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.
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.
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.
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.