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, 1952 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
=Perth41
2nd+1VICMaribyrnong36
3rd+5VICAbbotsford32
4th-2QLDWide Bay31
5th=NSWGoulburn & Monaro28
6th+6NSWBarrier26
7th=SASouth-East Districts25
8th-4TASMersey25
9th+2TASLaunceston23
10th=NSWAlexandria23
11th+2VICSouthern Murray21
12th+2QLDDarling Downs20
13th+2NSWSurry Hills18
14th-8VICKew17
15thD2VICGippsland16
16th=Fremantle16
-8NSWIllawarra14
D2NSWBotany9

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

Second Division, 1952 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+8VICCorangamite37
2nd=SASpencer Ports37
3rd+1VICJolimont34
4th-1VICMelbourne Ports34
5th+5VICRoyal Park29
6thD3Wheatbelt28
7th+7SAHindmarsh25
8th+4VICBlackburn24
9th-4VICCorio24
10th-2TASHobart23
11th-4South-West Districts23
12th-6SAYorke23
13th+1NSWRiverina21
14th+2Goldfields19
15th-4VICBalaclava17
16thD3TASDerwent15
-2VICDandenong9
-5VICBallarat9

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3QLDNundah40
2nd+1NSWMarrickville36
3rd+2QLDFortitude34
4th+2NSWCrows Nest33
5th-3NSWClarence-Nambucca32
6thD1NSWHawkesbury31
7th+1NSWAshfield30
8th-1QLDTownsville25
9thD1NSWCentral & Western Districts25
10th=NSWRichmond-Tweed24
11th+1NSWFive Dock22
12th-1NSWWoollahra22
13th-4NSWRozelle20
14th+1QLDWoolloongabba17
15thD3NSWStrathfield14
16th-3QLDCapricornia11
-1NSWWarringah9
D3NSWNew England2

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, 1952 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1SAProspect39
2nd+1SAUnley37
3rd+1VICWestern Districts32
4th+7SARiverland24
5th+1SAMagill24
6th+11Belmont23
7th=NTTerritorians22
8th+6SAAdelaide Ports20
9th+1VICGoulburn Valley20
10thD2VICWimmera20
11th-2Nedlands19
12th-4VICAltona19
13th-8VICBendigo19
14th-2VICMallee17
15th+1VICSunshine16
16th-1Canning13
17th-4SAEdwardstown13

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2TASNorth-West Districts40
2nd=NSWWagga Wagga32
3rd=VICCamberwell30
4th+2VICMornington29
5th+3VICMalvern28
6th+1VICSouth Yarra27
7th+2VICPascoe Vale26
8th+2VICNorthcote25
9th-5VICOakleigh24
10th+1NSWDubbo21
11th-6VICMoorabbin19
12th+2VICReservoir16
13th=VICBurnley15
14th+1VICHampton13
15th-3ACTCanberra12
16th+1VICLatrobe Valley11
17th-1NSWAlbury10

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4NSWBankstown39
2nd+6NSWParramatta38
3rdD2NSWHurstville35
4th=NSWBelmore34
5th+2NSWRevesby32
6th=NSWGlebe31
7th-4NSWGranville31
8th+3NSWLiverpool25
9th+7NSWRyde24
10th=NSWBathurst23
11th-9NSWBondi20
12th=NSWBlacktown18
13th+2NSWChatswood17
14th-5NSWMaroubra15
15th-1NSWRockdale14
16th+2NSWEmu Plains12
17th-4NSWNarrabeen12
18th-1NSWDulwich Hill8

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2NSWNewcastle36
2nd+2QLDFar North Districts35
3rd+3QLDCairns29
4th-2NSWHunter29
5th=QLDMaranoa25
6th+3QLDGympie-Nambour24
7th+1QLDIpswich24
8th-5QLDSouthern Districts24
9th+1QLDCoot-Tha22
10th+5QLDMount Gravatt19
11th+1QLDMackay19
12th-5NSWOrange19
13th=NSWPort Macquarie18
14th-3NSWLake Macquarie18
15th-1QLDWynnum14
16th+1NSWLambton12
17th-1QLDPetrie10
 

