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Soccer goals (moveable)

Moveable soccer goals

A moveable soccer goal is any freestanding soccer goal designed to be moved from field to field or on and off a field before, during, or after practice or a game. Numerous deaths and injuries associated with moveable soccer goals have been recorded in Australia and overseas.

The risk of death and serious injury from moveable soccer goals results from:

  • goals becoming unanchored during use
  • unstable goals that are not adequately anchored
  • inappropriate or ineffective installation
  • inappropriate use, such as swinging from the goal posts.

There is a mandatory standard on moveable soccer goal posts that was declared on 1 July 2010 and applies from 31 December 2010.

Mandatory Standards

Mandatory Standards

The mandatory standard for moveable soccer goals was declared on 1 July 2010 and came into effect on 31 December 2010. This page includes information on hazards and how to comply with this mandatory standard.
Recalls

Recalls

Check www.recalls.gov.au for any recalls related to this page.

Alerts

Unsafe soccer goals can kill. We've partnered with Football Federation Australia for a national safety initiative helping to prevent deaths and serious injuries to kids and teenagers – and make soccer a safe activity for everyone involved.

Tips

Use this stability checklist for a more detailed way of determining whether moveable soccer goals are stable and safe enough for players to use.

Videos

This video shows how to to help prevent deaths and serious injuries to kids and teenagers associated with moveable soccer goals – and make soccer a safe activity for everyone involved. Featuring Melbourne Victory's Adrian Leijer.

Statistics

  • 7 deaths related to moveable soccer goals have occurred in Australia since 1986
  • At least 35 deaths related to moveable soccer goals have occurred since 1979 in the United States as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, neck, chest, and limbs
  • 49 injuries related to moveable soccer goals were sustained from 1979 to 2003 in the United States as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, neck, chest, and limbs
  • around 120 injuries related to moveable soccer goals were treated annually from 1989 to 1993 in the United States as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, neck, chest, and limbs
  • 7 deaths in total related to moveable soccer goals have been recorded in the United Kingdom, Malta and Japan 

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