- Football Goalposts
- Goalpost Carry Bags
- Goalpost Net Fixings
- Spectator crowd Barrier
- Mini Soccer Arena
- Goalposts for other sports
- Football Goal Nets
- Football pitch team shelters
- Futsal Goals
- Spare Parts
There is scarcely anything in goal post manufacture that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little more cheaply.
Do not become their lawful prey.
John Wilson, Managing Director.
Leading the way in goal post safety and innovation.
Goals are available through our retail partners or via our official online supplier, Soccertackle.com who have special offers on goalposts.
Q What are the current prices of the goalposts on your site?
To find out prices on any of the goal posts we recommend that you visit www.soccertackle.com our official on line suppliers. To find out the current price of any football goal click buy on line under the description of the goal and it will take you straight to the Soccertackle.com site and show the price to your door of one individual goal post with net and all fittings. Prices from other suppliers often look less expensive but when nets,net supports,net fixings and ground sockets are added they often end up being more expensive. Itsa Goal supply sets of steel goalposts (set is two) for local authorities and clubs that do not need goal nets. Telephone 07974745768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q How long have you been a Goalpost Manufacturer ? We are in the third decade of goalpost manufacture and we are the second oldest goal post manufacturer in the U.K.and the oldest uPVC goalpost manufacturer. Many of our early uPVC goals are still in use even though the original children have now grown up. Other suppliers on the internet buy containers of uPVC goal posts from the Far East to make a quick buck and with no back up service their products more often than not end up in land fill sites .We on the other hand are a dedicated family business whose ethos is football based,in short most of our staff have been involved in the sport and are lovers of the game. We make safe ,environmentally freindly, long lasting goals that last many years allowing them to be passed down from one generation to the next.Testimonials regularly arrive from satisfied customers.(see customer comments)
Q We have seen other uPVC Samba goalposts crossbars dip considerably in the middle,does yours? All uPVC crossbars above twelve foot do have a dip depending on the length of the crossbar however our uPVC goals ,due to the design, dip far less than any other products currently available.We are the only goalposts manufacturer that offers a special aluminium crossbar to take all the dip out of the larger sixteen foot crossbars. These are usually when goals are in use at clubs in league matches.Crossbars should not dip more than 8mm on full size adult goals to conform to EN 748.
Q. How long does it takes to deliver goalposts ? Stock items like uPVC goals are delivered with an overnight carrier excluding week ends. Saturday delivery can be arranged however their is an additional charge . Most orders take a few days to be processed however if you mention that it is a birt
Q Are replacement goal carry bags and goal nets available?
goalpost carry bags and goal nets like all components on the goalposts we supply are available as spare parts. Copies of all fitting instructions and spare parts showing prices and carriage will shortly be added to the site to enable you to purchase direct from itsa goal. You can order meanwhile at www.soccertackle.com or alternatively you can contact our sales office by telephone on 0114 24424244 or we can email our spare parts order form to you.Spare parts unlikeother plastic goals are rarely needed.
Q What will happen if my older teenage children play with the uPVC goals ?
TheITSA GOAL uPVC goals unlike all other goalposts are very robust and take the hardest of shots.The goals were originally designed for young children so if teenagers or adults use the goals they may wear the net out quicker but the frame will stand up to adult use.We also have a large range of moveable, portable and permanent aluminum goals for older children and adults
Q The arrowhead net fixing rods have been thrown away by mistake. What can I do we have a game arranged tonight?
For a short term emergency try pushing a couple of matches down the center, or any rod that is 4mm in diameter, such as a small piece of wooden dowel for instance. You can buy replacement hooks which are normally sent out same day.These net fixings are one of our patented products and can only be found on our goalposts or from licensed suppliers.
Q The goalposts have arrived but the packaging is damaged and a component is missing
All products leave our warehouse intact however from time to time damage can occur in transit. Any damage should be noted and signed on carrier's delivery note. This should be reported within seven days to our Despatch Department and a replacement part can be sent out and a claim made to the carrier.
Q The Cord on the bottom of the goal net is beginning to fray?
This problem is occasionally found on portable goals used on grass when the cord is used to pull the net pegs out instead of using another peg to hook the underside of the peg to pull it out. We have also had one or two customers reporting nets have been gnawed by rabbits and squirrels,so if you think this may be a problem raise from the ground or remove the nets after play.Fraying is a normall problem on most other uPVC goals such as Samba goals that have ground frames as the nets are wrapped around the posts and clipped and when the frame is dragged about the nets fray and wear out very quickly. (see photos on uPVC goal information). In contrast our multi surface football goals have unique net ties that help protect the goal net from being dragged along the floor and fraying and that is why they last ten times longer than uPVC goal nets.
