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, 1940 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICMaribyrnong35
2nd-1NSWCrows Nest33
3rd+5VICSouth Yarra25
4th-2NSWAshfield22
5th+2South-West Districts21
6th-1QLDWide Bay21
7th+4NSWGoulburn & Monaro20
8th+2VICSouthern Murray20
9th=VICGippsland20
10th-6VICKew20
11th+2NSWIllawarra19
12th=NSWCentral & Western Districts14
13th-7VICCorangamite14
D2VICBalaclava6
D2NSWSurry Hills4

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

Second Division, 1940 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1TASLaunceston34
2ndD1VICAbbotsford30
3rd=SAYorke27
4th+1TASHobart26
5th+3TASMersey24
6th+1VICNorthcote24
7th-3Fremantle21
8th+2Perth18
9th=VICRoyal Park17
10th-4VICJolimont17
11th+2SAHindmarsh14
12th+2VICDandenong13
13th-2VICCorio13
14thD3SAProspect8
-3VICMelbourne Ports8

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3NSWRichmond-Tweed31
2ndD1NSWHastings-Clarence27
3rd=NSWBotany26
4th-2QLDDarling Downs25
5th+3NSWWoollahra23
6th+1NSWAlexandria22
7th+3NSWBathurst21
8th-2QLDWoolloongabba21
9th-4NSWRozelle19
10th+1QLDFar North Districts18
11th-2QLDCapricornia18
12th+2QLDTownsville15
13thD3NSWRockdale14
14th-1NSWBarrier10
-3NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga8

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, 1940 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2SASpencer Ports32
2nd+2NSWRiverina28
3rd-1VICWestern Districts26
4th+6VICWimmera24
5th=NTTerritorians24
6thD2SAUnley24
7th+1VICBendigo20
8th+7TASNorth-West Districts19
9th+3SASouth-East Districts19
10th-1VICBlackburn18
11th+2VICOakleigh17
12th-5Wheatbelt17
13th-2VICBallarat14
14th=Goldfields9
15th-9TASDerwent8

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWFive Dock34
2ndD2NSWHunter33
3rd+2NSWHawkesbury31
4th=NSWMarrickville25
5th-2QLDNundah25
6th+5NSWNewcastle19
7th+2QLDFortitude19
8th+5NSWGlebe18
9th-2QLDMoreton16
10th-4NSWNew England16
11th-3NSWParramatta15
12th-2QLDMaranoa14
13th+2NSWWarringah10
14th-2NSWGranville10
15th-1NSWOrange5

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

League History, 1940 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 13
VICJolimont 10
TASHobart 6
Fremantle 5
QLDWide Bay 5
Perth 5
VICRoyal Park 5

Top Six Finishes
NSWAshfield 32
VICAbbotsford 30
VICKew 25
VICSouth Yarra 22
VICJolimont 21
TASHobart 14
NSWCrows Nest 13
VICRoyal Park 12
QLDWide Bay 9
VICMaribyrnong 8

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 40
VICAbbotsford 37
VICSouth Yarra 37
VICJolimont 36
VICKew 32
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 27
VICRoyal Park 26
TASHobart 24
VICNorthcote 23
NSWCrows Nest 22

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWAshfield71901**----
VICSouth Yarra51901**1905--
VICKew31901**1911--
VICMaribyrnong11906**19191911
NSWCrows Nest21901**19241916
QLDWide Bay11901**19301912
NSWGoulburn & Monaro1901***1932--
NSWIllawarra1901**1933--
VICCorangamite1901**19341926
VICGippsland1901**1935--
South-West Districts1901**19371913
NSWCentral & Western Districts1901***19381906
VICSouthern Murray1901***19381934
VICBalaclava1901**1939--
NSWSurry Hills1901**19391935

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICAbbotsford919011939**--
VICDandenong19011938**1921
TASLaunceston19011938**1935
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICRoyal Park19011933**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
TASHobart319011928**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
Fremantle219011917**--
TASMersey1901--**1918
SAYorke1901--**1929
SAHindmarsh1901--**1933
Perth119011919**1936
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1937
SAProspect19011924**1939

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWHastings-Clarence19011939**1919
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011937**1923
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWBathurst19011933**--
NSWBarrier19011931**1917
NSWRozelle19011930**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
NSWAlexandria1906--**1909
QLDDarling Downs1901--**1930
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1931
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--**1938
NSWRockdale19011903**1939

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWimmera190119341937**
TASDerwent1901--1936**
Goldfields1901*19321935**
SASouth-East Districts190119251933**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
NSWRiverina1901--1925**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
SASpencer Ports1901----**
NTTerritorians1922----**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
VICBlackburn1937----**
VICOakleigh1913----**
Wheatbelt1913----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWHunter1901--1939**
QLDFortitude190119201938**
NSWGlebe190119191937**
NSWMarrickville1922--1936**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWParramatta1901--1932**
NSWNew England1901--1929**
NSWNewcastle190119181922**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
NSWFive Dock1922----**
NSWHawkesbury1934----**
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).