history

The Umpires association was formed in 1983 under the title of Riddell District Football League Umpires Association (RDFLUA). Prior to 1983 the RDFL was serviced by Field Umpires supplied by the VFL (AFL) “country grade”. Goal and Boundary Umpires were supplied locally from 1968 and 1971 respectively. From 1975 they were managed by Keith Cook. There was also an unofficial group of Field Umpires who umpired junior games that were not supplied umpires by the VFL. This was managed by Rod Baguley.

Rod and Keith got together in 1982 and decided that the Riddell District Football League needed a consolidated umpiring body. They agreed to convene a combined meeting of all current umpires from both groups with a view to forming an umpires association that serviced the entire RDFL. At the meeting it was agreed that the group would set up a steering committee. They also held a public meeting looking for support of a new association, also looking for new umpires. The steering committee comprised Rod Baguley, Ian Grieve, Bob Manton and David Potter.

At this meeting, the RDFL Umpires Association was formed and a committee elected. Ian Grieve served as the inaugural President and was aided by Vice President Rod Baguley, Secretary D. Potter and Treasurer David Wilson. The committee's first job was to develop a proposal to put to the RDFL. In November, 1982 the Committee met with the RDFL and put forward their submission which boasted 25 Field Umpires with Keith Ogston, an ex-VFL umpire as the 1st Senior Advisor. As the RDFL had concerns about the long term future of having the field umpires supplied by the VFL, they accepted the proposal immediately. So in 1983, the new RDFL Umpires Association provided Field, Boundary and Goal umpires to the RDFL Seniors and Field Umpires to the Reserves, U/18's and the junior competition.

The existence of our association has been important in the local sporting community, and in the RDFL. We have provided oppurtunites in umpiring as a sport for over 850 people.

The RDFLUA found their 1st almost permanent home and training venue when they moved to Salesian College, Rupertswood in Sunbury in 1991. Unfortunately due to the expansion of the Rupertswood Football Club, the RDFLUA had to find a new home at the end of 2006 season. In 2007 our training base moved to MacPherson Park in Melton. Maccy Park has remained our home since. The Riddell Umpires honour boards are currently housed at RDFL House.

The association has had numerous uniforms since 1983. There have been several traditional white uniforms. From 2006 to 2014 the Riddell Umpires wore their 1st coloured uniform which was orange and blue. In 2015, the Riddell Umpires teamed with BLK sports and the AFL National Uniform Supply Program which meant a change in uniform. The Riddell Umpires now where green and grey uniforms that are exactly the same as our AFL counterparts.

During the 1990’s the RDFLUA was the 1st umpiring group in country Victoria to introduce send off cards, introduce set penalties and to implement three Field Umpires in Finals and Grand Finals.

Following the demise of the 1st division of the RDFL after the 1996 season, the RDFLUA started to supply umpires to the Ballarat Football League so that umpires still had access to division 1 football. This relationship started in 1997 and remained in place until 2007. In 2010, at the request of the BFL, the RDFLUA re-instated their association with the BFL and this remains in place today. In 2002, the RDFLUA also developed an association with the VAFA. The RDFLUA had very strong numbers while the VAFA was struggling for umpires, especially in the north-west region. This association lasted until 2009 allowing our umpiring group to have access to a higher grade of football.

At the start of the 2008, the RDFLUA changed its name to the Riddell Umpires. Along with the name change, came a new modern logo to represent our association and its move into the future. In 2012, the Riddell Umpires, celebrated their 30th anniversary as an association.

In 2013, the Riddell Umpires were one of the 1st associations to implement the 4 boundary umpires system and our Senior Coach Michael O'Keeffe was the 1st winner of the AFL Victoria Metropolitan Umpiring Coach Of The Year Award.

In 2015, 16 Umpires traveled to the USA to participate in the USAFL National Championships. Riddell were the first umpiring association in Australia to attend the tournament as a large group and assisted with the training of USA Umpires. 

The following attachments show the Riddell Umpires Life Members, Honour Board, Coaches Board, Prestigious Achievements (Golden Whistle and Bob Croxford, Best Club-Person) and Senior Grand Final Umpires. These are the people who have made your association the great place that it is today.

 

The Prestigious Achievements

Prestigious Awards

YEAR

Golden Whistle

The Bob Croxford - Best Club Person Award

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Phil Jessen

Warrick Bott

Darren Bott

Andrew Atwell

Daryl Odgers

John Adams

Troy Jones

Peter Hancock

Andrew Pizaro

Jeff McMillan

Paul Bullen

Jason Venkataya

Daniel Mousley

Brendan Carter

Paul Croxford

Justin Bennison

Ben Penrose

Dwayne Connell

Robbie Schuller

Ryan Monaghan

Chris Stead

Bevan Connelly

Brendan Taylor

Reece Noble

Jordan Andrews

James Sackl

Joel Page

Tyler Andrews

Billy Mitchell

Kyle Fisher

Jesse Wilkie

 

 

Ken Freeman

 

 

Eric Garwood

Ken Hosking

Glen Shilling

Bob Croxford

John McKenzie

Eric Garwood

John Foster

Terry Gunn

Glen Shilling

Adrian Crawley

Dennis Baulch

Guy Contarino

Tim Tingiri

Simon Lawrence

Bill Connell

Jeb Penrose

Steven Giles

Lita Cooney

Bill Connell

Richard Adamson

Tim Tingiri

Margaret Rhodes

Ken Freeman & Eric Garwood

Paul O'Connor

Lita Cooney

Darwish Chahine

History of Grand Final Appointments

 

