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, 1972 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1QLDFortitude43
2nd-1NSWCentral & Western Districts35
3rd+7VICGippsland32
4th-1VICKew31
5th-1VICCorio30
6th+10QLDNundah28
7th-2NSWCrows Nest28
8th+1TASHobart27
9th-3TASNorth-West Districts26
10th-2VICMaribyrnong22
11th+1NSWGoulburn & Monaro21
12th-1NSWBerowra21
13th+2QLDDarling Downs18
14th-7NSWMarrickville18
15th-1NSWAlexandria17
16th-3TASMersey14
D2VICBalaclava13
D2QLDMount Gravatt11

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

Second Division, 1972 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D1South-West Districts36
2nd+5VICCorangamite34
3rd+2VICMornington33
4th=VICWestern Districts33
5th+3Goldfields31
6th+5VICReservoir27
7th-1VICAbbotsford26
8th-6Perth26
9th+4VICMelbourne Ports25
10th=SAHindmarsh25
11thD1VICSouthern Murray25
12th-3SAProspect23
13thD3VICLatrobe Valley20
14th+2VICWaverley18
15thD3SASouth-East Districts17
16th-4VICBlackburn16
-3TASLaunceston12
-3NTTerritorians3

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWWarringah36
2nd+1NSWHurstville35
3rd+9QLDTownsville30
4th+1QLDFar North Districts30
5th+3NSWBelmore28
6th-2NSWBathurst & Orange28
7th-4NSWBarrier28
8th+3NSWBlacktown23
9th+1NSWIllawarra23
10th-1QLDWoolloongabba23
11th-4NSWBondi23
12th+1QLDWide Bay22
13th+2NSWCastle Hill20
14th-8NSWRiverina20
15th+1QLDGympie-Nambour19
16th-2NSWChatswood18
D3NSWParramatta11
D3QLDCapricornia9

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, 1972 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+5SAModbury34
2ndD2Fremantle34
3rd=Stirling31
4th+4Belmont30
5th-1SARiverland29
6th+3SAMorphett Vale28
7thD2SASpencer Ports25
8th+2Nedlands23
9th-7SAEdwardstown23
10th+3VICWimmera21
11th+6SAMagill19
12th+2Canning17
13th+3SAYorke14
14th+1SAUnley14
15th-4Wheatbelt13
16th+2SAAdelaide Ports11
17th-5VICMallee8
 

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4VICPascoe Vale34
2nd=VICCamberwell34
3rd+4VICSouth Yarra33
4th+1VICBallarat32
5th+1TASDerwent31
6th-3VICOakleigh29
7th+4VICMoorabbin28
8th-1VICBendigo28
9th-5VICSunshine27
10th+2VICBroadmeadows25
11th+4VICNorthcote21
12th-3VICDandenong20
13th-5VICFerntree Gully20
14th-4VICAltona19
15th-1VICDoncaster18
16th+1VICRingwood15
17th+1VICMordialloc8
18th-2VICGoulburn Valley8

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1ACTCanberra35
2nd+2NSWRevesby32
3rd+5NSWRyde29
4thD2NSWAlbury28
5th=NSWRockdale27
6th-3NSWMaroubra27
7th+4NSWCaringbah26
8th-1NSWShoalhaven25
9th-3NSWLiverpool25
10th+5NSWFairfield24
11th+6NSWAshfield23
12th-3NSWWoollahra23
13th=NSWGranville21
14th+2NSWEmu Plains18
15th-2NSWWagga Wagga18
16th+2NSWBankstown16
17th-5NSWStrathfield16
18th-4NSWSutherland14

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWHunter43
2nd+4QLDIpswich35
3rd=QLDWynnum33
4th=QLDGold Coast30
5th+4NSWNewcastle28
6th+1QLDCairns26
7th+4QLDCoot-Tha25
8thD2NSWClarence-Nambucca25
9th+3NSWPort Macquarie24
10th-2QLDPetrie24
11th+2QLDMaranoa21
12th-2NSWNarrabeen20
13th+3NSWRichmond-Tweed18
14th-4NSWNew England18
15th-10NSWLambton18
16th-2NSWLake Macquarie17
17th=NSWGosford16
18th-3QLDMackay14

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

League History, 1972 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 28
VICKew 22
NSWAshfield 19
VICSouth Yarra 15
QLDWide Bay 15
VICMaribyrnong 14
Perth 13
VICJolimont 10
VICSouthern Murray 10
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 7

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 42
VICKew 38
NSWAshfield 34
VICMaribyrnong 31
QLDWide Bay 29
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
Perth 20
NSWCrows Nest 20
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 17

