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, 1938 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3NSWCrows Nest33
2nd+1QLDWide Bay26
3rd+5VICCorangamite25
4th-3NSWAshfield25
5th+1VICGippsland24
6th-4VICKew24
7th-2VICMaribyrnong23
8thD2South-West Districts22
9th=VICAbbotsford19
10th-3NSWGoulburn & Monaro17
11th-1VICSouth Yarra15
12thD2NSWHastings-Clarence14
13th-2NSWIllawarra13
-2TASLaunceston11
-2VICDandenong4

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

Second Division, 1938 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+6VICSouthern Murray31
2nd+3VICJolimont29
3rd+1VICBalaclava29
4th-1Fremantle29
5th-3VICNorthcote28
6th+2SAYorke24
7th=TASMersey22
8th+5Perth20
9th+2VICRoyal Park16
10th-4TASHobart15
11th-1VICCorio14
12thD3VICMelbourne Ports13
13th+1SAHindmarsh11
14th-2SAUnley10
-6SAProspect10

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D1NSWCentral & Western Districts27
2nd+9NSWBotany26
3rd=QLDDarling Downs25
4thD1NSWRichmond-Tweed25
5th-3NSWRozelle24
6th+2NSWWoollahra22
7th-3NSWBathurst20
8th+5NSWSurry Hills19
9th+3QLDFar North Districts18
10th=QLDWoolloongabba16
11th-2NSWAlexandria16
12th-6QLDCapricornia16
13th-8NSWBarrier15
14th=NSWHunter13
D3QLDFortitude9

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, 1938 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga29
2nd+8VICWestern Districts24
3rd+11NTTerritorians23
4th+2SASpencer Ports23
5th-3TASDerwent23
6th+5VICBendigo22
7th-3Goldfields21
8thD2VICWimmera20
9th-2NSWRiverina19
10th-7VICOakleigh19
11th-3SASouth-East Districts18
12th=Wheatbelt17
13th+2VICBlackburn14
14th-5VICBallarat13
15th-2TASNorth-West Districts6

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3QLDTownsville32
2nd+7NSWHawkesbury29
3rd=NSWFive Dock29
4th+3NSWRockdale28
5th-3NSWMarrickville22
6th+9QLDNundah20
7th-2QLDMoreton20
8th=NSWParramatta19
9th-3NSWWarringah17
10th+2NSWNew England16
11thD2NSWGlebe16
12th-2NSWOrange15
13th=NSWNewcastle13
14th-3QLDMaranoa13
15th-1NSWGranville5

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

League History, 1938 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
QLDWide Bay 5
VICRoyal Park 5

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 30
NSWAshfield 30
VICKew 24
VICSouth Yarra 21
VICJolimont 21
TASHobart 14
VICRoyal Park 12
NSWCrows Nest 11
Fremantle 7
Perth 7

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 38
VICAbbotsford 36
VICJolimont 36
VICSouth Yarra 35
VICKew 30
VICRoyal Park 26
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 25
TASHobart 24
VICNorthcote 23
NSWCrows Nest 20

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 Nest11901**19241916
QLDWide Bay11901**19301912
NSWGoulburn & Monaro1901***1932--
NSWIllawarra1901**1933--
VICDandenong1901**19341921
VICCorangamite1901**19341926
VICGippsland1901**1935--
TASLaunceston1901**19361935
South-West Districts1901**19371913
NSWHastings-Clarence1901**19371919

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICBalaclava19011935**--
VICRoyal Park19011933**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
TASHobart319011928**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
SAProspect19011924**--
Fremantle219011917**--
TASMersey1901--**1918
SAUnley1901--**1924
SAYorke1901--**1929
SAHindmarsh1901--**1933
VICSouthern Murray1901*--**1934
Perth119011919**1936
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1937

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWCentral & Western Districts1901*1937**1906
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011937**1923
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWBathurst19011933**--
NSWBarrier19011931**1917
NSWRozelle19011930**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
NSWAlexandria1906--**1909
NSWHunter1901--**1922
QLDDarling Downs1901--**1930
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1931
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
NSWSurry Hills19011908**1935
QLDFortitude19011920**1937

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICWimmera190119341937**
TASDerwent1901--1936**
Goldfields1901*19321935**
SASouth-East Districts190119251933**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
NSWRiverina1901--1925**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1907**
NTTerritorians1922----**
SASpencer Ports1901----**
VICOakleigh1913----**
Wheatbelt1913----**
VICBlackburn1937----**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWGlebe190119191937**
NSWMarrickville1922--1936**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWParramatta1901--1932**
NSWNew England1901--1929**
NSWNewcastle190119181922**
NSWRockdale190119031919**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
QLDTownsville1934----**
NSWHawkesbury1934----**
NSWFive Dock1922----**
QLDNundah1913----**
NSWWarringah1922----**
NSWGranville1906----**

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).