The goals and goal posts in our sports parks are often an attractive climbing option for children so we have taken several measures to make them less of a hazard.
Nets are only put out on most football goals during training and games, portable goals with nets are chained together and rugby and rugby league posts are fitted with pads during games and training to reduce injury risk to players.
While most of our goal posts are fitted into sleeves in the ground others are secured with large metal pegs. All goals and goal posts are checked before the season starts and weekly officials follow a pre-game check of the goal posts.
Despite these safety measures the goals and goal posts are not designed to have youth or children swinging or climbing on them. We are reliant on parents, coaches and managers to prevent these actions occurring during games, training and casual park use.
We appreciate your help in working with us to ensure that children and players do not swing, climb or play with the goal posts this winter season.