Australian Federal Football League
(AFFL)


The truly national football league that Australia has never had, starting at the time of Federation in 1901. A fictional competition inspired by the pyramid structure of European football/soccer leagues.
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AFFL Cup Last 16, 1948 Season
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FINAL
D1QLDWide Baydef.D1NSWIllawarra

SEMI FINALS
D1QLDWide Baydef.D1TASMerseyQF
D1NSWIllawarradef.D1VICKew

QUARTER FINALS
D1NSWIllawarradef.D1VICSouthern Murray
D1TASMerseyQFdef.D2VICSouth Yarra
D1VICKewdef.D2SASpencer PortsR16
D1QLDWide Baydef.D3NSWFive DockR16

ROUND OF 16
D1NSWIllawarradef.D1VICMaribyrnong
D1QLDWide Baydef.D1Perth
D1TASMerseyQFdef.D2NSWHastings-Clarence
D1VICSouthern Murraydef.D2NSWBarrier
D1VICKewdef.D3NSWWarringah
D3NSWFive DockR16def.D2QLDFortitude
D2VICSouth Yarradef.D2NSWCrows Nest
D2SASpencer PortsR16def.D3NTTerritorians


Legend:
"D1" = First Division, "D2" = Second Division, "D3" = Third Division.
"CUP" = Defending holders, "FIN" = Previous season finalist, "SF" = Previous season semi finalists, "QF" = Previous season quarter finalists, "R16" = Previous season Round of 16.

AFFL Cup NSW Qualifying, 1948 Season
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THIRD ROUND
D1NSWIllawarradef.D2NSWRichmond-Tweed
D2NSWCrows Nestdef.D2NSWHawkesburyQF
D2NSWHastings-Clarencedef.D2NSWAshfieldR16
D2NSWBarrierdef.D2NSWBotany
D3NSWFive DockR16def.D3NSWParramatta
D3NSWWarringahdef.D3NSWNewcastle

SECOND ROUND
D3NSWNewcastledef.D1NSWSurry HillsR16
D3NSWWarringahdef.D1NSWRozelle
D2NSWCrows Nestdef.D1NSWCentral & Western DistrictsFIN
D2NSWBotanydef.D1NSWGoulburn & MonaroSF
D2NSWHastings-Clarencedef.D1NSWAlexandria
D1NSWIllawarradef.D3NSWRockdale
D2NSWBarrierdef.D2NSWWoollahra
D2NSWHawkesburyQFdef.D3NSWNew England
D2NSWAshfieldR16def.D3NSWMarrickville
D2NSWRichmond-Tweeddef.D3NSWOrange
D3NSWFive DockR16def.D3NSWBathurst
D3NSWParramattadef.D3NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga ^

FIRST ROUND
D3NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga ^def.D3NSWRiverina
D3NSWNewcastledef.D3NSWGranville
D3NSWRockdaledef.D3NSWGlebe
D3NSWNew Englanddef.D3NSWHunter


Legend:
"D1" = First Division, "D2" = Second Division, "D3" = Third Division, ^ = Involved in a demerger from next season.
"CUP" = Defending holders, "FIN" = Previous season finalist, "SF" = Previous season semi finalists, "QF" = Previous season quarter finalists, "R16" = Previous season Round of 16.

AFFL Cup VIC Qualifying, 1948 Season
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THIRD ROUND
D1VICSouthern Murraydef.D2VICDandenongQF
D1VICKewdef.D2VICCorangamite
D1VICMaribyrnongdef.D2VICNorthcote
D2VICSouth Yarradef.D2VICCorio

SECOND ROUND
D2VICSouth Yarradef.D1VICAbbotsfordCUP
D1VICKewdef.D2VICRoyal ParkR16
D1VICMaribyrnongdef.D2VICJolimont
D1VICSouthern Murraydef.D3VICWimmera
D2VICNorthcotedef.D2VICGippslandR16
D2VICCorangamitedef.D2VICMelbourne Ports
D2VICCoriodef.D2VICBalaclava
D2VICDandenongQFdef.D3VICOakleigh

FIRST ROUND
D2VICRoyal ParkR16def.D3VICWestern Districts
D2VICNorthcotedef.D3VICBlackburn
D3VICWimmeradef.D3VICBallarat
D3VICOakleighdef.D3VICBendigo


Legend:
"D1" = First Division, "D2" = Second Division, "D3" = Third Division.
"CUP" = Defending holders, "FIN" = Previous season finalist, "SF" = Previous season semi finalists, "QF" = Previous season quarter finalists, "R16" = Previous season Round of 16.

AFFL Cup QLD Qualifying, 1948 Season
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THIRD ROUND
D2QLDFortitudedef.D1QLDDarling DownsQF
D1QLDWide Baydef.D2QLDWoolloongabba

SECOND ROUND
D1QLDDarling DownsQFdef.D2QLDCapricornia
D1QLDWide Baydef.D2QLDFar North DistrictsR16
D2QLDFortitudedef.D2QLDNundah
D2QLDWoolloongabbadef.D3QLDMaranoa

FIRST ROUND
D3QLDMaranoadef.D2QLDTownsville
D2QLDFortitudedef.D3QLDMoreton #


Legend:
"D1" = First Division, "D2" = Second Division, "D3" = Third Division, # = Final season before folding.
"CUP" = Defending holders, "FIN" = Previous season finalist, "SF" = Previous season semi finalists, "QF" = Previous season quarter finalists, "R16" = Previous season Round of 16.

