Vic Country and Vic Metro Championships

Congratulations to Ben Scott who will represent the Riddell Umpires in the Worksafe Victorian Country Football Championships tomorrow at 12pm at Romsey. If you have the chance, get down and give Ben some support

Also, please see below the appointments for round 1 of the Vic Metro Championships. Congratulations to all umpires selected to run these important interleague games.

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Training At Melton Waves A Great Success

The Riddell Umpires had a great night out training at Melton Waves last wednesday. Melton Waves is a one of the our umpiring groups valued sponsors and it was great to see so many umpires in attendance.

The night started with with a road run, a quick spa session before a challenging water aerobics class. Following training, some of the group headed back to MAC's hotel, another valued sponsor of the Riddell Umpires for a meal.

Additional photos have been added to the 2014 training gallery.

Remember to visit to see the list of all our sponsors. They all deserve our support.


RDFL vs BFL U/18 Interleague

Congratulations to the guys who umpired the U/18 interleague match between the RDFL and BFL last wednesday.

F: Jason Mousley / Harley Darmanin / Zac Martin

B: Jake Patton / Jessie Wilkie / Kyle Fisher

G: Rob Lynch / John Lee Tet

Full size photo has been added to the 2014 Photo Gallery.

Melton Waves Training This Wednesday



Training will be held at Melton Waves (209 Coburns Road) this week.

The rooms at MacPherson Park will NOT be open.


6pm Melton Town Run (Optional) - Meet Nick out the front of Melton Waves

6.30 - 7pm Spa and Free Play

7pm Water Aerobics

7.45pm Dinner @ MACS (Optional)

FREE ENTRY with your Gate Pass. Sunday only umpires please meet Nick Luke at 6.30pm at the front door for entry.   

Track Your Own Data

GPS WatchBy Michael O’Keeffe Senior Coach Riddell Umpires

At the elite level, AFL Umpires have access to large amounts of data to assist them in improving their performance. GPS, video analysis, GoPros, Video Glasses ( and statistics, just to name a few. At community level, its not always possible to successfully use these methods of data collection, however a new category of technology is making it much easier for local umpires to match it with their AFL counterparts.

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