The Fair Trading Regulation 2007 requires commercially available moveable soccer goals (excluding those that weigh less than 28 kg and those designed specifically for indoor use) to be stable.
The Regulation was introduced because unstable moveable soccer goalposts have been implicated in death and serious injury, both here and overseas.
If you are currently using moveable soccer goalposts which were purchased prior to 1 March 2005, it is important that you make sure they are stable and secure when in use.
The Office of Fair Trading can assist you in understanding the requirements of the new Regulation. Contact:
NSW Office of Fair Trading
Safety and Standards Branch
Tel: (02) 8467 4469
The Office of Fair Trading has produced a CD-Rom which has been distributed to soccer clubs, high schools and local councils in NSW. The CD-Rom assists officials and players to understand the new law and provides information on how to ensure that existing goalposts are secured safely.
Ask your club official to play the CD-Rom for you.
To purchase copies of the Standards Australia Handbook HB 227-2003, Portable soccer goalposts – Manufacture, use and storage contact:
Tel: (02) 8206 6000