Great Way to get fit and create Life Long Friendships

The winner of the Riddell Umpires 2018 Golden Whistle Brayden Howard believes that the friendships and fitness you gain from umpiring during his 5 years at the Riddell Umpires is the best thing about umpiring.

'It is a great way to get fit and create life long friendship groups'

We encourage anyone who is interested in umpiring to give it go! We have 3 different disciplines in field umpiring, boundary umpiring, and goal umpiring.

















Brayden Howard

Billy Mitchell Appointed Director of Coaching / Field Coach for the BFUA

The Ballarat Football Umpires Association (BFUA) have annouced thier appointment of former Riddell Umpire Billy Mitchell to the role of Director of Coaching / Field Coach.

Billy takes with him to the BFUA a wealth of experience having held positions with Riddell Umpires (RU) incuding Junior Coach, Assistant Senior Coach and Fitness Advisor. Billy has also umpired multiple Senior Grand Finals and represented RU at interstate carnivals and Senior interleague macthes.

We see Billy's appointment as not only a testament to his knowledge of the game, skill, ability and interpersonal skills both on and off the field but also to the coaching, experience and environment at RU that have been the basis of his umpiring journey up to now.

The RU family will miss Billy, having said that we wish him every success in this next step of his personal development and umpiring journey, we have no doubt that the BFUA will benefit greatly from his appointment.

PLease follow the link  to read the offical BFUA annoucement. 

Junior Finals Arrangements 2018

Find in the Below attachment the 2018 Junior Finals Arrangement 

Riddell Umpires Junior Finals Arrangement 2018 


Training at Melton Waves!

This Wednesday Night (18th July) the Riddell Umpires will be training at Melton Waves! DO NOT GO TO MACPHERSON PARK!

This night is a great night and something different to the normal! It is strongly encouraged that all umpires attend. The riddell umpires will get to enjoy the wave pool as well as particpate in a Water Aerobics Class if you aren't a strong swimmer, that is okay the class occurs at the shallow end of the lap pool!

All umpires must bring thier RDFL Card (what you use to get into the gate) to Melton Waves to ensure your enrtry Lita will be at the Waves from 5:30pm to assist anyone who needs it.

If Parents would like to swim as well this will cost $5.15!

DO NOT GO TO MACPHERSON PARK! the night will commence from 6pm as normal.