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Testimonial from English Schools Football Association

“Mark Harrod Ltd is one of our preferred suppliers, who every year gift us goals for the English Schools Football Association’s national and regional finals.

“For the Playstation Schools Cup three-day national finals, held at West Bromwich Albion’s Hawthorns stadium in May 2019, Mark Harrod supplied a full-set of 9-a-side goals.

“In March 2019, they provided four sets of 7-a-side portable goals for the South West U11s English Schools Cup finals, staged at Somerdale Pavilion near Bristol, when 32 teams competed for the trophy.

“As an organisation with a heavy emphasis on goalpost safety, the ESFA believes the partnership with Mark Harrod Ltd presents a good fit in terms of shared values and priorities.

“Mark Harrod Ltd not only design and manufacture high quality goalposts they also are committed to educating those who use them – mainly teachers, also a key target for the ESFA.

“Maintaining player safety is critical. Mark Harrod Ltd understands this and delivers the quality and specification of product to help ensure the ESFA continues to provide the appropriate playing environment for the U11 to U18 age groups.


“Mark Harrod Ltd provided an equally satisfying service for the English Schools FA Cup U12-U15s finals, held at Stoke City FC’s Bet365 stadium in May 2019, delivering their 9×9 goalposts by lorry to the venue, assembling them for the tournament then disassembling them afterwards – a superb service that leaves us free to focus on the competition itself.

“For the U11s Danone Nations Cup Finals at Birmingham City FC’s St Andrew’s stadium, Mark Harrod Ltd gifted a brand new set of four, 7-a-side goalposts for the competition, held in May 2019.

“They provided steel counterweights to anchor the goals to the pitch, knowing that using hooks to secure them could prove detrimental to the pitch – once again, a fantastic service.”

Darren Alcock, National Competitions Manager, English Schools Football Association

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