David Hickinbotham

David Hickinbotham (1862 – 9 November 1941)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) and coached them in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

David Hickinbotham
Personal information
Full name David Hickinbotham
Date of birth 1862
Place of birth Ashbourne, Victoria
Date of death 9 November 1941(1941-11-09) (aged 79)
Place of death Moolap, Victoria
Original team(s) Geelong (VFA)
Position(s) Centreman
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1910–1911 Geelong 36 (18–16–2)
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Under Hickinbotham's captaincy, Geelong did not lose a single game in the 1886 VFA season on their way to the premiership. His side were renowned for their fitness and physical preparation while as a player he was regarded as one of the best centreman of the 1880s.[2] Hickinbotham became Geelong's inaugural VFL coach in 1910 and was in charge for two seasons.[3]


  1. "GEELONG EVENTS". The Argus (29, 709). Melbourne, Victoria. 11 November 1941. p. 2.
  2. David Hickinbotham at AustralianFootball.com
  3. "AFL Tables: Dave Hickinbotham".

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