Q When the ground is hard we find it difficult to insert the front ground anchors.
The grass surface FOOTIEGOAL was designed with the softer European grass fields in mind however if the ground is hard, you can soften with water and make a pilot hole with a steel rod before inserting the front ground spikes and pegs.
Q We place the ground anchors on our portable goalposts in the same place each week.
In this instance it is a good idea to insert a support tube below the ground to a minimum depth of 40mm below the surface and fill with sand and soil. The ground anchors can slide into the tube and the soil can grow over the top. This is recommended especially for the full size regulation goal when used for matches on the same pitch each week.You can alternatively fit one of our permanent stel sockes as the ground spikes will slot inside them.
Q Why is our arrowhead goal net fixing not staying in place ?
This is usually because the user has not read and followed the fitting instructions. The pin protruding from the end of the hook needs breaking off and sliding down the center of the hook to secure. Once this pin is in place the net hook cannot come away from the post. The hook can be easily removed by pushing the pin completely through the center of the hook, with a nail or rod 4mm or less in diameter until it drops inside the post. Collect and save the pin, you can reuse the hook by reinserting the pin.
Q Why do we need to return goal components when claiming under guarantee?
Replacements requested under guarantee need inspecting to check for any misuse prior to a replacement being sent out. This enables us to resolve genuine problems and look to see if any improvements can be made. Breakage's are normally from incorrect installation or misuse - Always replace individual damaged components.We have very few breakages and we can count on one hand replacement parts for our football goals supplied under guarantee in the last twenty three years. We can boast that we have not had one dissatisfied customer since we started manufacturing goalposts way back in 1989.
Q why when I fit the goal net it does not reach the ground?
This is usually due to the goalpost net being fitted upside down. The longest section of net cord is the goalpost crossbar, the next longest is the goalpost upright and the shortest is along the ground at the side. For quick installation it is a good idea to mark the two top corners of the goal net with a small band of coloured tape, this will enable you to immediately find the net corners each time you lift the net into place.Don't worry you are not the first to try and put nets on upside down.
Q Are your products environmentally friendly? We have detailed information on our web site about the company and the environment.
Q Some goalpost manufacturers tell us that some goal posts are illegal? This is due to certain manufacturers of goalposts not being football people and not understanding the laws of the game. Any goal that conforms to F.I.F.A. law one can be used irrespective of any manufacturing or safety standard. The only relevant items in law one is the size of the goal,the material used and the shape of the actual posts When a net is attached it must be supported away horizontal from the crossbar at the top .The goal posts should not carry any advertising on the front of the posts or on the net. Match officials can only cancel games if goals do not meet law one of the game.Inflatable goals are not included in law one of the game as they do not conform to the goal post materials specified by F.I.F.A.
Q I like the look of this grass surface FOOTIEGOAL a lot. I am trying to understand how the goalposts works & how it would perform in a match. Do the posts get knocked out of position on impact, forward or back as there appears to be nothing bracing them in place.? How does the goal net attach as it doesn't appear to be one of those ugly wrap around ones.?
The grass surface goal has front ground anchors that hold the upright in place and secure the net at the foot of the post. They also have a rear ground anchor that clicks into the base of the net support pole and has two safety pegs to secure it in place. When anchored the goal is sturdy and does not move. The net is attached to the rear of the uprights and crossbar by patented arrowhead net fixings and is pegged to the ground at the base with safe net ground pegs. The football goal is easy to install and take down and is comparable in price to a Far East toy but performs much better and is classed as sports equipment.We would recommend the muli surface goal if the goal is to be moved around a lot however the grass goal is a much better buy than any other uPVC goal post with a ground frame and it can be extended to a larger goal and ground frames can be added at a later stage if required.
We are a junior football team and we have recently had a number of items stolen from our clubhouse and we therefore need to replace the following items:-- 4 pairs Small sided 12 x 6 SAMBA GOALS (please price for locking and non locking) 1 set of goal nets for 3/4 size goals (flat post) (please price for 3mm plain & Black & White) 1 pair of 3/4 size SAMBA GOALS 16 x 7 Mark Crosthwaite Chairman Great Moor County JFC
I Can not imagine why any one would want to steal a Samba Goal! Do you really want Samba Goals ? if you want uPVC goals that can go up in sixty seconds with locking stanchions, football goals that are easier to anchor and crossbars that do not dip then why not consider another brand. We make sports equipment that lasts and only offer locking mini Soccer Goals . It is worth looking at customer comments especially those who have had both types. TheuPVC goal post information section on the web site (scroll down the grey tabs) and you can compare Samba Goals and ITSA GOAL to see why our goals are so much better. You can also see timed videos of the mini soccer football goal being installed and also the safety testing to BS 8462. We also offer 16x7 uPVC football goals with two section crossbars that have a slight dip (anything in uPVC above twelve foot long has a slight dip) but no where near the same as other football goals...we also offer an option to have an aluminium crossbar with these 16x7 goalposts which has a perfect straight crossbar. The mini soccer goals we also supply with a one section crossbar making them as good as our aluminium goals and these are fast replacing the Samba Goals in bags.
