For a beginners goal or for young teams around the world, this is the single most common goal I see in the mini soccer game. I have worked in mini soccer for 10 years and I see these come up everywhere.
I must admit, they are not the highest quality product and are not appropriate for older ages as they can smash the posts and unlodge the posts, and also ruin the nets.
However, this goal for the price it comes at is a dead certainty for any parent looking for a first goal for their children in their gardens, and even more so for any club with a large amount of young, mini soccer playing teams who need a lot of goals for their pitches.
I would highly recommend this to anyone, who fits the above criteria. I would also like to add that I have purchased 10 of these in the last 2 years for our ever growing club.
I bought this for the family a while back because we enjoy playing the odd garden football game together when the weather is nice on those rare occasions. From what I could see at the time, there were a variety of sizes available, from a full size 16' x 7', through more manageable sizes of 8' x 6', and down to 5' x 4', which I thought would be a more manageable for moving around the garden as required, and hence, was the one I went for for £50 from Amazon.
For the price, what you get is a PVC tubing frame that is made up from white 67mm diameter hollow tubing that interlocks together to form the goal frame. The frame has everything you need to support the net, in that it has a front, sides and base so that it can remain free standing wherever you put it. The goal also comes with a net which you then clip to the back of the frame with the supplied net clips, and for additional security, the goal is also supplied with a couple of ground pegs to hold the goal in position.
Once assembled, it is quite lightweight, meaning that it can be easily moved around the garden as required, normally I find, when the grass gets worn out in the goal mouth area and you want to give the area a rest for the grass to recover. You can normally do it with one person, but size wise, you are probably better off with 2. As mentioned, you do have the option to peg it down to the ground with the supplied pegs, but I've never really done that because it seems to stand ok on its own, and only occasionally has fallen over after someone has really blasted a shot into the net.
Durability wise it seems to weather well and is quite tough. We have had it out in all weathers, even when there has been an overnight frost and snow, and after about 18 months of use thus far, it still looks good. None of the PVC framework is damaged or cracked, and the net has held well with no fraying or holes. The tubes have also taken a few knocks over time, but nothing has appeared to damage them in any way.
One of the really good things about this goal is that you can quickly assemble and disassemble it, meaning that you can quickly set it up for an afternoon game perhaps if you suddenly get a good spot of weather. Overall, the manufactures claim that you should be able to assemble the goal in about 5 minutes, and I can pretty much vouch for that claim to be true because my son manages to assemble it in under that time. Similarly, you can take it apart just as quick, which means that you can then easily store it away again when not in use.
Negative points? Nothing specifically with the goal itself, but it would have been nice if it came in some sort of storage bag in which you could store everything to keep all the bits together. We currently store it back in its original box when not in use, but that starting to fray and get damaged a bit. So for perhaps a few pounds more, it would have been nice if the company provided a bag.
In summary, you can get cheaper goals than this in markets and on eBay. But when you pay a little more, you get a very durable goal frame that is easy assemble, and lasts well against all the elements that you can throw (or kick) at it to provide the family with hours of fun. Hence, a 5 star recommendation.
My oldest son was given a Samba Fun Goal by his grandfather who is insistent that one day he will be playing for Manchester United.....and I wouldn't mind if he had the pay check of a Man Utd player! I don't know exactly how much he paid for it, but I note that the same Samba Fun Goal is available direct from the Samba Sports website (www.sambasports.co.uk) for £77.68, which includes postage and packaging. This is pretty expensive and I'm not sure I would have paid out this much myself, but as it was a gift we were more than happy to accept it - and my son was even happier.
Unfortunately, there is only one goal that is supplied, rather than a pair of goals which would be better, but having said that, the one goal allows my son and his friends to practice taking penalty shoot outs and saving them. The goals do come in a variety of sizes, but the one we have is the largest size of Samba Fun Goals which measures 8 feet wide by 6 feet high and about 2 feet deep. It is therefore a really good size for children to play with......but it's also suitable for adults also......apparently.
The goal is supplied with everything needed to use it. It does need to be assembled - which really takes about 15 minutes in total and is simple to do. The frame is made of PVC and so it's fairly lightweight, but it is also robust and can stand up to a lot of abuse. The net is also decent quality and is fully attached to the frame at all angles and so the ball is caught in the net. The frame is also attached to the grass by ground pegs and this gives the goal some stability and means that the goal isn't accidentally knocked over all the time, although it can still be knocked askew at times.
