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.