A half forward, Beers was a member of Collingwood's 1958 premiership team and kicked two goals in the grand final. In 1959 he kicked a career high 28 goals for the year and the following season he played in the Collingwood side which lost the 1960 Grand Final. He crossed to Fitzroy in 1962 where he finished his career.
Beers also played tennis at a competitive level and later became the general manager of Tennis Victoria. He is the father of Mark Beers and Tony Beers, who both also played for Collingwood.