Jimmy Anderson


A club mainstay and a universally acclaimed NTFL champion through the 1950’s and 60’s, the much loved and highly respected Darwin Buffalo, Jimmy Anderson, played in nine grand finals for his beloved double blues, winning three premierships in 1962/63, 1963/64 and 1967/68.

Jimmy Anderson won the club Best and Fairest three times in 1957/58, 1961/62 and 1963/64, was twice runner-up in the Nichols Medal in 1961/62 and 1963/64 and finished third in 1957/58.

A fearless and ferociously tough onballer, he represented the NT five times from 1966 to 1969 and also played two seasons for WAFL Club West Perth.

Jimmy Anderson also coached the Buffaloes in 1960/61 and coached Wanderers in 1971/72.

Unsurprisingly, after how much of his life he gave to the club and the great game of Australian Rules in the NT, Jimmy is a Buffaloes Life Member and NTFL Player Life Member. A Buffaloes champion, a true NTFL great and a man whose name is synonymous with Territory footballing brilliance.

It comes as no surprise that the talented, dedicated and committed Darwin Buffalo, Jimmy Anderson, has earned a richly deserved a place in the AFLNT Team of the Century.