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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Hickmott

Known as
Peter Hickmott

21 February 1954

22 August 2015 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 61d
Last game: 26y 184d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 23
Footscray: 24

Recruited from
Essendon (1980)

Family links
Adrian Hickmott (Nephew)

Peter Hickmott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
V/AFL1972-1977, 198069220.3246%10.873.852.720
Total1972-1977, 198069220.3246%10.873.852.720

AFL: 8,455th player to appear, 3,385th most games played, 3,485th most goals kickedEssendon: 800th player to appear, 317th most games played, 334th most goals kickedFootscray: 698th player to appear, 635th most games played, 552nd most goals kicked

Peter Hickmott joined Essendon from Horsham and exhibited great potential in his debut season of 1972, winning the club’s best first year player award. He failed fully to realise that potential in subsequent seasons, however, and probably spent as much time in the seconds as the seniors. Usually deployed either as a ruck rover or half forward flanker, he had good negating skills and probably played his best football when assigned a single opponent to nullify.

The 1975 season saw Hickmott claiming the Bombers reserve grade best and fairest award. He then missed the whole of 1976 after sustaining a serious shoulder injury. After managing just eight senior games in 1977 he temporarily retired only to resurface at Footscray three years later. His sole season with the Bulldogs saw him add 11 VFL games and four goals to the 58 games and 18 goals registered with Essendon.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; Those Magnificent Men 1897-1987 by Michael Maplestone


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.