SANFL mourns the passing of two former 200-plus game players, Robert ‘Bob’ Enright and Peter Anderson, who recently passed away.
Both SANFL Player Life Members, Enright and Anderson made a significant contribution to their respective League clubs.
Enright, who sadly passed away earlier this week aged 62, made 17 League appearances in three seasons at Port Adelaide from 1976 to 1978.
He was then cleared to West Torrens where he went on to play 225 games between 1979 and 1989. Described as a solid, reliable defender, Enright kicked nine goals for the Eagles over that decade.
Anderson, who passed away recently in Queensland aged 73, was a past Premiership player for both North Adelaide and Glenelg.
A versatile player who started his League career as a forward and ruck, Anderson played 107 games for North from 1964 to 1971. He won numerous awards with North and is remembered for his solid performance in the back pocket in the 1971 grand final win over Port Adelaide.
In 1972, he moved to Glenelg where he played another 81 League games over four seasons, mostly in the defence, and was a key player in the club’s 1973 seven-point grand final victory over his former team.
Anderson finished his league career at Woodville, where he added another 36 senior games for a final career tally of 233. He also represented South Australia on five occasions.
Bob Enright and Peter Anderson will be fondly remembered as highly respected SANFL footballers. The League offers its condolences to both the Enright and Anderson families.
Sources: AustralianFootball.com and North Adelaide FC