Have You Got What It Takes To Make The VFL

Many umpires at community level have aspirations of taking their umpiring all the way to the top. The current umpire pathway involves umpiring at local level, followed by being rookie listed or invited to trial with the VFL umpires. If successful, umpires join the development panel later followed by the senior panel at the VFL before hopefully making it onto the big stage at the AFL.

To be selected for the VFL you must be an excellent umpire with a great understanding of the game and its rules. However before you can succesfully join the panel you must meet the fitness benchmarks.

The current benchmarks are listed below

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Amazing Race Night This Week At Training

At training this week we have one of our alternative training nights. Instead of running this wednesday, all umpires will participate in an Amazing Race from 6:30 - 8:00pm. The night is compulsory for all Saturday umpires while all other umpires are strongly encouraged to attend. As this is a team building night we need as many umpires to attend as possible.

The night includes a free meal and drinks will be available at bar prices.

If you still wish to go for a run, feel free, just ensure you are ready for the 6:30pm start.

It's Milestone Time For Two Of Riddell Umpires Best

The Riddell Umpires wishes to congratulate Ollie Matthews and Dwayne Connell who both bring up significant milestones today.

Ollie Matthews umpires game 1250 in the Sunbury Kangaroos vs Wallan senior match and Dwayne Connell brings up game 400 when he takes to the field in the Melton Centrals vs Lancefield senior match. Congratulations guys.

Junior Social Event A Major Success

The Riddell Umpires had their most successful social night of the year on Friday 20th June when 42 umpires under the age of 25 ventured to the MCG to witness the Richmond vs Sydney match.

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Riddell Umpires and Ballarat Umpires Partnership Getting Stronger By The Day

In 2014, the Riddell Umpires have again continued their partnership with the Ballarat Football League. This year, we have supplied a full panel of 2 Field, 2 Boundary and 2 Goal Umpires to a full U/18, Reserve and Senior Fixture each week. The group is also assisting with junior BFL matches within our region.

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