Latest News

Back to Latest News back


More Suppliers meet Australian Standard for portable goal posts

More Suppliers meet Australian Standard for portable goal posts
November 6, 2011
Sport /

Goalpost manufacturers the PILA group have refuted claims that just two companies supply portable football goalposts compliant with Australia's mandatory standards for portable football goal posts.

Explaining that the mandatory Australian Standards for portable football/soccer goal posts, AS 4866.1-2007, came into effect as of 31st December 2010, PILA's Russell Farrell states "PILA group were instrumental in working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to bring in these regulations.

"These regulations are in place to promote safety in all active play spaces and they ensure that both manufacturers and purchasers hold a duty of care to supply safe portable goals to participants."

PILA Group have issued a statement expressing concerns over a recent report that apparently stated "two companies currently supply Portable Soccer Goals that comply with this new Standard."

PILA contends that "this statement is incorrect and false", going on to state "there are a number of manufacturers within Australia whose products comply with the mandatory standards. Each of these companies has a duty of care to explain the safety element of AS 4866.1-2007.

"While the regulations are not new, originally introduced in 2007, they were modified so that manufacturers could - meet the standards and stop the trend of dangerous untested goals being manufactured.

"As a result the standards are now enforceable and manufacturers can be held accountable while officials can be held accountable for purchasing dangerous 'untested' goals.

"The safety of children was the driving force for PILA to work with the ACCC to find a solution to the portable goal situation and PILA invested in further research and development to assist the ACCC to find a solution.

"PILA group have always adhered to all building and safety standards and regulations in the manufacturing and design process. Portable goals are a key element in both football games and training because they allow for more technical training and they help to relieve stress on usually overworked fields."

Australian Standard AS 4866.1-2007 can be viewed at 

Click here to contact PILA Group via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.



Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues



revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology


Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security


Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues


Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism



Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing


Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport


APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business