DOB: 28 January 1969
From: Wangaratta Rovers, selection #45 1990 Pre-Season Draft
Number: 36 1990
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Despite being in Essendon's recruiting zone, and spending time with the Bombers as a 16-year-old, Hickmott didn't join the club full time. A broken hand in 1989 led to them passing on him and allowing him to go into the pre-season draft where Melbourne picked him up.
After leaving the VFL Hickmott moved to Murray Bridge, South Australia to join his father training horses. He played football there but broke his leg and eventually moved back to Melbourne.
"Robert Hickmott: the Cup's mystery man" - The Age 01/11/2011