Playing field equipment - Portable and permanent socketed goals - Functional, safety requirements and test methods

This European Standard is applicable to playing field goals used for competition, training or recreational play, indoor and outdoor areas including educational establishments and public recreational areas.
It specifies the functional and safety requirements and test methods for all types of portable and permanent socketed goals having a total weight greater than 10 kg with the exception of goals with a size of 5,00 m × 2,00 m and 7,32 m × 2,44 m with a weight of > 42 kg, which are covered by EN 748 (see Table 1, Footnote b and c).
The following goals specified in the standards listed below are also excluded:
a)   EN 748 (football);
b)   EN 749 (handball);
c)   EN 750 (hockey);
d)   EN 1270 (basketball) and any other type of goal used for basketball;
e)   EN 15312 (free access multi-sports);
f)   EN 13451 7 (water polo);
g)   EN 16664 (lightweight goals).
The following goals are also excluded:
h)   inflatable goals;
i)   goals which are classified as toys under the responsibility of CEN/TC 52;
j)   for portable and permanent socketed playing field goals for American football;
k)   goals which are intended to move in use (e.g. Lacrosse, rink hockey and roller hockey).

Spielfeldgeräte - Ortsveränderliche und standortgebundene Tore - Funktionale und sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren

Diese Europäische Norm gilt für Spielfeldtore, die zu Wettkampf-, Trainings- oder Freizeitzwecken genutzt und in Innen- und Außenbereichen einschließlich Bildungseinrichtungen und öffentlichen Freizeitbereichen verwendet werden.
Sie legt die funktionalen und sicherheitstechnischen Anforderungen sowie Prüfverfahren für alle ortsveränderlichen und standortgebundenen Tore mit einem Gesamtgewicht von mehr als 10 kg mit der Ausnahme von Torgrößen 5,00 m × 2,00 m und 7,32 m × 2,44 m mit einem Gewicht > 42 kg, welche in EN 748 enthalten sind (siehe Tabelle 1, Fußnoten b und c), fest.
Diese Norm ist auch nicht anwendbar auf die folgenden Tore nach:
a) EN 748 (Fußball);
b) EN 749 (Handball);
c) EN 750 (Hockey);
d) EN 1270 (Basketball) sowie andere für Basketball verwendete Tore;
e) EN 15312 (frei zugängliche Multisportgeräte);
f) EN 13451-7 (Wasserpolo);
g) EN 16664 (Leichtgewicht-Tore).
Diese Norm gilt nicht für:
h) aufblasbare Tore;
i) Tore, die unter der Zuständigkeit von CEN/TC 52 als Spielzeug eingestuft sind;
j) ortsveränderliche und standortgebundene Spielfeldtore beim American Football;
k) Tore, die bei der Verwendung beweglich sein sollen (z. B. Lacrosse, Rink-Hockey und Rollhockey N1)).

Équipements de jeux - Buts mobiles et fixes - Exigences fonctionnelles et de sécurité, méthodes d'essai

La présente Norme européenne s’applique aux buts de terrains de jeux utilisés pour la compétition, l’entraînement ou les jeux récréatifs, à l’intérieur ou à l’extérieur, y compris dans les établissements scolaires et les espaces publics de loisirs.
Elle spécifie les exigences fonctionnelles et de sécurité et les méthodes d’essai de tous les types de buts mobiles ou fixes d’un poids total supérieur à 10 kg à l’exception des buts mesurant 5,00 m × 2,00 m et 7,32 m × 2,44 m et pesant > 42 kg, qui sont couverts par l’EN 748 (voir le Tableau 1, notes de bas de tableau b et c).
Les buts suivants, qui sont spécifiés dans les normes énumérées ci-dessous, sont également exclus :
a) EN 748 (football) ;
b) EN 749 (handball) ;
c) EN 750 (hockey) ;
d) EN 1270 (basketball) et tout autre type de but utilisé pour le basketball ;
e) EN 15312 (équipements sportifs multi-sports en accès libre) ;
f) EN 13451-7 (water-polo) ;
g) EN 16664 (buts légers).
Les buts suivants sont également exclus :
h) buts gonflables ;
i) buts qui sont classifiés comme des jouets sous la responsabilité du CEN/TC 52 ;
j) buts de terrains de jeux, mobiles ou fixes, pour le football américain ;
k) buts qui sont destinés à être déplacés en cours d’utilisation (par exemple buts de crosse, rink hockey et roller hockey).

