Height of fence should be a minimum of 3m to sides and 5m at ends behind goals. Run offs are desirable (3m deep quarantined area between edge of playing area and perimeter fence). Recommend softwood kickboards around perimeter and protection net behind goals or alternatively an impact resistant high density mesh. High ball retention is also a consideration, so elevated netting systems offer a means to keep the ball safely in the playing area.
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Areas To Think About
Below read frequently asked questions and have a look at our illustration to help you with areas to think about.
What height of fence do I require?
- GAA: 3.0 – 6.0m
What must I consider in the specifications of a sports system?
- This depends on the complexity of the project, however common points are:
- Proximity of fence line to the playing area
- Height of fence
- Sport being played (hard ball or soft ball sports)
- Is the fence also acting as a security perimeter?
- Are there minimum performance criteria to apply?
What is the size of a goal recess?
- There are no strict guidelines as they are used in general purpose games areas. Common sizes are 2.5m or 5.0m wide x 1.2m deep
What are Ballcatches and how are they different from Ballstops?
- Ballcatches are used to retain high flying balls, preventing them from leaving the pitch area and so limit nuisance and damage to neighbouring properties.
- Heights typically range from 8.0 to 12.0m.
- Ballstops are used to retain low level balls from leaving the pitch boundary. Ballstops are available in varying levels of rigidity – the suitability of which is governed by the assessment of the frequency and force of impact.
- Heights typically range from 3.0 – 6.0m.
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