Fitness Testing Top Honours

The Riddell Umpires have recently completed 1km time trials and the beep test at training. A number of umpires also recently attended the Riddell Umpires Fitness Camp in the city.

The 1km time trials were led by Boundary Umpires Jesse Wilkie with an average of 3:36km's and Zach Patrick with 3:38. Others to break the 4min/km average included Paul McGarry, Matt Bonacci, Andrew O'Keefe, Jake Patton, Bronson Phillips, Kehlan Fisher, Casey Fisher, Jacob Port and our senior coach Michael O'Keefe.

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It’s Ok To Mention The Waugh, O’Keeffe, Croxford And Bennison

When it comes to Australian sport, there are a number of families including Waughs, Ablett’s, Daniher’s and the Chappell’s, just to name a few, that everyone has heard of. As umpires often look at the teamsheets before our games and we see common surnames. Quite often brothers or cousins play in the same team. Recently the RDFL had a father son combo of Jamie and Tierone Cuffe playing for the Sunbury Kangaroos. Football is a family sport, quite often mum or dad is on the sideline cheering or is filling in as the goal umpire, doing a stint in the canteen or is on the committee helping to run the club.

Riddell umpires is a place to keep fit, make new friends and participate in Australia’s number 1 sport. It is also a place for families. At times in life you want to get away from your family, however at the Riddell umpires, this is barely the case. In 2013 alone, there were over 20 family groups, including brothers, brother and sister, father and daughter and father and son combinations. In the past we have also had mother and son and husband and wife combinations. They are often in different disciplines however sometimes they find themselves competing with each other for that coveted finals selection.

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2014 Umpiring Promotional Photos Released

UmpiringEveryone2-WEB1The Riddell Umpires are proud to release the 1st of their 2014 promotional photos. Please visit the newly created Umpiring Promotions menu item to view the Umpiring Is For Everyone picture and article. Remember to check back later this week when we will release the Riddell Umpires version of the Umpiring Is Everyone's Business promotion, and in coming weeks as we will release our new Green Shirt Program promotional photos.

Umpiring Is Everyone's Business Campaign Released

The Riddell Umpires are proud to release their Umpiring Is Everyone's Business campaign.

Thanks to RDFL legends Brent Tuckey and Dean Helmers for participating alongside Riddell Umpire Billy Mitchell in this promotion.

For more information and links to the AFL programs, please visit the Promotions menu tab and click into the Umpiring Is Everyone's Business tab.

Sunbury College Umpiring Academy

Umpire Academy22014 has seen the return of the School-Based Umpiring Academy hosted this year by Sunbury College. The academy is facilitated by the Riddell Umpires and is led by Billy Mitchell, the Riddell Umpires Junior Coach. Billy is being assisted by Harley Darmanin, the newly appointed 1st Year Development Coach, and David Hili, a senior goal umpire and Riddell Umpires President.

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