Old Ignatians Football Club

The Old Ignatians Football Club was formed in 1971 by past scholars of the College. It was incorporated into the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL) in 1971, fielding one team in A7 Grade, which won every game for the season except the Grand Final.A Reserves side was added in 1973, and the Club won both the A5 and A5 Reserve Premierships in that year. The A Grade team won further Premierships in 1975-76, reaching A2 in 1977-78. During the 80's & 90's, the Club fluctuated between A3 and A4, with the A grade appearing in three Grand Finals, without success. In more recent years, the Club has settled in A3, in which the A grade have shown themselves to be most competitive.

The B Grade have enjoyed a tremendous run of success in the past few years, winning 5 Premierships on the trot, in what we believe is a SAAFL record. They have finished minor premier in 4 of those seasons, have a minor round record of 83 wins and 7 losses and have won 11 out of 12 finals. The C Grade was added in the late 70's, and, after a rather lean trot, have won premierships in 1995 and 1998.

In 2001, the Club celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a Black Tie Ball, held at the Hilton International. Players from every era since the Clubs inception joined in the celebrations, which honoured past Club coaches and captains. These included Club founders Jay Hogan, Peter McCarthy and Michael 'Tom' Kelly. It was great to see such a cross section of the Club represented at this memorable night. In recent years a strong contingent of school leavers have joined the Club to continue their football career post school. It's a great social environment, and we encourage all players leaving school to join the Club.

Our major sponsor is The Bath Hotel at Norwood. The Bath is a great venue to relax and un-wind after a hard fought game. All supporters and friends are welcome to join the players on Saturday nights. The Club is fortunate in having close to 30 sponsors, who are featured on our website. We would like to encourage everyone from the school community to support these generous businesses.

Anyone who would like to join the Club as a player, committee member, sponsor or supporter please email president@oifc.com.au.


Carlo Calabrese


For more information please visit the Old Ignatian Football Club website.