HISTORY OF GRAND FINAL APPOINTMENTS – SENIORS

 

1983

 

  Field Boundary Goal
1st Div Seniors

R.Manton

N.Petrie

W.Bott

D.McIntosh

J.Bretag

S.Brown

Reserves

W.Wall

D.Morrison

D.Bott

F.Rademaker

C.Hutchinson

K.Carmichael

U.18 P.Jessen

E.Garwood

T.Killey

A.McGill

T.Reynolds

2nd Div Seniors

B.Collins

K.Meade

A.Collins

D.Lehmann

J.Lewis Snr

R.Stuart

Reserves

D.Baker

K.Cummings

P.Bell

G.Hollingsworth

K.Harper

R.Warne

 

1984

 

  Field Boundary Goals
 1st Div Seniors

D.Baguley

N.Petrie

R.Vandaloo

D.McIntosh

C.Hutchinson

S.Brown

 Reserves

D.Baker

T.Gunn

R.Croxford

E.Garwood

J.Bretag

J.Lewis Snr

U.18

P.Milloy

R.Semmens

M.Cornish

D.Bott

 

A.Price

D.White

 

2nd Div Seniors

L.Barton

K.Meade

T.Kiley

F.Rademaker

C.O'Connell

R.Stuart

Reserves

B.Collins

K.Cummings

A.Collins

I.Moore

A.McGill

B.Pizaro

 

1985

 

   Field  Boundary  Goal
 1st Div Seniors

D.Baguley

L.Barton

 M.Cornish

R.Vandeloo

 J.Bretag

C.O'Connell

 Reserves

T.Gunn

P.Molloy

T.Kiley

F.Rademaker

C.Hutchinson

S.Brown

 U.18

R.Manton

R.Semmens

E.Garwood

A.Collins

A.Price

D.White 

 

1986

 

   Field  Boundary  Goal
 Ist Div Seniors

P.Milloy

R.Semmens

R.Croxford

R.Vandeloo

J.Bretag

D.White 

 Reserves

D.Baker

K.Meade

E.Garwood

P.Kyte

A.Elliot

C.O'Connell

 U.18

B.Collins

T.Gunn

B.Pollard

D.Smith

J.Lewis Snr

B.Pizaro

 

1987

 

   Field  Boundary  Goals

1st Div Seniors 

D.Baguley

L.Barton

R.Croxford

P.Kyte

D.McIntosh

J.McWhirter

Reserves

A.Crofts

R.Semmens

R.Cherbakoff

T.Kiley 

M.Bowden

J.Viney

U.18

A.Atwell

R.Pekin

G.Grieve

P.Gamble

J.Gale

D.Hutchins

2nd Div Seniors

G.Choate

T.Gunn

E.Garwood

G.Hollingworth

B.Pizaro

D.White

Reserves

P.Luck

R.Manton

G.Emmerton

K.Freeman

J.Lewis

A.Price

 

1988

 

   Field  Boundary  Goal
1st Div Seniors 

T.Gunn

R.Docherty

T.Kiley

P.Kyte

M.Bowden

J.Viney

 Reserves

P.Jessen

D.Baker

G.Grieve

R.Croxford

J.McWhirter

D.White

 U.18

D.Odgers

K.Nicholls 

B.Ogston

M.Bowden

K.Hosking

J.Lewis

2nd Div Seniors

B.Collins

D.Baguley

A.Collins

D.Docherty

D.McIntosh

B.Pizaro

Reserves

R.Semmens

P.Milloy

M.Ryan

K.Freeman

A.Matthews

A.Elliot

 

1989

 

   Field Boundary Goal
1st Div Seniors

P.Jessen

P.Milloy

R.Croxford

E.Garwood

J.Johnson

D.McIntosh 

Reserves

A.Seidel

K.Nicholls 

G.Shilling

A.Isard 

A.Crawley

B.Pizaro

U.18 

J.Adams 

B.Docherty

B.Johnson

A.Pizaro

M.Bowden

A.Matthews

2nd Div Seniors

D.Baguley

D.Baker

D.Leckie

M.Ryan

K.Hosking

B.Taylor

Reserves

T.Gunn

R.Semmens

K.Freeman

S.Thompson

A.Elliot

K.Reed

 

1990

 

   Field  Boundary  Goal
 1st Div Seniors

I.Stewart

D.Bott

S.Giles

S.Thompson

A.Crawley

B.Taylor

 Reserves

J.Adams

N.Petrie

R.Croxford

K.Freeman

J.Johnson

B.Walkinson

 U.18

P.Jessen

G.Neal

A.Pizaro

S.May

B.Pizaro

B.Lawson

2nd Div Seniors

R.Docherty

T.Gunn

A.Izard

B.Johnson

K.Hosking

D.McIntosh

Reserves

G.May

S.Pettett

E.Garwood

M.Ryan

K.Reed

A.Matthews

 

1991

 

  Field Boundary Goals 
1st Div Seniors

D.Bott

J.Adams

A.Pizaro

S.Giles 

B.Taylor

K.Hosking 

 Reserves

P.Nicholls

T.Jones 

S.May

S.Thompson 

A.Crawley

A.Matthews 

 U.18

P.Bullen

M.Glanville

K.Freeman

M.Clancy 

B.Lawson

P.Sheridan 

2nd Div Seniors

T.Gunn

D.Baker

B.Croxford

T.Badaja

B.Pizaro

A.Elliot

Reserves

G.Smith

G.Shilling

E.Garwood

J.Chidgey

J.McWhirter

R.Cherbakof

 

