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, 1978 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1VICGippsland42
2nd-1TASNorth-West Districts31
3rd+3QLDFortitude30
4th=QLDNundah30
5th+4NSWWarringah29
6th-3NSWMarrickville28
7th=NSWBerowra26
8thD2TASMersey25
9th-4VICCorio25
10th=NSWGoulburn & Monaro23
11th-3VICMaribyrnong23
12th+2NSWAlexandria22
13thD2QLDMount Gravatt19
14th-3VICKew19
15th=NSWBathurst & Orange15
16th-3NSWCentral & Western Districts15
-5QLDTownsville12
-2VICBarwon10

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

Second Division, 1978 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2South-West Districts38
2nd+2VICBalaclava36
3rd-1VICWestern Districts34
4th+5VICBlackburn27
5th+4SAHindmarsh26
6th+2Goldfields26
7th=VICMornington26
8th-2VICAbbotsford26
9th+3VICMelbourne Ports24
10th+3VICCamberwell23
11thD3VICBendigo21
12th+4VICSouth Yarra21
13thD3Stirling19
14th-9TASDerwent19
15th-4SAProspect16
16th-1Fremantle14
-7Perth14
-4TASHobart11

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2QLDCapricornia41
2nd+2QLDDarling Downs35
3rdD1NSWCrows Nest35
4thD1QLDFar North Districts33
5th+3NSWHurstville31
6th=VICLatrobe Valley28
7thD3NSWRockdale24
8th-6QLDWide Bay24
9th+1VICSouthern Murray23
10th-3NSWHunter23
11th-6NSWBlacktown23
12th-1NSWCastle Hill22
13th-1NSWBondi21
14th=NSWEmu Plains20
15th+1QLDGold Coast14
16thD3NSWPort Macquarie13
-2NSWNewcastle11
-5QLDGympie-Nambour6

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, 1978 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+7Belmont38
2nd+5Canning34
3rd+2SAUnley33
4th-1SAAdelaide Ports30
5th+4VICBallarat29
6th-4SASpencer Ports26
7th-3VICMallee & Wimmera24
8th+1SAMagill23
9th-3Nedlands22
10th=SASouth-East Districts20
11th+2SAModbury19
12th+3NTTerritorians18
13th-2SAMorphett Vale17
14th-2SAYorke16
15th-1SAEdwardstown15
16th+1Wheatbelt13
17th-1Rockingham6
 

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3VICRingwood33
2nd+3NSWRiverina32
3rd=VICAltona32
4thD2VICWaverley29
5th+3VICFerntree Gully28
6th-4VICPascoe Vale27
7th+8VICDoncaster26
8th+3TASLaunceston26
9th-2VICDandenong26
10th-4VICBroadmeadows23
11th+3VICMoorabbin22
12thD2VICReservoir21
13th-1VICSunshine20
14th-4VICNorthcote19
15th-2NSWAlbury17
16th+2VICOakleigh12
17th=VICMordialloc12
18th-2VICGoulburn Valley12

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWRevesby38
2ndD2ACTCanberra38
3rd=NSWRyde37
4th+3ACTBruce31
5th+7NSWFairfield30
6th=NSWParramatta30
7th+3NSWLiverpool25
8th-4NSWIllawarra25
9th-4NSWBankstown24
10th+5NSWDundas22
11th+6NSWCaringbah20
12th-3NSWWoollahra20
13th-5NSWStrathfield19
14th+2NSWShoalhaven18
15th-1NSWWagga Wagga18
16th-5NSWGranville18
17th+1NSWSutherland11
18th-5NSWMaroubra11

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWRichmond-Tweed37
2ndD2QLDCairns34
3rd+2QLDPetrie30
4th+8QLDMackay28
5th-2NSWLake Macquarie27
6th+1QLDMaranoa24
7th-1NSWNarrabeen24
8th+7QLDCoot-Tha22
9th-1NSWNew England22
10th+4QLDWynnum20
11th-1QLDIpswich20
12th+1NSWGosford19
13th-4QLDWoolloongabba19
14th-10NSWLambton18
15th-4NSWClarence-Nambucca13
16th+1NSWChatswood12
17th-1QLDLogan10
 

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

League History, 1978 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
VICKew 68
VICAbbotsford 66
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 65
VICMaribyrnong 59
QLDWide Bay 48
NSWCrows Nest 48
NSWAshfield 47
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 44
TASHobart 43
QLDFortitude 43

