|Full name||Alan David Hickinbotham, AM|
|Date of birth||9 December 1925|
|Date of death||25 May 2010(aged 84)|
|Original team(s)||South Adelaide|
|Height / weight||183 cm / 85 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1951.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Hickinbotham founded the Hickinbotham Group of Companies in 1954, which became one of Australia's largest building companies, developing over 50 community estates in Adelaide. He was an influential member of the Housing Industry Association SA and worked to sponsor skilled immigrants from Britain to settle in Adelaide. He also had an interest in wineries in South Australia.
Before his business career, Hickinbotham played six matches as a key defender for Geelong Football Club. He later captain-coached South Adelaide Football Club and retained ties to the club until his death. In 2005 South Adelaide renamed their home ground Hickinbotham Oval (formerly Noarlunga Oval) in his honour. He played four representative games for South Australia.
In the early 1970s, Hickinbotham was part of a committee that drove the development of Football Park, a dedicated Australian rules football ground for major matches in Adelaide.
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