Ken retired as a Sergeant in 2003. His football career included 64 games as a first eighteen player with the North Melbourne Football Club - a Victorian Football League Team. Afterwards he played in Ararat, Ballarat and Sunraysia leagues winning best player awards and playing in representative teams. In the Sunraysia league he was playing coach for the Wentworth Football Club for eight seasons, and led the club to a premiership in 1973.
Ken also excelled at tennis. He was 'runner up' in the Victorian schoolboys championship and was club, regional and Country Victorian champion at senior and veteran levels. Ken and his son became the Victorian, Australian and World father son champions in 1992. He gained a world ranking of 20 in the world veteran events and was a semi finalist at the world titles in Germany in 1993. At the Melbourne World Police and Fire Games in 1995, he was the winner of both the singles and doubles titles.