Kellie Hume Selected To Umpire Senior Women's AFL Victoria Vic Metro vs Vic Country Match

IMG 0941 KelThe Country vs Metro rivalry will be continued this year in the VWFL. s best and upcoming female footballers.

The Riddell Umpires are proud to announce that senior field umpire Kellie Hume has been selected to umpire this prestigious match.

Great work Kellie.

Last Man Standing

Following the retirement of Kieron Nicholls in 2008 and Justin Bennison in 2013, Jason Venkataya is now the only AFL listed umpire to hail from the great Riddell Umpires.

Jason started his umpiring career in 1993, after classmate and fellow umpire Mark Kinnersley (1992-97) sold it to him as a way to get involved in football rather than standing on the sidelines. Jason remained at the Riddell Umpires until the end 1995. He officiated 88 games in the goals. 54 of those games were senior games . It didn't take Jason long to succeed in his umpiring career. In 1994, only his second season, he umpired the RDFL Division 2 Senior Grand Final. He went one step better in 1995 when he umpired the  RDFL Division 1 Senior Grand Final.

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Junior Social Event At The AFL

Umpires Junior Event 20th JuneAre you under 25? Do you want to go an AFL game for free? Do you want to get to know your fellow umpires better? If you answered yes to all 3 questions then the upcoming Umpires junior social event is for you.

The Riddell Umpires have been lucky enough to secure tickets to the Richmond vs Sydney match on Friday June 20th. The Umpiring group will also be supplying free transport in the form of a bus with pick ups and drop offs from Sunbury College (4:45pm) and Melton Waves (5:00pm). This event is for Under 25's only. All attending must fill in an attenance form. Those under the age of 18 must supply parents details and obtain parents signature. A copy of the attendance/permission form can be found by clicking here.

For more information visit the Upcoming Social Events Tab.

If you are interested in attending, please place your name on the list at training and obtain an attendance form from either the link above or hard copy at training. Completed copies are to be handed back to Chris Stead or alternatively you can email a scanned copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tickets Are Now Available For The Riddell Umpires $1000 Reverse Draw

Riddell Umpires 1000 DayTickets are now available for the Riddell Umpires $1000 reverse raffle. Some Riddell Umpire Memberships include tickets so please see Paul O'Connor at training to collect these tickets.

There are still a large number of tickets that need to be sold before the draw. If you can help sell some tickets to family, friends, neighbours or work collegues, please see Paul or contact him on 0423451389.

The day is a great way to socialise with your fellow umpires. 2014 has seen our members reach record numbers and there has also been a a positive move in the culture of our group. It would be great if we could as many members to attend the day so that we can build on the great and inclusive place that the Riddell Umpires truly is.

Lunch is included in the $25 ticket price. Beer, wine and soft drink is also included between 12-2pm. There will also be barefoot bowls, raffles and prizes on the day. So grab a ticket, a few friends and enjoy the day with your fellow umpires.

Riddell Umpires Fundraiser Needs Your Help

Masters BBQ FlyerThe Riddell Umpires will be running a fundraising BBQ at the new Sunbury Masters store on Sunday 15th June.

The day will start at approximately 8:30am and will run to till approximately 4:30pm. The day will be broken down into four two hour sessions. The group requires 3-4 volunteers for each session.

If you are available to help our group raise vital funds then please put your name down on the list, see Dash Chahine or Chris Stead at training or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit the Upcoming Social Events page to see the flyer.