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, 1943 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
=NSWCentral & Western Districts31
2nd=VICMaribyrnong30
3rd+5VICAbbotsford28
4th+3NSWCrows Nest27
5th+5VICSouthern Murray25
6th-1NSWGoulburn & Monaro24
7th-3NSWAshfield23
8thD2QLDDarling Downs20
9th=South-West Districts17
10th+1NSWIllawarra15
11th-8VICSouth Yarra15
12th=VICGippsland14
13th-7QLDWide Bay12
D2TASHobart8
-2VICKew5

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

Second Division, 1943 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D1VICCorangamite30
2nd+5TASMersey26
3rd-1TASLaunceston25
4th+6VICDandenong23
5th+7VICCorio22
6th+3Fremantle21
7th-4Perth21
8th=SAProspect20
9th-3VICNorthcote20
10th-5SAHindmarsh20
11th-7SAYorke19
12th+1VICJolimont14
13th-2VICMelbourne Ports13
14th=VICRoyal Park12
D3NSWRiverina8

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWAlexandria34
2nd+5NSWRozelle33
3rd+5NSWBotany26
4th=NSWRichmond-Tweed24
5th-3QLDTownsville24
6thD1NSWHastings-Clarence23
7th-2QLDCapricornia21
8th-2QLDWoolloongabba20
9th+1NSWSurry Hills19
10th+3NSWWoollahra14
11th-2NSWFive Dock14
12th=QLDFar North Districts12
13th+1QLDNundah11
14th-3NSWBathurst10
D3NSWRockdale9

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, 1943 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2VICBalaclava32
2nd+1SASpencer Ports30
3rd+7SASouth-East Districts29
4th-2VICWimmera27
5th+4TASNorth-West Districts26
6th=Goldfields25
7th+8TASDerwent24
8th+3VICBallarat19
9th-1SAUnley16
10th-3VICOakleigh15
11th-6VICWestern Districts15
12th=VICBlackburn12
13th-9VICBendigo12
14th=Wheatbelt11
15th-2NTTerritorians8

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2NSWBarrier38
2nd+4QLDFortitude28
3rd+1NSWHawkesbury27
4th-1NSWMarrickville26
5th-3NSWHunter26
6th-1NSWGlebe25
7th+7NSWWarringah19
8th+3NSWNew England19
9th-1NSWParramatta19
10th+2NSWGranville17
11th-2NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga15
12th-5NSWNewcastle13
13th-3QLDMaranoa12
14th+1NSWOrange9
15th-2QLDMoreton9

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

League History, 1943 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 19
NSWAshfield 19
VICKew 16
VICSouth Yarra 15
VICJolimont 10
TASHobart 6
VICMaribyrnong 5
Fremantle 5
QLDWide Bay 5
Perth 5

Top Six Finishes
NSWAshfield 34
VICAbbotsford 31
VICKew 25
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
NSWCrows Nest 15
TASHobart 14
VICRoyal Park 12
VICMaribyrnong 11
QLDWide Bay 11

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 43
VICSouth Yarra 40
VICAbbotsford 39
VICJolimont 36
VICKew 35
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 30
VICRoyal Park 26
TASHobart 25
NSWCrows Nest 25
VICMaribyrnong 24

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWAshfield71901**----
VICSouth Yarra51901**1905--
VICKew31901**1911--
VICMaribyrnong21906**19191911
NSWCrows Nest21901**19241916
QLDWide Bay11901**19301912
NSWGoulburn & Monaro1901***1932--
NSWIllawarra1901**1933--
VICGippsland1901**1935--
South-West Districts1901**19371913
NSWCentral & Western Districts21901***19381906
VICSouthern Murray1901***19381934
VICAbbotsford91901**1941--
TASHobart31901**1942--
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICCorangamite19011942**1926
TASLaunceston19011941**1935
VICDandenong19011938**1921
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICRoyal Park19011933**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
Fremantle219011917**--
TASMersey1901--**1918
SAYorke1901--**1929
SAHindmarsh1901--**1933
Perth119011919**1936
SAProspect19011924**1939
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
NSWRiverina1901--**1942

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWHastings-Clarence19011942**1919
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1923
NSWSurry Hills19011940**1935
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWBathurst19011933**--
NSWRozelle19011930**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
NSWAlexandria1906--**1909
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1931
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
NSWFive Dock1922--**1940
QLDNundah1913--**1941
NSWRockdale19011903**1942

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICBalaclava190119401942**
SASpencer Ports1901--1941**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWimmera190119341937**
TASDerwent1901--1936**
Goldfields1901*19321935**
SASouth-East Districts190119251933**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
VICOakleigh1913----**
VICBlackburn1937----**
Wheatbelt1913----**
NTTerritorians1922----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWBarrier190119311942**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1940**
NSWHunter1901--1939**
QLDFortitude190119201938**
NSWGlebe190119191937**
NSWMarrickville1922--1936**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWParramatta1901--1932**
NSWNew England1901--1929**
NSWNewcastle190119181922**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
NSWHawkesbury1934----**
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).