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The Importance of Goal Maintenance During the Off Season

Do You Tend to Check Your Sports Equipment Post Season?

Although fully tested football goals built by us at Mark Harrod Ltd are manufactured to the highest standard and quality, the equipment requires to be serviced on a regular basis.

Goal maintenance will give your football goals longevity and ensure that the safety is maintained to the highest of standards.

Post football season is the perfect opportunity for clubs to check their goal maintenance is up to date.

A Simple Checklist for Goal Maintenance.

  • Check for damage to the equipment, if any joints have opened up or cracks within the structure.
  • Check for any mould that may have grown over the wet winter months.
  • Check for any animal nesting or damages within the structures of the equipment.
  • Check for any damaged or missing net fixings.
  • Ensure all folding mechanisms are in full working order to prevent injury.
  • Check your goal has enough anchorage (pegs, sandbags, or counterweights).
  • If your equipment has wheels, make sure they’re in full working order.

When to Purchase New Football Goals

Knowing when to replace your football goals is crucial. Here are some signs that it might be time to buy new football goals:

  • Visible Wear and Tear: Look for rust, cracks, or any structural damage.
  • Instability: If your goals wobble or shift during play, it’s a clear sign they need replacing.
  • Outdated Design: Modern goals come with improved safety features and materials that older models lack.

Prepare for Next Season Today

To ensure that your sports equipment is safe, has good longevity and is ready to go for next season, we offer an inspection service on any sports equipment. Call our team on 01785 594421 for advice or to book an inspection.

Are You in Need of New Football Goals?

Football goals are more than just a pair of posts and a crossbar, they are an extremely important part of the game.

High quality goals are designed to withstand regular use. Durable goals can provide several important benefits such as, safety, longevity, and performance.

High quality goals ensure player safety is at its highest. The quality in materials makes sure that the goals will last longer, which provides better value for you. The goals also allow for players to focus on their game without worrying about an equipment issue.

Did You Know?

FA Affiliated Club Discount

You can qualify for up to 20% off selected goals & team shelters if you are an FA affiliated club. Give us a call: 01785 594421 or email info@markharrod.com to discuss!


Football Foundation Grant

You can also qualify for discounted goals of up to 75% off a selected range (see below) of new football goals from the “Football Foundation” if you are one of these organisations:

The grant is suitable for the following goals:

  • 11v11, 9v9 and mini soccer goals
  • Futsal goalposts
  • FA 3G pitch registered goalposts

To see the full list of goals available through the grant, please click here.

There is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing new football goals that can be partly funded by the Football Foundation. It’s a must-do when you can receive a big helping hand when buying and upgrading your clubs football goals. It’s worth noting that a club is only able to apply for one grant application per year so make sure you take time to identify what your club needs and plan ahead.

To understand more about the grant click here. If you’d like guidance on this then give the Mark Harrod Ltd sales team a call and we will happily take you through the process.

Give us a call on 01785 594421 or email info@markharrod.com.


Don’t forget with every set of goals we deliver, we include a ‘Goalpost maintenance and inspection schedule’ booklet. This highlights the areas you need to carry out your checks, as well as giving you a schedule as and when to complete the checks.