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. 

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. 


Junior Finals Arrangements 2018

Find in the Below attachment the 2018 Junior Finals Arrangement 

Riddell Umpires Junior Finals Arrangement 2018 


Jacob Port Selected as our 2018 Far North Queensland Umpire

Jacob Port was selected from the Riddell Umpires to travel with the Under 17 AFL Goldfields Far North Queensland squad as they prepapred to take on AFL Cairns at Cazaly's Stadium. Port believes this was a 'great opportuntiy' to umpire in carins. Port has been with the Riddell Umpires since 2014 where he began as a boundary umpire. In 2015 he commenced field umpiring and has completed a total of 192 games, 25 of these are senior games. Port has had the pleasure to officate an Under 14C, Under 16B and an Under 18's Grand Final.

                                                                                            Jacob Port

 Under different types of conditions Port sais it was 'important to hydrate' before the game as he knew it was going to be a fast game on a hot day. During the game Port prioritised 'working' his 'angles' as this was such an open game. Overall he believes this was a 'good standard of footy' and was delighted to be selected. Congratulations Jacob Port.