Coach Giles

Riddell Umpires would like to Congratulate Britt Giles on securing an assistant coaching role in the VFL Women's and TAC Cup Matches in 2018.  


Britt Giles had been selected by Cameron Black to assist him in match day coaching and observing in the VFL Women's and TAC Cup matches. Black selected Giles as a perfect suitor to the role and this nomination was confirmed by the State League Umpiring Coach, Cameron Nash. 

Black claimed he is 'excited to have her join [the] team' and is looking forward to be able to 'develop her capacity at state league'. 

We wish you all the best from the Riddell Umpires, and we look forward to you parting your knowledge with our umpires in the future.


Join Riddell Umpires in 2018

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Ever considered becoming an umpire? Now is your opportunity to join the Riddell Umpires as a field, boundary or goal umpire. We provide expert coaching, training and a supportive environment to get you on your feet.


Junior Presentation Night

This wednesday is the last oppurtunity to put your name on or take your name off the list for the Junior Presentation / Senior Appointments Night. Final numbers will be sent to the venue Thursday. If you wish to attend, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP or see Chris Stead at training. Please check your email to confirm your name is on the list.

We also need to know if you have any dietary requirements for the evening. If so, please send us an email.

Last but not least, if you would like to organise a group to sit with on the night, please let us know ASAP otherwise you will be allocated to a table.

Registration for 2018 Now Open

New and existing umpires are now encouraged to register with the Riddell Umpires for season 2018.
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We'll see you in green 2018!


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America Umpires Fly Home


Two weeks ago we had the pleasure of having umpires for America join us at training. They were here as part of the 2017 International Cup where teams from around the world descend on Melbourne to see who is the best country outside of Australia. We have a strong relationships with the USA Umpires Association. 2 Years ago the Ridell Umpires took 16 umpires over to the states to assist in umpiring in the 2015 USAFL championships. Here is a summary of the trip. 

“ Despite early bed for most umpires, many were still tired and sore and we entered day 2 of the Nationals. By now friendships have started to form. Riddell and USAFLUA umpires are sharing stories, swapping emails, sharing lifts and enjoying each other's company. The coaching continued today and the local umpires were so appreciate of our assistance. The improvement over the 2 days was evident. For the U.S. umpires they received more coaching in 48 hours than they would in a year. If I was proud of my Riddell Umpires yesterday they took it to a new level today. No request too small, they did extra games, extra observations and were an asset to our association.The grand finals were a highlight. They were played at a frantic pace. Riddell umpires filled in boundary appointments while the USA took up field and goals, many still wanting feedback from their games. 

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