1992

 

  Field Boundary  Goal 
1st Div Seniors

 S.Keating

P.Jessen

A.Pizaro

B.Croxford 

B.Pizaro

A.Matthews 

 Reserves

J.Shugg

J.Adams 

M.Clancy

S.Thompson 

K.Hosking

J.McWhirter 

 U.18

T.Gunn

C.Robinson 

D.Mousley

R.Atkins 

R.Hollings

B.Lawson 

2nd Div Seniors

T.Jones

R.Semmens

S.May

B.Larkin

P.Sheridan

A.Elliot

Reserves

A.Farr

G.May

S.Harper

J.Chidghey

D.McIntosh

A.Walkendon

 

1993

 

  Field Boundary  Goals 
1st Div Seniors 

 J.Shugg

P.Hancock

S.May

G.Grieve 

B.Pizaro

J.McMillan 

 Reserves

S.Keating

T.Jones

B.Croxford

K.Colegrave 

R.Hollings

B.Taylor 

 U.18

K.Alexander

A.Convery 

T.Wakeling

S.Gilchrist

S.Harper

B.Hansen 

P.Bullen

J.Venkataya 

2nd Seniors

G.Smith

D.Odgers

S.Sellwood

D.Mousley

A.Matthews

P.Sheridan

Reserves

C.Robertson

T.Rath

M.Clancy

S.Thompson

J.Foster

A.Elliot

 

1994

 

  Field  Boundary  Goal 
1st Div Seniors 

J.Shugg

R.Semmens

T.Rath 

M.Clancy

K.Colegrave 

J.Conners

J.Foster 

Reserves

C.Robertson

K.Alexander

B.Hansen

K.Ellis

K.Andrews

K.Hosking

U.18

G.Cummings

D.Mousley 

M.Unwin

N.Sellwood

B.Long

B.Cue 

N.Anderson

A.East 

2nd Div Seniors

T.Gunn

G.Shilling

P.Bullen

E.Garwood

M.Woodlock

P.Bullen

J.Venkataya

Reserves

S.Pettett

I.Semmens 

G.Carpanzano

K.Freeman 

B.Pizaro

E.Wardley 

 

1995

 

  Field Boundary  Goal 
1st Div Seniors 

C.Stewart

T.Gunn

D.Bott 

S.Thompson

G.Grieve 

J.Venkataya

A.Crawley 

Reserves 

T.Rath

R.Semmens

P.Skipper

B.Cue 

N.Anderson

P.Bullen 

U.18 

D.Wardley 

D.Mousley

M.Unwin

M.Woodock

B.Long

B.Swann 

N.Anderson

P.Bullen 

2nd Div Seniors

G.Cummings

G.Shilling

C.Robertson

K.Freeman

S.Sellwood

A.Matthews

J.Foster

Reserves

S.Pettett

J.Medcraft

G.Carpanzano

E.Garwood

G.Wakeling

A.Elliot

U.18

H.Arnold

D.Odgers

P.Croxford

D.Croxford

R.Anderson

A.Monaghan

D.Peers

G.Carter

 

1996

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
1st Div Seniors 

T.Gunn

C.Steward

T.Rath 

S.Sellwood

P.Skipper 

P.Bullen

A.Matthews 

Reserves 

G.Cummings

D.Mousley 

K.Freeman

B.Long 

J.Foster

R.Patterson 

U.18

J.Mousley

D.Wardley 

A.Monaghan

J.Wilson 

G.Wakeling

D.Peers 

2nd Div Seniors

R.Semmens

G.Shilling

M.Iro

E.Garwood

M.Unwin

K.Conduit

A.East

Reserves

S.Pettett

J.Medcraft

J.Knigge

C.Gurrie

A.Crawley

E.Wardley

U.18

P.Croxford

D.Nimmo

R.Anderson

A.Glenn

B.Cullis

B.Croxford

G.Carter

T.Gillies

 

1997

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

T.Gunn

G.Cummings

M.Laker 

E.Garwood

K.Freeman

C.Gurrie 

A.Matthews

R.Patterson 

Reserves

B.Carter

S.Pettett

T.Rath

J.Craig

S.Craig

B.Monaghan

A.East

J.Foster

U.18

P.Croxford

B.Pallini

M.Walsh

J.Connell

B.Cullis

B.Penrose

R.Rich

P.Bullen

B.Taylor

Ballarat FL Seniors C.Robertson    
Reserves  R.Semmens B.Cue   
U.18  A.Brown  A.Monaghan   

 

1998

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

T.Jones

D.Mousley

C.Robertson 

J.Bennison

S.Craig

S.Glenn 

J.Foster

A.Matthews 

Reserves

P.Croxford

D.Nimmo

D.Wardley

J.Craig

E.Garwood

C.Gurrie

B.Croxford

T.Gillies

U.18 

R.Atkins

S.Hall

D.Kinnersley 

B.Cullis

A.Monaghan

B.Monaghan 

P.Bullen

R.Ficnerski 

Ballarat FL Seniors T.Gunn G.Hamner  

Reserves

S.Pettett J.Brodie  
U.18  B.Carter A.Ennis  M.Berkhout 

 

