William “Billy” Robert Picken
7 June 1956 – 23 July 2022
At the school he was in the 1st XVIII as Vice-Captain and was awarded Full Colours in Football and Half Colours in Athletics. He went on to play District Cricket for Collingwood between 1975 and 1984 and football in the V.F.L. with Collingwood 1974-1983, 1986 and with Sydney 1984-1985.
He was awarded Collingwood’s best and fairest in 1978 & 1983. He was the first first-grade cricketer ever to be suspended by the Victorian Cricket Association for striking an opponent during a cricket match. Father of former Western Bulldogs player, Liam Picken and former Brisbane Lions player Marcus Picken, and also the uncle of former Brisbane Lions captain, Jonathan Brown.
Luke Savage, Honorary School Archivist