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, 1953 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
=Perth46
2nd+2QLDWide Bay35
3rd-1VICMaribyrnong35
4th+2NSWBarrier30
5th+3TASMersey29
6th+4NSWAlexandria28
7th=SASouth-East Districts27
8th+4QLDDarling Downs26
9th-4NSWGoulburn & Monaro25
10th+3NSWSurry Hills24
11th-8VICAbbotsford24
12th-1VICSouthern Murray20
13th-4TASLaunceston20
14thD2VICCorangamite14
15th-1VICKew13
16thD2QLDNundah12
-1Fremantle12
-3VICGippsland10

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

Second Division, 1953 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICJolimont34
2nd=SASpencer Ports32
3rd+4SAHindmarsh31
4thD1NSWIllawarra31
5th+5TASHobart29
6th-2VICMelbourne Ports29
7th-1Wheatbelt28
8th+4SAYorke25
9th-4VICRoyal Park25
10th+3NSWRiverina22
11th=South-West Districts22
12thD3TASNorth-West Districts21
13th-4VICCorio21
14th=Goldfields20
15thD3SAProspect16
16th=TASDerwent13
-9VICBlackburn13
-3VICBalaclava11

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2QLDFortitude41
2nd+7NSWCentral & Western Districts35
3rd-1NSWMarrickville33
4th+2NSWHawkesbury32
5th=NSWClarence-Nambucca32
6th+4NSWRichmond-Tweed27
7th+1QLDTownsville27
8thD1NSWBotany25
9th-2NSWAshfield24
10th-6NSWCrows Nest24
11thD3NSWBankstown21
12thD3NSWNewcastle19
13th+1QLDWoolloongabba18
14th+2QLDCapricornia17
15th=NSWStrathfield17
16th-4NSWWoollahra17
-4NSWRozelle15
-7NSWFive Dock12

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, 1953 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4SAMagill38
2nd+5NTTerritorians32
3rd=VICWestern Districts30
4th+9VICBendigo29
5th-3SAUnley28
6thD2VICBallarat28
7th-1Belmont26
8th-4SARiverland24
9th=VICGoulburn Valley22
10th-2SAAdelaide Ports21
11th+5Canning20
12th+3VICSunshine18
13th+1VICMallee17
14th-2VICAltona17
15th-4Nedlands17
16th-6VICWimmera12
17th=SAEdwardstown6

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2VICDandenong37
2nd+8NSWDubbo32
3rd+2VICMalvern31
4th=VICMornington28
5th-2VICCamberwell27
6th+7VICBurnley26
7th-1VICSouth Yarra24
8th-6NSWWagga Wagga24
9th+2VICMoorabbin21
10th-2VICNorthcote21
11th+1VICReservoir20
12th+2VICHampton19
13th-6VICPascoe Vale17
14th+1ACTCanberra15
15th+2NSWAlbury13
16th=VICLatrobe Valley11
17th-8VICOakleigh11

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2NSWWarringah39
2nd+3NSWRevesby38
3rd-1NSWParramatta37
4th+2NSWGlebe29
5th+7NSWBlacktown24
6th+5NSWBondi24
7th+3NSWBathurst24
8th-1NSWGranville24
9th+9NSWDulwich Hill23
10th-6NSWBelmore23
11th+3NSWMaroubra20
12th-4NSWLiverpool20
13th+2NSWRockdale19
14th+2NSWEmu Plains18
15th-6NSWRyde18
16th-13NSWHurstville18
17th=NSWNarrabeen17
18th-5NSWChatswood14

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1QLDFar North Districts35
2nd+1QLDCairns34
3rdD2NSWNew England34
4th+1QLDMaranoa31
5th+3QLDSouthern Districts28
6th-2NSWHunter27
7th-1QLDGympie-Nambour26
8th-1QLDIpswich24
9th+2QLDMackay22
10th-1QLDCoot-Tha22
11th-1QLDMount Gravatt21
12th+5QLDPetrie16
13th=NSWPort Macquarie16
14th=NSWLake Macquarie14
15th-3NSWOrange13
16th=NSWLambton12
17th-2QLDWynnum10
 

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

League History, 1953 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 10
Perth 9
QLDWide Bay 9
TASHobart 6
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 5

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

First Division Seasons
VICAbbotsford 49
NSWAshfield 47
VICKew 43
VICSouth Yarra 41
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 40
VICJolimont 36
VICMaribyrnong 34
QLDWide Bay 32
NSWCrows Nest 28
VICGippsland 28

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--
VICSouthern Murray1901***19381934
VICAbbotsford131901**1941--
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930
NSWAlexandria1906**19431909
Fremantle21901**1944--
VICKew31901**1945--
TASMersey1901**19451918
NSWSurry Hills1901**19461935
Perth41901**19471936
NSWBarrier1901**19481943
SASouth-East Districts1901**19491947
TASLaunceston1901**19501935
VICGippsland1901**1951--
VICCorangamite1901**19521926
QLDNundah1913**19521941

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWIllawarra19011952**--
SASpencer Ports19011950**1944
VICCorio19011949**1920
South-West Districts19011947**1913
TASHobart319011943**--
VICJolimont519011936**--
SAYorke1901--**1929
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICBalaclava19011940**1943
VICRoyal Park19011933**1946
SAHindmarsh1901--**1948
VICBlackburn1937--**1948
NSWRiverina1901--**1949
Goldfields1901*1932**1950
Wheatbelt1913--**1951
TASDerwent1901--**1951
SAProspect19011924**1952
TASNorth-West Districts1901--**1952

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWBotany19011952**--
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
QLDFortitude19011920**1947
NSWMarrickville1922--**1948
NSWFive Dock1922--**1948
NSWStrathfield1949--**1951
NSWNewcastle19011918**1952
NSWBankstown1949--**1952

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICBallarat190119051952**
VICWimmera190119341951**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICWestern Districts1901--1932**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
SAMagill1949----**
NTTerritorians1922----**
Belmont1949----**
SARiverland1949----**
SAAdelaide Ports1949----**
Canning1949----**
VICSunshine1949----**
VICMallee1949----**
VICAltona1949----**
Nedlands1949----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICDandenong190119381952**
VICSouth Yarra5190119441950**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICOakleigh1913--1949**
NSWAlbury1901--1940**
NSWDubbo1949^----**
VICMalvern1949----**
VICMornington1949----**
VICCamberwell1949----**
VICBurnley1949----**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
VICMoorabbin1949----**
VICReservoir1949----**
VICHampton1949----**
VICPascoe Vale1949----**
ACTCanberra1949----**
VICLatrobe Valley1949----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWWarringah1922--1952**
NSWHurstville1949--1951**
NSWParramatta1901--1949**
NSWGlebe190119191946**
NSWBathurst190119331944**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWBlacktown1949----**
NSWBondi1949----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWDulwich Hill1949----**
NSWBelmore1949----**
NSWMaroubra1949----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWEmu Plains1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
NSWChatswood1949----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWNew England1901--1952**
QLDFar North Districts1901*--1949**
NSWHunter1901--1939**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDCairns1949----**
QLDSouthern Districts1949----**
QLDGympie-Nambour1949----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
QLDMount Gravatt1949----**
QLDPetrie1949----**
NSWPort Macquarie1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
NSWLambton1949----**
QLDWynnum1949----**
 

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).