Football Goal Net Supports

A net support is designed to maintain the shape of the modern day football net, with the ‘roof’ section of the net having been gradually increased in recent years to the modern day ‘box’ shape that we see in the professional game today.

There are 3 shapes of football net available nowadays, with 3 corresponding types of net supports:

The net used in the top leagues around the world is the ‘box’ shaped net. To maintain the box shape and without any metalwork inside the net beyond the goal frame, we use 2 posts just behind the back of the net. The nets are then fastened in the top rear corners of the net used a heavy duty twine or strap. We call these ‘Freehanging' International Net Supports’ and are usually supplied in a dark colour as to not distract a player’s attention from the actual goal post.

Prior to the ‘box’ shape becoming popular, goal nets had a short roof section before dropping diagonally to the ground. To maintain this shape, there are 2 types of net supports that can be used. The most popular of which is a ‘D’ shaped support which is actually called a ‘Continental’ net support. These are fixed to the top of the posts and provide the adequate support to maintain the roof of the goal net.

The other support that maintains this net is a simple tube that runs horizontal to create the roof of the net but then runs diagonally to the ground the fully support the full height of the net. This is known as an international net support and is only really used on freestanding goals more so to support the structure of the goal.

The last shape of the net is a ‘straight runback’ which simply runs from the crossbar diagonally to the ground and requires no net supports.

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