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, 1949 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4NSWGoulburn & Monaro34
2nd+1NSWIllawarra32
3rd+6TASMersey29
4th-2QLDWide Bay29
5th-4VICMaribyrnong29
6th+5Perth28
7th+7NSWAlexandria27
8th-4VICAbbotsford27
9th+1VICKew26
10th-2QLDDarling Downs25
11th-4NSWCentral & Western Districts25
12th-6VICSouthern Murray24
13thD2NSWBarrier23
14th-1Fremantle19
15thD2SASpencer Ports14
16th-4NSWSurry Hills14
D2VICCorio11
-3NSWRozelle10

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

Second Division, 1949 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3SASouth-East Districts37
2nd+7SAYorke32
3rd+2VICMelbourne Ports32
4th+2TASHobart30
5th-2VICBalaclava29
6th+6VICRoyal Park24
7th+1TASLaunceston23
8thD3VICBlackburn22
9thD3VICBallarat22
10th=VICDandenong22
11th-4South-West Districts22
12thD3SAHindmarsh21
13thD3SAProspect20
14th+1VICCorangamite20
15th-1VICSouth Yarra20
16th-5VICJolimont18
D3VICOakleigh14
-5VICNorthcote14

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+9NSWAshfield37
2nd+2VICGippsland35
3rd-1QLDWoolloongabba35
4th-1NSWWoollahra33
5thD3NSWFive Dock30
6th+6NSWBotany29
7th-2NSWClarence-Nambucca29
8th-1NSWHawkesbury28
9th-1QLDCapricornia27
10thD3NSWMarrickville23
11th-5NSWCrows Nest22
12th-3QLDNundah21
13th+1QLDTownsville20
14thD3NSWWarringah18
15th-2NSWRichmond-Tweed16
16th-5QLDFortitude14
-2QLDFar North Districts10
D3NSWParramatta8

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, 1949 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+8VICWimmera35
2nd+8Goldfields30
3rd+3VICBendigo29
4th--SAMagill +28
5th+10SAUnley27
6th+6NTTerritorians25
7th--VICMallee +24
8th+6VICWestern Districts23
9th--Nedlands +22
10th+1Wheatbelt22
11th--Canning +20
12th--SAEdwardstown +19
13th--Belmont +19
14th--SAAdelaide Ports +18
15th--VICAltona +16
16th--VICSunshine +15
17th--SARiverland +9

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+12NSWRiverina35
2nd+5TASDerwent35
3rd+5TASNorth-West Districts33
4th--VICPascoe Vale +31
5th+10NSWAlbury29
6th--VICCamberwell +28
7th--NSWWagga Wagga ^25
8th--ACTCanberra +22
9th--VICGoulburn Valley ^20
10th--VICReservoir +20
11th--NSWDubbo ^19
12th--VICMornington +18
13th--VICBurnley +17
14th--VICMalvern +16
15th--VICLatrobe Valley +14
16th--VICMoorabbin +12
17th--VICHampton +9

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
--NSWBankstown +38
2nd--NSWHurstville +35
3rd--NSWStrathfield +32
4th+7NSWGranville32
5th+5NSWBathurst32
6th--NSWMaroubra +28
7th+5NSWRockdale27
8th--NSWRevesby +22
9th--NSWBondi +22
10th--NSWNarrabeen +22
11th-5NSWGlebe22
12th--NSWBlacktown +21
13th--NSWEmu Plains +20
14th--NSWDulwich Hill +16
15th--NSWChatswood +15
16th--NSWBelmore +14
17th--NSWRyde +14
18th--NSWLiverpool +13

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+7NSWNew England41
2nd+11NSWHunter32
3rd+6NSWNewcastle32
4th+10QLDMaranoa28
5th--QLDSouthern Districts +26
6th+1NSWOrange25
7th--QLDGympie-Nambour +24
8th--QLDCairns +24
9th--QLDCoot-Tha +22
10th--QLDMount Gravatt +20
11th--QLDMackay +18
12th--QLDIpswich +18
13th--NSWPort Macquarie +18
14th--QLDPetrie +16
15th--NSWLake Macquarie +16
16th--QLDWynnum +13
17th--NSWLambton +10
 

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = Promoted to Second Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season, ^ = Newly Re-established, + = Debut Season.

