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, 1979 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+8VICCorio39
2nd-1VICGippsland38
3rd=QLDFortitude32
4th+1NSWWarringah31
5th+8QLDMount Gravatt30
6th-2QLDNundah30
7th+7VICKew29
8th=TASMersey25
9th-7TASNorth-West Districts25
10th+2NSWAlexandria21
11th-4NSWBerowra20
12th-6NSWMarrickville19
13thD2QLDCapricornia18
14th+1NSWBathurst & Orange18
15th-4VICMaribyrnong18
16th-6NSWGoulburn & Monaro16
D2South-West Districts13
-2NSWCentral & Western Districts10

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

Second Division, 1979 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICWestern Districts37
2nd+2VICBlackburn36
3rd+4VICMornington34
4th-2VICBalaclava34
5th+1Goldfields29
6thD1VICBarwon29
7th+2VICMelbourne Ports27
8th=VICAbbotsford24
9th-4SAHindmarsh24
10th=VICCamberwell23
11th+2Stirling20
12th+3SAProspect18
13th-2VICBendigo18
14thD3Belmont17
15th+1Fremantle15
16th-2TASDerwent14
-5VICSouth Yarra12
D3VICRingwood7

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D1QLDTownsville40
2nd+2QLDFar North Districts38
3rd+2NSWHurstville36
4th-1NSWCrows Nest33
5th+1VICLatrobe Valley32
6th+3VICSouthern Murray28
7th+1QLDWide Bay28
8th+3NSWBlacktown27
9th-7QLDDarling Downs22
10th+4NSWEmu Plains21
11th+1NSWCastle Hill21
12th-5NSWRockdale19
13th-3NSWHunter17
14th+2NSWPort Macquarie16
15thD3NSWRichmond-Tweed14
16th-1QLDGold Coast14
-4NSWBondi14
D3NSWRevesby9

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, 1979 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4VICBallarat37
2ndD2Perth34
3rd=SAUnley29
4th-2Canning29
5th+1SASpencer Ports26
6th+2SAMagill25
7th+3SASouth-East Districts23
8th+1Nedlands23
9th-5SAAdelaide Ports22
10th-3VICMallee & Wimmera20
11th+1NTTerritorians19
12th+1SAMorphett Vale18
13th+3Wheatbelt17
14th-3SAModbury17
15th+2Rockingham16
16th-1SAEdwardstown16
17th-3SAYorke8
 

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICAltona39
2nd+4VICPascoe Vale38
3rd+1VICWaverley33
4th+3VICDoncaster29
5th=VICFerntree Gully29
6th+3VICDandenong27
7th+5VICReservoir26
8thD2TASHobart25
9th-7NSWRiverina22
10th+1VICMoorabbin20
11th+3VICNorthcote18
12th-2VICBroadmeadows18
13th-5TASLaunceston18
14th+2VICOakleigh17
15th-2VICSunshine17
16th+1VICMordialloc15
17th-2NSWAlbury15
18th=VICGoulburn Valley14

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3ACTBruce38
2nd+1NSWRyde35
3rd-1ACTCanberra34
4th+2NSWParramatta31
5th+13NSWMaroubra27
6th-1NSWFairfield27
7th+4NSWCaringbah26
8th=NSWIllawarra25
9th+4NSWStrathfield23
10th=NSWDundas22
11th+5NSWChatswood21
12th+2NSWShoalhaven21
13th-4NSWBankstown21
14th-2NSWWoollahra20
15th-8NSWLiverpool18
16th=NSWGranville17
17th-2NSWWagga Wagga15
18th-1NSWSutherland9

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2QLDPetrie35
2nd+3NSWLake Macquarie34
3rdD2NSWNewcastle32
4th=QLDMackay27
5thD2QLDGympie-Nambour26
6th-4QLDCairns24
7th+2NSWNew England23
8th+4NSWGosford21
9th-2NSWNarrabeen21
10th-4QLDMaranoa21
11th=QLDIpswich20
12th-2QLDWynnum20
13th+4QLDLogan19
14th-6QLDCoot-Tha18
15th=NSWClarence-Nambucca16
16th-3QLDWoolloongabba14
17th-3NSWLambton11
 

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

League History, 1979 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 69
VICAbbotsford 66
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 66
VICMaribyrnong 60
QLDWide Bay 48
NSWCrows Nest 48
NSWAshfield 47
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 45
QLDFortitude 44
TASHobart 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
VICCorio11901**19651920
QLDNundah11913**19691941
TASNorth-West Districts11901**19691952
VICGippsland31901**1970--
NSWBerowra1934**19701967
NSWWarringah1922**19721953
NSWBathurst & Orange1901***19761967
TASMersey1901**19771918
QLDMount Gravatt1949**19771965
South-West Districts1901**19781913
QLDCapricornia1901**19781975

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICBarwon19011978**1926
VICAbbotsford1319011976**--
VICBalaclava19011975**1957
SAHindmarsh19011970**1948
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
VICWestern Districts1901--**1954
Goldfields1901*1932**1963
VICBlackburn1937--**1966
VICMornington1949--**1968
Fremantle219011953**1973
TASDerwent1901--**1973
VICSouth Yarra519011944**1975
SAProspect19011924**1976
VICCamberwell1949--**1976
Stirling1955--**1977
VICBendigo1901--**1977
Belmont1949--**1978
VICRingwood1969--**1978

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDTownsville19341978**1938
NSWCrows Nest219011977**1916
QLDFar North Districts1901*1977**1957
QLDDarling Downs119011976**1930
VICSouthern Murray51901*1971**1934
QLDWide Bay319011969**1912
NSWBondi19491969**1961
NSWHurstville1949--**1963
NSWCastle Hill1969--**1970
VICLatrobe Valley1949--**1971
NSWHunter19011958**1972
QLDGold Coast1949--**1973
NSWEmu Plains1949--**1974
NSWBlacktown1949--**1976
NSWRockdale19011903**1977
NSWPort Macquarie1949--**1977
NSWRichmond-Tweed19011941**1978
NSWRevesby1949--**1978

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
Perth5190119651978**
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**
VICMallee & Wimmera1949*----**
SAMorphett Vale1969----**
Rockingham1974----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
 

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
TASHobart3190119731978**
VICWaverley1955--1977**
VICReservoir1949--1977**
NSWAlbury1901--1974**
VICPascoe Vale1949--1973**
NSWRiverina1901--1973**
TASLaunceston190119551972**
VICAltona1949--1970**
VICMoorabbin1949--1966**
VICOakleigh1913--1960**
VICDandenong190119381954**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICDoncaster1969----**
VICFerntree Gully1969----**
VICBroadmeadows1969----**
VICSunshine1949----**
VICMordialloc1969----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
ACTCanberra1949--1977**
NSWParramatta1901--1976**
NSWIllawarra190119591974**
NSWChatswood1949--1973**
NSWMaroubra1949--1970**
NSWWoollahra190119231958**
NSWBankstown1949--1958**
NSWStrathfield1949--1957**
ACTBruce1974----**
NSWRyde1949----**
NSWFairfield1969----**
NSWCaringbah1969----**
NSWDundas1977----**
NSWShoalhaven1969----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
NSWSutherland1955----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWNewcastle190119631978**
QLDGympie-Nambour1949--1978**
QLDCairns1949--1977**
QLDWoolloongabba1190119661975**
NSWClarence-Nambucca190119451971**
QLDPetrie1949--1967**
QLDWynnum1949--1965**
NSWNew England1901--1952**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
NSWGosford1969----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
QLDLogan1977----**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
NSWLambton1949----**
 

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).