Oprema športnih igrišč - Premična in nepremična nogometna vrata - Funkcionalne in varnostne zahteve ter preskusne metode

Ta evropski standard se uporablja za vrata, ki se uporabljajo za tekmovanja, vadbo ali rekreacijo na notranjih ali zunanjih športnih igriščih, vključno s tistimi, ki so del izobraževalnih in javnih ustanov.
Določa funkcionalne in varnostne zahteve ter preskusne metode za vse vrste premičnih in nepremičnih nogometnih vrat, ki imajo skupno težo, večjo od 10 kg, razen za vrata velikosti 5 × 2 m in 7,32 × 2,44 m s težo > 42 kg, ki so zajeta v standardu EN 748 (glej preglednico 1, opombi b in c).
Izključena so tudi naslednja vrata, ki so določena v spodaj naštetih standardih:
a) EN 748 (nogomet);
b) EN 749 (rokomet);
c) EN 750 (hokej);
d) EN 1270 (košarka) in katera koli druga vrsta vrat za košarko;
e) EN 15312 (prosto dostopna večnamenska športna oprema);
f) EN 13451-7 (vaterpolo);
g) EN 16664 (lahka nogometna vrata).
Izključena so tudi naslednja vrata:
h) napihljiva vrata;
i) vrata, ki so klasificirana kot igrače, za katere se uporablja standard CEN/TC 52;
j) vse vrste prenosljivih ali trajno nameščenih vrat za ameriški nogomet;
k) vrata, ki se pri uporabi premikajo (npr. lacrosse, hokej na ledu in na rolerjih).

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 16579:2018+AC:2019
01-oktober-2019
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 16579:2018
Oprema športnih igrišč - Premična in nepremična nogometna vrata - Funkcionalne
in varnostne zahteve ter preskusne metode

Playing field equipment - Portable and permanent socketed goals - Functional, safety

requirements and test methods
Spielfeldgeräte - Ortsveränderliche und standortgebundene Tore - Funktionale und
sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren

Équipements de jeux - Buts mobiles et fixes - Exigences fonctionnelles et de sécurité,

méthodes d'essai
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 16579:2018+AC:2019
ICS:
97.220.40 Oprema za športe na Outdoor and water sports
prostem in vodne športe equipment
SIST EN 16579:2018+AC:2019 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 16579:2018+AC
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
July 2019
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 97.220.40 Supersedes EN 16579:2018
English Version
Playing field equipment - Portable and permanent
socketed goals - Functional, safety requirements and test
methods

Équipements de jeux - Buts mobiles et fixes - Exigences Spielfeldgeräte - Ortsveränderliche und

fonctionnelles et de sécurité, méthodes d¿essai standortgebundene Tore - Funktionale und

sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und
Prüfverfahren

This European Standard was approved by CEN on 6 November 2017 and includes Corrigendum approved by CEN on 6

November 2017.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2019 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 16579:2018+AC:2019 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 6

4 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 7

5 Measurements, Categorization and Classification .............................................................................. 7

5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 7

5.2 Materials .......................................................................................................................................................... 10

6 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................ 10

6.1 Strength ........................................................................................................................................................... 10

6.1.1 Goal frame of all classes and types other than Type 2 goals ........................................................ 10

6.1.2 Additional test for any type of goal with a height of ≥ 2 m and a weight of between

22 kg and 42 kg ............................................................................................................................................. 10

