As outlined in the ABC news report below, a terrible tragedy occurred in SA recently when a young soccer player died after a heavy impact with a wall while playing sport in a school gymnasium.

Horrible incidents such as these however can be reduced by greater planning to facilitate a duty of care, and installing wall padding.

Internationally, wall pads are considered essential items, and are designed and tested to meet stringent criteria to protect facility users. However in the Pacific, wall pads are generally an after thought and there are no local standards to govern the quality of the products being supplied.

HiTech Sports strongly believes in ensuring the products we supply meet international standards, and as such provide protection that meets the stringent ASTM F2440-04 standard. Fire retardant pads are also available and strongly recommended to aid compliance to Australian Building Codes.