Dark green and white
South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL) since 1989
The Bulldogs did not even have a home ground when they commenced in the Central Districts Football Association in 1968 meaning that all matches had to be played on opposing teams’ ovals. When it came to training the Ingle Farm players would have to try to find a vacant sports field or paddock and use their cars as portable changing rooms.
Between 1974 and 1977 Ingle Farm competed in the Norwood North Football League before becoming a founder member in 1978 of the South Australian Football Association. During the early 1980s the club ran into serious financial problems but owing to the hard work and dedication of its members it not only survived but flourished. The 1989 season saw the club competing in the South Australian Amateur Football League where it enjoyed instant success with both seniors and reserves going on to reach their respective grand finals in A6 Grade (precursor of today’s division six). The seniors proved victorious, downing Campbelltown Magill by 25 points, 13.11 (89) to 9.10 (64), but the twos had to be satisfied with second place after losing a low scoring clash with the same opponent by 7 points.
Ingle Farm has since added two more SAAFL flags, both in A5 grade/division five. Just as importantly, the club now provides the local community with a range of sporting opportunities and activities. In addition to football, there is senior and junior grade cricket, darts, golf, netball, darts and 8-ball.
The 2008 season saw Ingle Farm’s senior grade side winning 5 of its 18 division five minor round matches to finish eighth, thereby narrowly avoiding relegation to division six. The reserves managed two more victories than the seniors, but they too finished eighth.