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, 1956 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4VICSouthern Murray36
2nd=NSWSurry Hills36
3rd-2QLDWide Bay35
4th+3VICMaribyrnong29
5th-2Perth27
6th+2NSWBarrier26
7thD2TASHobart24
8th+2QLDDarling Downs24
9th-3NSWAlexandria23
10th-6TASMersey23
11th+2NSWIllawarra21
12th=QLDFortitude21
13th-2SASouth-East Districts21
14th-5NSWGoulburn & Monaro20
15th-1VICKew19
16th=VICAbbotsford17
D2NSWCrows Nest16
-3QLDNundah13

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

Second Division, 1956 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D1SASpencer Ports41
2nd=VICCorangamite38
3rd+4TASNorth-West Districts35
4th=VICMelbourne Ports33
5th-2SAHindmarsh33
6th-1Fremantle32
7th+1VICCorio28
8th+3VICWestern Districts25
9th-3VICJolimont24
10thD1TASLaunceston24
11th+2Wheatbelt23
12th-2SAYorke23
13th+1Goldfields22
14th-2South-West Districts15
15thD3NTTerritorians12
16th-1TASDerwent11
-1SAMagill9
D3VICCamberwell4

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3NSWCentral & Western Districts41
2ndD3NSWHunter37
3rd-1NSWClarence-Nambucca36
4th+2NSWMarrickville32
5th+2NSWNewcastle30
6th-3QLDWoolloongabba27
7th+2QLDTownsville25
8th+4NSWRiverina23
9th+1NSWWarringah22
10th-2NSWWoollahra22
11th+4QLDMount Gravatt20
12th-1QLDCapricornia20
13th=NSWHawkesbury18
14th-5VICGippsland18
15th-1NSWAshfield17
16th=NSWStrathfield14
-12NSWRichmond-Tweed14
D3NSWDubbo13

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, 1956 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3Canning37
2nd+1VICBendigo37
3rd-1SAAdelaide Ports37
4th+11SAModbury32
5thD2SAProspect26
6th-1SARiverland24
7th+10Belmont20
8th+5VICSunshine20
9th+3VICMallee20
10th+1SAEdwardstown20
11th-2VICGoulburn Valley20
12th-5SAUnley19
13th-5VICWimmera17
14th-4VICAltona16
15th-1Stirling14
16th-10VICBallarat14
17th-1Nedlands7
 

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+9VICMalvern36
2ndD2VICBlackburn36
3rd=VICBalaclava33
4th-2VICMornington33
5th=VICSouth Yarra32
6th-2NSWWagga Wagga29
7th+5ACTCanberra26
8th+1VICOakleigh26
9th-3VICDandenong26
10th+5VICBurnley22
11th-4VICMoorabbin20
12th+2VICNorthcote19
13th=VICHampton19
14th-6VICLatrobe Valley19
15th+3NSWAlbury16
16th=VICReservoir14
17th-6VICPascoe Vale14
18th-1VICWaverley13

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2NSWBankstown43
2ndD2NSWParramatta40
3rd-1NSWBelmore38
4th+2NSWRevesby34
5th+3NSWBlacktown32
6th-2NSWLiverpool27
7th=NSWGlebe26
8th-3NSWBondi25
9th+3NSWMaroubra22
10th+1NSWRockdale22
11th-8NSWRyde21
12th-3NSWChatswood20
13th+4NSWDulwich Hill17
14th-4NSWRozelle17
15th+1NSWEmu Plains16
16th-3NSWHurstville15
17th-2NSWGranville11
18th=NSWSutherland5

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+6QLDWynnum34
2nd+2QLDSouthern Districts30
3rd=NSWBathurst30
4th+2QLDFar North Districts29
5th+3NSWLambton28
6th+3QLDGympie-Nambour25
7th-5QLDCairns25
8th+8QLDCoot-Tha23
9th+5NSWNarrabeen23
10th+1QLDMaranoa23
11th+1NSWNew England22
12th+1QLDIpswich20
13th-8QLDPetrie18
14th+1NSWPort Macquarie15
15th-1NSWLake Macquarie13
16th-6QLDMackay12
17th=NSWOrange8
 