This goal has given my son hours of entertainment already and I do think it's a good product - although it is far too expensive!!
Most kids enjoy football, and when we have visitors at our house we usually set our Samba Fun Goal up in the garden. At 8' x 6' it is a good, generous size and fits well in our garden as we have a large grass area. There are a number of self assembly goals out there and we opted for this one as it was a decent size and at £69.99 it was also a reasonable price at the time.
Included in the kit is the net, net clips, and ground anchors. The posts and frame are made from 68mm diameter PVC tubing. The net clips hold the net to the goalposts and the ground anchors ensure the goal doesn't fall over when windy or when they are hit with the ball. One thing that i like is the fact that running into the posts or falling against them wont hurt anyone as the goals are sturdy but also safe.
Assembling the goal is easy and the whole kit is lightweight so is easy to transport. I would have liked a couple more ground pegs, however. When using a leather ball and with adults playing, the goal can wobble a little and with just 2 ground pegs this is a little insufficient. I will say, overall I am impressed with the build quality and I can see that the goal will last. I dont leave it out in poor weather to ensure it lasts a long time, and assembly takes 2 adults just a few minutes.
My Mum purchased this goal for my daughter for her birthday this year. She is football crazy and loves to play it with her Daddy - in fact she has him out in the garden everyday for a little kick about! She didn't have a proper goal (they used to use 2 little recycle bins as a goal!) so she was thrilled when my Mum got her this. She paid a £4.89 for it in the sale from Argos at the end of May. I am not sure how much it costs when it isn't in the sale.
The goal comes flat packed in a long brown box. The goal has to be put together yourself but comes with very clear and concise instructions on how to do it. Myself and my husband had it put together within 10 minutes. In the box you will find the goal net, poles to build the frame and two ground pegs. I would recommend getting a couple more ground pegs as if the ball is kicked at full force (looking at my husband here!), the goal does wobble a little bit.
My daughter doesn't use a proper leather football to play with this goal as they tend to be too heavy and the one time my husband hit one into the goal it tore the net so Mummy had to sit and stitch it! Now we use the softer balls, like the Mookie character balls as they are softer and nowhere near as heavy!
The goal is the perfect size for the garden and measure at 8x6. Obviously it is not a full size goal but it is perfect for kids and adults alike to play a quick game in the garden. The net is of good quality but cannot withstand the force of proper footballs. I would suggest taking the goal down during the winter months to prevent damage to it.
Highly recommended, especially if you can find it for the bargain price my Mum did!
This is an excellent product that i got for christmas around 3 years ago now and its still basically as good as new with lots of use. Samba sports is world renound, respected and reliable company in the goal making field. Tese may not be the cheapest football goals available but they are certainly,in my opinion, the best!
The goal is a 8' x 6' Ultra-tough UPVC frame and comes complete with frame, net, net clips & 2 ground anchors. It comes with "lock in" corners, which make it very stable. You have to assemble the goal yourself, but it comes with instructions and me and my dad managed it in under 10 minutes and we are deffinately no DIY experts, so very simple assembly.
Prity much wherever you buy it you will get a 1 year guarantee. This emphasises the point that this is by far the most robust and sturdy of all the goals out there of similar size. Lots of other makes that some of my friends have or had tend to fall apart within a year or 2. Ours has come under much punishment but is still standing in our garden! It also stands up to rain and weathering generally very well. We have had it in our garden the entire 3 years so im sure its come up again a fair bit of storm conditions in its time!
Its great for almost any size garden and me, my brother and our friends have had endless hours of enjoyment from it. It is an excellent christmas present for a football loving child of almost and age if your stuck for present ideas.
It cost me £100 3 years ago, however now Amazon has it priced at a very reasonable £74.50, you may even be able to get it cheaper if you shop around a bit. If you ever break the net like we have done, you can buy a new one for around £14.99 which again is very reasonable. The net is the only thing we have found to break or be damaged. The goal structure as a whole is very reliable and sustained over 3 years very well.
They can be as easily taken down and reconstructed for weekend football usage. I think this is the "standard" 7-a-side goal size. So if you have a younger kids football team they are great for that aswell. Multi-purpose and it will certainly be able to stand up to the inevitable pounding it will endure.
Great product for all ages, fits in almost any garden and certainly the most stable and long lasting goal out there! Well worth looking into if your thinking of buying a goal of this size.
Size: 8' x 6'