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, 1978 Season
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FINAL
D1QLDFortitudedefeatedD2NSWBlacktown

SEMI FINALS
D2NSWBlacktowndefeatedD1VICGippslandQF
D1QLDFortitudedefeatedD1NSWBathurst & Orange

QUARTER FINALS
D1VICGippslandQFdefeatedD1QLDNundah
D1NSWBathurst & OrangedefeatedD1VICCorioR16
D1QLDFortitudedefeatedD2NSWCastle Hill
D2NSWBlacktowndefeatedD2QLDWide Bay

ROUND OF 16
D2NSWBlacktowndefeatedD1NSWMarrickville
D1VICGippslandQFdefeatedD1NSWAlexandria
D1QLDNundahdefeatedD1NSWGoulburn & Monaro
D1NSWBathurst & OrangedefeatedD1NSWBerowra
D1VICCorioR16defeatedD2Stirling
D1QLDFortitudedefeatedD3SASouth-East Districts
D2NSWCastle HilldefeatedD2GoldfieldsSF
D2QLDWide BaydefeatedD2VICBendigo


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, 1978 Season
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ROUND OF 32
D2GoldfieldsSFdefeatedD1VICMaribyrnongQF
D2NSWCastle HilldefeatedD1VICBarwon
D1NSWGoulburn & MonarodefeatedD1QLDMount Gravatt
D1QLDNundahdefeatedD1VICKew
D1NSWBathurst & OrangedefeatedD2NSWCrows NestSF
D1VICGippslandQFdefeatedD2NSWBondi
D1NSWBerowradefeatedD2SAProspectR16
D1NSWMarrickvilledefeatedD2VICMelbourne Ports
D1QLDFortitudedefeatedD2Perth
D1VICCorioR16defeatedD3NSWLiverpool
D1NSWAlexandriadefeatedD3NSWRevesby
D3SASouth-East DistrictsdefeatedD2TASDerwent
D2QLDWide BaydefeatedD2SAHindmarshR16
D2NSWBlacktowndefeatedD2VICCamberwell
D2StirlingdefeatedD3VICWaverley
D2VICBendigodefeatedD3QLDWoolloongabba


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, 1978 Season
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THIRD ROUND
D1NSWMarrickvilledefeatedD1NSWWarringahQF
D1NSWGoulburn & MonarodefeatedD2NSWNewcastle
D1NSWBerowradefeatedD3NSWShoalhaven
D1NSWBathurst & OrangedefeatedD3NSWWoollahra
D1NSWAlexandriadefeatedD3ACTBruce
D2NSWCastle HilldefeatedD2NSWHurstville
D2NSWCrows NestSFdefeatedD3NSWStrathfield
D2NSWBlacktowndefeatedD3NSWCaringbah
D2NSWBondidefeatedD3NSWRyde
D3NSWRevesbydefeatedD3NSWLambtonR16
D3NSWLiverpooldefeatedD3NSWNew England

SECOND ROUND
D1NSWGoulburn & MonarodefeatedD1NSWCentral & Western DistrictsCUP
D1NSWBathurst & OrangedefeatedD2NSWEmu Plains
D1NSWBerowradefeatedD2NSWPort Macquarie
D1NSWWarringahQFdefeatedD3NSWAlbury
D1NSWAlexandriadefeatedD3NSWDundas
D1NSWMarrickvilledefeatedD3ACTCanberra
D3NSWCaringbahdefeatedD2NSWRockdale
D2NSWNewcastledefeatedD2NSWHunter
D2NSWCrows NestSFdefeatedD3NSWGranville
D2NSWHurstvilledefeatedD3NSWLake Macquarie
D2NSWBlacktowndefeatedD3NSWBankstown
D2NSWCastle HilldefeatedD3NSWNarrabeen
D2NSWBondidefeatedD3NSWGosford
D3NSWLambtonR16defeatedD3NSWRichmond-Tweed
D3ACTBrucedefeatedD3NSWClarence-Nambucca
D3NSWWoollahradefeatedD3NSWMaroubra
D3NSWRevesbydefeatedD3NSWChatswood
D3NSWRydedefeatedD3NSWParramatta
D3NSWLiverpooldefeatedD3NSWFairfield
D3NSWShoalhavendefeatedD3NSWRiverina
D3NSWStrathfielddefeatedD3NSWIllawarra
D3NSWNew EnglanddefeatedD3NSWWagga Wagga

