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, 1951 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2Perth38
2nd+2QLDWide Bay34
3rd+2VICMaribyrnong33
4th-2TASMersey33
5th-4NSWGoulburn & Monaro33
6th+5VICKew28
7th=SASouth-East Districts27
8th+5VICAbbotsford24
9th-3NSWIllawarra24
10th-2NSWAlexandria23
11thD2TASLaunceston21
12th+2NSWBarrier20
13th-1VICSouthern Murray20
14th-5QLDDarling Downs19
15th+1NSWSurry Hills17
16th-6Fremantle17
D2NSWHawkesbury14
-3NSWCentral & Western Districts6

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

Second Division, 1951 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3VICGippsland39
2ndD1SASpencer Ports38
3rd=VICMelbourne Ports33
4th+4VICJolimont32
5th-3VICCorio30
6th+4SAYorke27
7th+7South-West Districts25
8th+1TASHobart23
9th+6VICCorangamite22
10th-4VICRoyal Park22
11th-6VICBalaclava22
12th=VICBlackburn21
13th-6VICBallarat21
14th-3SAHindmarsh18
15th-2VICDandenong16
16thD3Goldfields14
D3TASNorth-West Districts13
-2VICWimmera10

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWBotany38
2nd+6NSWClarence-Nambucca33
3rd+1NSWMarrickville33
4th+6QLDNundah29
5th+11QLDFortitude28
6th-1NSWCrows Nest28
7th-4QLDTownsville28
8thD1NSWAshfield28
9th=NSWRozelle24
10th+4NSWRichmond-Tweed23
11th=NSWWoollahra22
12th-5NSWFive Dock22
13th-7QLDCapricornia19
14th-1NSWRiverina17
15th-3QLDWoolloongabba17
16th-1NSWWarringah16
D3NSWHurstville14
D3NSWNewcastle10

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, 1951 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1Wheatbelt37
2ndD2SAProspect33
3rd+3SAUnley31
4th=VICWestern Districts31
5th+3VICBendigo30
6th-3SAMagill28
7th-2NTTerritorians26
8th+4VICAltona25
9th-2Nedlands25
10th-1VICGoulburn Valley23
11th-1SARiverland19
12th-1VICMallee17
13th+2SAEdwardstown16
14th-1SAAdelaide Ports15
15th+1Canning13
16th+1VICSunshine11
17th-3Belmont10

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3TASDerwent34
2nd+5NSWWagga Wagga29
3rd+6VICCamberwell28
4th-2VICOakleigh27
5th+10VICMoorabbin26
6th-1VICMornington26
7thD2VICSouth Yarra25
8th+3VICMalvern24
9th+4VICPascoe Vale23
10th-7VICNorthcote23
11th-5NSWDubbo22
12th-2ACTCanberra19
13th-1VICBurnley18
14th+2VICReservoir17
15th-1VICHampton14
16th-8NSWAlbury14
17th=VICLatrobe Valley7

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4NSWStrathfield37
2nd+8NSWBondi32
3rd+1NSWGranville32
4th+9NSWBelmore31
5thD2NSWBankstown30
6th+2NSWGlebe26
7th+2NSWRevesby24
8th-1NSWParramatta24
9th-7NSWMaroubra23
10th-4NSWBathurst22
11th+6NSWLiverpool20
12th+2NSWBlacktown20
13th-1NSWNarrabeen19
14th-11NSWRockdale19
15th=NSWChatswood17
16th+2NSWRyde16
17th-1NSWDulwich Hill16
18th-7NSWEmu Plains11

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2NSWNew England36
2nd+5NSWHunter33
3rd+1QLDSouthern Districts32
4th+1QLDFar North Districts30
5th-2QLDMaranoa27
6th=QLDCairns25
7th-5NSWOrange24
8th+4QLDIpswich23
9th+1QLDGympie-Nambour23
10th-1QLDCoot-Tha23
11th+3NSWLake Macquarie21
12th+1QLDMackay18
13th-2NSWPort Macquarie18
14th+3QLDWynnum17
15th-7QLDMount Gravatt13
16th-1QLDPetrie10
17th-1NSWLambton6
 

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

League History, 1951 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 8
QLDWide Bay 8
Perth 7
TASHobart 6
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 5

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 36
NSWAshfield 34
VICKew 26
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
VICMaribyrnong 19
QLDWide Bay 19
NSWCrows Nest 15
TASHobart 14
VICRoyal Park 12

First Division Seasons
VICAbbotsford 47
NSWAshfield 47
VICSouth Yarra 41
VICKew 41
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 38
VICJolimont 36
VICMaribyrnong 32
QLDWide Bay 30
NSWCrows Nest 28
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 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 & Monaro21901***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
Perth21901**19471936
NSWBarrier1901**19481943
SASouth-East Districts1901**19491947
TASLaunceston1901**19501935
NSWHawkesbury1934**19501945

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SASpencer Ports19011950**1944
VICCorio19011949**1920
VICGippsland19011947**--
South-West Districts19011947**1913
VICCorangamite19011944**1926
TASHobart319011943**--
VICDandenong19011938**1921
VICJolimont519011936**--
SAYorke1901--**1929
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICBalaclava19011940**1943
VICRoyal Park19011933**1946
VICBallarat19011905**1948
VICBlackburn1937--**1948
SAHindmarsh1901--**1948
VICWimmera19011934**1949
Goldfields1901*1932**1950
TASNorth-West Districts1901--**1950

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWAshfield719011950**--
NSWRozelle19011949**--
NSWCrows Nest219011946**1916
NSWClarence-Nambucca19011945**1919
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1923
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWBotany19011927**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
QLDNundah1913--**1941
QLDFortitude19011920**1947
NSWMarrickville1922--**1948
NSWFive Dock1922--**1948
NSWWarringah1922--**1948
NSWRiverina1901--**1949
NSWNewcastle19011918**1950
NSWHurstville1949--**1950

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SAProspect190119241950**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
Wheatbelt1913----**
SAMagill1949----**
NTTerritorians1922----**
VICAltona1949----**
Nedlands1949----**
SARiverland1949----**
VICMallee1949----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
SAAdelaide Ports1949----**
Canning1949----**
VICSunshine1949----**
Belmont1949----**

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICSouth Yarra5190119441950**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICOakleigh1913--1949**
TASDerwent1901--1946**
NSWAlbury1901--1940**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
VICCamberwell1949----**
VICMoorabbin1949----**
VICMornington1949----**
VICMalvern1949----**
VICPascoe Vale1949----**
NSWDubbo1949^----**
ACTCanberra1949----**
VICBurnley1949----**
VICReservoir1949----**
VICHampton1949----**
VICLatrobe Valley1949----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWBankstown1949--1950**
NSWParramatta1901--1949**
NSWGlebe190119191946**
NSWBathurst190119331944**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWStrathfield1949----**
NSWBondi1949----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWBelmore1949----**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWMaroubra1949----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWBlacktown1949----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
NSWChatswood1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
NSWDulwich Hill1949----**
NSWEmu Plains1949----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWNew England1901--1950**
QLDFar North Districts1901*--1949**
NSWHunter1901--1939**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDSouthern Districts1949----**
QLDCairns1949----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
QLDGympie-Nambour1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
NSWPort Macquarie1949----**
QLDWynnum1949----**
QLDMount Gravatt1949----**
QLDPetrie1949----**
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).