Former Riddell Umpire Elise Muller now a VFLW Player

Former Riddell Umpire Elise Muller is now playing VFLW Football with the Western Bulldogs, Muller umpired 10 games with us when she joined in 2016. Muller is now a listed player in the Western Bulldogs VFLW team.

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Muller was picked up by the Bulldogs only a few weeks ago and has so far played 2 out of a possible 2 games. Muller said that due to the vast change in the environment she had to ‘adapt to the new level’. Even with a great pre-season with her local club the ‘VU Western Spurs’ she believes she has ‘entered the VFLW with less stamina than the other girls in the competition’ emphasising how important gaining pre-season fitness is. Muller went on to say that ‘running backwards’ was a key skill she learnt with her time at Riddell Umpires, and has incorporated that into her game. Muller joined the Riddell Umpires to gain more knowledge about the ‘rules of the game’,'I feel being an umpire has improved my footy game a lot and I have Riddell [Umpires] to thank for that', Muller said.

We are very proud to have played a part in Muller’s journey to where she is now. The Bulldogs next game occurs on the 16th June against Williamstown, we wish her all the best for the rest of her career.

Muller 2Pictures: Marayne Muller