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, 1917 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4VICAbbotsford33
2nd=NSWAshfield32
3rd+4VICSouth Yarra29
4th-3VICJolimont27
5th+1TASHobart22
6th-3VICKew21
7th+4VICRoyal Park18
8th+1NSWBotany17
9th-1VICNorthcote17
10th-6QLDFortitude17
11thD2SASouth-East Districts14
12thD2NSWNewcastle13
13th-1VICGippsland13
-1NSWGoulburn12
-5Fremantle10

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

Second Division, 1917 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2Perth30
2nd+3SAProspect29
3rd+1South-West Districts27
4th+5Goldfields26
5th+4NSWIllawarra25
6th=VICBalaclava24
7th-5VICMelbourne Ports24
8th=VICMaribyrnong23
9th+4VICWestern Districts21
10th=SAUnley20
11th=SAAngas18
12th-5VICCorio16
13th-1TASLaunceston7
14thD3VICWimmera5
-1VICDandenong5

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWGlebe30
2nd+5NSWBathurst24
3rd+1QLDWide Bay24
4th+2QLDMaranoa21
5th=NSWSurry Hills21
6th-3NSWWoollahra21
7thD1NSWRozelle19
8thD1NSWCentral-North Districts18
9th+5NSWHunter17
10th=NSWAlexandria17
11th-3NSWNew England17
12thD3NSWCrows Nest16
13th=QLDCapricornia16
14th-2NSWRichmond-Tweed13
-4QLDWoolloongabba13

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, 1917 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWBarrier33
2nd+2TASMersey30
3rd+2VICGrampians27
4th-2VICBallarat27
5th+4TASDerwent26
6thD2VICEchuca23
7th+1VICBendigo21
8th-2Wheatbelt19
9th+2VICCorangamite18
10th+2TASNorth-West Districts16
11th-4SAHindmarsh16
12th-2SAYorke14
13th=SASpencer Ports13
14th=VICWangaratta & Benalla8
15th=VICOakleigh5

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3NSWRockdale28
2nd+1QLDNorthern Districts27
3rdD2NSWParramatta27
4th+2NSWOrange25
5th-3NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga24
6th+4QLDCarpentaria21
7th-2NSWHastings-Clarence20
8th+6NSWUpper Hunter19
9th+4NSWEden-Monaro18
10th+5NSWDubbo16
11th-3QLDNundah15
12th=QLDMoreton14
13th-4QLDDarling Downs14
14th-3NSWRiverina12
15th-8NSWGranville11

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

League History, 1917 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
NSWAshfield 4
VICAbbotsford 3
VICJolimont 3
TASHobart 2
Fremantle 2
Perth 1
QLDWoolloongabba 1
VICKew 1

Top Three Finishes
NSWAshfield 8
VICAbbotsford 5
TASHobart 5
Fremantle 5
Perth 5
VICRoyal Park 5
VICJolimont 4
QLDWoolloongabba 4
VICSouth Yarra 4
VICKew 3

Top Six Finishes
NSWAshfield 13
VICAbbotsford 13
TASHobart 13
VICRoyal Park 12
VICJolimont 8
Fremantle 7
Perth 7
QLDWoolloongabba 6
VICSouth Yarra 6
VICKew 5

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 17
VICJolimont 17
VICRoyal Park 17
TASHobart 16
Fremantle 16
VICAbbotsford 15
Perth 15
QLDFortitude 15
VICSouth Yarra 14
VICNorthcote 11

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWAshfield41901**----
VICJolimont31901**----
VICRoyal Park1901**----
Fremantle21901**1901--
VICAbbotsford31901**1903--
VICSouth Yarra1901**1905--
QLDFortitude1901**1905--
VICNorthcote1901**1906--
VICKew11901**1911--
NSWBotany1901**1913--
TASHobart21901**1914--
VICGippsland1901**1915--
NSWGoulburn1901**1915--
NSWNewcastle1901**1916--
SASouth-East Districts1901**19161906

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
Perth119011915**--
SAProspect19011914**--
VICBalaclava19011913**--
NSWIllawarra19011911**--
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**--
SAUnley1901--**--
TASLaunceston1901--**--
VICWestern Districts1901--**1901
VICCorio1901--**1907
VICMaribyrnong1906--**1911
SAAngas1901--**1912
South-West Districts1901--**1913
Goldfields1901*--**1914
VICDandenong1901--**1915
VICWimmera1901--**1916

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWRozelle19011916**--
NSWCentral-North Districts19011916**1906
NSWGlebe19011912**--
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**--
NSWSurry Hills19011908**--
NSWBathurst1901--**--
NSWNew England1901--**--
QLDCapricornia1901--**--
QLDMaranoa1901--**1905
NSWAlexandria1906--**1909
NSWWoollahra19011901**1910
QLDWide Bay1901--**1912
NSWHunter1901--**1914
NSWRichmond-Tweed1901--**1915
NSWCrows Nest19011906**1916

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICEchuca1901--1916**
NSWBarrier1901--1914**
TASMersey1901--1913**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
SAHindmarsh1901--1907**
VICGrampians1901----**
TASDerwent1901----**
Wheatbelt1913----**
VICCorangamite1901----**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
SAYorke1901----**
SASpencer Ports1901----**
VICWangaratta & Benalla1901*----**
VICOakleigh1913----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWParramatta1901--1916**
QLDNorthern Districts1901--1915**
NSWRockdale190119031914**
QLDCarpentaria1901--1909**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1907**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
QLDDarling Downs1901--1903**
NSWHastings-Clarence1901----**
NSWUpper Hunter1913----**
NSWEden-Monaro1901----**
NSWDubbo1901----**
QLDNundah1913----**
NSWRiverina1901----**
NSWGranville1906----**

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).