Anchor, Check, Respect: The game plan for moveable soccer goal safety
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.
Are you a soccer coach, parent, teacher or kids' soccer volunteer?
Do you work at a school, soccer club or sports club?
Are you part of a soccer association, children’s sporting association or local council?
Death and serious injury can happen if moveable soccer goals are installed incorrectly or when they are used inappropriately. Unfortunately, the victims are often young kids and teenagers. There have been more than 40 deaths and a range of serious injuries worldwide, and at least seven deaths and one incident resulting in the person becoming paraplegic in Australia.
You can help make moveable soccer goals safer by following the simple safety steps below.
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 Captain Adrian Leijer.