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, 1976 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1QLDNundah41
2nd+5NSWMarrickville34
3rd=TASNorth-West Districts30
4th+1QLDFortitude29
5th+6VICCorio27
6th=NSWBerowra27
7th-6VICGippsland27
8th-4QLDTownsville25
9th+3NSWWarringah24
10th+4NSWGoulburn & Monaro22
11th-1VICKew21
12th-4VICMaribyrnong20
13th-4NSWCrows Nest17
14th+2QLDFar North Districts16
15th=NSWAlexandria16
16th-3NSWCentral & Western Districts16
D2QLDDarling Downs15
D2VICAbbotsford14

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

Second Division, 1976 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICCorangamite39
2ndD1VICBalaclava38
3rd-1TASMersey34
4th+1SAHindmarsh31
5thD1South-West Districts30
6th+3VICMelbourne Ports28
7th=Goldfields24
8th-2VICMornington24
9th-5VICBlackburn24
10th=VICWestern Districts22
11th=TASDerwent21
12th=VICWaverley18
13th=TASHobart17
14thD3Perth16
15thD3VICSouth Yarra15
16th=Fremantle15
17th-2VICReservoir 115
-4Stirling15

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWBathurst & Orange41
2nd+1QLDMount Gravatt38
3rd+7VICSouthern Murray31
4th+2NSWHurstville30
5th+2NSWBelmore #27
6th-2QLDWide Bay26
7th+9NSWBarrier #25
8th=VICLatrobe Valley24
9th+3ACTCanberra23
10th-1NSWHunter23
11th+2NSWBondi21
12thD3QLDCapricornia20
13th-2NSWCastle Hill20
14th-9QLDGympie-Nambour20
15th=QLDCairns19
16th-8QLDGold Coast19
17th-3NSWEmu Plains 218
D3NSWParramatta10

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = Promoted to First Division for next season, = Relegated to Third Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season, # = Final season before folding, 1 = Avoided relegation due to Barrier folding, 2 = Avoided relegation due to Belmore folding.

Third Division, 1976 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1SAProspect40
2nd+7SASpencer Ports37
3rd+1SAModbury30
4th-1SAAdelaide Ports30
5th+11SAYorke29
6th+4SAMagill29
7th-2Belmont29
8th=Nedlands27
9th-2SARiverland #27
10thD2SASouth-East Districts25
11th+2VICMallee *22
12th=SAEdwardstown20
13th+1SAUnley19
14th-8Wheatbelt18
15th=Canning17
16th-5SAMorphett Vale15
17th+1Rockingham11
18th-1NTTerritorians11

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2VICCamberwell38
2nd=VICDandenong36
3rd+1VICRingwood35
4th+5VICFerntree Gully30
5th+2VICWimmera *30
6th=VICAltona28
7th+1VICBroadmeadows27
8th-5VICBendigo26
9th-4VICPascoe Vale25
10th+8VICBallarat21
11th-1VICDoncaster21
12th+5VICSunshine20
13th-1TASLaunceston19
14th-1VICNorthcote18
15th-4VICMoorabbin17
16th=VICOakleigh16
17th-2VICGoulburn Valley12
18th-4VICMordialloc12

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2NSWBlacktown46
2nd+4NSWRevesby37
3rd-1NSWRockdale35
4th-1NSWIllawarra32
5th+6NSWBankstown29
6th+2NSWMaroubra29
7th-2NSWAlbury29
8th-4NSWStrathfield28
9th+1NSWFairfield26
10th-1ACTBruce26
11th-4NSWRiverina25
12th+5NSWGranville22
13th+2NSWAshfield #22
14th=NSWWoollahra22
15th-3NSWWagga Wagga18
16th+3NSWCaringbah16
17th-4NSWSutherland16
18th-2NSWLiverpool15
19th-1NSWShoalhaven7

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWNewcastle35
2nd+7QLDIpswich29
3rd+4NSWRichmond-Tweed29
4th=NSWLake Macquarie29
5th=NSWPort Macquarie27
6th-3NSWRyde27
7thD2QLDWoolloongabba27
8th=QLDPetrie25
9th+8NSWNew England24
10th-4QLDCoot-Tha24
11th+5QLDMaranoa23
12th-2QLDWynnum23
13th+2NSWLambton21
14th-1NSWClarence-Nambucca20
15th-3QLDMackay20
16th+2NSWGosford16
17th-3NSWChatswood13
18th-7NSWNarrabeen9
 

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = Promoted to Second Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season, * = Involved in a merger from next season, # = Final season before folding.