1999

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors

P.Croxford

T.Jones

D.Mosuley

J.Brodie

S.Glenn

B.Monaghan

J.Foster

B.Croxford

Reserves

S.Giles

R.Semmens

C.Robertson

S.Baulch

E.Garwood

C.Gurrie

T.Gillies

O.Matthews

U.18 

J.Connell

J.Mousley

B.Penrose 

R.Anderson

D.Rich

A.Monaghan 

R.Ficnerski

P.Bullen 

Ballarat Seniors T.Rath J.Bennison  

Reserves 

A.Brown  R.Rich  M.Berkhout 
U.18  D.Wardley T.Jardine   

 

2000

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors

S.Giles

D.Mousley

R.Semmens

B.Monaghan

R.Rich

E.Garwood

R.Ficnerski

T.Richards

Reserves

A.Brown

D.Connell

B.Penrose

S.Baulch

G.Carpanzano

K.Freeman

B.Croxford

B.Pizaro

U.18

J.Currell

T.Jardine

D.Wardley

L.Cooney

G.Cooper

B.Powell

D.Warchulski

O.Matthews

J.Foster

Ballarat FL Seniors P.Croxford     

Reserves 

R.Schuller  G.Contorino  A.Martin 
U.18  J.Wilson D.Rich  A.Ryan 

 

2001

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

P.Hogan

D.Mousley

P.Croxford 

E.Garwood

G.Contarino

B.Monaghan 

T.Gillies

O.Matthews 

Reserves

A.Brown

D.Connell

R.Semmens

K.Barton

L.Cooney

J.Wilson

G.Carter

B.Taylor

U.18

S.Giles

R.Schuller

T.Tingiri

S.Grey

B.Powell

D.Warchulski

O.Matthews

J.Foster

Ballarat FL Seniors   R.Rich  
Reserves    D.Rich  G.Wakeling 
U.18  B.Carter  G.Cooper  D.Baulch 

 

2002

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

P.Croxford

D.Mousley

R.Semmens 

E.Garwood

A.Bennison

B.Monaghan 

B.Taylor

G.Wakeling 

Reserves

B.Carter

J.Mousley

T.Tingiri

K.Barton

G.Cooper

M.Rhodes

J.Foster

T.Gillies

U.18

R.Adamson

T.Rath

B.Connelly

B.Powell

D.Tingiri

J.Wilson

B.Connell

J.Bretag

Ballarat FL Seniors      
Reserves R.Rich A.Goudie J.Currell
U.18  A.Rhodes  S.Rich  D.Baulch 
VAFA U.19   

D.Rich

T.Cusack 

D.Hili

A.Matthews 

 

2003

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors

R.Schuller

T.Rath

J.Mousley

B.Monaghan

A.Goudie

A.Bennison

A.Matthews

D.Hili

Reserves

D.Wardley

A.Rhodes

B.Connelly

M.Rhodes

E.Garwood

D.Rich

G.Wakeling

P.Croxford

U.18

J.Deering

A.Brown

S.Lawrence

J.Wilson

A.Grey

T.Cusack

B.Connell

L.McKay

Ballarat FL Seniors D. Mousley R.Monaghan J.Currell
Reserves D.Stead  G.Contorino  T.Gillies 

U.18 

I.Semmens  K.Powell  D.Baulch 
 VAFA U.19 L.Blackhall 

G.Capanzano

S.Grey 

G.Carter

L.Boccabella 

 

2004

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

D.Wardley

T.Rath

A.Rhodes 

B.Monaghan

A.Goudie

 

J.Currell

D.Hili

 

Reserves

D.Milloy

R.Rich

R.Schuller

D.Brown

E.Garwood

P.Storer

G.Wakeling

B.Connell

U.18

J.Deering

B.Hocking

C.Stead

B.Powell

J.Bennison

T.Cusack

G.Contorino

G.Carter

Ballarat FL Senior D.Mousley B.Monaghan J.Foster
Reserves D.Stead B.Cooper L.McKay
U.18  S.Lawrence  S.Grey  L.Boccabella 
VAFA U.19  M.Bretag 

G.Carpanzano

A.Grey 

J.Bretag

L.Cooney 

 

2005

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors

P.Croxford

T.Rath

J.Mousley

D.Brown

B.Cooper

S.Rich

J.Foster

L.McKay

Reserves

T.Jones

D.Stead

D.Wardley

M.Rhodes

E.Garwood

P.Storer

G.Contorino

T.Gillies

U.18

J.Deering

B.Taylor

R.Semmens

B.Powell

J.Wilson

T.Cusack

B.Taylor

M.Downie

Ballarat FL Seniors D.Connell   J.Currell
Reserves C.Stead  S.Grey D.Hili 
U.18  B.Connelly A.Grey  L.Cooney 
VAFA U.19  B.Hickey 

G.Carpanzano

J.Bennison 

J.Bretag

G.Wakeling 

 

2006

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors

D.Connell

T.Rath

D.Wardley

S.Grey

B.Cooper

M.Reissmann

B.Connell

L.McKay

Reserves

J.Deering

B.Connelly

D.Mousley

A.Tyquin

E.Garwood

J.Sackl

L.Cooney

D.Hili

U.18

J.Currell

A.Icely

R.Semmens

M.Rhodes

L.Tierney

J.Stinson

B.Taylor

G.Carter

Ballarat FL Seniors T.Jones J.Bennison  
Reserves  C.Stead  P.Plowman  T.Tingiri 
U.18 B.Taylor T.Cusack W.Tingley
VAFA U.19  N.Luke 

P.Wheeler

D.Quirk 

L.Boccabella

P.O'Connor 

 

