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, 1973 Season
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FINAL
D1NSWCrows NestR16defeatedD1QLDDarling Downs

SEMI FINALS
D1NSWCrows NestR16defeatedD1VICKew
D1QLDDarling DownsdefeatedD2Goldfields

QUARTER FINALS
D1VICKewdefeatedD1QLDNundahSF
D1NSWCrows NestR16defeatedD1NSWWarringahQF
D1QLDDarling DownsdefeatedD1TASNorth-West Districts
D2GoldfieldsdefeatedD3NSWNewcastle

ROUND OF 16
D1NSWCrows NestR16defeatedD1NSWCentral & Western DistrictsCUP
D1QLDDarling DownsdefeatedD1NSWMarrickvilleR16
D1NSWWarringahQFdefeatedD2VICSouthern Murray
D1VICKewdefeatedD2SASouth-East Districts
D1TASNorth-West DistrictsdefeatedD2NSWBelmore
D1QLDNundahSFdefeatedD3QLDCoot-Tha
D3NSWNewcastledefeatedD2VICReservoirQF
D2GoldfieldsdefeatedD3NSWCaringbah


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 Last 32, 1973 Season
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ROUND OF 32
D1NSWCentral & Western DistrictsCUPdefeatedD1NSWAlexandria
D1QLDNundahSFdefeatedD1South-West Districts
D1NSWWarringahQFdefeatedD1VICCorioQF
D1VICKewdefeatedD2QLDTownsvilleR16
D1NSWMarrickvilleR16defeatedD2VICBalaclava
D1TASNorth-West DistrictsdefeatedD2VICBlackburn
D1QLDDarling DownsdefeatedD2QLDGympie-Nambour
D1NSWCrows NestR16defeatedD3NSWShoalhaven
D3QLDCoot-ThadefeatedD2VICMornington
D3NSWNewcastledefeatedD2VICPascoe Vale
D2GoldfieldsdefeatedD2SAProspectR16
D2NSWBelmoredefeatedD2NSWHurstville
D2VICSouthern MurraydefeatedD2VICWaverley
D2VICReservoirQFdefeatedD3NTTerritorians
D2SASouth-East DistrictsdefeatedD3NSWMaroubra
D3NSWCaringbahdefeatedD3NSWPort Macquarie


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-ACT Qualifying, 1973 Season
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SECOND ROUND
D1NSWWarringahQFdefeatedD1NSWBerowraR16
D1NSWAlexandriadefeatedD1NSWGoulburn & MonaroR16
D1NSWCrows NestR16defeatedD2NSWHunter
D1NSWCentral & Western DistrictsCUPdefeatedD3NSWParramatta
D1NSWMarrickvilleR16defeatedD3NSWWagga Wagga
D3NSWMaroubradefeatedD2NSWRiverina
D3NSWCaringbahdefeatedD2NSWCastle Hill
D2NSWHurstvilledefeatedD2NSWBarrierQF
D2NSWBelmoredefeatedD3NSWGosford
D3NSWShoalhavendefeatedD3NSWSutherland
D3NSWNewcastledefeatedD3NSWAshfield
D3NSWPort MacquariedefeatedD3NSWRevesby

FIRST ROUND
D1NSWMarrickvilleR16defeatedD2NSWIllawarra
D1NSWWarringahQFdefeatedD3NSWEmu Plains
D1NSWAlexandriadefeatedD3NSWLiverpool
D1NSWGoulburn & MonaroR16defeatedD3NSWBankstown
D1NSWBerowraR16defeatedD3NSWFairfield
D3NSWWagga WaggadefeatedD2NSWBondi
D3NSWRevesbydefeatedD2NSWBlacktown
D3NSWParramattadefeatedD2ACTCanberra
D3NSWSutherlanddefeatedD2NSWChatswood
D2NSWHunterdefeatedD2NSWBathurst & Orange
D2NSWBarrierQFdefeatedD3NSWClarence-Nambucca
D2NSWRiverinadefeatedD3NSWWoollahra
D2NSWCastle HilldefeatedD3NSWGranville
D2NSWHurstvilledefeatedD3NSWLambton
D2NSWBelmoredefeatedD3NSWStrathfield
D3NSWCaringbahdefeatedD3NSWNarrabeen
D3NSWAshfielddefeatedD3NSWLake Macquarie
D3NSWPort MacquariedefeatedD3NSWNew England
D3NSWNewcastledefeatedD3NSWRockdale
D3NSWShoalhavendefeatedD3NSWRichmond-Tweed
D3NSWGosforddefeatedD3NSWRyde
D3NSWMaroubradefeatedD3NSWAlbury


