Changing of the Guard


The Riddell Umpires wish to congratulate and thank David Hili for his tenure as President for the past 7 years.

David poured his heart into the association, and it would not be the same place today without his careful stewardship and tireless dedication to umpiring.

One of David’s most valued contributions is the way he welcomed new members to the association, and knew every umpire by name. He even wrote to all members over the off-season to wish them a safe festive period, and welcome them back for the forthcoming year.

Whilst David is taking a season off to re-calibrate in 2020, this isn’t the end of his involvement as he promises to return bigger and better in 2021.

With an on-field tally of 626 games, the Riddell Umpires wish to extend our utmost gratitude to David for his service and we look forward to seeing what the future holds. Please join us in thanking Mr Prez!