League History, 1976 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 28
VICKew 23
NSWAshfield 19
VICSouth Yarra 15
QLDWide Bay 15
VICMaribyrnong 14
Perth 13
VICJolimont 10
VICSouthern Murray 10
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 8

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 42
VICKew 39
NSWAshfield 34
VICMaribyrnong 32
QLDWide Bay 29
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
NSWCrows Nest 21
Perth 20
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 18

First Division Seasons
VICAbbotsford 66
VICKew 66
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 63
VICMaribyrnong 57
QLDWide Bay 48
NSWAshfield 47
NSWCrows Nest 47
TASHobart 43
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 42
VICSouth Yarra 41

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICMaribyrnong51906**19191911
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901***1932--
NSWAlexandria11906**19431909
VICKew51901**1945--
QLDFortitude21901**19531947
NSWCrows Nest21901**19581916
NSWCentral & Western Districts41901***19611906
NSWMarrickville11922**19621948
VICCorio1901**19651920
QLDNundah11913**19691941
TASNorth-West Districts1901**19691952
VICGippsland21901**1970--
NSWBerowra1934**19701967
NSWWarringah1922**19721953
QLDTownsville1934**19731938
QLDFar North Districts1901***19741957
VICAbbotsford131901**1975--
QLDDarling Downs11901**19751930

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
South-West Districts19011975**1913
VICBalaclava19011975**1957
TASMersey19011974**1918
VICCorangamite19011974**1926
TASHobart319011973**--
SAHindmarsh19011970**1948
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICWestern Districts1901--**1954
Goldfields1901*1932**1963
VICBlackburn1937--**1966
VICWaverley1955--**1967
VICMornington1949--**1968
VICReservoir1949--**1969
Fremantle219011953**1973
TASDerwent1901--**1973
Stirling1955--**1974
Perth519011965**1975
VICSouth Yarra519011944**1975

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDMount Gravatt19491972**1965
VICSouthern Murray51901*1971**1934
QLDWide Bay319011969**1912
NSWBondi19491969**1961
NSWBarrier19011966**1943
QLDGympie-Nambour1949--**1961
NSWHurstville1949--**1963
NSWBathurst & Orange1901*1933**1967
NSWBelmore1949--**1969
NSWCastle Hill1969--**1970
VICLatrobe Valley1949--**1971
NSWHunter19011958**1972
ACTCanberra1949--**1972
QLDGold Coast1949--**1973
QLDCairns1949--**1974
NSWEmu Plains1949--**1974
QLDCapricornia19011935**1975
NSWParramatta1901--**1975

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SASouth-East Districts190119621975**
SAProspect190119241974**
SAModbury1955--1973**
NTTerritorians1922--1972**
SASpencer Ports190119571971**
Nedlands1949--1970**
Canning1949--1969**
SAMagill1949--1963**
Wheatbelt1913--1960**
SAYorke1901--1959**
SAAdelaide Ports1949--1958**
SAUnley1901--1939**
Belmont1949----**
SARiverland1949----**
VICMallee1949----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
SAMorphett Vale1969----**
Rockingham1974----**

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICCamberwell1949--1975**
VICPascoe Vale1949--1973**
TASLaunceston190119551972**
VICAltona1949--1970**
VICMoorabbin1949--1966**
VICOakleigh1913--1960**
VICDandenong190119381954**
VICBallarat190119051952**
VICWimmera190119341951**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICBendigo1901--1910**
VICRingwood1969----**
VICFerntree Gully1969----**
VICBroadmeadows1969----**
VICDoncaster1969----**
VICSunshine1949----**
VICMordialloc1969----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWBlacktown1949--1975**
NSWIllawarra190119591974**
NSWAlbury1901--1974**
NSWRiverina1901--1973**
NSWMaroubra1949--1970**
NSWRockdale190119031969**
NSWAshfield7190119501963**
NSWWoollahra190119231958**
NSWBankstown1949--1958**
NSWStrathfield1949--1957**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWFairfield1969----**
ACTBruce1974----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
NSWCaringbah1969----**
NSWSutherland1955----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWShoalhaven1969----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDWoolloongabba1190119661975**
NSWChatswood1949--1973**
NSWClarence-Nambucca190119451971**
NSWNewcastle190119631970**
QLDPetrie1949--1967**
QLDWynnum1949--1965**
NSWRichmond-Tweed190119411956**
NSWNew England1901--1952**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
QLDIpswich1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
NSWPort Macquarie1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
NSWLambton1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
NSWGosford1969----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
 

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).