Hi, I’m Tom Mackenzie an inventor and entrepreneur. After success with taking my small start-up business to a multi-million dollar publicly listed company I’m following my passion of introducing the new sport of OneGoal.Football to the World.
While filming my son's football games I noticed that there was only about 25mins of actual play for a 50min match. Checking the footage this was due to the ball being out of play for goal kicks, corners and throw ins. This was confirmed by Premier League analysis which showed on average the ball was in play less than 50 minutes and in some cases as little as 44 minutes out of a 90 minute game. That is a lot of time the ball is out of play. To improve the amount of time the ball is in play I came up with OneGoal.Football. Instead of the goals being at either end of the pitch, the goals are centrally located back to back. Valencia train using back to back goals.
Advantages of OneGoal.Football
- ball is in play more as no goal kicks or corners
- more time playing football with less time wasted with the ball out of play
- more goals are scored
- players stop less which is better for their fitness
- no offsides which eliminates those controversial decisions
- uses less space
With the goals back to back the need for goal kicks and corners are eliminated which increases the amount of time the ball is in play. If a shot on goal goes wide of the goal then the other team have a chance to score increasing the number of goals scored. Restarts are much faster with the goalie picking the ball from the back of the net. With the ball in play more players will stop less and get a better workout improving fitness.
OneGoal.Football is based on football, normal FIFA football rules apply. As this is a brand new sport I would like as many teams to try it, all you need are 2 cones, poles, markers or anything to define 2 posts. If you would like a physical goal please go to rewards page where you can pre-order a OneGoal.Football goal. Once you have played OneGoal.Football please send through the rules you would like to see. This is the first time in the World that a sport will have its rules crowd sourced.
To start with, the two rules I think need to be in place are:
1. Keeper can only throw or kick into their own half. This is to prevent the keeper from throwing the ball directly over the goal.
2. When a goal is scored the keeper can pick the ball from the back of the net and play restarts. This ensures a quick restart.
The OneGoal.Football goal is 12 feet (3.66m) wide x 6 feet (1.82m) high x 3.84 feet (1.17m) deep. The size is popular with under 11’s and in small sided adult football games. The goal is constructed from lightweight weatherproof uPVC meaning it can be left outdoors. The goal net is heavy duty which is also weather resistance. The goal net will be attached by a novel attachment making it even faster to connect the net and puts less strain on the net extending its life. The goal can be packed down into the handy carry bag which can be transported in the boot of your car. The locking system ensures the goal is rigid once put together.
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing a new product always has the risk of unforeseen issues arising. However, these will be mitigated greatly with similar components to current goals on the market which are tried and tested.
Tom Mackenzie has over 10 years’ worth of experience in quality manufacturing, and will personally quality test all the finished products before shipping to ensure you receive the highest quality OneGoal.Football goal.
Delays in shipping may occur, that may be out of our control. However, we have been working with a very experienced logistics company to ensure freight is sent around the world in a timely manner.
The trademark has been registered and a patent covering all the novel aspects of OneGoal.Football has also been registered.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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