- 107 matches with West Adelaide (1946-1952) and represented South Australia eight times
- Player life member of West Adelaide
- On retiring from league football Merv joined The Advertiser sporting department, writing primarily football and cricket.
- Sports Editor at The Advertiser for 19 years
- He is the longest serving sports editor in the newspaper’s history
- Wrote the history of the West Adelaide Football Club – Bloods, Sweat and Tears, in 1987
- The Advertiser named its best AFL player (Crows or Power) award the ‘Merv Agars Medal’
- Played or covered as a writer league football in SA for 40 consecutive years.