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, 1957 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
=VICSouthern Murray45
2nd+2VICMaribyrnong43
3rd=QLDWide Bay38
4th-2NSWSurry Hills32
5th+2TASHobart28
6th+3NSWAlexandria26
7th+8VICKew24
8th-3Perth24
9th+5NSWGoulburn & Monaro22
10th=TASMersey22
11th-3QLDDarling Downs22
12th-6NSWBarrier22
13th-1QLDFortitude19
14th-1SASouth-East Districts16
15th-4NSWIllawarra16
16th=VICAbbotsford14
D2SASpencer Ports13
D2NSWCentral & Western Districts4

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

Second Division, 1957 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2TASNorth-West Districts38
2nd+2VICMelbourne Ports33
3rd+5VICWestern Districts32
4th+5VICJolimont31
5th=SAHindmarsh29
6th+1VICCorio28
7th-1Fremantle27
8th-6VICCorangamite26
9th+5South-West Districts24
10th=TASLaunceston24
11th+3VICGippsland23
12th+1Goldfields22
13th-1SAYorke22
14th+1NTTerritorians21
15thD3Canning19
16th-5Wheatbelt15
-1TASDerwent8
D3VICMalvern4

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWHunter37
2ndD1NSWCrows Nest37
3rd+5NSWRiverina35
4th+2QLDWoolloongabba35
5th-1NSWMarrickville32
6th+1QLDTownsville28
7thD1QLDNundah28
8th-5NSWClarence-Nambucca24
9th-4NSWNewcastle23
10th+5NSWAshfield20
11th+1QLDCapricornia20
12th-2NSWWoollahra20
13th-2QLDMount Gravatt19
14th-5NSWWarringah18
15thD3NSWBankstown17
16thD3QLDWynnum15
-4NSWHawkesbury13
-2NSWStrathfield9

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, 1957 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2SAAdelaide Ports36
2nd=VICBendigo33
3rd+5VICSunshine29
4th+2SARiverland27
5th+6VICGoulburn Valley26
6th+1Belmont26
7th-2SAProspect23
8thD2SAMagill23
9th+7VICBallarat21
10th-6SAModbury21
11th+2VICWimmera20
12th+3Stirling19
13th-4VICMallee19
14th-2SAUnley18
15th+2Nedlands16
16th-2VICAltona15
17th-7SAEdwardstown12
 

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICBalaclava35
2nd+4NSWWagga Wagga33
3rd+1VICMornington32
4th+3ACTCanberra30
5th-3VICBlackburn28
6thD2VICCamberwell28
7th+1VICOakleigh27
8th-3VICSouth Yarra26
9th+5VICLatrobe Valley25
10th+2VICNorthcote24
11th+5VICReservoir21
12th+3NSWAlbury21
13th-2VICMoorabbin21
14th-5VICDandenong20
15th+3VICWaverley18
16th+1VICPascoe Vale17
17th-4VICHampton16
18th-8VICBurnley16

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWBelmore39
2nd+3NSWBlacktown37
3rd-1NSWParramatta35
4th+5NSWMaroubra32
5th+3NSWBondi29
6th+1NSWGlebe28
7th-1NSWLiverpool28
8th+3NSWRyde25
9th-5NSWRevesby25
10th+3NSWDulwich Hill23
11th+3NSWRozelle22
12th-3NSWNarrabeen19
13th-1NSWChatswood17
14th-4NSWRockdale16
15th+1NSWHurstville14
16th+1NSWGranville13
17th-2NSWEmu Plains13
18th=NSWSutherland10

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3QLDFar North Districts33
2ndD2NSWDubbo32
3rdD2NSWRichmond-Tweed32
4th-2QLDSouthern Districts31
5th=NSWLambton28
6th-3NSWBathurst28
7th=QLDCairns26
8th=QLDCoot-Tha25
9th+4QLDPetrie23
10th-4QLDGympie-Nambour23
11th-1QLDMaranoa21
12th=QLDIpswich20
13th-2NSWNew England18
14th+1NSWLake Macquarie16
15th+2NSWOrange9
16th=QLDMackay7
17th-3NSWPort Macquarie7
 

