David Hickinbotham

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David Hickinbotham
Personal information
Full name David Hickinbotham
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

David Hickinbotham was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) and coached them in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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. Hickinbotham became Geelong's inaugural VFL coach in 1910 and was in charge for two seasons.