First Division Seasons
VICAbbotsford 65
VICKew 62
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 59
VICMaribyrnong 53
QLDWide Bay 48
NSWAshfield 47
NSWCrows Nest 43
TASHobart 42
VICSouth Yarra 41
VICJolimont 39

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICMaribyrnong51906**19191911
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901***1932--
QLDDarling Downs11901**19421930
NSWAlexandria11906**19431909
VICKew51901**1945--
TASMersey1901**19451918
QLDFortitude21901**19531947
TASHobart31901**1955--
NSWCrows Nest21901**19581916
NSWCentral & Western Districts31901***19611906
NSWMarrickville11922**19621948
VICCorio1901**19651920
QLDNundah1913**19691941
TASNorth-West Districts1901**19691952
VICGippsland1901**1970--
NSWBerowra1934**19701967
VICBalaclava1901**19711957
QLDMount Gravatt1949**19711965

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
South-West Districts19011971**1913
VICSouthern Murray51901*1971**1934
VICAbbotsford1319011970**--
SAHindmarsh19011970**1948
Perth519011965**1936
VICCorangamite19011962**1926
TASLaunceston19011955**1935
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICWestern Districts1901--**1954
NTTerritorians1922--**1955
SAProspect19011924**1958
Goldfields1901*1932**1963
VICBlackburn1937--**1966
VICWaverley1955--**1967
VICMornington1949--**1968
VICReservoir1949--**1969
SASouth-East Districts19011962**1971
VICLatrobe Valley1949--**1971

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDWide Bay319011969**1912
NSWBondi19491969**1961
NSWWarringah19221967**1953
QLDWoolloongabba119011966**1933
NSWBarrier19011966**1943
NSWIllawarra19011959**--
QLDTownsville1934--**1938
NSWRiverina1901--**1949
QLDFar North Districts1901*--**1957
QLDGympie-Nambour1949--**1961
NSWHurstville1949--**1963
NSWBlacktown1949--**1964
NSWBathurst & Orange1901*1933**1967
NSWBelmore1949--**1969
NSWCastle Hill1969--**1970
NSWChatswood1949--**1970
QLDCapricornia19011935**1971
NSWParramatta1901--**1971

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SASpencer Ports190119571971**
Fremantle2190119531971**
Nedlands1949--1970**
Canning1949--1969**
SAMagill1949--1963**
Wheatbelt1913--1960**
SAYorke1901--1959**
SAAdelaide Ports1949--1958**
VICWimmera190119341951**
SAUnley1901--1939**
SAModbury1955----**
Stirling1955----**
Belmont1949----**
SARiverland1949----**
SAMorphett Vale1969----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
VICMallee1949----**
 

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICAltona1949--1970**
VICMoorabbin1949--1966**
TASDerwent1901--1962**
VICOakleigh1913--1960**
VICCamberwell1949--1956**
VICDandenong190119381954**
VICBallarat190119051952**
VICSouth Yarra5190119441950**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
VICPascoe Vale1949----**
VICSunshine1949----**
VICBroadmeadows1969----**
VICFerntree Gully1969----**
VICDoncaster1969----**
VICRingwood1969----**
VICMordialloc1969----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWAlbury1901--1971**
NSWMaroubra1949--1970**
NSWRockdale190119031969**
ACTCanberra1949--1965**
NSWAshfield7190119501963**
NSWWoollahra190119231958**
NSWBankstown1949--1958**
NSWStrathfield1949--1957**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
NSWCaringbah1969----**
NSWShoalhaven1969----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWFairfield1969----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWEmu Plains1949----**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
NSWSutherland1955----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWClarence-Nambucca190119451971**
NSWNewcastle190119631970**
NSWHunter190119581969**
QLDPetrie1949--1967**
QLDWynnum1949--1965**
QLDGold Coast1949--1961**
NSWRichmond-Tweed190119411956**
NSWNew England1901--1952**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
QLDIpswich1949----**
QLDCairns1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
NSWPort Macquarie1949----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
NSWLambton1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
NSWGosford1969----**
QLDMackay1949----**

Inactive Teams
Team End D1 D2 D3
NSWRozelle1968196819661962
VICJolimont5196819671968--
NSWSurry Hills11968196019681935
NSWBotany195419521954--
VICRoyal Park1954193319541946
NSWGlebe1968191919461968
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912191119121905
NSWDulwich Hill1968--19681966
VICBurnley1968--19641968
VICMalvern1968--19571968
NSWDubbo1968--19561968
NSWFive Dock1954--19531954
QLDCarpentaria1933--19281933
SAAngas1933--19201933
NSWOrange1968--19061968
QLDMoreton1948--19051948
VICHampton1968----1968
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).