The Edwards 60mm round steel goal post has 20mm OD steel continental net supports (Sold Separately). All sockets for these 9 v 9 goals are 46cm deep and posts go right to the bottom of the socket. The 60mm round steel socketed 9 a side goals measure 16ft by 7ft and the goalpost incorporates push in arrow head safety net hooks. Why are 9 v 9 goals important? 9v9 football goalposts for U11 and U12s will be optional for season 2012/13 and mandatory for season 2013/14 as part of the FAs Youth Development Review. The FA recently announced that football matches for younger players will be played with smaller teams and on smaller pitches. This is seen as an important move in developing young players and the future of soccer in this country. It is hoped that this new approach with 9 v 9 games will deliver dividends in the quality of the players that come through the system and also make football more enjoyable for younger players. The new 9v9 goalposts format is considered a crucial part of these plans.