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, 1931 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
=VICJolimont33
2nd+4VICBalaclava32
3rd=VICKew28
4th=NSWCrows Nest27
5th+2VICSouth Yarra26
6th+4NSWAshfield25
7th-5NSWBathurst22
8th=VICAbbotsford21
9th-4NSWCentral & Western Districts19
10th+2VICMaribyrnong18
11th=QLDCapricornia18
12th-3Goldfields18
13thD2QLDWide Bay16
14th=South-West Districts14
-2NSWBarrier11
D2VICDandenong7

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

Second Division, 1931 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D1VICGippsland35
2nd+3VICRoyal Park32
3rd+4TASHobart27
4th=VICNorthcote25
5th-2SASouth-East Districts24
6th=Fremantle21
7th+2VICCorio20
8th=SAProspect18
9th+1SAUnley16
10th-8TASMersey15
11th=VICCorangamite14
12thD3VICWimmera13
13th+1SAYorke13
14th-1VICWestern Districts12
-3TASLaunceston8

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4QLDMaranoa28
2nd=NSWWoollahra28
3rd=NSWGoulburn & Monaro27
4th=NSWBotany26
5th+1NSWAlexandria24
6thD1NSWRozelle23
7thD3QLDDarling Downs20
8th+3NSWGlebe18
9th=NSWIllawarra18
10th-3NSWRichmond-Tweed18
11th+2NSWHastings-Clarence16
12th-4NSWHunter15
13th-1NSWParramatta11
14th=NSWSurry Hills10
-5QLDFortitude10

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, 1931 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1TASDerwent32
2nd+6VICMelbourne Ports26
3rd+2SAHindmarsh23
4thD2Perth23
5th+1SAAngas21
6th+5NSWRiverina20
7th-4VICBendigo20
8th+7Wheatbelt19
9th-2VICWangaratta & Benalla19
10th-6VICEchuca19
11th+1VICBallarat16
12th-2VICOakleigh15
13th-4TASNorth-West Districts14
14th=NTTerritorians12
15th-2SASpencer Ports12

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2QLDNorthern Districts31
2nd+1NSWMarrickville29
3rd-1NSWNew England29
4th+4QLDCarpentaria28
5th+1NSWRockdale24
6th-2NSWFive Dock21
7th-2NSWNewcastle20
8th+1QLDMoreton19
9th-2QLDWoolloongabba19
10th+5QLDNundah17
11th+2NSWGranville16
12th-2NSWOrange12
13th+1NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga11
14th-2NSWWarringah11
15th-4NSWUpper Hunter10

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

League History, 1931 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
VICAbbotsford 7
VICSouth Yarra 5
VICJolimont 5
NSWAshfield 4
VICKew 3
TASHobart 3
Fremantle 2
Perth 1
QLDWoolloongabba 1

Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 14
NSWAshfield 13
VICSouth Yarra 12
VICKew 12
VICJolimont 9
TASHobart 6
Fremantle 5
Perth 5
VICRoyal Park 5
QLDWoolloongabba 4

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 25
NSWAshfield 23
VICJolimont 18
VICKew 18
VICSouth Yarra 17
TASHobart 14
VICRoyal Park 12
Fremantle 7
Perth 7
VICNorthcote 7

First Division Seasons
VICJolimont 31
NSWAshfield 31
VICAbbotsford 29
VICSouth Yarra 28
VICRoyal Park 25
TASHobart 24
VICKew 23
VICNorthcote 23
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 19
QLDFortitude 18

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICJolimont51901**----
NSWAshfield41901**----
VICAbbotsford71901**1903--
VICSouth Yarra51901**1905--
VICKew31901**1911--
VICMaribyrnong1906**19191911
NSWBathurst1901**1922--
South-West Districts1901**19241913
NSWCrows Nest1901**19241916
VICBalaclava1901**1927--
NSWCentral & Western Districts1901***19281906
NSWBarrier1901**19281917
QLDCapricornia1901**1929--
Goldfields1901***19291914
QLDWide Bay1901**19301912
VICDandenong1901**19301921

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICGippsland19011930**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
TASHobart319011928**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
VICRoyal Park19011925**--
SASouth-East Districts19011925**1906
SAProspect19011924**--
Fremantle219011917**--
VICWestern Districts1901--**1901
TASMersey1901--**1918
SAUnley1901--**1924
VICCorangamite1901--**1926
TASLaunceston1901--**1927
SAYorke1901--**1929
VICWimmera1901--**1930

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWRozelle19011930**--
NSWGoulburn & Monaro1901*1927**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDFortitude19011920**--
NSWGlebe19011919**--
NSWIllawarra19011911**--
QLDMaranoa1901--**1905
NSWAlexandria1906--**1909
NSWHastings-Clarence1901--**1919
NSWHunter1901--**1922
NSWRichmond-Tweed1901--**1923
NSWSurry Hills19011908**1926
NSWParramatta1901--**1929
QLDDarling Downs1901--**1930

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
Perth1190119191930**
TASDerwent1901--1928**
VICEchuca1901--1927**
NSWRiverina1901--1925**
VICMelbourne Ports190119021923**
SAAngas1901--1920**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
SAHindmarsh1901--1907**
Wheatbelt1913----**
VICWangaratta & Benalla1901*----**
VICOakleigh1913----**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
NTTerritorians1922----**
SASpencer Ports1901----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDNorthern Districts1901--1930**
NSWNew England1901--1929**
QLDCarpentaria1901--1928**
NSWNewcastle190119181922**
NSWRockdale190119031919**
QLDWoolloongabba1190119091917**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1907**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
NSWMarrickville1922----**
NSWFive Dock1922----**
QLDNundah1913----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWWarringah1922----**
NSWUpper Hunter1913----**

Inactive Teams
Team End D1 D2 D3
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912191119121905
VICGrampians1921----1921
NSWEden-Monaro1921----1921
NSWDubbo1921----1921
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).