I work at a primary school and the soccer nets have been stolen. The goal frames are still there, but the nets are gone. Is there a way to replace them so that they won't be stolen again? I thought perhaps making the nets removable? I've seen anti-vandal anti-theft goals online but I'm not sure what makes them so.
In general, the "anti-vandal" or "anti-theft" refers to the goal frames themselves, rather than the nets; there's very little you can do if someone is actually out to vandalise the net with a big pair of scissors or equivalent. The simplest solution by far is just to put the nets up when you need them - this then just becomes a question of whether it is more cost effective to replace the nets when they are stolen or have your staff time spent putting up and taking down the nets every time they are needed.
I can suggest you one of those three solutions:
- use it without net except during official games, on these occasions you should assemble and dismantle the net with a consequent loss of time
- add wheels to completely remove the goal frames at the end of matches/trainings
- use rigid net (it is easy to see it on 3 vs 3 ground, but I do not know if exists for normal goal frames)
Here you can see movable wheels for solution 2
You should make a net with thin chains and have the poles fixed into solid concrete ground or welded to some other metal railing etc.