6.1.3 Goal frame of Type 2 goals ........................................................................................................................ 10

6.2 Stability ............................................................................................................................................................ 10

6.3 Entrapment .................................................................................................................................................... 11

6.3.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 11

6.3.2 Completely bound (enclosed) openings .............................................................................................. 11

6.3.3 Partially bound and V-shaped openings .............................................................................................. 11

6.4 Net fixings ....................................................................................................................................................... 11

6.5 Net ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12

6.6 Surface finish ................................................................................................................................................. 12

6.7 Transport system ......................................................................................................................................... 12

7 Test methods ................................................................................................................................................. 12

7.1 Strength test procedure ............................................................................................................................. 12

7.1.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 12

7.1.2 Determination of strength ........................................................................................................................ 12

7.2 Determination of stability ......................................................................................................................... 16

7.2.1 Socketed goals (Type 1) ............................................................................................................................. 16

7.2.2 Portable goals (Type 2 to Type 4) .......................................................................................................... 16

7.3 Determination of strength of net fixings ............................................................................................. 16

7.4 Net yarn/woven/knitted diameter ........................................................................................................ 17

8 Test report ...................................................................................................................................................... 17

9 Assembly, storage, transportation, inspection and maintenance .............................................. 18

10 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 18

10.1 Warning Label ............................................................................................................................................... 18

10.2 Product identification ................................................................................................................................ 19

10.3 Anchoring system mounting positions markings ............................................................................. 19

Annex A (normative) Test methods for head and neck entrapment ........................................................ 20

A.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 20

A.2 Completely bound openings ..................................................................................................................... 20

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A.2.1 Apparatus ........................................................................................................................................................ 20

A.2.2 Procedure ........................................................................................................................................................ 22

A.3 Partially bound and V-shaped openings .............................................................................................. 22

A.3.1 Apparatus ........................................................................................................................................................ 22

A.3.2 Procedure ........................................................................................................................................................ 22

Annex B (informative) Foundation (general dimensions and capping) .................................................. 27

B.1 Permanent socketed goals ........................................................................................................................ 27

B.1.1 Sockets and permanent anchoring systems ........................................................................................ 27

B.1.2 Socket caps ...................................................................................................................................................... 27

B.1.3 Net support posts .......................................................................................................................................... 27

B.2 Portable goal .................................................................................................................................................. 28

B.2.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 28

B.2.2 Fixing points ................................................................................................................................................... 28

Annex C (informative) Selection and examples of typical goals related to category .......................... 29

C.1 Typical goals ................................................................................................................................................... 29

C.2 Examples .......................................................................................................................................................... 30

C.2.1 Youth football ................................................................................................................................................. 30

C.2.2 Small-sided football ..................................................................................................................................... 30

C.2.3 Futsal ................................................................................................................................................................. 30

C.2.4 Mini–football .................................................................................................................................................. 30

C.3 Procurement................................................................................................................................................... 31

Annex D (informative) Recommendations regarding the selection of material ................................... 32

Annex E (informative) Inspection and maintenance ...................................................................................... 33

E.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 33

E.2 Maintenance and inspection ..................................................................................................................... 33

E.2.1 Principle ........................................................................................................................................................... 33

E.2.2 Routine visual check .................................................................................................................................... 33

E.2.3 Operational inspection ............................................................................................................................... 34

E.2.4 Main inspection ............................................................................................................................................. 34

E.2.5 Goal inspection record sheet .................................................................................................................... 34

E.3 Inspection control points on goals — Goals according to Table 1 and Table 2 ...................... 35

Annex F (informative) Moving and storage of goal .......................................................................................... 39

F.1 Moving of goals .............................................................................................................................................. 39

F.2 Storage of goals .............................................................................................................................................. 39

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 40

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European foreword

This document (EN 16579:2018+AC:2019) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 136

“Sports, playground and other recreational facilities and equipment”, the secretariat of which is held by

DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by July 2018, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by July 2018.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document includes Corrigendum 1 issued by CEN on 8 August 2019.
This document supersedes ˜EN 16579:2018™.

