about Riddell 

Riddell Umpires are a Victorian-Based AFL umpiring organisation currently servicing the Riddell District Football League. We are a body of field, boundary and goal umpires who officiate in both senior and junior games.

Our Mission & Vision

At Riddell, our mission is to provide umpires of the highest quality to football in our district. Our goal is to train umpires to reach the best of their abilities and then provide them with the forum to turn it into a career.

To achieve our mission we engage some of the best AFL umpiring coaches available. These coaches play a crucial role in our success in developing some of the best umpires in the country.

Why Join Riddell?

From looking for a new career to earning some money on the side. Umpiring can open up many avenues. There are many avenues for getting involved. For some people options such as boundary umpiring or goal umpiring may be more suited to them than the traditional field umpiring. 

Our Facility

Riddell Umpiring is currently based in MacPherson park in Melton Victoria. We pride ourselves on our high-quality training facilities and venue. A recent $13 million dollar upgrade has made our facility one of the best of it’s kind.

Our facility includes:

– A full-sized, fully illuminated (to local competition specs) football oval

– A secondary full-sized (irregular shaped) football oval

– A 1068m2, two-story, state of the art sports pavilion which is used for umpire theory sessions and indoor training

– 4 changerooms to facilitate both ovals as well as separated changerooms for umpires on gameday

– A designated car park and spectator mounds

Our Sponsors

Want to Join?

Join Riddell Umpires today to begin your journey with AFL Umpiring. Umpiring AFL Football is an activity which can lead to many opportunities to either earn some quick pocket money or turn your skills into big money. We encourage you (even if you are not sure) to reach out to us and discuss what umping could mean for you.