Mark Bickley was an inaugural player at the Adelaide Crows, debuting with the club in 1991 and playing through to his retirement in 2003. Bickley was a mainstay in Adelaide’s side, finishing his career with 272 games, 4 years as captain, and a reputation as one of the Crows most reliable players.
Appointed club captain in 1997, he led his side to their first premiership that same year after a famous Grand Final victory over St Kilda. He followed this up in 1998, leading the Crows to back-to-back premierships after defeating North Melbourne.
Bickley continued to perform in the Crows’ midfield until his retirement at the end of the 2003 season. He shifted his attention to Media, working with Channel 9 in both Adelaide and Melbourne presenting the weekend sports news and as a panellist on the Sunday Footy Show.
In 2006 Bickley was invited to join the selection panel for the prestigious All Australian team, a position he held for 3 years. In 2008 he returned to the Crows to work as as an assistant coach, a position he held for a few years before making a return to the media.
Bickley can now be heard daily as a co-host on the FiveAA Sports Drive Show, commentating football games, seen hosting the Crows Show on TV, or you can read his regular columns in The Advertiser.