2007

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

D.Connell

R.Noble

B.Connelly 

D.Quirk

L.Tierney

P.Plowman 

T.Tingiri

L.McKay 

Reserves

A.Icely

B.Taylor

R.Semmens

M.Rhodes

E.Garwood

J.Andrews

B.Connell

D.Hili

U.18

J.Currell

T.Rath

N.Luke

J.Granvillani

C.Currell

D.Kosinski

L.Cooney

C.Long

Ballarat FL Seniors   B.Cooper  
Reserves D.Wardley T.Cusack  
U.18 J.Deering J.Buttigieg

P.O'Connor

M.Cusack

VAFA U.19 M.Brown

A.Goudie

L.Rath

L.Boccabella

M.Downie

VAFA U.19  

 

B.Taylor 

 

2008

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

D.Connell

T.Jones

D.Reid 

J.Andrews

L.Tierney

J.Sackl 

B.Connell

T.Tingiri 

Reserves

A.Icely

T.Rath

R.Semmens

L.Rath

P.Plowman

S.McKenzie

C.Long

P.O'Connor

U.18

J.Deering

K.Freeman

M.McFarlane

T.Cusack

E.Garwood

D.Singles-Jessop

L.Cooney

D.Hili

VAFA U.19 S.Lawrence   J.Buttigieg 
VAFA U.19 S.Robertson

A.Goudie

L.Moore

M.Cusack

 

2009

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

D.Connell

T.Rath

R.Noble 

J.Andrews

L.Moore

J.Sackl 

T.Tingiri

L.McKay 

Reserves

A.Rhodes

C.Stead

R.Semmens 

A.Goudie

D.Quirk

S.McKenzie 

R.Patterson

P.O'Connor 

U.18 

M.Brown

D.Milloy

S.Robertson 

T.Cusack

J.Cooke

L.Tierney 

J.Buttigieg

B.Connell 

VAFA U.19     M.Cusack
VAFA U.19 M.McFarlane

M.Kent

S.Lewis

D.Hili

 

2010

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

C.Black

R.Noble

D.Wardley 

B.Mitchell

A.Goudie

S.McKenzie 

T.Tingiri

B.Connell 

Reserves

D.Connell

J.Page

L.McInerney 

L.Moore

T.Cusack

J.Butler 

D.Hili

P.O'Connor 

U.18 

A.Icely

S.Lawrence

R.Semmens 

D.Quirk

M.Rhodes

S.Jaunkalns 

J.Buttigieg

T.Andrews 

 

2011

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

T.Jones

N.Luke

L.McInerney 

A.Goudie

L.Moore

L.Watkins 

T.Andrews

P.O'Connor 

Reserves 

C.Black

C.Stead

D.Wardley 

D.Barns

H.Phillips

D.Quirk 

B.Connell

J.Buttigieg 

U.18 

S.Giles

D.Odgers

J.Wood 

K.Fisher

S.Lewis

K.McMillan 

M.Cusack

D.Hili 

 

2012

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

T.Jones

C.Black

R.Noble 

K.Fisher

P.Plowman

L.Watkins 

T.Andrews

B.Connell 

Reserves 

N.Luke

T.Rath

D.Wardley 

D.Quirk

J.Blain

S.Jaunkalns 

M.Cusack

J.Buttigieg 

U.18 

J.Wood

B.Mitchell

L.McInerney 

J.Baillie

T.Hickey

C.Darmanin 

S.Garro

D.Hili 

 

 2013

 

  Field  Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

C.Stead

N.Luke

J.Mousley 

K.Fisher

A.O'Keeffe

P.Plowman

J.Wilkie 

B.Connell

K.McIntyre 

Reserves 

R.Semmens

B.Mitchell

J.Wood 

S.Lucardie

J.Baillie

J.Blain 

J.Buttigieg

G.Carter 

U.18 

T.Cusack

A.Icely

T.Rath 

T.Kolodziejczyk

J.Patton

T.Hickey 

B.Scott

J.Reardon 

 

2014

 

  Field Boundary Goals
RDFL Seniors

J. Mousley

B. Mitchell

N. Luke

K. Fisher

J. Blain

J. Patton

T. Hickey

M. Cusack

J. Buttigieg

Reserves

C. Stead

D. Wardley

R. Whitman

J. Wilkie

B. Giles

L. Brne

K. Fisher

D. Hili

B. Scott

U.18

D. Chahine

P. Phillips

M. Bonacci

J. Martin

C. Anderson

Z. Patrick

J. Athorn

S. Lucardie

J.McMillan

 

2015

 

   Field Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

C. Stead

R. Whitman

D. Connell 

 J. Blain

C. Anderson

D. Edwardes

L. Brne

M. Cusack

J. McMillan

RDFL Reserves

D. Odgers

P. Humphries

T. Rath 

J. Dillon

J. Martin

T. Vale

J. Chatfield 

J. Wilson

L. Edwardes 

RDFL U/18

Z. Martin

P. McGarry

M. Bretag 

J. Port

A. Bond

B. Howard

J. Athorn 

D. Hili

J. Buttigieg 

 

2016

   Field Boundary  Goals 
RDFL Seniors 

C. Stead

P. McGarry

B. Mitchell 

 J. Martin

A. O'Keeffe

D. Edwardes

Z. Patrick

D. Hili

J. Wilson

RDFL Reserves

P. Humphries

S. Jaunkains

B. Taylor 

B. Howard

B. Marshall

W. Tingley

J. Chatfield 

M. Cusack

A. Icely 

RDFL U/18

T. Cusack

K. Humphries

M. Bretag 

T. Attard

A. Dyer

D. Humphries

J. Athorn 

R. Lynch

L. Edwards 

History of Riddell Umpires Coaching Staff

HISTORY OF RIDDELL UMPIRES COACHING STAFF

YEAR

SENIOR ADVISOR

JUNIOR ADVISOR

BOUNDARY ADVISOR

GOALS ADVISOR

FITNESS COACH

1983

Keith Ogston

No position.