This document includes the corrigendum 1 which changes in text citations in clauses 6.5 and 6.7.

The start and finish of text introduced or altered by corrigendum is indicated in the text by tags ˜™.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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1 Scope

This European Standard is applicable to playing field goals used for competition, training or

recreational play, indoor and outdoor areas including educational establishments and public

recreational areas.

It specifies the functional and safety requirements and test methods for all types of portable and

permanent socketed goals having a total weight greater than 10 kg with the exception of goals with a

size of 5,00 m × 2,00 m and 7,32 m × 2,44 m with a weight of > 42 kg, which are covered by EN 748 (see

Table 1, Footnote b and c).
The following goals specified in the standards listed below are also excluded:
a) EN 748 (football);
b) EN 749 (handball);
c) EN 750 (hockey);
d) EN 1270 (basketball) and any other type of goal used for basketball;
e) EN 15312 (free access multi-sports);
f) EN 13451-7 (water polo);
g) EN 16664 (lightweight goals).
The following goals are also excluded:
h) inflatable goals;
i) goals which are classified as toys under the responsibility of CEN/TC 52;

j) for portable and permanent socketed playing field goals for American football;

k) goals which are intended to move in use (e.g. Lacrosse, rink hockey and roller hockey).

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 913:2008, Gymnastic equipment — General safety requirements and test methods

EN ISO 1806, Fishing nets — Determination of mesh breaking force of netting (ISO 1806)

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3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
goal

opening or area which forms the target for ball games, usually comprising two uprights and one

crossbar

Note 1 to entry: Includes any other parts such as net, net support, net fixing, socket(s), anchoring system(s),

wheels and handles, which are permanently fitted to the goal.
3.2
portable goal

goal structure which, when erected or assembled is stabilised by means of a specific anchorage or

weight system which enables the structure to withstand the required design and test loads

Note 1 to entry: Portable goals can be referred to as movable goals or free standing goals.

Note 2 to entry: See Annex B for more information on portable goals.
3.3
socketed goal

goal structure which is set in a suitably-sized permanent fixed foundation in such a way as to enable the

combined structure to withstand the required design and test loads
Note 1 to entry: See Annex B for Foundation information.
3.4
goal frame
crossbar and uprights which form the goal opening
3.5
net support
attachment which may be fixed to the goal frame for supporting the net
3.6
frame support

framework comprising the side frame and back frame that may support the goal frame

3.7
anchoring system
system for ensuring that a portable goal cannot tip over, slide or displace
3.8
in use

period commencing with the erection of the goals on the field of play and their subsequent use for

training or play
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3.9
intended use
purpose for which the goal has been designed and manufactured
3.10
not in use

period commencing with the dismantling of the goal, the subsequent movement and storage after use

and any subsequent period when they are not available for their intended use
3.11
crushing point

place where parts of the equipment can move against each other, or against a fixed area so that persons,

or parts of their body, can be crushed
[SOURCE: EN 1176-1:2017, 3.11]
3.12
shearing point

place where part of the equipment can move past a fixed or other moving part, or past a fixed area so

that persons, or parts of their body, can be cut
[SOURCE: EN 1176-1:2017, 3.12]
3.13
entrapment

hazard presented by the situation in which a body, or part of a body, or clothing can become trapped

Note 1 to entry: EN 16579 only considers certain types of entrapment where the user is not able to free

him/herself and injury is caused by the entrapment.

[SOURCE: EN 1176-1:2017, 3.18, modified — The note to entry has been adapted to this document.]

3.14
transport system
means of moving the goal
4 General

A goal should be used as a complete unit (e.g. goal, net, back bar, anchors, stabilizers, etc.) together with

any other accessories that may be required.

NOTE 1 Sport governing bodies specify additional requirements of a goal within their rules.

