Hall of Fame

Merv S. Agars

Inducted
2002
Era
1961 – 1990

PLAYING RECORD

  • 107 matches with West Adelaide (1946-1952) and represented South Australia eight times
  • Player life member of West Adelaide

MEDIA BACKGROUND

  • 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’

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Played or covered as a writer league football in SA for 40 consecutive years.