Bobby Hill (Australian footballer) Biography

Ian “Bobby” Hill is an Australian rules footballer who was born on February 9, 2000. He is now a member of the Collingwood Football Club, which competes in the Australian Football League (AFL).



Early life 

Hill is a member of the Whadjuk-Ballardong Noongar people and is of Indigenous descent. Hill was given his name by his father, but he prefers to be referred to as Bobby. Hill began his secondary studies at Northam Senior High School before receiving an Indigenous Scholarship to attend Wesley College in Western Australia so that he may finish his high school degree there. The fact that he was chosen for the Western Australia under 16 team was the moment that brought him to everyone’s attention.


AFL career 

In the 2018 National Draft, he was chosen with the 24th overall pick. In round 17 of the 2019 season, he played his first game at the senior level, which was against Richmond. Hill has appeared in 41 games for the club and is well-known for his scorching speed, clean hands, and ability to leap high after the ball. He has played a total of 41 games with the club. The Greater Western Sydney club wears a jumper that Hill developed called the 2020 Indigenous jumper. This jumper is an alternate strip for the team.

Hill attempted to broker a deal with Essendon for a transfer during the 2021 trading period, but negotiations broke down and no agreement was achieved.

The year after that, he made another transfer request to Victoria, but this time it was to Collingwood. On October 3 of that year, he was finally dealt there.

Health issues 

In May 2022 Hill was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He had surgery and spent the rest of the year recovering. 

Extended Family  

Bradley and Stephen Hill are Hill’s cousins. Hill is also a Hill. Gerald Ugle, another one of his cousins, was one of the first players to sign up for the GWS. Other relatives include Josh Hill, a former player for both the Western Bulldogs and the West Coast, and Leon Davis, a former player for Collingwood.