Richard Barrow

ISF Accreditation #1293-FP (Feb 2014)
Accreditation Level Level 7 (Jan 2017)
Australian Cap # 159
Year of International debut 2013 (Trans-Tasman Exchange)
Year of National debut 2006 (National League – Waverley)
Major International tournaments 2016 WBSC XI Junior Men’s World Championships
2016 Down Under Series and Toyota Red Terriers tour
2015 Canadian Open International Fastpitch Championships
2014 New Zealand National Fastpitch Championships
2013 New Zealand Men’s Club Championships
Major National tournaments 2017 Australian U/23 Men’s/Women’s National Championships
2017 Australian U/19 Men’s Nationals
2017 Australian Open Women’s Nationals
2016 Australian Open Men’s National Championships
2015 Australian Open Men’s National Championships
2015 Australian U/19 Men’s National Championships
2014 Australian U/19 Men’s/Women’s Nationals
2013 Australian Open Women’s Nationals (Auckland)
2013 Australian U/19 Men’s National Championships
Current Club, Association & State Narre Warren Softball Club, Casey Softball Association, Softball Victoria
Your future Softball Ambitions WBSC World Championships
Olympic Games
Off-field Employment Information Technology Consultant
Transportation Services
Life After Softball Life after umpiring – scoring.
Life after softball – travel, grandkids, volunteering
Funniest Umpiring moment Umpiring a visiting US junior team, my pants split in a major way. I shifted my ball-bag to provide coverage.
Superstitions Socks/Shoes on left foot first, Pants over right foot first
Funniest Crew mate As a roommate, it has to be Trevor Murphy, so many funny life stories. As a crew-mate and on the diamond, it has to be Jay Gibson; we hit it off from the moment we met, and share laughter whenever we are together.
What is your favourite food Everything my wife or daughter cook (I’m hopeless), not a fan of curry/chilli/hot n’ spicy. My go-to food is a bacon & egg roll or sandwich.
What is the main reason you started and continue to Umpire Start: Filled in as a clubbie, stuck with it as I’d seen too many officials harassed and games devolve into a shambles.
Continue: the constant challenge of higher-quality games, the great friends and relationships that can be made all over the world, and having the best seat in the house to see the amazing skills of our players.