DOB: 27 September 1960
Debut: Round 1, 1980 against St. Kilda at Waverley
Last Game: Round 12, 1981 against Fitzroy at MCG
From: Wesley College
Number: 44 (1980-1981)
Best First Year Player - 1980
Life Member - 2014
The son of George Bickford was recruited to the Under 19s in 1978 and graduated to the seniors two seasons later.
Despite being named the best rookie at the club that year he failed to take the next step during the 1981 disastrous season and played just six games that year before his VFL career ended.
Played for VFA side Prahran in 1983 and 1984 and Collegians in 1986.
Originally elected to the board in 1999, Bickford was re-elected for 2002 as part of Gabriel Szondy's "Team Vision" ticket with 6,694 votes. He resigned in 2008 along with Paul Gardner.
In 2015 he was named a Life Member for his long service to the club.
Inside Football - 26/06/1986
melbournefc.com.au - 05/02/2015