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, 1939 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
=NSWCrows Nest31
2nd+2NSWAshfield29
3rd+4VICMaribyrnong26
4th+2VICKew26
5th-3QLDWide Bay26
6th-3VICCorangamite24
7th+1South-West Districts20
8th+3VICSouth Yarra18
9th-4VICGippsland17
10thD2VICSouthern Murray16
11th-1NSWGoulburn & Monaro16
12thD2NSWCentral & Western Districts13
13th=NSWIllawarra13
-5VICAbbotsford13
-3NSWHastings-Clarence11

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

Second Division, 1939 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICBalaclava34
2ndD1TASLaunceston33
3rd+3SAYorke27
4th=Fremantle26
5th+5TASHobart23
6th-4VICJolimont23
7th-2VICNorthcote22
8th-1TASMersey21
9th=VICRoyal Park19
10th-2Perth19
11th=VICCorio16
12th=VICMelbourne Ports14
13th=SAHindmarsh11
14thD1VICDandenong8
-1SAUnley4

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+7NSWSurry Hills32
2nd+1QLDDarling Downs31
3rd-1NSWBotany31
4th=NSWRichmond-Tweed29
5th=NSWRozelle24
6th+4QLDWoolloongabba23
7th+4NSWAlexandria20
8th-2NSWWoollahra20
9th+3QLDCapricornia17
10th-3NSWBathurst14
11th-2QLDFar North Districts13
12thD3NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga11
13th=NSWBarrier11
14thD3QLDTownsville10
-1NSWHunter8

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, 1939 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2SAProspect31
2nd=VICWestern Districts30
3rd+1SASpencer Ports28
4th+5NSWRiverina27
5th-2NTTerritorians25
6th-1TASDerwent24
7th+5Wheatbelt19
8th-2VICBendigo18
9th+4VICBlackburn17
10th-2VICWimmera16
11th+3VICBallarat15
12th-1SASouth-East Districts13
13th-3VICOakleigh11
14th-7Goldfields10
15th=TASNorth-West Districts7

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3NSWRockdale34
2nd+1NSWFive Dock30
3rd+3QLDNundah25
4th+1NSWMarrickville24
5th-3NSWHawkesbury23
6th+4NSWNew England22
7th=QLDMoreton22
8th=NSWParramatta21
9thD2QLDFortitude21
10th+4QLDMaranoa15
11th+2NSWNewcastle14
12th+3NSWGranville13
13th-2NSWGlebe13
14th-2NSWOrange10
15th-6NSWWarringah10

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

League History, 1939 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
NSWCrows Nest 2
QLDWide Bay 1
Perth 1

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

Top Six Finishes
NSWAshfield 31
VICAbbotsford 30
VICKew 25
VICSouth Yarra 21
VICJolimont 21
TASHobart 14
NSWCrows Nest 12
VICRoyal Park 12
QLDWide Bay 8
Fremantle 7

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 39
VICAbbotsford 37
VICSouth Yarra 36
VICJolimont 36
VICKew 31
VICRoyal Park 26
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 26
TASHobart 24
VICNorthcote 23
NSWCrows Nest 21

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 Nest21901**19241916
QLDWide Bay11901**19301912
NSWGoulburn & Monaro1901***1932--
NSWIllawarra1901**1933--
VICCorangamite1901**19341926
VICGippsland1901**1935--
South-West Districts1901**19371913
NSWHastings-Clarence1901**19371919
NSWCentral & Western Districts1901***19381906
VICSouthern Murray1901***19381934

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICDandenong19011938**1921
TASLaunceston19011938**1935
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICBalaclava19011935**--
VICRoyal Park19011933**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
TASHobart319011928**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
Fremantle219011917**--
TASMersey1901--**1918
SAUnley1901--**1924
SAYorke1901--**1929
SAHindmarsh1901--**1933
Perth119011919**1936
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1937

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
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
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--**1938
QLDTownsville1934--**1938

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SAProspect190119241938**
VICWimmera190119341937**
TASDerwent1901--1936**
Goldfields1901*19321935**
SASouth-East Districts190119251933**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
NSWRiverina1901--1925**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
SASpencer Ports1901----**
NTTerritorians1922----**
Wheatbelt1913----**
VICBlackburn1937----**
VICOakleigh1913----**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDFortitude190119201938**
NSWGlebe190119191937**
NSWMarrickville1922--1936**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWParramatta1901--1932**
NSWNew England1901--1929**
NSWNewcastle190119181922**
NSWRockdale190119031919**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
NSWFive Dock1922----**
QLDNundah1913----**
NSWHawkesbury1934----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWWarringah1922----**

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).