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
NSWCentral & Western Districts41901***19611906
NSWMarrickville11922**19621948
VICCorio1901**19651920
QLDNundah11913**19691941
TASNorth-West Districts11901**19691952
VICGippsland31901**1970--
NSWBerowra1934**19701967
NSWWarringah1922**19721953
QLDTownsville1934**19731938
VICBarwon1901**19761926
NSWBathurst & Orange1901***19761967
TASMersey1901**19771918
QLDMount Gravatt1949**19771965

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICAbbotsford1319011976**--
South-West Districts19011975**1913
VICBalaclava19011975**1957
TASHobart319011973**--
SAHindmarsh19011970**1948
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICWestern Districts1901--**1954
Goldfields1901*1932**1963
VICBlackburn1937--**1966
VICMornington1949--**1968
Fremantle219011953**1973
TASDerwent1901--**1973
Perth519011965**1975
VICSouth Yarra519011944**1975
SAProspect19011924**1976
VICCamberwell1949--**1976
VICBendigo1901--**1977
Stirling1955--**1977

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWCrows Nest219011977**1916
QLDFar North Districts1901*1977**1957
QLDDarling Downs119011976**1930
VICSouthern Murray51901*1971**1934
QLDWide Bay319011969**1912
NSWBondi19491969**1961
QLDGympie-Nambour1949--**1961
NSWHurstville1949--**1963
NSWCastle Hill1969--**1970
VICLatrobe Valley1949--**1971
NSWHunter19011958**1972
QLDGold Coast1949--**1973
NSWEmu Plains1949--**1974
QLDCapricornia19011935**1975
NSWNewcastle19011963**1976
NSWBlacktown1949--**1976
NSWRockdale19011903**1977
NSWPort Macquarie1949--**1977

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SASouth-East Districts190119621975**
SAModbury1955--1973**
NTTerritorians1922--1972**
SASpencer Ports190119571971**
Nedlands1949--1970**
Canning1949--1969**
SAMagill1949--1963**
Wheatbelt1913--1960**
SAYorke1901--1959**
SAAdelaide Ports1949--1958**
VICBallarat190119051952**
SAUnley1901--1939**
Belmont1949----**
VICMallee & Wimmera1949*----**
SAMorphett Vale1969----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
Rockingham1974----**
 

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICWaverley1955--1977**
VICReservoir1949--1977**
NSWAlbury1901--1974**
NSWRiverina1901--1973**
VICPascoe Vale1949--1973**
TASLaunceston190119551972**
VICAltona1949--1970**
VICMoorabbin1949--1966**
VICOakleigh1913--1960**
VICDandenong190119381954**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICRingwood1969----**
VICFerntree Gully1969----**
VICDoncaster1969----**
VICBroadmeadows1969----**
VICSunshine1949----**
VICMordialloc1969----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
ACTCanberra1949--1977**
NSWParramatta1901--1976**
NSWIllawarra190119591974**
NSWMaroubra1949--1970**
NSWWoollahra190119231958**
NSWBankstown1949--1958**
NSWStrathfield1949--1957**
NSWRevesby1949----**
NSWRyde1949----**
ACTBruce1974----**
NSWFairfield1969----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWDundas1977----**
NSWCaringbah1969----**
NSWShoalhaven1969----**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWSutherland1955----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDCairns1949--1977**
QLDWoolloongabba1190119661975**
NSWChatswood1949--1973**
NSWClarence-Nambucca190119451971**
QLDPetrie1949--1967**
QLDWynnum1949--1965**
NSWRichmond-Tweed190119411956**
NSWNew England1901--1952**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
QLDMackay1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
NSWGosford1969----**
NSWLambton1949----**
QLDLogan1977----**
 

Inactive Teams
Team End D1 D2 D3
NSWRozelle1968196819661962
VICJolimont5196819671968--
NSWBarrier1976196619761943
NSWSurry Hills11968196019681935
NSWBotany195419521954--
NSWAshfield71976195019631976
VICWimmera1976193419511976
VICRoyal Park1954193319541946
NSWGlebe1968191919461968
VICMaryborough & Castlemaine1912191119121905
NSWBelmore1976--19761969
NSWDulwich Hill1968--19681966
VICBurnley1968--19641968
VICMalvern1968--19571968
NSWDubbo1968--19561968
NSWFive Dock1954--19531954
QLDCarpentaria1933--19281933
SAAngas1933--19201933
NSWOrange1968--19061968
QLDMoreton1948--19051948
SARiverland1976----1976
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).