Anderson was a popular Australian footballer. Most of his career he played for Swan Districts Football Club where he won 3 medals to his name in 1946, 1948 and 1951. He was knowm as a legend of Swan Districts. He was inducted into the West Australian Football (WAFL) Hall of Fame, in 2011. He married Shirley and they had together three children: Peter, Gail and Susan. He died after a short illness on December 7, 2012.