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Love those Goal Posts

Love those Goal Posts
November 17, 2010

Football goal posts from Harrod, the United Kingdom's leading goal post manufacturer, are now available in Australia.

The goal posts, available in both fixed and moveable options, in many different designs and sizes, include aluminium and steel goalposts, socketed football goal posts and freestanding football goal posts.

Harrod UK accessories include goal post nets, net supports, football corner flags and perimeter netting.

Committed to goal post safety, Harrod UK goal posts meet UK and European safety standards and the new mandatory Australian Standard for moveable/portable outdoor football goal posts set to come into force on the 31st December this year.

Harrod UK goal posts are available from Sydney-based Love Football and Melbourne-based One80sports, with both suppliers able to provide clients with important facts and guidelines to ensure buyers' goal posts are safe both in use and while being stored.

Les Saunders, Sales and Marketing Director of Harrod UK explains "the issue of goal post safety is an emotive one and therefore has been at the heart of our new product development; indeed we have been vigorously campaigning to raise EU standards since 1989.

"There are many similarities between the Australian and UK football markets, not least the issue of goal post safety. As the UK representative on the Committee for European Standardisation (CEN) we have intimate knowledge in the processes required to bring standards to the marketplace (which can be a very long winded affair). Since the introduction of BSEN 748 (senior size football goals) and a variety of campaigns by governing bodies and manufacturers alike, the number of incidents in the UK has been dramatically reduced. The education process is never easy as standards have to be adopted as best practice, but we pride ourselves on producing kit that is widely recognised at the safest goals in the market place.

"Our distributors also share our passion to raise standards and as professionals in this field Love Football and One80sports are no exception, offering the best quality advice and service."

Joe Haywood, Director of Love Football adds "too many serious injuries and fatalities have occurred in recent years as a result of unsafe or incorrect use of goal posts. Safety is always of paramount importance and everyone in football must play their part to prevent similar incidents occurring in the future.

"There is now a challenge for all end users to adopt best practice when using moveable goal posts. If there is a willingness to work within Football Federation Australia (FFA) guidelines and the new mandatory standard for moveable soccer goals change will happen, and we want to be part of that.

"Love Football is committed to supplying goal posts that meet the standard and/or are approved by the FFA, this is our stance on the issue and we supply goal posts that are safe for players to use."

For more information contact Love Football on 02 9905 2955 or One80sports Pty Ltd on 0438 558 740.

10th November 2010 - COUNCILS AND CLUBS NEED TO BE READY FOR NEW MANDATORY MOVEABLE OUTDOOR FOOTBALL GOAL POST STANDARD


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