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 VIC Qualifying, 1973 Season
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SECOND ROUND
D2VICBalaclavadefeatedD1VICMaribyrnongFIN
D2VICWaverleydefeatedD1VICGippsland
D1VICCorioQFdefeatedD3VICSunshine
D1VICKewdefeatedD3VICMordialloc
D2VICBlackburndefeatedD2VICWestern Districts
D2VICReservoirQFdefeatedD3VICFerntree Gully
D2VICMorningtondefeatedD3VICMoorabbin
D2VICSouthern MurraydefeatedD3VICBendigo
D2VICPascoe ValedefeatedD3VICDoncaster

FIRST ROUND
D1VICCorioQFdefeatedD2VICMelbourne Ports
D1VICMaribyrnongFINdefeatedD3VICCamberwell
D3VICBendigodefeatedD2VICCorangamite
D2VICSouthern MurraydefeatedD2VICAbbotsford
D2VICMorningtondefeatedD2VICLatrobe Valley
D2VICReservoirQFdefeatedD3VICGoulburn Valley
D2VICBalaclavadefeatedD3VICRingwood
D2VICPascoe ValedefeatedD3VICDandenong
D2VICWaverleydefeatedD3VICBallarat
D2VICWestern DistrictsdefeatedD3VICAltona
D2VICBlackburndefeatedD3VICWimmera
D3VICMoorabbindefeatedD3VICMallee
D3VICSunshinedefeatedD3VICOakleigh
D3VICDoncasterdefeatedD3VICSouth Yarra
D3VICFerntree GullydefeatedD3VICNorthcote
D3VICMordiallocdefeatedD3VICBroadmeadows


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, 1973 Season
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SECOND ROUND
D1QLDNundahSFdefeatedD1QLDFortitudeSF
D1QLDDarling DownsdefeatedD3QLDWynnum
D3QLDCoot-ThadefeatedD2QLDFar North Districts
D2QLDGympie-NambourdefeatedD2QLDWoolloongabba
D2QLDTownsvilleR16defeatedD3QLDMackay

FIRST ROUND
D1QLDDarling DownsdefeatedD3QLDIpswich
D3QLDWynnumdefeatedD2QLDMount Gravatt
D2QLDTownsvilleR16defeatedD2QLDWide Bay
D2QLDFar North DistrictsdefeatedD3QLDCapricornia
D2QLDWoolloongabbadefeatedD3QLDGold Coast
D2QLDGympie-NambourdefeatedD3QLDMaranoa
D3QLDCoot-ThadefeatedD3QLDPetrie
D3QLDMackaydefeatedD3QLDCairns


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 SA-NT Qualifying, 1973 Season
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THIRD ROUND
D3NTTerritoriansdefeatedD2SAHindmarsh
D2SAProspectR16defeatedD3SAUnley
D2SASouth-East DistrictsdefeatedD3SARiverland

SECOND ROUND
D3NTTerritoriansdefeatedD2SAModbury
D2SAProspectR16defeatedD3SASpencer Ports
D2SASouth-East DistrictsdefeatedD3SAMorphett Vale
D2SAHindmarshdefeatedD3SAEdwardstown
D3SARiverlanddefeatedD3SAMagill
D3SAUnleydefeatedD3SAYorke

FIRST ROUND
D3SAUnleydefeatedD3SAAdelaide Ports


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, 1973 Season
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THIRD ROUND
D1TASNorth-West DistrictsdefeatedD1TASHobartR16

SECOND ROUND
D1TASNorth-West DistrictsdefeatedD1TASMersey
D1TASHobartR16defeatedD3TASLaunceston

FIRST ROUND
D3TASLauncestondefeatedD3TASDerwent


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, 1973 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL AFFL CUP TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Semi Finals
QLDWide Bay 16
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 14
NSWAshfield 14
NSWCrows Nest 14
VICMaribyrnong 13
VICAbbotsford 11
VICSouth Yarra 10
VICKew 10
NSWIllawarra 9
QLDFortitude 9

Quarter Finals
QLDWide Bay 32
VICKew 22
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 21
NSWAshfield 20
NSWCrows Nest 20
VICAbbotsford 19
VICMaribyrnong 19
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 18
VICSouth Yarra 16
NSWAlexandria 16