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

League History, 1957 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 13
VICMaribyrnong 12
Perth 11
VICJolimont 10
TASHobart 6
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 5

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 37
NSWAshfield 34
VICKew 26
QLDWide Bay 25
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICMaribyrnong 24
VICJolimont 21
Perth 15
TASHobart 15
NSWCrows Nest 15

First Division Seasons
VICAbbotsford 53
NSWAshfield 47
VICKew 47
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 44
VICSouth Yarra 41
VICMaribyrnong 38
VICJolimont 37
QLDWide Bay 36
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 Murray21901***19381934
VICAbbotsford131901**1941--
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930
NSWAlexandria1906**19431909
VICKew31901**1945--
TASMersey1901**19451918
NSWSurry Hills1901**19461935
Perth41901**19471936
NSWBarrier1901**19481943
SASouth-East Districts1901**19491947
QLDFortitude1901**19531947
NSWIllawarra1901**1954--
TASHobart31901**1955--
SASpencer Ports1901**19561944
NSWCentral & Western Districts21901***19561906

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
TASLaunceston19011955**1935
VICJolimont519011954**--
VICCorangamite19011954**1926
Fremantle219011953**--
VICGippsland19011953**--
VICCorio19011949**1920
South-West Districts19011947**1913
SAYorke1901--**1929
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
SAHindmarsh1901--**1948
Goldfields1901*1932**1950
Wheatbelt1913--**1951
TASDerwent1901--**1951
TASNorth-West Districts1901--**1952
VICWestern Districts1901--**1954
NTTerritorians1922--**1955
Canning1949--**1956
VICMalvern1949--**1956

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWCrows Nest219011956**1916
QLDNundah19131956**1941
NSWHawkesbury19341951**1945
NSWAshfield719011950**--
NSWClarence-Nambucca19011945**1919
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
NSWWoollahra19011923**1910
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
NSWMarrickville1922--**1948
NSWRiverina1901--**1949
NSWStrathfield1949--**1951
NSWNewcastle19011918**1952
NSWWarringah1922--**1953
QLDMount Gravatt1949--**1954
NSWHunter1901--**1955
NSWBankstown1949--**1956
QLDWynnum1949--**1956

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SAMagill1949--1956**
SAProspect190119241955**
VICBallarat190119051952**
VICWimmera190119341951**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
SAAdelaide Ports1949----**
VICSunshine1949----**
SARiverland1949----**
Belmont1949----**
SAModbury1955----**
Stirling1955----**
VICMallee1949----**
Nedlands1949----**
VICAltona1949----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
 

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICCamberwell1949--1956**
VICBlackburn1937--1955**
VICDandenong190119381954**
VICBalaclava190119401953**
VICSouth Yarra5190119441950**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICOakleigh1913--1949**
NSWAlbury1901--1940**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
VICMornington1949----**
ACTCanberra1949----**
VICLatrobe Valley1949----**
VICReservoir1949----**
VICMoorabbin1949----**
VICWaverley1955----**
VICPascoe Vale1949----**
VICHampton1949----**
VICBurnley1949----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWParramatta1901--1955**
NSWRozelle190119491953**
NSWHurstville1949--1951**
NSWGlebe190119191946**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWBelmore1949----**
NSWBlacktown1949----**
NSWMaroubra1949----**
NSWBondi1949----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWDulwich Hill1949----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
NSWChatswood1949----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWEmu Plains1949----**
NSWSutherland1955----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWRichmond-Tweed190119411956**
NSWDubbo1949^--1956**
QLDFar North Districts1901*--1954**
NSWNew England1901--1952**
NSWBathurst190119331944**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
QLDSouthern Districts1949----**
NSWLambton1949----**
QLDCairns1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
QLDPetrie1949----**
QLDGympie-Nambour1949----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
NSWPort Macquarie1949----**
 

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).