Girls Of The Riddell Umpires

IMG 0938Meet the girls from the Riddell Umpires. 2014 has seen the Riddell Umpires reach a record number of girls within the umpiring group. This year 16 ladies will take to the field, boundary and goals. Nationally 10-15% of umpires are female and in 2014, 11% of the Riddell Umpires list is made of these young ladies meaning that 2014 is the 1st year that we fall within the national average. Everyone at the Riddell Umpires is proud of each and every girl that takes to the field and we hope that this years increase in numbers leads to more girls taking up umpiring.

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Kellie Hume Selected To Umpire Victorian Women's Football Representative Match

Kellie HThe Riddell Umpires is proud to announce that Senior Field Umpire Kellie Hume has been selected to umpire the AFL Victoria representative match between the Victorian Women's Football League and the Australian Defense Force on ANZAC day, 25/4/14. The match will be played at 3pm at Shepley Oval, Dandenong and will be the final game of the day following a Youth Girls Practice Game and Women's Allstars AFL Selection Game.

Everyone at the Riddell Umpires wishes to congratulate Kellie on this outstanding achievement.

Riddell Umpires Games Record Holder Brings Up Another Milestone

ollieThe Round 3 clash between Kilmore and Macedon sees Alan "Ollie" Matthews bring up another umpiring milestone. Ollie's career that started in 1986 has seen him umpire 1224 games, the Riddell Umpires Record.  This week however, Ollie will walk on to the field to umpire his 500th senior game becoming only the 2nd person at the Riddell Umpires to do so.

Ollie is a Life Member of the Riddell Umpires as well as the RDFL. He is the current League President and has also served as the President of the Riddell Umpires. Ollie has done a stint as the Goal Umpires Advisor between 2004-2009 and has umpired 8 senior RDFL Grand Finals between 1992 and 2003.

The Riddell Umpires would like to congratulate Ollie on what seems to be his one millionth milestone. We hope you have a great day and that we see many more milestones in the future.

Bill Connell - Riddell Umpires Most Recent Life Member

At the end of the 2013 season Bill Connell became the 17th Life Member of the Riddell Umpires.

Life membership is not given out lightly with only 2% of umpires in the associations history receiving the honour.

Bill started umpiring in 1994. He started umpiring because he was already following his two sons John and Dwayne to their matches. Bill has amassed 523 games of which 234 senior games.

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Good Friday Photos Available In Photo Gallery

Stephen LucardieGood Friday photos features senior debutant Stephen Lucardie and his son Sam as well as Jason and Jake. Also not to forget our good friend Mr Sherrin.