Florida Children At Risk for Injury from Unanchored Soccer Goals


Soccer is a great sport in Florida. Children of all ages and adults enjoy soccer. My kids have played soccer in various parks in St. Johns, Duval, Clay, and other counties throughout Florida. Most Saturdays, you can find many soccer games being played. While soccer is a fun sport, it can also be dangerous especially when soccer goals are not anchored for safety. Some soccer goals can weigh a few hundred pounds. When a soccer goal falls on a child, serious injury and death can even occur. To promote safety and awareness of this problem, a non profit group publishes a web site called www.anchoredforsafety.org. I thought that the site is a good reference tool that educates the Florida parents and the public about soccer goal related injuries and safety measures.

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