BJ's in the VFL!

The Riddell Umpires wishes to congratulate Brendan Taylor for successfully trialing for the VFL. Brendan has officiated 8 Grand Final's in his time at the Riddell Umpires, including 1 Senior Grand Final in 2017, and his earliest Grand Final in 2005 officiating the Under 12B's.

Brendan said that the 'trial itself was quite challenging', but at the same time it was 'great to be pushed hard through the pre-season'. Brendan is eagerly awaiting the next step of his umpiring career. Brendan is looking forward to the challenge of 'moving up the ranks' and hopes to one day umpire 'senior football' in Victoria. Brendan would not have achieved this without the help he recieved from his coaches, and that is the message he is leaving us with. 'listen to the coaches, and take all the feedback on board. Work hard on the areas you need to improve'.

The Riddell Umpires wishes you well as you embark onto the next level of your career, we would also like to congratulate Joel Wood who also trialled for the VFL even with an interrupted pre-season due to injury.

BJ happy