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Football goals for the garden-keeping children active

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Children should be active every single day and it doesn’t matter how, all that matters is that they are not stuck in the house playing on the damn Xbox or PlayStation! If your children are big football fans then it will be certain that scoring a goal will be on their list of things to do that day….any day to be fair!

So, Hands up, who has ever had something broken in the house by the children kicking a football about or if you have yourself broken something in the house by trying to beat your record of keepy uppys?

?this is me with 2 hands up as I have gone through both.

My record is still 4 keepy uppys if you were wondering

I have 4 children, all boys who love to have competitions between them to see who can hit the ball the hardest at one another IN THE HOUSE!!! I’m sure it would be better out in the garden, but if they do insist on doing it in the house I try to minimise the damage by swapping the football with a balloon?

Keep them active

I haven’t got a huge back garden to put football goals in but they are really handy to have and gives my boys a bit more incentive to get outside and play real football rather than play it on the Xbox all bloody day.

boy in shorts ready to shoot at goal

In this post, I will be showing some football goalposts that might be ideal for you and to suit the size of your gardens.  I will tell you about…

  • Prices
  • Dimensions
  • Where you can get them
  • And whether or not your little cherubs are going to break them in the first 5 minutes


I have spent quite a while looking at all kinds of football posts so you don’t have to do your own comparisons.

Let’s start off small shall we?


FootballThis is a great starter goal post, ideal for indoor or outdoor use.

Suitable for age 3+

Comes with a carry bag to keep it all together if you want to take it somewhere like the beach, ground pegs for outdoor use, a small football, a pump to pump up the ball, a whistle and a yellow + red card for the budding little refs out there.

Dimensions 60cm (H) 85cm (W) 42cm (D)


My Rating   7/10


This easy pop-up goal is just one of a pair you get for the same price

Comes with an easy to carry storage bag and literally takes seconds to put up so no more taking ages to build goals, just pop it up and start playing.

Size 1.2m (but does come in different sizes for different prices)

BUY NOW FOR BETWEEN $24.95 – $59.95 

My Rating   8/10


Foldable Pop Up Goal Net Football Soccer Door Sports 

Great for indoor or outdoor use.  Super easy and quick to pop up, lightweight and compact. Great for target practice


My Rating   8/10


 Mitre PVC weatherproof goals

These goals are very hard wearing and durable so there’s no need to take them out of the rain.  It has metal stakes to hold it in place and it’s very easy to assemble.

Size   8ft × 4ft

BUY NOW FOR BETWEEN $44.70 – $83.40 (depending on size)

My Rating   8/10


FORZA Soccer Goal – The ultimate 2017 home soccer goal

This one comes with a locking system so no matter how hard drunk uncle Jim kicks the ball at it it will still stay locked.  Also has anchor pegs that can pin it to the ground to keep it from moving.  Ideal for small family gardens.

BUY NOW FOR ONLY $139.99 $94.99

My Rating   8/10


FORZA Alu60 Soccer Goal

This super strong made of reinforced aluminum can withstand the hardest of shots so you can keep scoring time and time again.

BUY NOW FOR ONLY $249.99 $184.99

this price is for the 6ft x 4ft, other sizes are different prices

My Rating    9/10


QUICKPLAY PRO Match-Fold Portable Soccer Goal Range with Carrying Bag

A strong 3-inch uPVC Crossbar and post set that can be easily set up and easily put back away into its bag.

Size  6ft x 4ft

BUY NOW FOR ONLY $169.99 (other sizes are available at different prices)

My Rating   8/10

Different goals for different people

There are many different types of football goal posts for the garden which you be able to see for yourself so I won’t bore you with anymore.

My favorite out of all the ones I have shown you is the Forza soccer goal posts as they are really light and can be moved easily (as long as you remember to take the anchor pegs out first) They definitely give you what you need for the money.



☆Forza Football and rugby post combo☆

That’s right, you get 2 for 1 here with this great idea.  It’s super strong and very sturdy and with the new locking system, it ensures all total components fit together easily and tight.

I love this one!!!

Size   8ft x 5ft


My Rating  10/10


boy diving to save a goalGarden


Goalposts and rebounder combo

It stops football’s from going over next door so there’s no more “DAD, THE BALLS GONE OVER AGAIN”

Slides out of sight like a curtain after you have finished playing with it. Very sturdy and solid.

Size goals are 16ft × 7ft   rebound net is 10ft high and can be extended to the size you need it to be.

Price   £165.00……..bargain!!

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My Rating   10/10


Have any Questions or Comments?

10 comments on “Football goals for the garden-keeping children active


Can you please elaborate with what is most important factor too look for when selecting the goal post for ages above 10+ because at this age the children are with super sonic attitudes and want to perform all nasty things.Also which is the best post when it comes to foldable thing , because for many families they travel on weekends and children need there all like plays with them.What is alternate best buy option online.


with having 4 boisterous sons myself, durability is the key factor when it comes to goal posts as they like to jump all over them like a bunch of monkeys.  I have found this goal post set which is both strong and can be folded away QUICKPLAY Match Fold-Away Football Goal 12×6′  it might be ok to fit into a small van if you have one


This is an excellent idea. Reminds of the time that i bought two paintball bunkers for my backyard so me and my friends could keep practicing our drills.

Adding the football goals to the yard is an excellent way to get more enjoyment out of the yard and keep the kids active. I also bet this is a great way for the whole family to get together and have some friendly competition 😉

I’m really blown away by how inexpensive the goals are. I never would have guessed they could be so affordable.

Personally, i’m a huge fan of the PowerShot pop up goals because of the color and the fact it comes with 2 goals. They are inexpensive and don’t take up to much space so they can easily fit in any yard.

Thanks for this great idea. Things just got quite a bit more exciting for me and my family.


The powershot pop ups are actually best sellers that i have myself so i can vouch for how great they are.
It does get a bit competitive with myself and my 4 sons out the garden but thats part of the fun 🙂


Great idea to get kids outside and get them to play football themselves again, instead of the computergames like Fifa for example. I know I loved this when I was young, and without a doubt the kids are going to inpersonate Cristiano Ronaldo when having these in the garden!


I think they are great if im honast, like you said it gives them an incentive to get out and play more


Oh wow! These are great ideas! I have three boys and yes, they love to play ball in the house and it can drive a mom crazy for sure. I did not think to get something like the goals you have listed for outdoors. Why, I do not know why. But I really like the idea. I especially like the PowerShot pop up goals X2. Seems durable and perfect. Thanks for inspiring me!


The powershot pop up goals would be ideal for your three boys im sure, let me know how they enjoy them


Hi Shwni,
We’re just getting into the backyard sports here at our house… my 4 year old and 2 year old would no doubt want to hang on and climb on the net as well as shoot at it! I like the PVC options for that reason, I think – they seem the strongest!
Have you ever come across a net with side “wings” for those shots that go wide (like the rebounder in your “bonus” option but on the sides instead of above)? I’m thinking that’d save a whole lot of chasing the ball down during the early years before their aim gets good!


with the rebounder you have the option of putting it down low or high so it could solve all that for you


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