Dick Hingston

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Dick Hingston
Dick Hingston 1940.jpg
Personal information
Full name Dick Hingston
Date of birth 16 December 1915
Date of death 3 December 1999(1999-12-03) (aged 83)
Place of death Newcastle, New South Wales
Original team(s) St Patrick's, Ballarat
Height / weight 177 cm / 84 kg
Position(s) Half back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1938–41, 1946 Melbourne 64 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Dick Hingston (16 December 1915 – 3 December 1999)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[2]

Hingston was a half back flanker in Melbourne's 1939 and 1940 premiership teams. He missed out on playing in a third successive premiership in 1941 when, despite appearing in their semi final win over Carlton, Hingston was not selected for the Grand Final which Melbourne went on to win. The defender did not make any appearances for the next four years due to the war but returned in 1946 for one final season.


  1. ^ "Dick Hingston - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Jon (9 December 1999). "Flag-winning Demon dies". Herald Sun. p. 97. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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