FIRST ROUND
D3NSWChatswooddefeatedD3NSWSutherland


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, 1978 Season
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SECOND ROUND
D1VICMaribyrnongQFdefeatedD2VICLatrobe Valley
D1VICCorioR16defeatedD2VICBlackburn
D1VICKewdefeatedD2VICAbbotsfordR16
D1VICBarwondefeatedD2VICBalaclava
D1VICGippslandQFdefeatedD3VICOakleigh
D2VICCamberwelldefeatedD2VICSouthern Murray
D2VICBendigodefeatedD2VICWestern Districts
D2VICMelbourne PortsdefeatedD2VICMornington
D3VICWaverleydefeatedD3VICDandenong

FIRST ROUND
D1VICKewdefeatedD3VICAltona
D1VICBarwondefeatedD3VICGoulburn Valley
D3VICDandenongdefeatedD2VICSouth Yarra
D2VICAbbotsfordR16defeatedD3VICReservoir
D2VICBalaclavadefeatedD3VICBroadmeadows
D2VICLatrobe ValleydefeatedD3VICSunshine
D2VICMorningtondefeatedD3VICBallarat
D2VICWestern DistrictsdefeatedD3VICRingwood
D2VICMelbourne PortsdefeatedD3VICPascoe Vale
D2VICSouthern MurraydefeatedD3VICNorthcote
D2VICBlackburndefeatedD3VICMallee & Wimmera
D2VICCamberwelldefeatedD3VICMordialloc
D2VICBendigodefeatedD3VICFerntree Gully
D3VICWaverleydefeatedD3VICDoncaster
D3VICOakleighdefeatedD3VICMoorabbin


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, 1978 Season
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SECOND ROUND
D3QLDWoolloongabbadefeatedD1QLDTownsvilleQF
D1QLDMount GravattdefeatedD2QLDGold Coast
D1QLDNundahdefeatedD3QLDWynnum
D1QLDFortitudedefeatedD3QLDMaranoa
D2QLDWide BaydefeatedD3QLDPetrie

FIRST ROUND
D1QLDFortitudedefeatedD2QLDDarling DownsR16
D1QLDTownsvilleQFdefeatedD3QLDLogan
D1QLDMount GravattdefeatedD3QLDMackay
D3QLDPetriedefeatedD2QLDFar North Districts
D3QLDWoolloongabbadefeatedD2QLDCapricornia
D3QLDWynnumdefeatedD2QLDGympie-Nambour
D2QLDWide BaydefeatedD3QLDCoot-Tha
D2QLDGold CoastdefeatedD3QLDIpswich
D3QLDMaranoadefeatedD3QLDCairns


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, 1978 Season
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SECOND ROUND
D2SAHindmarshR16defeatedD3SAYorke
D2SAProspectR16defeatedD3SAAdelaide Ports
D3SASouth-East DistrictsdefeatedD3SAUnley

FIRST ROUND
D2SAHindmarshR16defeatedD3SAEdwardstown
D2SAProspectR16defeatedD3SAMagill
D3SAAdelaide PortsdefeatedD3SAModbury
D3SAYorkedefeatedD3SASpencer Ports
D3SAUnleydefeatedD3NTTerritorians
D3SASouth-East DistrictsdefeatedD3SAMorphett Vale


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, 1978 Season
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THIRD ROUND
D2TASDerwentdefeatedD1TASMersey

SECOND ROUND
D1TASMerseydefeatedD1TASNorth-West DistrictsFIN
D2TASDerwentdefeatedD2TASHobart

FIRST ROUND
D2TASHobartdefeatedD3TASLaunceston


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, 1978 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL AFFL CUP TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Semi Finals
NSWCrows Nest 17
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 16
QLDWide Bay 16
VICMaribyrnong 15
NSWAshfield 14
VICAbbotsford 11
QLDFortitude 11
VICSouth Yarra 10
VICKew 10
NSWIllawarra 9

Quarter Finals
QLDWide Bay 33
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 23
NSWCrows Nest 23
VICKew 23
VICMaribyrnong 22
VICAbbotsford 20
NSWAshfield 20
QLDFortitude 18
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 18
NSWAlexandria 17

