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Dick Hingston

Image DOB: 16 December 1915
Died: 1 December 1999

Debut: Round 3, 1938 against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street
Last Game: Round 3, 1946 against Essendon at Windy Hill

From: St Patrick's/Ballarat Imperials

Number: 32 1938-1946

Honours:
Premiership Player - 1939, 1940
Best First Year Player - 1938

Games: 64
Goals: 0
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
5001478.12

Also sought by Essendon and Footscray, one of the most accomplished defenders in the Ballarat district chose to join Melbourne after being recommended by 1926 premiership players Jack Collins and Dick Taylor.

Played 14 games on a half-back flank in his first year and won the Best First Year Player award. He played in a premiership in his second season, and won another premiership in 1940 despite missing the first five weeks of the season after suffering a fractured thumb in the pre-season.

Hingston missed the 1941 Grand Final because of service with the 15 Field Ambulance in the AIF and missed the next five seasons serving in the army. He returned in 1946 to play the first three games of the season before retiring.

In 1948 he joined Wycheproof as coach, introduced the Melbourne jumper to the side and won a premiership the next year.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1938 1402
1939 1902
1940 1201
1941 1605
1946 300

Lists
Players who served during war

Notes
This article lists him as from South Ballarat.

Media
Sporting Globe - 24/03/1937
The Argus - 18/04/1938
The Argus - 23/04/1938
Sporting Globe - 24/04/1940
Sporting Globe - 27/04/1940
The Australasian - 24/06/1944
"Flag-winning Demon dies" - Herald Sun 09/12/1999

Links
Boyles Football Photos
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 31 July 2017 19:53:41 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 22)

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