25th April No Training

As it is Anzac Day this Wednesday there will be no training.

2018 anzac day

Round 1 Photo's

Here are some Photo's taken from Round 1

Giles  Athorn         Macedon Riddell  Umpires Puka Cup

Macedon Riddell  Umpires Puka Cup 2 Riddell Vs Macedon Senior Panel

Riddell Vs Macedon Senior Panel Ball up Sneior Panel at Riddel Vs Macedon

Umpire AFL

Photo's by Nicky Athorn

BJ's in the VFL!

The Riddell Umpires wishes to congratulate Brendan Taylor for successfully trialing for the VFL. Brendan has officiated 8 Grand Final's in his time at the Riddell Umpires, including 1 Senior Grand Final in 2017, and his earliest Grand Final in 2005 officiating the Under 12B's.

Brendan said that the 'trial itself was quite challenging', but at the same time it was 'great to be pushed hard through the pre-season'. Brendan is eagerly awaiting the next step of his umpiring career. Brendan is looking forward to the challenge of 'moving up the ranks' and hopes to one day umpire 'senior football' in Victoria. Brendan would not have achieved this without the help he recieved from his coaches, and that is the message he is leaving us with. 'listen to the coaches, and take all the feedback on board. Work hard on the areas you need to improve'.

The Riddell Umpires wishes you well as you embark onto the next level of your career, we would also like to congratulate Joel Wood who also trialled for the VFL even with an interrupted pre-season due to injury.

BJ happy      

Season Launch 2018

Season Launch 2018 will be occurring tomorrow night after training. (4th April) All umpires are expected to be there, the presentation will provide vital information about the season ahead. You will hear from our President David Hilli, our General Manager Steven Giles and Head Coach Dwayne Connel.

Auskick Games officially listed for Mitchell Howard and Bailey Hermit

The AFL season has offically begun in 2018. Riddell Umpires Mitchell Howard and Bailey Hermit have learnt the games they will be officiating in and there are some cracking games!

Mitchell Howard will be involved in

Round 3 St.Kilda Vs Adelaide @ Etihad Stadium

Round 6 Western Bulldogs Vs Carlton @ Etihad Stadium 

Round 15 Carlton Vs Port Adelaide @ MCG 

Round 23 Richmond Vs Western BUlldogs @ MCG


Bailey will be involved in

Round 4 Richmond Vs Brisbane Lions @ MCG

Round 8 Western Bulldogs Vs Brisbane Lions @ Etihad Stadium

Round 11 Western Bulldogs Vs Melbourne @ Etihad Stadium

Round 15 Melbourne Vs St.Kilda @ MCG

Round 21 Hawthorn Vs Geelong @ MCG 


and they are both inolved in

Round 2 North Melbourne Vs St.Kilda @ Etihad Stadium (The Good Friday Match)

Round 18 Essendon Vs Fremantle @ Etihad Stadium


We again would like to extend our Congratulations to both boys! if you are at one of these games be sure to have a lookout for them centre stage at halftime. auskick