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, 1948 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3VICMaribyrnong29
2nd+1QLDWide Bay27
3rd+2NSWIllawarra26
4th-3VICAbbotsford26
5th+5NSWGoulburn & Monaro25
6th=VICSouthern Murray24
7th-5NSWCentral & Western Districts23
8th+1QLDDarling Downs21
9th-1TASMersey19
10th-3VICKew19
11thD2Perth13
12th-1NSWSurry Hills13
13th-1Fremantle11
14th-1NSWAlexandria 110
15thD2NSWRozelle 15

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = First Division Premiers, = Relegated to Second Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season, 1 = Avoided relegation due to expansion of the First Division.

Second Division, 1948 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+5SASpencer Ports31
+1VICCorio 230
3rd+4VICBalaclava29
4thD3SASouth-East Districts26
5th+3VICMelbourne Ports20
6th-1TASHobart20
7thD1South-West Districts20
8th+5TASLaunceston18
9th+1SAYorke18
10th-8VICDandenong18
11th=VICJolimont14
12th+2VICRoyal Park13
13th-1VICNorthcote13
14th-10VICSouth Yarra12
15th-6VICCorangamite 37

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWBarrier39
2nd+6QLDWoolloongabba26
3rd+1NSWWoollahra26
4thD1VICGippsland26
5th-3NSWHastings-Clarence25
6th-1NSWCrows Nest23
7th+3NSWHawkesbury22
8th-2QLDCapricornia20
9th+4QLDNundah18
10th-3NSWAshfield17
11thD3QLDFortitude14
12th-3NSWBotany14
13th-2NSWRichmond-Tweed11
14th=QLDTownsville10
15th-3QLDFar North Districts 37

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = Promoted to First Division for next season, = Relegated to Third Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season, 2 = Promoted due to expansion of the First Division, 3 = Avoided relegation due to expansion of the Second Division.

Third Division, 1948 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4SAProspect31
=VICBallarat 429
D2SAHindmarsh 429
+4VICBlackburn 426
+2VICOakleigh 424
6th-2VICBendigo23
7th-4TASDerwent23
8th-2TASNorth-West Districts18
9th=VICWimmera17
10th=Goldfields16
11th+2Wheatbelt15
12th-1NTTerritorians13
13th+2NSWRiverina9
14th=VICWestern Districts9
15th-3SAUnley9

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2NSWFive Dock33
2nd+3QLDMoreton #28
+1NSWMarrickville 427
-2NSWParramatta 427
+2NSWWarringah 425
6th+2NSWGlebe23
7th-4NSWOrange23
8th+5NSWNew England18
9th+1NSWNewcastle17
10th-4NSWBathurst16
11th-2NSWGranville15
12th+2NSWRockdale13
13th-1NSWHunter13
14th-3QLDMaranoa10
15th=NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga ^8

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = Promoted to Second Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season, ^ = Involved in a demerger from next season, # = Final season before folding, 4 = Promoted due to expansion of the Second Division.

League History, 1948 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
VICMaribyrnong 7
QLDWide Bay 7
TASHobart 6
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 5
Fremantle 5

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 36
NSWAshfield 34
VICKew 25
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
VICMaribyrnong 16
QLDWide Bay 16
NSWCrows Nest 15
TASHobart 14
VICRoyal Park 12

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 46
VICAbbotsford 44
VICSouth Yarra 41
VICKew 38
VICJolimont 36
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 35
VICMaribyrnong 29
NSWCrows Nest 28
QLDWide Bay 27
VICRoyal Park 26

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICMaribyrnong31906**19191911
QLDWide Bay11901**19301912
NSWGoulburn & Monaro1901***1932--
NSWIllawarra1901**1933--
NSWCentral & Western Districts21901***19381906
VICSouthern Murray1901***19381934
VICAbbotsford131901**1941--
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930
NSWAlexandria1906**19431909
Fremantle21901**1944--
VICKew31901**1945--
TASMersey1901**19451918
NSWSurry Hills1901**19461935
NSWRozelle1901**1947--
Perth11901**19471936

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
South-West Districts19011947**1913
VICSouth Yarra519011944**--
VICCorangamite19011944**1926
TASHobart319011943**--
TASLaunceston19011941**1935
VICDandenong19011938**1921
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
VICCorio19011926**1920
SAYorke1901--**1929
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICBalaclava19011940**1943
SASpencer Ports1901--**1944
VICRoyal Park19011933**1946
SASouth-East Districts19011925**1947

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICGippsland19011947**--
NSWAshfield719011946**--
NSWCrows Nest219011946**1916
NSWHastings-Clarence19011945**1919
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1923
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1931
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
QLDNundah1913--**1941
NSWBarrier19011931**1943
NSWHawkesbury1934--**1945
QLDFortitude19011920**1947

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SAHindmarsh1901--1947**
TASDerwent1901--1946**
SAProspect190119241944**
NSWRiverina1901--1943**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWimmera190119341937**
Goldfields1901*19321935**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
VICBallarat190119051911**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
VICBlackburn1937----**
VICOakleigh1913----**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
Wheatbelt1913----**
NTTerritorians1922----**

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWFive Dock1922--1947**
NSWGlebe190119191946**
NSWBathurst190119331944**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWAlbury & Wagga Wagga1901*--1940**
NSWHunter1901--1939**
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).