Jordan Andrews - VFL Superstar

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Following the retirement of Justin Bennison at AFL Level, Jordan Andrews (VFL) and Donna Brown (WAFL) are currently the Riddell Umpires most successful boundary umpires.

Jordan started his umpiring career at the Riddell Umpires is 2007 as a skinny teenager that could run like the wind. In his first year he umpired the RDFL Reserves Grand Final which was an outstanding achievement. In 2008 he went one step better and umpired the Senior RDFL Grand Final. He then backed up this achievement in 2009, what would be his last year with the Riddell Umpires. Jordan umpired 79 games of which 50 were senior games. 



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People Like Lita Are The Heart And Soul Of The Riddell Umpires

Week in, Week Out, Lita Cooney puts her time and heart into the Riddell Umpires and it is for this reason, in 2013 she was awarded her second Bob Croxford - Best Club Person Award.

In 2013, Lita (also known as Leet, L or Coondog) became heavily involved in what can only be known as Kenny's Kitchen. Lita took on the gignormous task of aiming to feed 50+ hungry mouths after training each week. Lita along with Ken, aim to provide a filling meal while providing varity each and every week. This requires Lita putting in hours of work at home. Lita's job doesn't end there, she spends hours in the kitchen every wednesday night, serving meals and cleaning up (a task she should not have to do in 2014 if the rest of us step up). Lita has also been a key member of the organistation team for the Riddell Umpires Social Functions. Last year she was heavily involved in the organisation of the Last Man Standing Day as well as the night at Tabcorp Park, one of our excellent sponsors. Her efforts don't go unnoticed and are greatly appreciated.

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Important Coaching Sessions This Fortnight

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We have a few coaching sessions over the next few weeks that the Riddell Umpires Coaching staff would like umpires to make an effort to attend. Our training numbers are a little up and down and it would be great to see those numbers improve. Attending training is one way to improve your umpiring. Meeting times over the next two weeks are as follows.

This Week

5.30pm Emerging Field, 6.00pm Boundary Umpires &

7.45pm Development and Senior Field

Next Week

5.30pm Green Shirt & 6.45pm Goal Umpires

If you can’t attend training, you must visit our website and read the coaching notes.


Riddell Umpires 1000 DayRiddell Umpires $1000 Reverse Raffle is fast approaching and we need your help. We still have a large number of tickets to sell. We are asking all umpires to please try and sell a few extra tickets. Ask your family, friends, neighbours or work colleagues. See Ken Freeman or Paul O'Connor at training tomorrow night to grab a few tickets if you can help.

Riddell Umpires Selected To Officiate In The National Sports Museum Junior Championships

AFL VicCongratulations to everyone from the Riddell Umpires who have been selected to umpire in the National Sports Museum National Championships this weekend.

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