Leading Australian goal post supplier PILA group® explains why aluminium soccer goals are superior to steel, timber or PVC alternatives. PILA uses only aluminium for manufacturing its goal posts.

Soccer goals are usually made from wood, PVC, steel or aluminium. The composition of regulation soccer goal posts has become more uniform to meet safety protocols as per the stringent compliance requirements for sports goal posts.

PILA manufactures soccer and futsal goal posts from high tensile aluminium tube with extruded net tracks for additional safety, exceeding the requirements set by international soccer affiliations including FFA, FIFA and UEFA.

PILA uses aluminium over steel, timber or PVC for their goal posts for three key reasons:

1. Aluminium is lighter than steel or timber goals

Lighter goals are easier to move especially on multi-use fields where posts need to be removed for the off-season or to accommodate other winter sports.

2. Aluminium is safer than steel, timber or PVC goals

Safer alternatives have been implemented since the ban on steel net clips in 2000. PILA’s extruded net track is part of the aluminium goal frame and allows nets to be attached through a specially designed system designed to prevent injury.

3. Aluminium is virtually maintenance-free

Aluminium does not rust like steel, does not rot like timber, and does not crack or warp like PVC, making it easier to maintain and care for, saving schools and associations money over the life of their goal posts. PILA’s durable glossy white powdercoated finish protects posts against the elements.

PILA’s football goal posts are used at major venues and by leading sporting teams including Sydney FC, Melbourne Heart, BCU Stadium, Marconi-Fairfield, Asia Pacific Football Academy in New Zealand, Central Coast Mariners, Blue Tongue Stadium and Smiles Stadium as well as at promotional events for the Socceroos and NAB, and at countless council, club and school fields nationally.