Bob Manton

The Riddell Umpires recently recieved the very sad news that Bob Manton, Life and Founding Member of the association has been diagnosed with a terminal mesothelioma cancer. 

Bob Manton umpired 219 games (149 senior) at the Riddell Umpires between 1983 and 2007. He umpired the 1983 Senior Grand Final in the field. Bob served as Vice President of the Riddell Umpires in 1988 and 1989 before becoming the President and serving from 1990-1994. 1997 was the 125th anniversary of the RDFL. Bob was named as the field umpire in the team that was named to commemorate this occasion. 

On behalff of the President, Committee of Management and all members we would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Bob and his family at this time. 


Temporary Training Entrance Feburary 2020

Please note due to the Redevelopment of Macpherson Park the entrance via the main gate has been closed for the next 2 weeks.
Please use the Southern Entrance and follow the road towards the main parking area.
The Southern entrance is circled in the Map for reference. This gate is the first one you will come across when coming from Melton.
If you need any further info feel free to reach out!

Join Riddell Umpires 2020

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Zone Bowling Onboard!



Riddell Umpires are proud to partner with Zone Bowling Watergardens as sponsors of our Preseason Campiagn.  

Securing some recognition and awards for our umpires to enjoy all year round is a great way to start the relationship in a hope expand to further opportunites for our umpires and their famiies to enjoy some time off the field together.  

The team at Zone Bowling would love to entend an invite to you to attend a Family and Friends night tonight (27/1 ) from 6-9pm for free bowling and/or Lazer Tag! If you wish to attend can you please RSVP to Harley (SMS or email) as soon as possible. 

Zone Bowling is located at Watergardens Shopping Centre and can be accessed from the outdoor dining precient. 

We will be welcomng various staff members down to Diggers Rest from Feburary 5 for a run.

Player to Umpire - Lauren

Our 3rd Edition of our Player to Umpire Campaign has just been released!

Featuring Lauren ????????♀️

Lauren is a local Netball player who transitions across every match day from Wing Attack on the court to a staring Boundary Umpire!

Lauren works in with her coaches to ensure we can continue with her two passions by umpiring after her netball games at a ground close by.

Anything is possible and we would love to hear from other active females that play either football or netball about our “Player to Umpire pathways” available in 2020

Preseason kicks off in just over 1 month for all aspiring or returning umpires.

Submit an inquiry now for further information