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, 1945 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
=VICAbbotsford31
2nd+1VICSouthern Murray29
3rd+4NSWIllawarra25
4th+1VICMaribyrnong25
5th-3NSWCentral & Western Districts22
6th=QLDWide Bay21
7th+1QLDDarling Downs19
8th-4NSWGoulburn & Monaro19
9th+4NSWAlexandria18
10th-1NSWCrows Nest18
11th=NSWAshfield17
12thD2Fremantle14
13th-3VICGippsland13
-2South-West Districts12
D2NSWHastings-Clarence6

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

Second Division, 1945 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1TASMersey37
2nd+1VICCorio34
3rdD1VICCorangamite30
4th+1Perth27
5th+2VICJolimont25
6thD1VICSouth Yarra25
7thD3SASpencer Ports24
8th-2TASHobart18
9th=TASLaunceston16
10th-2VICNorthcote16
11th+2VICBalaclava13
12th=SAYorke11
13th-3VICMelbourne Ports11
14th-3SAHindmarsh8
-1VICRoyal Park3

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3VICKew35
2nd+6VICDandenong30
3rd-1NSWRichmond-Tweed28
4th+3QLDCapricornia26
5th-2NSWRozelle23
6th+3NSWBarrier22
7th-3NSWBotany21
8th+2QLDTownsville19
9th-4NSWSurry Hills18
10th+2NSWWoollahra16
11th-5QLDWoolloongabba16
12th+1QLDNundah12
13th+1QLDFar North Districts11
14thD3NSWGlebe10
-4NSWFive Dock8

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, 1945 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2TASDerwent27
2nd+3VICBallarat26
3rdD2SAProspect26
4th-2TASNorth-West Districts24
5th+4VICBendigo23
6th+1Goldfields23
7th+1SASouth-East Districts22
8th-4SAUnley22
9th+5VICOakleigh20
10th+1VICBlackburn20
11th+4NTTerritorians13
12th=VICWestern Districts13
13th-3VICWimmera13
14th-8NSWRiverina13
15th-2Wheatbelt10

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWHawkesbury33
2ndD2NSWBathurst31
3rd+12QLDFortitude23
4th+6NSWWarringah21
5th+3NSWOrange21
6th+1NSWParramatta21
7th+2NSWNew England20
8th-2NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga19
9th-5NSWGranville19
10th+1QLDMaranoa17
11th-9NSWRockdale17
12th-7NSWMarrickville16
13th+1QLDMoreton14
14th-1NSWHunter10
15th-3NSWNewcastle8

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

League History, 1945 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 21
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 33
VICKew 25
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
NSWCrows Nest 15
TASHobart 14
VICMaribyrnong 13
QLDWide Bay 13
VICRoyal Park 12

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 45
VICAbbotsford 41
VICSouth Yarra 41
VICJolimont 36
VICKew 35
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 32
NSWCrows Nest 27
VICMaribyrnong 26
VICRoyal Park 26
TASHobart 25

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWAshfield71901**----
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
VICAbbotsford111901**1941--
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930
NSWAlexandria1906**19431909
Fremantle21901**1944--
NSWHastings-Clarence1901**19441919

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICSouth Yarra519011944**--
VICCorangamite19011944**1926
TASHobart319011943**--
TASLaunceston19011941**1935
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICRoyal Park19011933**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
TASMersey1901--**1918
SAYorke1901--**1929
SAHindmarsh1901--**1933
Perth119011919**1936
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICBalaclava19011940**1943
SASpencer Ports1901--**1944

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICKew319011943**--
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1923
NSWSurry Hills19011940**1935
VICDandenong19011938**1921
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWRozelle19011930**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1931
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
NSWFive Dock1922--**1940
QLDNundah1913--**1941
NSWBarrier19011931**1943
NSWGlebe19011919**1944

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SAProspect190119241944**
NSWRiverina1901--1943**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWimmera190119341937**
TASDerwent1901--1936**
Goldfields1901*19321935**
SASouth-East Districts190119251933**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
VICOakleigh1913----**
VICBlackburn1937----**
NTTerritorians1922----**
Wheatbelt1913----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWBathurst190119331944**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1940**
NSWHunter1901--1939**
QLDFortitude190119201938**
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).