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, 1937 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWAshfield32
2nd+2VICKew30
3rd+2QLDWide Bay27
4th-2NSWCrows Nest27
5th+3VICMaribyrnong24
6th+1VICGippsland24
7th+5NSWGoulburn & Monaro18
8th+1VICCorangamite17
9th-8VICAbbotsford17
10th-4VICSouth Yarra15
11th-1NSWIllawarra14
12thD2TASLaunceston13
13th-2VICDandenong13
D2NSWRichmond-Tweed11
-2NSWCentral & Western Districts9

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

Second Division, 1937 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2South-West Districts33
2nd=VICNorthcote27
3rd+7Fremantle26
4th+2VICBalaclava25
5thD1VICJolimont24
6th+6TASHobart22
7th-2TASMersey21
8th+3SAYorke19
9th-5SAProspect19
10th-3VICCorio17
11th+2VICRoyal Park15
12th-3SAUnley15
13thD3Perth13
14th-6SAHindmarsh10
-1VICWimmera8

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D1NSWHastings-Clarence31
2nd+2NSWRozelle29
3rd+3QLDDarling Downs28
4th-2NSWBathurst26
5th+5NSWBarrier25
6th-3QLDCapricornia23
7th+1VICSouthern Murray *22
8th-3NSWWoollahra21
9th=NSWAlexandria18
10th-3QLDWoolloongabba17
11th+2NSWBotany15
12th-1QLDFar North Districts14
13th-1NSWSurry Hills13
14th=NSWHunter10
D3NSWGlebe3

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

Third Division, 1937 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICMelbourne Ports37
2ndD2TASDerwent30
3rd+2VICOakleigh26
4th-2Goldfields25
5th+2NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga24
6th+2SASpencer Ports23
7th-1NSWRiverina22
8th+4SASouth-East Districts20
9th=VICBallarat19
10th+1VICWestern Districts18
11th-7VICBendigo17
12th+3Wheatbelt12
13th-3TASNorth-West Districts12
14th-1NTTerritorians11
15th--VICBlackburn +1

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+5QLDFortitude30
2ndD2NSWMarrickville28
3rd-1NSWFive Dock26
4th-1QLDTownsville25
5th+5QLDMoreton23
6th-2NSWWarringah22
7th=NSWRockdale21
8th-3NSWParramatta21
9th=NSWHawkesbury19
10th-2NSWOrange18
11th+1QLDMaranoa17
12th-1NSWNew England15
13th=NSWNewcastle13
14th+1NSWGranville11
15th-1QLDNundah7

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

League History, 1937 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
VICAbbotsford 9
NSWAshfield 7
VICSouth Yarra 5
VICJolimont 5
VICKew 3
TASHobart 3
Fremantle 2
Perth 1
QLDWide Bay 1
QLDWoolloongabba 1

Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 18
NSWAshfield 17
VICKew 16
VICSouth Yarra 12
VICJolimont 10
TASHobart 6
Fremantle 5
Perth 5
VICRoyal Park 5
QLDWide Bay 4

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 30
NSWAshfield 29
VICKew 23
VICSouth Yarra 21
VICJolimont 21
TASHobart 14
VICRoyal Park 12
NSWCrows Nest 10
Fremantle 7
Perth 7

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 37
VICJolimont 36
VICAbbotsford 35
VICSouth Yarra 34
VICKew 29
VICRoyal Park 26
TASHobart 24
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 24
VICNorthcote 23
NSWCrows Nest 19

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWAshfield71901**----
VICAbbotsford91901**1903--
VICSouth Yarra51901**1905--
VICKew31901**1911--
VICMaribyrnong1906**19191911
NSWCrows Nest1901**19241916
NSWCentral & Western Districts1901***19281906
QLDWide Bay11901**19301912
NSWGoulburn & Monaro1901***1932--
NSWIllawarra1901**1933--
VICDandenong1901**19341921
VICCorangamite1901**19341926
VICGippsland1901**1935--
NSWRichmond-Tweed1901**19361923
TASLaunceston1901**19361935

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICBalaclava19011935**--
VICWimmera19011934**1930
VICRoyal Park19011933**--
South-West Districts19011933**1913
VICNorthcote19011929**--
TASHobart319011928**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
SAProspect19011924**--
Fremantle219011917**--
TASMersey1901--**1918
SAUnley1901--**1924
SAYorke1901--**1929
SAHindmarsh1901--**1933
Perth119011919**1936

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWHastings-Clarence19011936**1919
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWBathurst19011933**--
NSWBarrier19011931**1917
NSWRozelle19011930**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
NSWAlexandria1906--**1909
NSWHunter1901--**1922
QLDDarling Downs1901--**1930
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1931
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
VICSouthern Murray1901*--**1934
NSWSurry Hills19011908**1935
NSWGlebe19011919**1936

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
TASDerwent1901--1936**
Goldfields1901*19321935**
SASouth-East Districts190119251933**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
NSWRiverina1901--1925**
VICMelbourne Ports190119021923**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1907**
VICOakleigh1913----**
SASpencer Ports1901----**
Wheatbelt1913----**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
NTTerritorians1922----**
VICBlackburn1937----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWMarrickville1922--1936**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWParramatta1901--1932**
QLDFortitude190119201931**
NSWNew England1901--1929**
NSWNewcastle190119181922**
NSWRockdale190119031919**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
NSWFive Dock1922----**
QLDTownsville1934----**
NSWWarringah1922----**
NSWHawkesbury1934----**
NSWGranville1906----**
QLDNundah1913----**

Inactive Teams
Team End D1 D2 D3
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912191119121905
VICEchuca1936--19271936
QLDCarpentaria1933--19281933
SAAngas1933--19201933
NSWUpper Hunter1933----1933
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).