We created Mini Soccer and designed the first uPVC mini soccer goals and at that time no grounds or clubs were established thus the need for carry bags (we make stonger and better carry bags) but due to it being a better engineered product than those that followed, in particular SAMBA, it did allow the lesser quality cheaper goals to flourish. Many of these are now in land fill and are being replaced by better products.
Q Previous very happy customer; looking for some advice please :-
Entering the U9’s season with coaching my local spit & sawdust squad and currently putting my shopping list together. We have a recently purchased set of your 12 X 6 PVC Mini-Soccer all surface goals (one piece cross-bar), which I keep semi-erected (triangles & net) in my garage and take these to the pitch for match-days hanging out of the back of my estate car. So from a match-day respect, we are ready to go. I also have two of your PVC target goals, which I intend placing an order for another six or eight, as I find these particularly useful for non-Goalie 3 vs 3 challenges on training evenings as well as other good training uses. However where I need your advice is;
During the off-season, I invite all of our squad (as I say, they are leaving U8’s generation to become U9’s next season) to come along for Summer evening kick-arounds (not training) twice a week if they wish/aren’t involved with cricket, tennis, athletics etc. This is open to Mums, Dads, brothers, sisters, their mates etc, and although I know that nowadays it is frowned upon for 8 & 9 year olds to be playing alongside ‘big lads’ and adults even just in fun/non-official capacity, for safety reasons (so sue me; it didn’t do me any harm, but I’m of that certain age now that doesn’t always see the modern way as necessarily meaning “better” J); this has attracted all manner of ages & skill levels as you can imagine; and so popular it became, that on a decent summer school holiday evening, this could on occasions go on for a couple of hours! Last season was actually the first time we actually started doing it, and we ended-up towards the commencement of the new season getting very high numbers. At that time, I didn’t know about Itsagoal or their products; so for ease I purchased one set of the in a small bag, green metal frame with tape crossbar & upright goals (and yes, I agree with all your comments & views entirely and won’t be going that route again, no matter how small and convenient they stow; but in fairness, they lasted the duration of the summer kick-arounds)
This Summer for open-kick-arounds I intend marking-out two U9’s sized pitches on grass and will be looking to buy four goals, so that we can split the numbers/separate some of the particularly big or skilled players away from the U9’s. My criteria is not so much match quality/reliability or need for long-lasting goals; more the case, portability/speed of putting-up/taking down – In other words; a straight replacement for the green in a bag tape goals - I need to arrive after work, get the things up, and at the end, not be hanging around half the night taking them down and putting them in the car (hence I don’t want to go full-hog, in a bag/lots of pieces route);
At first glance on the Itsagoal website, to me I think that the Mini-Soccer 12 X 6 PVC Anchored goals probably offer the answer (cheap & cheerful, and I can keep eight triangles already put together and go for 4 single cross-bars). Agree/easiest or most convenient route for my needs (I can’t stow permanently erected goals on site; otherwise I would have gone for your swing aluminium goals from the off)? How would you say that the front anchors would fair with hard summer ground? Any other hybrid way or short-cut ways that can be incorporated into addressing what I’m after achieving Andy Smith Henfield U9’s Coach
Glad to hear you are finding football goals are performing well My latest crusade is the ridiculous BS 8462 standard that has been re issued in April 2012 ......no inclusion of myself or our company on the drafting off these and it shows........the larger youth goalposts they have added has a mass that may well kill a child ........absolutely no need for crossbars to adult full size specifications ..goals to 1800N just not needed ....should be around 600N.
Put forward by Harrod UK to suit products they areselling to sports centres its an absolute disgrace.... i will be setting out the reasons and asking clubs to sign a petition we will be starting....to overturn such a dangerous safety standard.......It is daft that we have to recommend goalposts not to a safety standard to be safer...what a carry on!
Any way back to your football goal probem. why not try using the side frames with just the crossbar or using the grass surface Footie Goals that we make.
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