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 Nest31901 341977
NSWCentral & Western Districts61901 331977
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901 321974
NSWAlexandria11906 291976
NSWIllawarra21901 211971
NSWWoollahra11901 161954
NSWNewcastle21901 141973
NSWClarence-Nambucca1901 131960
NSWMarrickville11922 121976
NSWParramatta1901 111961
NSWWarringah11922 101977
NSWBathurst & Orange11901 101976
NSWBerowra1934 101976
NSWRichmond-Tweed1901 81951
NSWHunter1901 71976
NSWAlbury1901 61971
NSWRockdale1901 41932
NSWBondi1949 31970
NSWHurstville1949 31974
NSWLambton1949 31977
NSWBlacktown1949 31975
NSWNew England1901 21938
NSWRiverina1901 21956
NSWGranville1906 21969
NSWChatswood1949 21975
NSWEmu Plains1949 11950
NSWBankstown1949 11954
NSWLiverpool1949 11956
NSWRevesby1949 11958
NSWMaroubra1949 11962
ACTCanberra1949 11965
NSWRyde1949 11971
NSWCaringbah1969 11973
NSWCastle Hill1969 1--
NSWShoalhaven1969 ----
ACTBruce1974 ----
NSWStrathfield1949 ----
NSWDundas1977 ----
NSWLake Macquarie1949 ----
NSWNarrabeen1949 ----
NSWGosford1969 ----
NSWFairfield1969 ----
NSWWagga Wagga1949^ ----
NSWPort Macquarie1949 ----
NSWSutherland1955 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
NSWBarrier11976 311976
NSWAshfield51976 301955
NSWSurry Hills21968 241965
NSWRozelle1968 241966
NSWGlebe21968 161956
NSWBotany11954 101952
NSWFive Dock1954 61952
NSWOrange1968 31966
NSWBelmore1976 31973
NSWDubbo1968 21964
NSWUpper Hunter1933 21928
NSWDulwich Hill1968 11964
NSWEden-Monaro1921 11920
NSWDarling1912 ----

South Australia
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
SAProspect31901 381977
SASouth-East Districts1901 261975
SAUnley1901 171947
SAHindmarsh11901 121977
SAYorke1901 101963
SASpencer Ports1901 101963
NTTerritorians1922 51972
SAEdwardstown1949 11960
SAMagill1949 11962
SAModbury1955 11964
SAAdelaide Ports1949 ----
SAMorphett Vale1969 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
SAAngas1933 81922
SARiverland1976 21971

Tasmania
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
TASHobart21901 311975
TASMersey1901 191965
TASLaunceston1901 91964
TASNorth-West Districts1901 71977
TASDerwent1901 31930

Victoria
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
VICMaribyrnong51906 341977
VICAbbotsford61901 331977
VICKew11901 321974
VICGippsland11901 242
VICSouth Yarra41901 221950
VICSouthern Murray11901* 201973
VICCorio1901 202
VICNorthcote21901 161958
VICBalaclava1901 151975
VICBarwon1901 141975
VICDandenong11901 81961
VICMelbourne Ports1901 81974
VICWestern Districts1901 71971
VICBallarat1901 61944
VICGoulburn Valley1949^ 41927
VICBendigo1901 41910
VICMoorabbin1949 31966
VICReservoir1949 31974
VICLatrobe Valley1949 31976
VICPascoe Vale1949 21958
VICBlackburn1937 21968
VICWaverley1955 21975
VICSunshine1949 11953
VICAltona1949 11955
VICCamberwell1949 11959
VICMornington1949 11970
VICOakleigh1913 ----
VICBroadmeadows1969 ----
VICRingwood1969 ----
VICMallee & Wimmera1949* ----
VICMordialloc1969 ----
VICFerntree Gully1969 ----
VICDoncaster1969 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
VICJolimont21968 231956
VICRoyal Park11954 151947
VICWimmera1976 61933
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912 31909
VICBurnley1968 21968
VICHampton1968 11949
VICMalvern1968 ----
VICGrampians1921 ----
VICYarra Valley1912 ----
VICBenalla1905 ----
VICCastlemaine1905 ----

Queensland
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
QLDWide Bay41901 451974
QLDFortitude41901 381976
QLDDarling Downs41901 231977
QLDMaranoa1901 101949
QLDWoolloongabba1901 101966
QLDTownsville1934 101977
QLDNundah1913 91973
QLDCapricornia1901 81940
QLDFar North Districts1901* 51947
QLDGold Coast1949 31968
QLDWynnum1949 31974
QLDMount Gravatt1949 21958
QLDGympie-Nambour1949 21975
QLDIpswich1949 11952
QLDCairns1949 11965
QLDCoot-Tha1949 11973
QLDPetrie1949 ----
QLDLogan1977 ----
QLDMackay1949 ----
(Inactive)
Team End Rd 16 Prev
QLDCarpentaria1933 31926
QLDMoreton1948 21921

Western Australia
Team Est Rd 16 Prev
Perth41901 301974
South-West Districts1901 211976
Fremantle11901 191977
Goldfields1901* 112
Wheatbelt1913 41956
Belmont1949 11977
Stirling1955 1--
Canning1949 ----
Rockingham1974 ----
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).