Until 1990 Ian Grieve combined both Boundary and Goal umpiring tasks.

Rod Baguley

1984

Keith Ogston

No position.

Rod Baguley

1985

Keith Ogston

No position.

Rod Baguley

1986

Bill Wall

Keith Cummings

Rod Baguley

1987

Bill Wall

Keith Cummings

Rod Baguley

1988

Neville Petrie

Keith Cummings

Rod Baguley

1989

Neville Petrie

Keith Cummings

Rod Baguley

1990

Laurie Barton

Keith Cummings

Rod Baguley

1991

Brian Rich

Keith Cummings

Ian Grieve

Adrian Crawley

Bob Docherty

1992

Brian Rich

Keith Cummings

Ian Grieve

Adrian Crawley

Darren Bott

1993

Brian Rich

Keith Cummings

Ian Grieve

Adrian Crawley

John Shugg

1994

Brian Rich

Keith Cummings

Ian Grieve

Adrian Crawley

John Shugg

1995

Michael Sneddon

Darren Bott

Bob Croxford

Bruce Pizaro

George Mather

1996

Michael Sneddon

Camron Robertson

Bob Croxford

Bruce Pizaro

George Mather

1997

Brian Rich

Camron Robertson

Bob Croxford

Bruce Pizaro

Andrew Pizaro

1998

Brian Rich

Camron Robertson

Ken Freeman

Bruce Pizaro

Troy Jones

1999

Brian Rich

Glen Shilling

Ken Freeman

Bruce Pizaro

Troy Jones

2000

Paul Saville

Glen Shilling

Ken Freeman

Peter Herrick

Paul Hogan

2001

Paul Saville

Glen Shilling

Ken Freeman

Bob Croxford

Steven Giles

2002

Keith Cummings

Glen Shilling

Ken Freeman

Bob Croxford

Paul Croxford Tim Tingiri

2003

Keith Cummings

Glen Shilling

Ken Freeman

Bob Croxford

Paul Croxford Tim Tingiri

2004

Steven Giles

Glen Shilling

Ken Freeman

Ollie Matthews

Jim Currell

2005

Steven Giles

Glen Shilling

Ken Freeman

Ollie Matthews

Jim Currell

2006

Steven Giles

Glen Shilling

Andrew Brown

Ollie Matthews

Jim Currell

2007

Steven Giles

Glen Shilling

Andrew Brown

Ollie Matthews

Troy Jones

2008

Steven Giles

Glen Shilling

Andrew Brown

Ollie Matthews

Troy Jones

2009

Brian Collins

Glen Shilling

Andrew Brown

Ollie Matthews

Anthony Rhodes

2010

Michael O’Keeffe

Glen Shilling

Andrew Brown

R. Patterson

Anthony Rhodes

 

For 2010 we created a role of Manager Umpire Operations, which was held by Brian Collins

2011

Michael O’Keeffe

Glen Shilling

Andrew Brown

R. Patterson

Cameron Black

2012

Michael O’Keeffe

Glen Shilling

Leigh Rowbottom

R. Patterson

Cameron Black

2013

Michael O’Keeffe

Billy Mitchell

Cameron Black

R. Patterson

Nick Luke

2014

Michael O'Keeffe

Billy Mitchell

Cameron Black

Kevin Mcintyre

Nick Luke

2015

Michael O'Keeffe

Billy Mitchell

A. O'Keeffe, B. Giles

Kevin McIntyre

Nick Luke

Honour Board of Riddell Umpires

Honour Board of the Riddell Football Umpires

YEAR

PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

SOCIAL SECRETARY

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Ian Grieve

Ian Grieve

Ian Grieve

Ian Grieve

Ian Grieve

Ian Grieve

Ian Grieve

Bob Manton

Bob Manton

Bob Manton

Bob Manton

Bob Manton

Ken Hosking

Ken Hosking

Ken Hosking

Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews

Dennis Baulch

Rod Baguley

Rod Baguley

Rod Baguley

Rod Baguley

Rod Baguley

Bob Manton

Bob Manton

Ken Hosking

Ken Hosking

Ken Hosking

Ken Hosking

John McKenzie

Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews

Peter Bullen

Peter Bullen

Peter Bullen

Denis Baulch

Denis Baulch

Bob Croxford

D. Potter

Keith Cummings

Keith Cummings

Richard Vandeloo

Terry Gunn

Terry Gunn

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

David Wilson

David Wilson

David Wilson

David Wilson

David Wilson

David Wilson

David Wilson

David Wilson

David Wilson

Stan Pettett

Stan Pettett

Stan Pettett

Stan Pettett

Stan Pettett

Stan Pettett

Stan Pettett

Stan Pettett

Stan Pettett

Ray Hocking

Ray Hocking

Ian Grieve

Ron Stuart

Ron Stuart

Ron Stuart

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

YEAR

PRESIDENT

 

GENERAL MANAGER

TREASURER

SOCIAL SECRETARY

2004

Dennis Baulch

 

Glen Shilling

Margaret Rhodes

Ken Freeman

2005

Dennis Baulch

 