AFFL Cup SA-NT Qualifying, 1948 Season
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SECOND ROUND
D2SASpencer PortsR16def.D2SAYorke
D3NTTerritoriansdef.D3SAUnleyR16

FIRST ROUND
D2SAYorkedef.D2SASouth-East Districts
D3SAUnleyR16def.D3SAProspect
D3NTTerritoriansdef.D3SAHindmarsh


Legend:
"D1" = First Division, "D2" = Second Division, "D3" = Third Division.
"CUP" = Defending holders, "FIN" = Previous season finalist, "SF" = Previous season semi finalists, "QF" = Previous season quarter finalists, "R16" = Previous season Round of 16.

AFFL Cup TAS Qualifying, 1948 Season
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THIRD ROUND
D1TASMerseyQFdef.D2TASLaunceston

SECOND ROUND
D1TASMerseyQFdef.D2TASHobart
D2TASLauncestondef.D3TASDerwent

FIRST ROUND
D3TASDerwentdef.D3TASNorth-West Districts


Legend:
"D1" = First Division, "D2" = Second Division, "D3" = Third Division.
"CUP" = Defending holders, "FIN" = Previous season finalist, "SF" = Previous season semi finalists, "QF" = Previous season quarter finalists, "R16" = Previous season Round of 16.

AFFL Cup History, 1948 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL AFFL CUP TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Semi Finals
NSWAshfield 14
VICMaribyrnong 10
VICSouth Yarra 10
QLDWide Bay 10
NSWCrows Nest 10
VICAbbotsford 8
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 8
VICNorthcote 8
NSWIllawarra 8
VICKew 7

Quarter Finals
QLDWide Bay 23
NSWAshfield 20
VICSouth Yarra 16
VICAbbotsford 15
VICMaribyrnong 14
VICNorthcote 14
NSWCrows Nest 14
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 13
SAProspect 12
VICKew 12

Legend:
Total number of appearances including wins and losses, current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT CUP PROGRESS TO THE ROUND OF 16
New South Wales
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
NSWAshfield51901 281947
NSWCrows Nest11901 221946
NSWCentral & Western Districts31901 181947
NSWRozelle1901 171945
NSWGoulburn & Monaro11901 171947
NSWSurry Hills11901 161947
NSWBarrier1901 161945
NSWGlebe21901 151946
NSWIllawarra11901 151946
NSWWoollahra11901 131945
NSWHastings-Clarence1901 111942
NSWNewcastle11901 91932
NSWParramatta1901 91937
NSWBotany1901 81945
NSWBathurst11901 71932
NSWRichmond-Tweed1901 71944
NSWAlexandria1906 71946
NSWHunter1901 61943
NSWFive Dock1922 52
NSWRockdale1901 41932
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901* 31942
NSWNew England1901 21938
NSWMarrickville1922 21940
NSWOrange1901 21941
NSWWarringah1922 21937
NSWGranville1906 11916
NSWRiverina1901 11937
NSWHawkesbury1934 11947
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
NSWUpper Hunter1933 21928
NSWEden-Monaro1921 11920
NSWDubbo1921 ----
NSWDarling1912 ----
NSWWagga Wagga1905 ----

South Australia
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
SAProspect31901 321946
SASouth-East Districts1901 171933
SAUnley1901 171947
SAYorke1901 91946
SAHindmarsh1901 71945
NTTerritorians1922 31941
SASpencer Ports1901 32
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
SAAngas1933 81922

Tasmania
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
TASHobart11901 251944
TASMersey1901 143
TASLaunceston1901 61945
TASDerwent1901 31930
TASNorth-West Districts1901 ----

Victoria
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
VICJolimont21901 211945
VICAbbotsford51901 201947
VICMaribyrnong41906 201946
VICSouth Yarra41901 201944
VICGippsland11901 171947
VICKew11901 161943
VICNorthcote21901 151941
VICRoyal Park11901 151947
VICBalaclava1901 121935
VICCorio1901 91931
VICCorangamite1901 71946
VICWimmera1901 61933
VICBallarat1901 61944
VICDandenong11901 61947
VICSouthern Murray1901* 51945
VICWestern Districts1901 41913
VICMelbourne Ports1901 41942
VICBendigo1901 31910
VICOakleigh1913 ----
VICBlackburn1937 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
VICEchuca1936 41927
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912 31909
VICGrampians1921 ----
VICYarra Valley1912 ----
VICBenalla1905 ----
VICCastlemaine1905 ----

Queensland
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
QLDWide Bay31901 281946
QLDFortitude11901 211944
QLDDarling Downs1901 111947
QLDMaranoa1901 91930
QLDCapricornia1901 81940
QLDWoolloongabba1901 81942
QLDFar North Districts1901* 51947
QLDMoreton1901 21921
QLDTownsville1934 11943
QLDNundah1913 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
QLDCarpentaria1933 31926

Western Australia
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
Perth11901 181945
South-West Districts1901 151944
Fremantle11901 131947
Goldfields1901* 21931
Wheatbelt1913 11939
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
Coolgardie1912 ----

Legend:
= Number of Cup titles, "Est" = Year established (* denotes a merger has subsequently taken place), "Rd 16" = Number of times reaching the Round of 16 (current season in bold), "Prev" = Season in which the previous Round of 16 appearance was made (excluding the current season).