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
NSWCrows Nest21901 314
NSWCentral & Western Districts51901 315
NSWAshfield51901 301955
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901 301972
NSWBarrier11901 301972
NSWAlexandria11906 261971
NSWIllawarra21901 211971
NSWWoollahra11901 161954
NSWNewcastle21901 141966
NSWClarence-Nambucca1901 131960
NSWParramatta1901 111961
NSWMarrickville11922 103
NSWRichmond-Tweed1901 81951
NSWBathurst & Orange11901 81969
NSWWarringah1922 82
NSWBerowra1934 71972
NSWHunter1901 61943
NSWAlbury1901 61971
NSWRockdale1901 41932
NSWBondi1949 31970
NSWBelmore1949 31958
NSWNew England1901 21938
NSWRiverina1901 21956
NSWGranville1906 21969
NSWLambton1949 21969
NSWHurstville1949 21969
NSWEmu Plains1949 11950
NSWBankstown1949 11954
NSWLiverpool1949 11956
NSWRevesby1949 11958
NSWMaroubra1949 11962
NSWChatswood1949 11963
NSWBlacktown1949 11963
ACTCanberra1949 11965
NSWRyde1949 11971
NSWCaringbah1969 1--
NSWShoalhaven1969 ----
NSWPort Macquarie1949 ----
NSWWagga Wagga1949^ ----
NSWGosford1969 ----
NSWSutherland1955 ----
NSWCastle Hill1969 ----
NSWFairfield1969 ----
NSWStrathfield1949 ----
NSWNarrabeen1949 ----
NSWLake Macquarie1949 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
NSWSurry Hills21968 241965
NSWRozelle1968 241966
NSWGlebe21968 161956
NSWBotany11954 101952
NSWFive Dock1954 61952
NSWOrange1968 31966
NSWDubbo1968 21964
NSWUpper Hunter1933 21928
NSWDulwich Hill1968 11964
NSWEden-Monaro1921 11920
NSWDarling1912 ----

South Australia
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
SAProspect31901 361972
SASouth-East Districts1901 241959
SAUnley1901 171947
SAHindmarsh11901 111970
SAYorke1901 101963
SASpencer Ports1901 101963
NTTerritorians1922 51972
SARiverland1949 21971
SAEdwardstown1949 11960
SAMagill1949 11962
SAModbury1955 11964
SAMorphett Vale1969 ----
SAAdelaide Ports1949 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
SAAngas1933 81922

Tasmania
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
TASHobart21901 301972
TASMersey1901 191965
TASLaunceston1901 91964
TASNorth-West Districts1901 41970
TASDerwent1901 31930

Victoria
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
VICAbbotsford61901 311971
VICKew11901 311970
VICMaribyrnong51906 301972
VICSouth Yarra41901 221950
VICGippsland11901 221971
VICSouthern Murray11901* 201969
VICCorio1901 171972
VICNorthcote21901 161958
VICBalaclava1901 141964
VICCorangamite1901 131970
VICDandenong11901 81961
VICMelbourne Ports1901 71963
VICWestern Districts1901 71971
VICWimmera1901 61933
VICBallarat1901 61944
VICGoulburn Valley1949^ 41927
VICBendigo1901 31910
VICMoorabbin1949 31966
VICPascoe Vale1949 21958
VICBlackburn1937 21968
VICLatrobe Valley1949 21969
VICReservoir1949 22
VICSunshine1949 11953
VICAltona1949 11955
VICCamberwell1949 11959
VICMornington1949 11970
VICWaverley1955 ----
VICMordialloc1969 ----
VICFerntree Gully1969 ----
VICDoncaster1969 ----
VICRingwood1969 ----
VICMallee1949 ----
VICOakleigh1913 ----
VICBroadmeadows1969 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
VICJolimont21968 231956
VICRoyal Park11954 151947
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912 31909
VICBurnley1968 21968
VICHampton1968 11949
VICMalvern1968 ----
VICGrampians1921 ----
VICYarra Valley1912 ----
VICBenalla1905 ----
VICCastlemaine1905 ----

Queensland
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
QLDWide Bay41901 431969
QLDFortitude21901 351972
QLDDarling Downs41901 211968
QLDMaranoa1901 101949
QLDWoolloongabba1901 101966
QLDCapricornia1901 81940
QLDNundah1913 83
QLDTownsville1934 71972
QLDFar North Districts1901* 51947
QLDGold Coast1949 31968
QLDMount Gravatt1949 21958
QLDWynnum1949 21959
QLDIpswich1949 11952
QLDCairns1949 11965
QLDGympie-Nambour1949 11967
QLDCoot-Tha1949 1--
QLDMackay1949 ----
QLDPetrie1949 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
QLDCarpentaria1933 31926
QLDMoreton1948 21921

Western Australia
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
Perth41901 291971
Fremantle11901 181964
South-West Districts1901 181968
Goldfields1901* 71970
Wheatbelt1913 41956
Stirling1955 ----
Canning1949 ----
Belmont1949 ----
Nedlands1949 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
Coolgardie1912 ----

Legend:
= Number of Cup titles, "Est" = Year established (^ denotes the year of re-establishment, * 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).