Glen Shilling

Margaret Rhodes

Ken Freeman

2006

John Deering

 

Glen Shilling

Tim & Deb Tingiri

Ken Freeman

2007

John Deering

 

Glen Shilling

Tim & Deb Tingiri

Ken Freeman

2008

John Deering

 

Glen Shilling

Tim & Deb Tingiri

Ken Freeman

2009

John Deering

 

Glen Shilling

Cheryl Rath

Ken Freeman

2010

Steven Giles

 

Glen Shilling

Cheryl Rath

Ken Freeman

2011

Steven Giles

 

Glen Shilling

Cheryl Rath

Ken Freeman

2012

Steven Giles

 

Glen Shilling

Cameron Black

Ken Freeman

2013

David Hili

 

Glen Shilling

Cameron Black

Ken Freeman

2014

David Hili

 

Glen Shilling

Cameron Black

Ken Freeman

2015

David Hili

 

Glen Shilling

Cameron Black

 

Life Memberships

Life Membership
 
Life Membership to the Riddell Umpires is awarded to acknowledge outstanding contributions made to the association. It is not games, grand finals or years of service based. The following individuals have helped make the Riddell Umpires what it is to today.
 
Ian Grieve
 
Ian Grieve was a member of the Riddell Umpires from 1983 to 2007, umpiring 7 games. Ian was a key contributor in the formation of the RDFLUA. He was the inaugural President of the Riddell Umpires serving from 1983 to 1989. He was the joint Boundary and Goal umpire advisor from 1983 through to 1990. From 1991 to 1994, Ian continued as the Boundary Advisor.  Ian also had a stint as treasurer in 2003. 
 
Keith Cummings
 
Keith Cummings was a member of the Riddell umpires from 1983 to 2007, umpiring a total of 180 games (125 senior). Keith was the Junior Advisor from 1986 through to 1994. He served as the secretary in 1984 and 1985. Keith took over the role of senior advisor in 2002 serving in the position for 2 years.
 
Glen Shilling
 
Glen joined the Riddell Umpires in 1988 and his given 26 years of continuous service which has seen him umpire 719 games (238 senior). Glen’s contribution to the Riddell Umpires and the RDFL has also led to him being awarded Life Membership to the RDFL. Glen served as the Secretary from 1989 to 2003 and General Manager from 2004 to present. Glen was also the Junior Advisor from 1999 through to 2012. Glen has been awarded the Bob Croxford – Best Club Person award on two occasions, 1991 and 1997. Glen umpired three Division 2 Senior Grand Finals in the field in 1994, 1995 and 1996.
 
Bruce Pizaro
 
Bruce Pizaro is one of the Riddell Umpires longest serving members giving 31 years of continuous service since 1983. Bruce has umpired a total of 893 games (463 senior). Bruce served as the Goal Umpires Advisor from 1995 to 1999. He has also spent numerous years as an assistant in this position, including 2013. Bruce umpired a Division 1 Senior Grand Final in the Goals in 1992 as well as three Division 2 Senior Grand Finals in 1987, 1988 and 1991.
 
Bob Manton
 
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. 
 
David Wilson
 
David Wilson was a boundary and goal umpire who umpired in the RDFL before the creation of the RDFLUA. During his time at the Riddell Umpires between 1983 and 1992, David umpired 222 games (62 senior). He served as Treasurer from 1983 to 1990. David was responsible for the first use of computers at the RDFLUA to keep records and to help run the association.
 
Ken Hosking
 
Ken Hosking was a member of the Riddell Umpires between 1989 and 1999, umpiring 307 games (82 senior). He umpired the 1991 Division 1 Senior Grand Final in the Goals and two Division 2 Grand Finals in 1989 and 1990. Ken was awarded the Bob Croxford – Best Club Person award in 1990. Ken served as the Vice President between 1990 and 1993 and President between 1995 and 1997.
 
Alan “Ollie” Matthews
 
Ollie joined the Riddell Umpires in 1986 and has been there ever since. He is the association’s record games holder with 1224 (498 Senior).  Ollie has had a very successful career as a Goal Umpire umpiring Division 1 Senior Grand Finals in 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2003 as well Division  2 Senior Grand Finals in 1993 and 1995. Ollie served as the Vice President from 1995 to 1997 before taking over as President in 1998 and serving until 2002. Ollie was also the Goal Umpires Advisor from 2004 to 2009. Ollie has served as President of the RDFL and is also a Life Member of the RDFL.
 
Rod Baguley
 
Rod was a foundation member of the Riddell Umpires who umpired between 1983 and 1990 umpiring 57 games. He served as the Vice President from 1983 to 1987. Rod also served as the fitness coach from 1983 to 1990. He has been described as the “toughest and hardest” fitness coach that the Riddell Umpires has ever seen.
 
Eric Garwood
 
Eric Garwood is one of three umpires that joined the Riddell Umpires at its inception in 1983 that is still umpiring today. He has umpired 828 games (620 senior). Eric has had a very successful career on the boundary, umpiring Division 1 Senior Grand Finals in 1989, 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2002 and Division 2 Senior Grand Finals in 1987, 1994 and 1996. Eric has served as a long term assistant coach to the boundary umpires. Eric has received the Bob Croxford – Best Club Person award a record 3 times in 1989, 1994 and 2011. Eric was also named as the Boundary Umpire in the team that was named to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the RDFL.
 
