Duggan Anderson

Douglas David "Duggan" Anderson (21 September 1924 – 7 December 2012) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Swan Districts Football Club in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL), and later served in a variety of administrative roles at the club. He suffered a terrible accident on his family's farm in January 1947 and lost all the fingers on his left hand. Anderson not only recovered to play football again but also played the first game of the 1947 season.[2] Duggan was a noted defender and mostly played a centre half back where he was a solid contributor.[3] In the Swan Districts Team of the Century Anderson is listed on the interchange bench. After retiring as a player Anderson remained involved in the club serving as a club committee member and club president.[4]

Duggan Anderson
Personal information
Full name Douglas David Anderson
Date of birth (1924-09-21)21 September 1924
Place of birth Witchcliffe, Western Australia
Date of death 7 December 2012(2012-12-07) (aged 88)[1]
Place of death Murdoch, Western Australia
Original team(s) Swan Districts juniors
Position(s) Centre half-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1945–1956 Swan Districts 210 (32)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1946–1952 Western Australia 6 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1956.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

He was inducted into the West Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2011.[5]


  1. "> Club News | Duggan Anderson Passes Away". Swan Districts FC. 11 December 2012. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. "Access TV 31 WAFL Legends" (PDF). 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  3. "Australian Football – Duggan Anderson". 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  4. "Swan Districts Football Club History". 2007. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  5. "2011 WA Football Hall of Fame induction". 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
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