NOTE 2 The net is optional.
5 Measurements, Categorization and Classification
5.1 General
The categories are shown in Figures 1 and 2 and Tables 1 and 2.
NOTE See Annex C for examples.
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a) Category A b) Category B
Figure 1 — Goal frame categories
Table 1 — Goal sizes — Category A (internal height to crossbar)
Category Type Class Total weight Size ranges
Width Height to Overall
(including back
crossbar height of
bar, net, net
uprights h
(internal)
fixing, and any
(internal)
permanently
attached
anchoring or
stabilizing
system)
kg m m m
A1 1 a m > 10,0 0,70 ≤ w ≤ 1,80 0,50 ≤ h ≤ 1,20 —
Socketed 1
2 Portable 10,0 < m ≤ 18,0
3 Portable 18,0 < m ≤ 42,0
4 Portable m > 42,0
A2 1 a m > 10,0 1,80 ≤ w ≤ 4,88 0,80 ≤ h ≤ 1,99 —
Socketed 1
2 Portable 10,0 < m ≤ 22,0
3 Portable 22,0 < m ≤ 42,0
4 Portable m > 42,0
A3 1 a m > 10,0 —
Socketed
2 Portable 10,0 < m ≤ 18,0
2,00 ≤ h ≤ 2,44
3,00 ≤ w ≤ 6,40
3 Portable 18,0 < m ≤ 42,0
b Portable m > 42,0
c 1 a m > 10,0 6,40 < w ≤ 7,32 2,00 ≤ h ≤ 2,44 —
A4 Socketed 1
2 Portable 18,0 < m ≤ 42,0 6,40 < w ≤ 7,32 2,00 ≤ h ≤ 2,44 —

As socketed goals can be left on a playing field they need to satisfy the highest stability and strength

requirements for their Class irrespective of their weight, to minimize the risk of injury in case of misuse.

Goals with a weight > 42,0 kg and a size of 5,00 m × 2,00 m are covered in EN 748.

Goals with a weight > 42,0 kg and a size of 7,32 m × 2,44 m are covered in EN 748.

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Table 2 — Goal sizes — Category B (height to crossbar/height to top of the crossbar)

Category Type Class Total weight Size ranges
Width Height to Overall height of
(including net,
crossbar uprights
net fixing and
h (Gaelic) h
(internal)
1 2
any
(to top of the
permanently
crossbar (Rugby)
attached
anchoring or
stabilizing
system)
kg m m m
B1 1 a — 2,50 ≤ w < 3,00 1,50 ≤ h < 1,85 4,50 ± 0,05
Socketed 1
2 Portable 10,0 < m ≤ 20,0
3 Portable 20,0 < m ≤ 42,0
4 Portable m > 42,0
B2 1 a — 3,00 ≤ w < 4,60 1,85 ≤ h < 2,20 4,50 ± 0,05
Socketed 1
2 Portable 10,0 < m ≤ 20,0
3 Portable 20,0 < m ≤ 42,0
4 Portable m > 42,0
B3 1 a — 4,60 ≤ w < 6,50 2,20 ≤ h ≤ 2,50 8,50 ± 0,05
Socketed 1
2 Portable 10,0 < m ≤ 20,0
3 Portable 20,0 < m ≤ 42,0
4 Portable m > 42,0
B4 1 a — 4,55 ≤ w < 4,65 2,20 ≤ h ≤ 2,50 6,00 ≤ h ≤ 10,00
Socketed 1 2
2 Portable 10,0 < m ≤ 20,0
3 Portable 20,0 < m ≤ 42,0
4 Portable m > 42,0
B5 1 a — 6,45 ≤ w < 6,55 2,39 ≤ h ≤ 2,49 11,00 ± 0,05
Socketed 1
B6 1 b — 5,50 ≤ w < 6,50 2,44 ≤ h ≤ 3,10 b
Socketed 1 3,40 ≤ h ≤ 16,00

As socketed goals can be left on a playing field they need to satisfy the highest stability and strength

requirements for their Class irrespective of their weight, to minimize the risk of injury in case of misuse.

