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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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.

Compulsory Meeting This Wednesday

IMG 9856As per the Training Calendar this Wednesday night is a compulsory night for ALL SATURDAY UMPIRES. We have these night about once every 5 weeks and they are an opportunity for us to catch up and discuss all issues relating to umpiring open age football.

Training as always starts at 6pm, however if you can’t make it for that time then you can just arrive for the coaching session at 7.45pm. Dinner will be available for $5.

If you can’t make training please contact your coach.

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.

Round 2 Photos Added To Photo Gallery

Round 2 photos have been added to the photo gallery. Can you do the Maddog squat, throw like Gus or run like Sam?