Box Croxford
 
Bob Croxford was a member of the Riddell Umpires from 1983 to 2007 umpiring a total of 550 games (281 senior). Bob had a successful career on the boundary umpiring the Division 1 Senior Grand Finals in 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1991 and the Division 2 Senior Grand Final in 1992. After a successful career on the boundary, Bob moved over to the goals umpiring the 1999 Senior Grand Final. Bob was the Boundary Advisor from 1995 to 1997 and the Goal Umpires Advisor from 2001 to 2003. He also served as the Vice President in 2003. The Riddell Umpires named their Best Club Person award after Bob following his passing in 2011.
 
Steven Giles
 
Steven Giles has had several stints at the Riddell umpires, 1990-1995, 2000-2001 and 2004 to 2013 umpiring a total of 174 games (136 Senior). Steven started on the boundary, umpiring the 1990 and 1991 Division 1 Senior Grand Finals. Steven then moved to the field where he umpired the Senior Grand Final in 2000. He was the Fitness Coach in 2001 and the Senior Coach from 2004 to 2008. He was also the President of the Association from 2010 to 2012. Steven was awarded the Bob Croxford – Best Club Person award in 2005.
 
Dennis McIntosh
 
Dennis McIntosh was a foundation member of the Riddell Umpires who umpired from 1983 to 1992 umpiring a total of 477 games (225 senior). Dennis had a successful career as both a Boundary and Goal Umpire. He umpired the 1983 and 1984 Senior Grand Finals on the boundary and the Senior Division 1 Grand Finals in 1987 and 1989 and Division2 in 1988 and 1990. Dennis served on the committee for several years and is best remembered as our long serving property steward.
 
Ken Freeman
 
Ken joined the Riddell Umpires in 1986 and has been with us ever since umpiring a total of 538 games (342 senior). Ken started as Boundary Umpire, before moving to the field and more recently the goals. Ken umpired the 1997 Senior Grand Final on the Boundary as well as the Division 2 Senior Grand Final in 1995. Ken has been the Social Secretary since 1986 and served as the Boundary Advisor from 1998 to 2005. Ken has been awarded the Bob Croxford – Best Club Person on two occasions, 1986 and 2011.
 
Stan Pettett
 
Stan Pettett was a member of the Riddell Umpires from 1987 to 2000, umpiring a total of 415 games (161 Senior). Stan was the Treasurer from 1992 to 2000. Stan umpired numerous Grand Finals in the field including the 1990, 1994, 1995 and 1996 Division 2 Grand Finals. He also umpired the 1997 reserves and 1998 BFL reserves Grand Finals.
 
Bill Connell
 
Bill is the Riddell Umpires most recently awarded life member. He joined the Riddell Umpires in 1994 and has been around ever since. Bill has had a successful career as a Goal Umpire umpiring Senior Grand Finals in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Bill has been the Riddell Umpires Trainer since the late 1990's and joined the Committee in 2011. Bill has been awarded the Bob Croxford – Best Club Person award on two occasions, 2003 and 2007. 
 
Alan Elliot
 
Alan was a foundation member of the RDFLUA in 1983 and served until 2000. Alan umpired 522 games (355 senior). He umpired the 1991 and 1992 Division 2 Grand Finals in the Goals. Alan was named as the Goal Umpire in the team that was named to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the RDFL.
 

Umpire Of The Year

  Field Umpire Of The Year Boundary Umpire Of The Year Goal Umpire Of The Year Female Umpire Of The Year

2015

Chris Stead Josh Blain Matt Cusack Jordan Athorn

2014

Jason Mousley Kyle Fisher Matt Cusack Ti-Arne Hickey
2013 Chris Stead Andrew O'Keeffe Matt Cusack Ti-Arne Hickey
2012 Cameron Black Kyle Fisher Bill Connell Margaret Rhodes
2011 Laurence McInerney Chris Kaye Tyler Andrews  
2010 Daniel Wardley Billy Mitchell Tim Tingiri  
2009 Reece Noble Jordan Andrews Tim Tingiri  
2008  Dwayne Connell Patrick Plowman  Tim Tingiri   
2007 Reece Noble Patrick Plowman Tim Tingiri  
2006 Troy Jones Josh Bennison David Hili  
2005 Tim Rath      
2004 Tim Rath      

AFL/VFL Umpires

  AFL UMPIRES  
Field Umpires Boundary Umpires Goal Umpires
Kieron Nicholls

Andrew Pizaro

Justin Bennison

Jordan Andrews

Jason Venkataya

 

  VFL Umpires  
Field Umpires Boundary Umpires Goal Umpires

John Adams

Warrick Bott

Glenn Cummings

Phillip Jessen

Andrew Seidel

Darren Bott

Paul Bullen

Peter Hancock

Troy Jones

Reece Noble

Bevan Connelly

Nick Luke

Billy Mitchell

Mick Clancy

Karl Colegrave

Glenn Grieve

Simon May

Shaun Sellwood

Shane Thompson

Ryan Monaghan

Adam Bennison

Donna Brown (WAFL)

James Sackl

Kyle Fisher

Jesse Wilkie

 

 

Allison Martin

Jeff McMillan

Tim Tingiri

Training Award

Year Umpire
2002 John Weston
2003 Simon Lawrence
2004 Margaret Rhodes
2005 Daniel Wardley
2006 Jeb Penrose
2007 Matt McFarlane
2008 Mitch Kent
2009 Stephen Jaunkalns
2010 Brian Power
2011 Laurie McInerney
2012 Addam Icely
2013 Ron Lalli-Cafini
2014 Troy Cusack & Toby Harley