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/Ballarat CYMS/Ballarat Imperials

Number: 32 (1938-1946)

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

Games: 64
Goals: 0
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

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. First invited to the Demons in 1937 he was unable to transfer to the city due to his work until 1938.

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 a practice match.

Hingston missed the 1941 Grand Final because of injury. Then he missed the next five seasons serving with the 15 Field Ambulance in the AIF, including service in New Guinea. He returned in 1946 to play the first three games of the season before retiring in order to complete a training course to further his employment.

He joined Wycheproof in 1947, becoming coach in 1948. He introduced the Melbourne jumper to the side and won a premiership the next year.

1938 1402
1939 1902
1940 1201
1941 1605
1946 300

Players who served during war

This and this article lists him as from South Ballarat. Some sources say he missed the Grand Final because of army service.

Sporting Globe - 24/03/1937
Argus - 18/04/1938
Argus - 23/04/1938
Sporting Globe - 13/07/1938
Sporting Globe - 07/04/1940
Sporting Globe - 24/04/1940
Sporting Globe - 27/04/1940
Age - 19/04/1941
Australasian - 24/06/1944
Argus - 08/05/1946
Argus - 28/04/1947
Herald Sun - 09/12/1999

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