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  1. Football Rugby Hockey

    As the leading goalpost manufacturer in the UK, goalpost safety is an issue that Harrod takes very seriously.One of the best strategies to reduce accidents and injuries is anchorage of freestanding goals. This is reflected in European Safety Standards and FA guidelines, both of w...

  2. Football

    From the number of substitutions, to goal-line technology and ABBA penalty shootouts, football is always evolving. Even equipment that might be taken for granted, like goalposts, have changed dramatically over the last 150 years.Early yearsIntroduced in 1863, the first codified A...

  3. Football

    For the last seventy years, Hackney Marshes have been synonymous with grassroots and Sunday League football, a space where amateur teams can compete in tournaments, train, or just come for a kickabout. But facilities like those provided at Hackney are a dying breed, leaving peopl...

  4. Football

    Challenges of a sloping football pitch.The life of a local football club groundsman can be a difficult task and one of many challenges.Faced with battling the wind and rain to limit postponements, ever tightening budgets, arriving first on match days to mark out the pitch, last t...

  5. Football

    With the euro's kick off fast approaching the team here at Harrod UK are all excited for the action to start.As our first major tournament, the UEFA European Football Championships has continued to hold a special place in our hearts since 1996, as it created an opportunity for us...

  6. Football

    Football goals come in many shapes and sizes to suit different requirements – but the need to ensure safety never diminishes. Harrod UK has been a leading voice in goal post safety for many years now. We were involved in the BBC 'That's Life' programme with Esther Rantzen...

  7. Football

    Football goal post safety is something we take extremely seriously. And while, as an industry, we have made great strides in improving standards and codes of practice, it is vital that those who purchase and maintain goal posts understand their ongoing responsibility....

  8. Football Rugby Hockey

    For most sports, a good game is just as dependant on a high-quality surface as it is the players. But with so many options available and the differing demands of various sports, which surface is the best choice for your requirements? Professional sports Ideal for: Football, Rugby...

  9. Football

    The Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships kicked off in style on Tuesday 16th June with hosts England winning 14 - 0 in the opening 7-a-side game against Japan.The 12 day tournament promises to be the biggest and most inclusive to date with 16 teams from around the world co...

  10. Football

    The technology and design of football goals and nets has significantly improved over the last 50 years. Some of this change is as subtle as it's possible to be. This is our nine-point plan on how an elite level football goal is put together… ready for Harry Kane to drill one in f...

  11. Football Rugby Hockey Netball

    Government estimates suggest that almost one in three children aged between 2 and 15 in the UK are either overweight or obese, which can lead to increased risk of mental or physical illness in adulthood. But by making sport an important part of their lives from an early age, chil...

  12. Football

    Wayne Rooney proudly found the back of another Harrod UK net last night to become England's leading goal scorer.The match between England and Switzerland was held at Wembley Stadium, in front of over 70,000 fans – the perfect place for the captain to score his 50th international...

  13. Football

    It has been another busy few months for the Harrod UK team, as we successfully sent a full to capacity container to New Zealand.Among the equipment were Football goals, nets and team shelters destined for use at the FIFA U20 World Cup, New Zealand.The organisers requested bespoke...

  14. Football

    Video Assistant Referee – What is VAR?Video referral and appeal systems have been used in several sports for years - notably rugby, cricket, tennis and American football. In the NFL, in 2016, the video review system used saved the NFL from making 149 mistakes that could have impa...

  15. Football Hockey

    It doesn't matter if you play Sunday league or in the Premier League, a well-kept set of goalposts is an important part of any match.At the lower levels of the game, posts are typically made from steel rather than aluminium. While both are treated via a phosphating process to hel...

  16. Football

    As the end of another school year approaches many head teachers are beginning to plan ahead and budget for the new term, looking to purchase any required equipment before pupils and staff return in September.Choosing the right football goal for a junior school can be a challengin...