up on match day. Fully welded Freestanding aluminum goalposts are available in light weight aluminum along side a more expensive range of professional elliptical moveable goalposts. All these types of goalposts can be used on grass or artificial playing surfaces. Easy to use goalpost dollies and wheels are available to move the larger goalposts.Anchors and unique counter balance systems are available to secure the goalposts firmly in place. Fully welded side frames are a much better option than goalpost corners held together with internal brackets as these expand apart and need constant maintenance. Buy welded frames and save time & money!
ALUMINUM SLOT TOGETHER FLAT PACK GOALS
A free standing lightweight aluminum range that has plastic corner brackets with industrial nylon fixings for extra strength. A range to compete on price with dangerous heavy steel freestanding goals. No need any more to tug about heavy steel goalposts that may topple forward at any time and cause serious injury. These goals have the added advantage that they can be left erected through the season but can be taken apart and stored flat on any garage shelf yet are very affordable especially if the unpainted mill finish is chosen.
WHICH ALLOY FOOTBALL GOAL ?
We offer portable aluminum goals that pack into bags for use on grass,freestanding moveable goals in seventy millimeter extruded tube and permanently sited socketed goalposts. We also offer the same range in a larger Elliptical aluminum extrusion for stadium and adult football. Aluminum socketed goals are ideal when the goals are used in the same position and need to be removed after each game.
STEEL FIXED POSITION GOALPOSTS
We only supply steel goals that are located in ground sockets that are concreted in position. Socketed steel goals are normally left in situ throughout the season where as aluminum socketed goalposts can be easily removed after each game. Patented anti vandal lockable goalposts are available as are old technology nuts & bolt products. Do not be confused with other manufacturers claims of supplying lockable goalposts. The difference is that other lockable goals are not really lockable the description may be slightly miss leading as the goalposts only have uprights locked into sockets which can be removed very easily as the crossbar is still only bolted on to the upright which means a simple spanner can be used by any vandal to completely dismantle or steal the posts for scrap.Some manufacturers have added padlock cleats to the foot of the upright posts however these may seriously damage grass cutting equipment in the close season when the posts are taken out. Anti-vandal theft goalpost have uprights that twist & lock into the sockets and crossbars are located to the upright and locked which gives total accountability to the key holder.These although a little more expensive than nut & bolt products are fast being introduced on local village grounds and in local authority recreation grounds when old style goalposts are being up dated and replaced.
Which Steel Goal to Choose ?
ITSA GOAL patented Anti vandal steel socketed goals are the only fully locking goalposts available that can not be vandalized or stolen.They are ideal for local authorities because the goal has identical laser cut uprights and any post will fit into any socket and any crossbar can be locked onto any upright. When multiple pitches are stored together it is much easier to assemble the goals each season with identical uprights that fit any crossbar. These goals alleviate the need for councils to make sure the same uprights go in the same socket at the same side of the pitch and in the right side of the goal. We also offer 76 mm/ 60 mm nut and bolt (old technology) socketed steel goals at a lower cost.
WHICH FOOTBALL GOAL POST SIZE ?
We supply football goalposts for all age groups from adults to those just starting to kick a football. Full Size regulation goalpost is 24 x 8' (7.3m x 2.4m).- Larger Youth goals are 21' x 7' (6.4m x 2.1m) - Smaller youth goalposts are 16' x 7' (4.8m x 2.1m) used in 9v9 football. - Adult training five-a-side goals 16 'x 4' (4.8m x 1.2m) - Junior five-a-side 12' x 4' (3.6m x1.2m) Mini Soccer Goals 12 'x 6' (3.6m x 1.8m) - Futsal goals 10' x 6'6"(3m x 2m) - Junior Goal 8' x 6' (2.4m x1.8m) - Junior goal 6' x 4' (1.8mx1.2m) - Trainer Goal 4' x 3' ( 1.2m x.0.9m) ideal starter goal for really young children - also used by adults and youths for training (see video at Barcelona Football club) for help & advice telephone office on 01142424244 - at any time 07974745768