League History, 1949 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 17
QLDWide Bay 17
NSWCrows Nest 15
TASHobart 14
VICRoyal Park 12

First Division Seasons
NSWAshfield 46
VICAbbotsford 45
VICSouth Yarra 41
VICKew 39
VICJolimont 36
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 36
VICMaribyrnong 30
NSWCrows Nest 28
QLDWide Bay 28
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 & Monaro11901***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
NSWBarrier1901**19481943
SASpencer Ports1901**19481944
VICCorio1901**19481920

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
South-West Districts19011947**1913
VICSouth Yarra519011944**--
VICCorangamite19011944**1926
TASHobart319011943**--
TASLaunceston19011941**1935
VICDandenong19011938**1921
VICJolimont519011936**--
VICNorthcote19011929**--
SAYorke1901--**1929
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICBalaclava19011940**1943
VICRoyal Park19011933**1946
SASouth-East Districts19011925**1947
SAProspect19011924**1948
VICBallarat19011905**1948
VICBlackburn1937--**1948
SAHindmarsh1901--**1948
VICOakleigh1913--**1948

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICGippsland19011947**--
NSWAshfield719011946**--
NSWCrows Nest219011946**1916
NSWClarence-Nambucca19011945**1919
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1923
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1931
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
QLDNundah1913--**1941
NSWHawkesbury1934--**1945
QLDFortitude19011920**1947
NSWFive Dock1922--**1948
NSWMarrickville1922--**1948
NSWWarringah1922--**1948
NSWParramatta1901--**1948

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWimmera190119341937**
Goldfields1901*19321935**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
SAMagill1949----**
NTTerritorians1922----**
VICMallee1949----**
Nedlands1949----**
Wheatbelt1913----**
Canning1949----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
Belmont1949----**
SAAdelaide Ports1949----**
VICAltona1949----**
VICSunshine1949----**
SARiverland1949----**

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
TASDerwent1901--1946**
NSWRiverina1901--1943**
NSWAlbury1901--1940**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
TASNorth-West Districts1901----**
VICPascoe Vale1949----**
VICCamberwell1949----**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
ACTCanberra1949----**
VICReservoir1949----**
NSWDubbo1949^----**
VICMornington1949----**
VICBurnley1949----**
VICMalvern1949----**
VICLatrobe Valley1949----**
VICMoorabbin1949----**
VICHampton1949----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWGlebe190119191946**
NSWBathurst190119331944**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWBankstown1949----**
NSWHurstville1949----**
NSWStrathfield1949----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWMaroubra1949----**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWBondi1949----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
NSWBlacktown1949----**
NSWEmu Plains1949----**
NSWDulwich Hill1949----**
NSWChatswood1949----**
NSWBelmore1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWHunter1901--1939**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWNew England1901--1929**
NSWNewcastle190119181922**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDSouthern Districts1949----**
QLDGympie-Nambour1949----**
QLDCairns1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
QLDMount Gravatt1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
NSWPort Macquarie1949----**
QLDPetrie1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
QLDWynnum1949----**
NSWLambton1949----**
 

Inactive Teams
Team End D1 D2 D3
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912191119121905
QLDCarpentaria1933--19281933
SAAngas1933--19201933
QLDMoreton1948--19051948
NSWUpper Hunter1933----1933
VICGrampians1921----1921
NSWEden-Monaro1921----1921
Coolgardie1912----1912
VICYarra Valley1912----1912
NSWDarling1912----1912
VICCastlemaine1905----1905
VICBenalla1905----1905

Legend:
= Number of First Division premierships, "Est" = Year established (^ denotes the year of re-establishment, * denotes a merger has subsequently taken place), "D1"/"D2"/"D3" = Most recent season last spent in each division (** denotes current division).