Riddell Umpires In The News

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Join Our Expert Award Winning Coaches in 2014

The Riddell Umpires are a lucky association as they have always had an excellent Senior Coach to lead their group of quality umpires and 2014 is no different.

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What A Day For O'Dea

When Hayden Kennedy phoned Rose O'Dea, she could barely contain her excitement "I was much more excited than I thought I would ever be. It was a fantastic day and I can't wait to get into next year".

The reason O'Dea can't wait for next year is she will become just the 3rd female Goal Umpire in AFL history following in the footsteps of Katrina Presley and Chelsea Roffey when she joins the 27 strong elite AFL Goal Umpire Panel. What also impressive is she will be one of the youngest ever AFL umpires at the age of 21. O'Dea just needs to pass the time trial to get the official tick of approval but that shouldn't be a problem given her aunty is Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist, Lisa Ondieki.

 

 

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Riddell Umpires Preseason Is Here

The Riddell Umpires welcome all new and returning umpires to join us for the start of official preseason at MacPherson Park in Melton this wednesday 19th of February at 6pm. It would be great to see as many people there as possible.

Please note that the training start time has been adjusted in 2014. This year we will be starting training 15 minutes earlier than previous years in an effort to provide more time on the track for fitness and skills as well as allowing meetings to take place at more convenient times.

Please also keep in mind the preseason camp starting on Friday March the 14th. Please see the camp story in latest news for more details or speak to our fitness coach Nick Luke at training this wednesday.

Umpires Corner - 2nd Edition

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Umpires Corner. This will be the last offseason edition before the group meets back for official preseason on the 19th of Feb.

While most people are still enjoying their time off, there is still a lot of work being done behind the scenes. The committee and coaches are busy preparing for the start of the season. But it doesn't compare to some of our umpiring groups offseason.

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