The laws of the game of Rugby Union do not specify any maximum value (see [1]). The maximum value is

given as guidance.
a) Category A b) Category B
Figure 2 — Dimensions of goal frame
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5.2 Materials

The selection of materials and their use shall be in accordance with the appropriate European

Standards.
Further information for the selection of material is given in Annex D.

The materials should be selected so that potential hazards through direct contact with the skin can be

avoided.
6 Requirements
6.1 Strength
6.1.1 Goal frame of all classes and types other than Type 2 goals

When tested in accordance with 7.1.2 the goal frame of all classes and types other than Type 2 goals

shall not show:

a) visible signs of cracks/fractures or collapse and no frame component shall become detached;

b) a measured deflection (or permanent deformation) d (see Formula (1)) of the crossbar of > 10 mm.

6.1.2 Additional test for any type of goal with a height of ≥ 2 m and a weight of between 22 kg

and 42 kg

These goals shall be tested in accordance with 7.1.2 under a load of (1 800 ± 50) N. After the test the

goal shall:

a) not show visible signs of cracks/fractures or collapse and no frame component shall become

detached;
b) pass entrapment requirements according to 6.3.
6.1.3 Goal frame of Type 2 goals

When tested in accordance with 7.1.2 the goal frame of Type 2 goals shall not show:

a) visible signs of cracks/fractures or collapse and no frame component shall become detached;

b) a measured deflection (or permanent deformation) d (see Formula (1)) of the crossbar of > 50 mm

after disassembly and re-assembly.
6.2 Stability

When tested in accordance with 7.2, the goal frame of all classes and types of goals shall not fall over,

shall have no permanent deflection from the vertical of 100 mm or greater.
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6.3 Entrapment
6.3.1 General

Goals shall be designed and constructed so that during use, transportation, and storage (if applicable)

there shall be no crushing or shearing hazards between moving parts and/or fixed parts or risk of

entrapment of finger, head and neck when assessed in accordance with the procedure given in

EN 913:2008, Annex A and with the additional requirements according to Annex A of this standard.

6.3.2 Completely bound (enclosed) openings

Accessible completely bound (enclosed) openings with a lower edge more than 600 mm above ground

shall be tested in accordance with A.2.2.

Small probes E and C shall not pass through any opening unless it also allows the passage of large

probe D.

Non-rigid parts (e.g. ropes) shall not overlap if this creates apertures that are not in accordance with the

above.
6.3.3 Partially bound and V-shaped openings

Partially bound and V-shaped openings with an entrance at 600 mm or more above the ground shall be

constructed so that either:
a) the opening is not accessible when tested in accordance with A.3.2; or

b) if accessible at a position of 600 mm or more above ground when tested in accordance with A.3.2,

depending on the angular orientation range of the opening (see Figure A.4), shall comply with the

following:

Range 1: (template centre line ± 45° from vertical); the template apex contacts the base of the

opening and the depth of the opening is less than the length of the template to the underside of the

shoulder section.

Range 2: (template centre line from horizontal to + 45°); when the template apex contacts the base

of the opening, the depth of the opening shall be less than the ‘A’ portion of the template. If the

depth of the opening is greater than the ‘A’ portion of the template all parts of the opening above

the ‘A’ portion shall also allow insertion of the shoulder section of the test template (see Figure A.2)

or probe D (see Figure A.1c).
Range 3: no template test requirements.
6.4 Net fixings

When tested according to 7.3 no visible fracture and/or permanent deformation shall occur at the net

fixings and the net fixing shall not dislodge.

Any opening in the net fixing outside the profile of the goal frame shall not result in entrapment when

tested in accordance with 6.3.

Metal cup hooks and metal spring cup hooks shall not be used as a means of fixing the net to the goal

frame.

The spacing between net fixings shall not allow a ball for which the goal is intended to be used to pass

and shall not create any entrapment in accordance with 6.3.
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