Are You Eating Right?

AFL Nutrition BannerHave you ever taken the time to consider how what you eat may affect your umpiring? The Riddell Umpires often have yearly visits by sports dieticians to discuss how we can get the best out of ourselves.

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AFL Mates Program 2014

 DSC0468 Troy Pannell and MatesThe AFL Mates Program aims to promote the development of talented young umpires through a mentor program with elite umpires.

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Green Shirt Mentor Training This Wednesday


For a number of years the AFL has had the “green shirt program”.  First year (junior) field umpires wear a green shirt uniform to indicate to those at a game or participating in a game that the new umpire is learning the skills of being a field umpire.

In 2014, the Riddell Umpires will take part in the program.

Part of the program is that the AFL provides training for mentors….experienced umpires that can go along to a game and provide some support to the new umpire. Being qualified means that Junior Coach Billy Mitchell may be able to call on you a couple of times to “drop in” and have a look at a young new umpire.


Important information

        - The training course is this Wednesday at our clubrooms at Mackie Park;

        -6pm till 7.30

        -doesn’t cost anything

        -session will be delivered by Brian Goodman – Managing Director of VAFA umpiring

        -there is no “test” or “examination”, it is just the delivery of information to enhance your skills in providing support to a new umpire

        -you may require a pen and some note paper…..just for your own benefit.


As this is the only training course for 2014, it would be great if as many possible mentors could undertake the training. If you require more information, please contact Glen Shilling This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Round 1 Photos Added To Photo Gallery

Round 1 photos have been added to the 2014 Umpiring Photos folder in the Photo Gallery which can be found under the Social tab.

Also check out the new photos added to the 2014 Training Photos folder.

Field Umpire Billy Mitchell Joins AFL Victoria Rookie Squad

2346293 1 LIn 2014, AFL Victoria has developed a Rookie Squad which will provide oppurtunities for young and up and coming umpires to better prepare for possible VFL trials in the near future. The Riddell Umpires are proud to announce that Senior Field Umpire and Junior Coach, Billy Mitchell has been selected to be an inaugural member of the squad.

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