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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First Division, 1916 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+6VICJolimont29
2nd-1NSWAshfield27
3rd+6VICKew25
4th+1QLDFortitude25
5th-2VICAbbotsford23
6th=TASHobart22
7th-5VICSouth Yarra21
8th=VICNorthcote19
9th+2NSWBotany18
10th=Fremantle17
11th-7VICRoyal Park17
12thD2VICGippsland16
13thD2NSWGoulburn12
-1NSWRozelle9
-3NSWCentral-North Districts9

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = First Division Premiers, = Relegated to Second Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season.

Second Division, 1916 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1SASouth-East Districts28
2nd+2VICMelbourne Ports26
3rdD1Perth26
4th-1South-West Districts25
5th+1SAProspect22
6th-1VICBalaclava22
7th+7VICCorio21
8th=VICMaribyrnong21
9th-2Goldfields21
10th+1SAUnley16
11th-2SAAngas16
12th-2TASLaunceston15
13th=VICWestern Districts14
14thD3VICDandenong8
-3VICEchuca7

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D1NSWNewcastle34
2nd+3NSWGlebe31
3rd+3NSWWoollahra30
4th-2QLDWide Bay29
5th-1NSWSurry Hills21
6th+1QLDMaranoa19
7th-4NSWBathurst19
8th+1NSWNew England18
9th-1NSWIllawarra18
10th+4NSWAlexandria16
11th=QLDWoolloongabba15
12thD3NSWRichmond-Tweed14
13th-3QLDCapricornia11
14th-2NSWHunter10
-2NSWParramatta6

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = Promoted to First Division for next season, = Relegated to Third Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season.

Third Division, 1916 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2VICWimmera32
2nd+3VICBallarat30
3rd=NSWBarrier28
4th-2TASMersey25
5th+1VICGrampians24
6th-2Wheatbelt24
7th+3SAHindmarsh21
8th-1VICBendigo20
9th+4TASDerwent19
10th-1SAYorke16
11th=VICCorangamite15
12th-4TASNorth-West Districts13
13th+2SASpencer Ports12
14th=VICWangaratta & Benalla11
15th-3VICOakleigh5

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4NSWCrows Nest28
2nd+1NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga28
3rdD2QLDNorthern Districts27
4th+5NSWRockdale26
5th-3NSWHastings-Clarence25
6th=NSWOrange24
7th-3NSWGranville23
8th+5QLDNundah21
9th+1QLDDarling Downs17
10th-3QLDCarpentaria17
11th+3NSWRiverina16
12th-4QLDMoreton13
13th-2NSWEden-Monaro12
14th-2NSWUpper Hunter6
15th=NSWDubbo4

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = Promoted to Second Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season.

League History, 1916 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
NSWAshfield 4
VICJolimont 3
TASHobart 2
Fremantle 2
VICAbbotsford 2
Perth 1
QLDWoolloongabba 1
VICKew 1

Top Three Finishes
NSWAshfield 7
TASHobart 5
Fremantle 5
Perth 5
VICRoyal Park 5
VICAbbotsford 4
VICJolimont 4
QLDWoolloongabba 4
VICKew 3
VICSouth Yarra 3

Top Six Finishes
NSWAshfield 12
TASHobart 12
VICAbbotsford 12
VICRoyal Park 12
VICJolimont 7
Fremantle 7
Perth 7
QLDWoolloongabba 6
VICSouth Yarra 5
VICKew 4

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 16
VICJolimont 16
VICRoyal Park 16
TASHobart 15
Fremantle 15
Perth 15
VICAbbotsford 14
QLDFortitude 14
VICSouth Yarra 13
SAProspect 11

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICJolimont31901**----
NSWAshfield41901**----
VICRoyal Park1901**----
Fremantle21901**1901--
VICAbbotsford21901**1903--
QLDFortitude1901**1905--
VICSouth Yarra1901**1905--
VICNorthcote1901**1906--
VICKew11901**1911--
NSWRozelle1901**1911--
NSWCentral-North Districts1901**19121906
NSWBotany1901**1913--
TASHobart21901**1914--
VICGippsland1901**1915--
NSWGoulburn1901**1915--

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
Perth119011915**--
SAProspect19011914**--
VICBalaclava19011913**--
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**--
SAUnley1901--**--
TASLaunceston1901--**--
VICWestern Districts1901--**1901
SASouth-East Districts1901--**1906
VICCorio1901--**1907
VICEchuca1901--**1910
VICMaribyrnong1906--**1911
SAAngas1901--**1912
South-West Districts1901--**1913
Goldfields1901*--**1914
VICDandenong1901--**1915

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWNewcastle19011915**--
NSWGlebe19011912**--
NSWIllawarra19011911**--
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**--
NSWSurry Hills19011908**--
NSWBathurst1901--**--
NSWNew England1901--**--
QLDCapricornia1901--**--
NSWParramatta1901--**--
QLDMaranoa1901--**1905
NSWAlexandria1906--**1909
NSWWoollahra19011901**1910
QLDWide Bay1901--**1912
NSWHunter1901--**1914
NSWRichmond-Tweed1901--**1915

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICWimmera1901--1915**
NSWBarrier1901--1914**
TASMersey1901--1913**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
SAHindmarsh1901--1907**
VICGrampians1901----**
Wheatbelt1913----**
TASDerwent1901----**
SAYorke1901----**
VICCorangamite1901----**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
SASpencer Ports1901----**
VICWangaratta & Benalla1901*----**
VICOakleigh1913----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDNorthern Districts1901--1915**
NSWRockdale190119031914**
NSWCrows Nest190119061913**
QLDCarpentaria1901--1909**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1907**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
QLDDarling Downs1901--1903**
NSWHastings-Clarence1901----**
NSWGranville1906----**
QLDNundah1913----**
NSWRiverina1901----**
NSWEden-Monaro1901----**
NSWUpper Hunter1913----**
NSWDubbo1901----**

Inactive Teams
Team End D1 D2 D3
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912191119121905
Coolgardie1912----1912
VICYarra Valley1912----1912
NSWDarling1912----1912
VICCastlemaine1905----1905
VICBenalla1905----1905
NSWWagga Wagga1905----1905

Legend:
= Number of First Division premierships, "Est" = Year established (* denotes a merger has subsequently taken place), "D1"/"D2"/"D3" = Most recent season last spent in each division (** denotes current division).