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, 1961 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3VICMaribyrnong38
2nd-1VICSouthern Murray38
3rd+6VICAbbotsford30
4th-1Perth30
5th+1QLDFortitude29
6th-1VICKew29
7th-5NSWAlexandria28
8th-1QLDDarling Downs27
9th+1QLDWide Bay26
10th+5NSWCrows Nest25
11thD2NSWNewcastle22
12th-1TASHobart20
13th=NSWGoulburn & Monaro18
14th-2SASouth-East Districts18
15th-1NSWBarrier17
16th-8TASMersey15
-1TASNorth-West Districts13
D2SAHindmarsh9

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

Second Division, 1961 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1VICCorangamite44
2nd+2VICBalaclava40
3rd=VICMelbourne Ports39
4th+1VICCorio37
5th+2TASLaunceston27
6th+10SAProspect24
7th+3VICJolimont23
8th-2VICGippsland23
9th+4VICWestern Districts22
10th+2South-West Districts22
11th+4NSWRiverina20
12th+2NTTerritorians20
13th-5SASpencer Ports20
14th-3SAMagill19
15th-6Fremantle17
16thD3TASDerwent13
-2ACTCanberra10
D3Canning9

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3NSWCentral & Western Districts36
2nd+1NSWHunter33
3rd+2QLDWoolloongabba31
4th-2NSWMarrickville30
5th+7NSWWarringah29
6th=NSWAshfield28
7th+3NSWIllawarra27
8thD1NSWSurry Hills27
9thD1QLDNundah26
10th+4QLDMount Gravatt25
11th-4QLDFar North Districts25
12thD3NSWMaroubra23
13th-5NSWClarence-Nambucca21
14th-3QLDWynnum19
15th-6QLDTownsville17
16th-3QLDCapricornia15
-1NSWBlacktown14
D3QLDSouthern Districts5

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, 1961 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1Goldfields38
2nd+4Nedlands32
3rd+10VICAltona27
4th+7SAModbury27
5th+2Belmont27
6th-2Stirling26
7th+7SAEdwardstown22
8th=SARiverland21
9th+1SAAdelaide Ports20
10th-7VICBendigo20
11thD2Wheatbelt19
12th=SAUnley18
13th-4SAYorke18
14th+2VICMallee16
15th=VICWimmera16
16th-11VICSunshine16
17th=VICBallarat15
 

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICMornington43
2nd+2NSWWagga Wagga33
3rd+2VICMoorabbin32
4th-2VICBlackburn32
5thD2VICOakleigh32
6th+4VICHampton29
7th+5VICNorthcote26
8th-1VICDandenong26
9th+5VICReservoir23
10th-1VICGoulburn Valley23
11th-3VICLatrobe Valley22
12th+3VICPascoe Vale20
13th+4VICBurnley19
14th-8VICMalvern19
15th+3VICWaverley16
16th-3VICSouth Yarra16
17th-1NSWAlbury15
18th-7VICCamberwell10

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4NSWBondi36
2nd+9NSWRozelle35
3rd-1NSWDulwich Hill33
4thD2NSWBelmore33
5th-1NSWStrathfield29
6th-3NSWWoollahra29
7th+2NSWGlebe27
8th-2NSWLiverpool27
9th-2NSWParramatta23
10th+7NSWHurstville21
11th+1NSWSutherland18
12th-2NSWRockdale18
13th+3NSWEmu Plains17
14th+1NSWRevesby17
15th-7NSWBankstown17
16th+2NSWChatswood16
17th-4NSWRyde16
18th-4NSWGranville13

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2QLDGympie-Nambour41
2nd+1NSWLambton33
3rd-1QLDPetrie30
4th+7NSWLake Macquarie28
5th=NSWDubbo26
6th=NSWRichmond-Tweed24
7th-3QLDCairns24
8th+2QLDMaranoa23
9th-1QLDIpswich21
10th+4NSWPort Macquarie20
11th+1NSWNarrabeen20
12th-5QLDMackay20
13th-4NSWBathurst19
14th+2NSWHawkesbury16
15th-2NSWNew England16
16th-1QLDCoot-Tha15
17th=NSWOrange11
 

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

League History, 1961 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
VICAbbotsford 13
NSWAshfield 7
VICSouth Yarra 5
VICMaribyrnong 5
Perth 5
VICJolimont 5
VICKew 3
TASHobart 3
VICSouthern Murray 3
QLDWide Bay 2

Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 25
NSWAshfield 19
VICKew 16
VICSouth Yarra 15
VICMaribyrnong 14
Perth 13
QLDWide Bay 13
VICJolimont 10
VICSouthern Murray 8
TASHobart 6

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 38
NSWAshfield 34
VICKew 29
VICMaribyrnong 28
QLDWide Bay 26
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
Perth 19
TASHobart 15
NSWCrows Nest 15

First Division Seasons
VICAbbotsford 56
VICKew 51
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 48
NSWAshfield 47
VICMaribyrnong 42
VICSouth Yarra 41
QLDWide Bay 40
VICJolimont 37
NSWCrows Nest 32
Perth 31

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICMaribyrnong51906**19191911
QLDWide Bay21901**19301912
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901***1932--
VICSouthern Murray31901***19381934
QLDDarling Downs1901**19421930
NSWAlexandria1906**19431909
VICKew31901**1945--
TASMersey1901**19451918
Perth51901**19471936
NSWBarrier1901**19481943
SASouth-East Districts1901**19491947
QLDFortitude1901**19531947
TASHobart31901**1955--
TASNorth-West Districts1901**19571952
NSWCrows Nest21901**19581916
VICAbbotsford131901**1959--
SAHindmarsh1901**19601948
NSWNewcastle1901**19601952

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SASpencer Ports19011957**1944
TASLaunceston19011955**1935
VICJolimont519011954**--
VICCorangamite19011954**1926
VICGippsland19011953**--
Fremantle219011953**--
VICCorio19011949**1920
South-West Districts19011947**1913
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
NSWRiverina1901--**1949
VICWestern Districts1901--**1954
NTTerritorians1922--**1955
VICBalaclava19011940**1957
SAProspect19011924**1958
SAMagill1949--**1959
ACTCanberra1949--**1959
TASDerwent1901--**1960
Canning1949--**1960

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWSurry Hills119011960**1935
QLDNundah19131960**1941
NSWIllawarra19011959**--
NSWHunter19011958**1955
NSWCentral & Western Districts21901*1957**1906
NSWAshfield719011950**--
NSWClarence-Nambucca19011945**1919
QLDCapricornia19011935**--
QLDWoolloongabba119011909**1933
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
NSWMarrickville1922--**1948
NSWWarringah1922--**1953
QLDMount Gravatt1949--**1954
QLDWynnum1949--**1956
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1957
NSWBlacktown1949--**1959
NSWMaroubra1949--**1960
QLDSouthern Districts1949--**1960

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
Wheatbelt1913--1960**
SAYorke1901--1959**
Goldfields1901*19321958**
SAAdelaide Ports1949--1958**
VICBallarat190119051952**
VICWimmera190119341951**
SAUnley1901--1939**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
Nedlands1949----**
VICAltona1949----**
SAModbury1955----**
Belmont1949----**
Stirling1955----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
SARiverland1949----**
VICMallee1949----**
VICSunshine1949----**
 

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICOakleigh1913--1960**
VICMalvern1949--1957**
VICCamberwell1949--1956**
VICBlackburn1937--1955**
VICDandenong190119381954**
VICSouth Yarra5190119441950**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
NSWAlbury1901--1940**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICMornington1949----**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
VICMoorabbin1949----**
VICHampton1949----**
VICReservoir1949----**
VICLatrobe Valley1949----**
VICPascoe Vale1949----**
VICBurnley1949----**
VICWaverley1955----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWBelmore1949--1960**
NSWParramatta1901--1959**
NSWWoollahra190119231958**
NSWBankstown1949--1958**
NSWStrathfield1949--1957**
NSWRozelle190119491953**
NSWHurstville1949--1951**
NSWGlebe190119191946**
NSWRockdale190119031943**
NSWBondi1949----**
NSWDulwich Hill1949----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWSutherland1955----**
NSWEmu Plains1949----**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWChatswood1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
NSWGranville1906----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDGympie-Nambour1949--1960**
NSWHawkesbury193419511957**
NSWRichmond-Tweed190119411956**
NSWDubbo1949^--1956**
NSWNew England1901--1952**
NSWBathurst190119331944**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWOrange1901--1906**
NSWLambton1949----**
QLDPetrie1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
QLDCairns1949----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
NSWPort Macquarie1949----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
 

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).