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

League History, 1952 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 24
NSWAshfield 19
VICKew 16
VICSouth Yarra 15
VICJolimont 10
VICMaribyrnong 9
Perth 8
QLDWide Bay 8
TASHobart 6
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 5

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 37
NSWAshfield 34
VICKew 26
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
VICMaribyrnong 20
QLDWide Bay 20
NSWCrows Nest 15
TASHobart 14
VICRoyal Park 12

First Division Seasons
VICAbbotsford 48
NSWAshfield 47
VICKew 42
VICSouth Yarra 41
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 39
VICJolimont 36
VICMaribyrnong 33
QLDWide Bay 31
NSWCrows Nest 28
VICGippsland 27

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--
VICSouthern Murray1901***19381934
VICAbbotsford131901**1941--
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930
NSWAlexandria1906**19431909
Fremantle21901**1944--
VICKew31901**1945--
TASMersey1901**19451918
NSWSurry Hills1901**19461935
Perth31901**19471936
NSWBarrier1901**19481943
SASouth-East Districts1901**19491947
TASLaunceston1901**19501935
VICGippsland1901**1951--
NSWBotany1901**1951--

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SASpencer Ports19011950**1944
VICCorio19011949**1920
South-West Districts19011947**1913
VICCorangamite19011944**1926
TASHobart319011943**--
VICDandenong19011938**1921
VICJolimont519011936**--
SAYorke1901--**1929
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICBalaclava19011940**1943
VICRoyal Park19011933**1946
VICBallarat19011905**1948
SAHindmarsh1901--**1948
VICBlackburn1937--**1948
NSWRiverina1901--**1949
Goldfields1901*1932**1950
Wheatbelt1913--**1951
TASDerwent1901--**1951

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWCentral & Western Districts21901*1951**1906
NSWHawkesbury19341951**1945
NSWAshfield719011950**--
NSWRozelle19011949**--
NSWCrows Nest219011946**1916
NSWClarence-Nambucca19011945**1919
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1923
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
QLDNundah1913--**1941
QLDFortitude19011920**1947
NSWMarrickville1922--**1948
NSWFive Dock1922--**1948
NSWWarringah1922--**1948
NSWStrathfield1949--**1951
NSWNew England1901--**1951

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICWimmera190119341951**
SAProspect190119241950**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
SARiverland1949----**
SAMagill1949----**
Belmont1949----**
NTTerritorians1922----**
SAAdelaide Ports1949----**
Nedlands1949----**
VICAltona1949----**
VICMallee1949----**
VICSunshine1949----**
Canning1949----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
TASNorth-West Districts1901--1951**
VICSouth Yarra5190119441950**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICOakleigh1913--1949**
NSWAlbury1901--1940**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
VICCamberwell1949----**
VICMornington1949----**
VICMalvern1949----**
VICPascoe Vale1949----**
NSWDubbo1949^----**
VICMoorabbin1949----**
VICReservoir1949----**
VICBurnley1949----**
VICHampton1949----**
ACTCanberra1949----**
VICLatrobe Valley1949----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWHurstville1949--1951**
NSWBankstown1949--1950**
NSWParramatta1901--1949**
NSWGlebe190119191946**
NSWBathurst190119331944**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWBelmore1949----**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
NSWBondi1949----**
NSWBlacktown1949----**
NSWChatswood1949----**
NSWMaroubra1949----**
NSWEmu Plains1949----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
NSWDulwich Hill1949----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWNewcastle190119181951**
QLDFar North Districts1901*--1949**
NSWHunter1901--1939**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDCairns1949----**
QLDGympie-Nambour1949----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
QLDSouthern Districts1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
QLDMount Gravatt1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
NSWPort Macquarie1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
QLDWynnum1949----**
NSWLambton1949----**
QLDPetrie1949----**
 

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).