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

League History, 1956 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
QLDWide Bay 12
VICMaribyrnong 11
Perth 11
VICJolimont 10
TASHobart 6
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 5

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 37
NSWAshfield 34
VICKew 26
VICSouth Yarra 24
QLDWide Bay 24
VICMaribyrnong 23
VICJolimont 21
Perth 15
NSWCrows Nest 15
TASHobart 14

First Division Seasons
VICAbbotsford 52
NSWAshfield 47
VICKew 46
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 43
VICSouth Yarra 41
VICMaribyrnong 37
VICJolimont 37
QLDWide Bay 35
NSWCrows Nest 29
VICGippsland 28

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICMaribyrnong41906**19191911
QLDWide Bay21901**19301912
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901***1932--
VICSouthern Murray11901***19381934
VICAbbotsford131901**1941--
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930
NSWAlexandria1906**19431909
VICKew31901**1945--
TASMersey1901**19451918
NSWSurry Hills1901**19461935
Perth41901**19471936
NSWBarrier1901**19481943
SASouth-East Districts1901**19491947
QLDNundah1913**19521941
QLDFortitude1901**19531947
NSWIllawarra1901**1954--
TASHobart31901**1955--
NSWCrows Nest21901**19551916

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SASpencer Ports19011955**1944
TASLaunceston19011955**1935
VICJolimont519011954**--
VICCorangamite19011954**1926
Fremantle219011953**--
VICCorio19011949**1920
South-West Districts19011947**1913
SAYorke1901--**1929
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
SAHindmarsh1901--**1948
Goldfields1901*1932**1950
Wheatbelt1913--**1951
TASDerwent1901--**1951
TASNorth-West Districts1901--**1952
SAMagill1949--**1953
VICWestern Districts1901--**1954
NTTerritorians1922--**1955
VICCamberwell1949--**1955

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICGippsland19011953**--
NSWCentral & Western Districts21901*1951**1906
NSWHawkesbury19341951**1945
NSWAshfield719011950**--
NSWClarence-Nambucca19011945**1919
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1923
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
NSWMarrickville1922--**1948
NSWRiverina1901--**1949
NSWStrathfield1949--**1951
NSWNewcastle19011918**1952
NSWWarringah1922--**1953
QLDMount Gravatt1949--**1954
NSWHunter1901--**1955
NSWDubbo1949^--**1955

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SAProspect190119241955**
VICBallarat190119051952**
VICWimmera190119341951**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
Canning1949----**
SAAdelaide Ports1949----**
SAModbury1955----**
SARiverland1949----**
Belmont1949----**
VICSunshine1949----**
VICMallee1949----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
VICAltona1949----**
Stirling1955----**
Nedlands1949----**
 

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICBlackburn1937--1955**
VICDandenong190119381954**
VICBalaclava190119401953**
VICSouth Yarra5190119441950**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICOakleigh1913--1949**
NSWAlbury1901--1940**
VICMalvern1949----**
VICMornington1949----**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
ACTCanberra1949----**
VICBurnley1949----**
VICMoorabbin1949----**
VICHampton1949----**
VICLatrobe Valley1949----**
VICReservoir1949----**
VICPascoe Vale1949----**
VICWaverley1955----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWBankstown1949--1955**
NSWParramatta1901--1955**
NSWRozelle190119491953**
NSWHurstville1949--1951**
NSWGlebe190119191946**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWBelmore1949----**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWBlacktown1949----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWBondi1949----**
NSWMaroubra1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
NSWChatswood1949----**
NSWDulwich Hill1949----**
NSWEmu Plains1949----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWSutherland1955----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDFar North Districts1901*--1954**
NSWNew England1901--1952**
NSWBathurst190119331944**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDWynnum1949----**
QLDSouthern Districts1949----**
NSWLambton1949----**
QLDGympie-Nambour1949----**
QLDCairns1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
QLDPetrie1949----**
NSWPort Macquarie1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
 

Inactive Teams
Team End D1 D2 D3
NSWBotany195419521954--
VICRoyal Park1954193319541946
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912191119121905
NSWFive Dock1954--19531954
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).