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, 1947 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
=VICAbbotsford32
2nd=NSWCentral & Western Districts30
3rd+1QLDWide Bay27
4th-1VICMaribyrnong26
5th=NSWIllawarra25
6th+2VICSouthern Murray24
7th+4VICKew23
8th+1TASMersey20
9th-3QLDDarling Downs19
10th-3NSWGoulburn & Monaro17
11thD2NSWSurry Hills16
12th+1Fremantle13
13th-3NSWAlexandria11
-2VICGippsland6
D2South-West Districts5

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

Second Division, 1947 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2Perth31
2nd=VICDandenong30
3rd+3VICCorio29
4th=VICSouth Yarra26
5th-3TASHobart25
6th+2SASpencer Ports21
7th-2VICBalaclava19
8th+2VICMelbourne Ports18
9th-2VICCorangamite17
10th+1SAYorke16
11th-2VICJolimont15
12th=VICNorthcote14
13th=TASLaunceston12
14thD3VICRoyal Park10
-1SAHindmarsh10

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3NSWRozelle29
2nd+6NSWHastings-Clarence25
3rd=NSWBarrier24
4th+3NSWWoollahra23
5thD1NSWCrows Nest23
6th=QLDCapricornia22
7thD1NSWAshfield21
8th+6QLDWoolloongabba20
9th-4NSWBotany20
10th=NSWHawkesbury19
11th-2NSWRichmond-Tweed19
12th=QLDFar North Districts18
13th=QLDNundah14
14th-3QLDTownsville14
D3NSWFive Dock9

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, 1947 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3SASouth-East Districts30
2nd=VICBallarat29
3rdD2TASDerwent28
4th+3VICBendigo27
5th=SAProspect27
6th-3TASNorth-West Districts25
7th+1VICOakleigh22
8th+1VICBlackburn18
9th+2VICWimmera17
10th-4Goldfields15
11th+3NTTerritorians12
12th-2SAUnley12
13th=Wheatbelt11
14th-2VICWestern Districts10
15th=NSWRiverina3

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2QLDFortitude30
2nd=NSWParramatta29
3rd+2NSWOrange27
4th+7NSWMarrickville25
5th+3QLDMoreton25
6th-2NSWBathurst24
7th=NSWWarringah23
8thD2NSWGlebe23
9th-3NSWGranville18
10th+5NSWNewcastle15
11th+1QLDMaranoa14
12th-3NSWHunter13
13th-3NSWNew England12
14th=NSWRockdale9
15th-2NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga5

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

League History, 1947 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 23
NSWAshfield 19
VICKew 16
VICSouth Yarra 15
VICJolimont 10
TASHobart 6
VICMaribyrnong 6
QLDWide Bay 6
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 5
Fremantle 5

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 35
NSWAshfield 34
VICKew 25
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
VICMaribyrnong 15
NSWCrows Nest 15
QLDWide Bay 15
TASHobart 14
VICRoyal Park 12

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 46
VICAbbotsford 43
VICSouth Yarra 41
VICKew 37
VICJolimont 36
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 34
VICMaribyrnong 28
NSWCrows Nest 28
QLDWide Bay 26
VICRoyal Park 26

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICMaribyrnong21906**19191911
QLDWide Bay11901**19301912
NSWGoulburn & Monaro1901***1932--
NSWIllawarra1901**1933--
VICGippsland1901**1935--
NSWCentral & Western Districts21901***19381906
VICSouthern Murray1901***19381934
VICAbbotsford131901**1941--
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930
NSWAlexandria1906**19431909
Fremantle21901**1944--
VICKew31901**1945--
TASMersey1901**19451918
South-West Districts1901**19461913
NSWSurry Hills1901**19461935

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICSouth Yarra519011944**--
VICCorangamite19011944**1926
TASHobart319011943**--
TASLaunceston19011941**1935
VICDandenong19011938**1921
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
SAYorke1901--**1929
SAHindmarsh1901--**1933
Perth119011919**1936
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICBalaclava19011940**1943
SASpencer Ports1901--**1944
VICRoyal Park19011933**1946

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWAshfield719011946**--
NSWCrows Nest219011946**1916
NSWHastings-Clarence19011945**1919
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1923
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWRozelle19011930**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1931
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
QLDNundah1913--**1941
NSWBarrier19011931**1943
NSWHawkesbury1934--**1945
NSWFive Dock1922--**1946

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
TASDerwent1901--1946**
SAProspect190119241944**
NSWRiverina1901--1943**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWimmera190119341937**
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
NSWGlebe190119191946**
NSWBathurst190119331944**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1940**
NSWHunter1901--1939**
QLDFortitude190119201938**
NSWMarrickville1922--1936**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWParramatta1901--1932**
NSWNew England1901--1929**
NSWNewcastle190119181922**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDMoreton1901--1905**
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).