AFL Umpires Training with us Next Week

On Wednesday 2nd May we will have 4 AFL Umpires come and train with us! 

We will have homegrown Boundary Umpire Jordan Andrews, Jordan umpired 79 games for the Riddell Umpires, including the 2008 and 2009 Senior Grandfinals. 

Alongside Jordan in the boundary we also have Josh Mather joining us, Josh commenced his umpiring in the WRFL in 2005. Josh's first AFL game was in 2014 at Etihad Stadium.

We will have Chelsea Roffey in the goals with us for the night. Chelsea had offciated 220 AFL games at the conclusion of 2017.

In the field we have Sam Hay, We have been lucky enough to have Sam Hay as the Riddell Umpires AFL Mates Program Mentor for the last few years, so they'll be a few familar faces.    

We can't wait for Wedneday 2nd May! it should be a great night to train with AFL Umpires. 



25th April No Training

As it is Anzac Day this Wednesday there will be no training.

2018 anzac day

Season Launch 2018

Season Launch 2018 will be occurring tomorrow night after training. (4th April) All umpires are expected to be there, the presentation will provide vital information about the season ahead. You will hear from our President David Hilli, our General Manager Steven Giles and Head Coach Dwayne Connel.

Round 1 Photo's

Here are some Photo's taken from Round 1

Giles  Athorn         Macedon Riddell  Umpires Puka Cup

Macedon Riddell  Umpires Puka Cup 2 Riddell Vs Macedon Senior Panel

Riddell Vs Macedon Senior Panel Ball up Sneior Panel at Riddel Vs Macedon

Umpire AFL

Photo's by Nicky Athorn

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