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, 1944 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICAbbotsford29
2nd-1NSWCentral & Western Districts26
3rd+2VICSouthern Murray24
4th+2NSWGoulburn & Monaro23
5th-3VICMaribyrnong23
6th+7QLDWide Bay22
7th+3NSWIllawarra21
8th=QLDDarling Downs19
9th-5NSWCrows Nest19
10th+2VICGippsland18
11th-4NSWAshfield17
12th-3South-West Districts16
13thD2NSWAlexandria15
D2VICCorangamite12
-4VICSouth Yarra12

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

Second Division, 1944 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+5Fremantle31
2nd=TASMersey31
3rd+2VICCorio26
4thD1VICKew26
5th+2Perth24
6thD1TASHobart22
7th+5VICJolimont20
8th+1VICNorthcote19
9th-6TASLaunceston17
10th+3VICMelbourne Ports16
11th-1SAHindmarsh16
12th-1SAYorke15
13thD3VICBalaclava10
14th=VICRoyal Park10
-7SAProspect9

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+5NSWHastings-Clarence27
2nd+2NSWRichmond-Tweed27
3rd-1NSWRozelle27
4th-1NSWBotany23
5th+4NSWSurry Hills22
6th+2QLDWoolloongabba22
7th=QLDCapricornia21
8th-4VICDandenong21
9thD3NSWBarrier20
10th-5QLDTownsville20
11th=NSWFive Dock18
12th-2NSWWoollahra15
13th=QLDNundah12
14th-2QLDFar North Districts10
-1NSWBathurst8

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, 1944 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1SASpencer Ports30
2nd+3TASNorth-West Districts27
3rd+4TASDerwent26
4th+5SAUnley24
5th+3VICBallarat24
6thD2NSWRiverina20
7th-1Goldfields19
8th-5SASouth-East Districts18
9th+4VICBendigo17
10th-6VICWimmera17
11th+1VICBlackburn16
12th-1VICWestern Districts16
13th+1Wheatbelt15
14th-4VICOakleigh15
15th=NTTerritorians12

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+5NSWGlebe30
2ndD2NSWRockdale27
3rd=NSWHawkesbury26
4th+6NSWGranville24
5th-1NSWMarrickville22
6th+5NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga21
7th+2NSWParramatta20
8th+6NSWOrange18
9th-1NSWNew England18
10th-3NSWWarringah17
11th+2QLDMaranoa16
12th=NSWNewcastle15
13th-8NSWHunter15
14th+1QLDMoreton13
15th-13QLDFortitude13

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

League History, 1944 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 20
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 32
VICKew 25
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
NSWCrows Nest 15
TASHobart 14
VICMaribyrnong 12
QLDWide Bay 12
VICRoyal Park 12

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 44
VICSouth Yarra 41
VICAbbotsford 40
VICJolimont 36
VICKew 35
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 31
NSWCrows Nest 26
VICRoyal Park 26
TASHobart 25
VICMaribyrnong 25

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWAshfield71901**----
VICSouth Yarra51901**1905--
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
VICAbbotsford101901**1941--
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930
NSWAlexandria1906**19431909
VICCorangamite1901**19431926

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICKew319011943**--
TASHobart319011943**--
TASLaunceston19011941**1935
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICRoyal Park19011933**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
Fremantle219011917**--
TASMersey1901--**1918
SAYorke1901--**1929
SAHindmarsh1901--**1933
Perth119011919**1936
SAProspect19011924**1939
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICBalaclava19011940**1943

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWHastings-Clarence19011942**1919
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1923
NSWSurry Hills19011940**1935
VICDandenong19011938**1921
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWBathurst19011933**--
NSWRozelle19011930**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1931
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
NSWFive Dock1922--**1940
QLDNundah1913--**1941
NSWBarrier19011931**1943

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWRiverina1901--1943**
SASpencer Ports1901--1941**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWimmera190119341937**
TASDerwent1901--1936**
Goldfields1901*19321935**
SASouth-East Districts190119251933**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
VICBlackburn1937----**
Wheatbelt1913----**
VICOakleigh1913----**
NTTerritorians1922----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1940**
NSWHunter1901--1939**
QLDFortitude190119201938**
NSWGlebe190119191937**
NSWMarrickville1922--1936**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWParramatta1901--1932**
NSWNew England1901--1929**
NSWNewcastle190119181922**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
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).