Riddell Umpires Greatest Success Story Calls It A Day.

Justin Bennison PhotoJustin Bennison, arguably Riddell Umpires greatest success story has called an end to his illustrious 10 year AFL career. Justin umpired his 205th and final game in the 2013 round 23 match between North Melbourne and Collingwood.


Justin started as a boundary umpire at the Riddell Umpires in 1997. He came from an athletics background competing at state level. He was introduced to umpiring by a friend that suggested he could make himself some money umpiring rather than running cross country during the winter months. At the age of 16, this appealed to Justin so football and Boundary umpiring became his passion.

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Congratulations

It is our pleasure that we can announce that our own Senior Coach, Michael O'Keeffe, has been awarded the AFL Coaches Association, Victoria Metropolitan Umpire Coach of the Year. 

Michael was presented his award at a Gala dinner held at the MCG on November 8th. He was selected from all Umpire coaches from across Melbourne. Michael made his way over to the Riddell Umpires in 2010 from the NFL after a successful career as a field umpire. Since joining the RDFL Michael has also had some other fantastic achievements including representing the AFL at the Under 16's National Championships in Sydney as the Head Coach.

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Congratulations Michael. We are happy to have you here at Riddell!