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, 1983 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWMarrickville36
2nd-1QLDNundah34
3rd+4QLDMount Gravatt33
4th+2TASNorth-West Districts31
5th-3VICGippsland31
6th+4NSWBathurst & Orange27
7th-3VICCorio27
8th-3QLDFortitude26
9th=VICMaribyrnong25
10th+2TASMersey24
11th-3VICKew23
12thD2VICBlackburn20
13th=QLDCapricornia20
14th+1South-West Districts18
15th-4NSWBerowra18
16th=NSWWarringah14
17thD2NSWGoulburn & Monaro 113
18th-4NSWCrows Nest 111

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = First Division Premiers, = Relegated to Second Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season, 1 = Avoided relegation due to expansion of the First Division.

Second Division, 1983 Season
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Second Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1VICCamberwell39
2ndD1SAUnley39
3rd+4SAHindmarsh30
4th+2SAProspect29
5th=VICBarwon28
6th+4VICDandenong27
7th+1VICWestern Districts27
8th-5VICSouthern Murray27
9th-5Stirling26
10thD3SASpencer Ports25
11th+3VICMornington23
+1VICMelbourne Ports 223
-1VICAbbotsford 221
-3Goldfields 218
+1Belmont 214
-1VICBallarat 213
-8Fremantle11
D3VICBalaclava10

Second Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICLatrobe Valley38
2ndD1QLDTownsville35
3rd+1ACTCanberra33
4th+2NSWCentral & Western Districts31
5th+4QLDGold Coast30
6th-4NSWCastle Hill30
7th+4NSWRyde27
8th-3NSWAlexandria27
9th-1QLDDarling Downs23
10th+2NSWBlacktown22
11th-4NSWHurstville22
+3NSWMaroubra 220
+3NSWNew England 217
=ACTBruce 216
-5NSWEmu Plains 216
D3NSWBondi 215
D3QLDGympie-Nambour14
-5QLDFar North Districts11

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = Promoted to First Division for next season, = Relegated to Third Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season, 2 = Relegated due to contraction of the Second Division.

Third Division, 1983 Season
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Third Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
1st+6SAModbury 335
2nd+1Nedlands32
3rd-1Perth30
4th+6SAYorke29
5th=SAMagill29
+3NTTerritorians 427
D2VICBendigo 426
=VICMallee & Wimmera 425
+3SAEdwardstown 423
-6SAMorphett Vale 421
=Duncraig 420
-6SASouth-East Districts 419
=SAAdelaide Ports 417
=VICSunshine 415
+2Canning 412
=Wheatbelt 410
-2Rockingham 48
 

Third Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
1st+2VICOakleigh 334
2nd+5VICRingwood30
3rd-1VICAltona29
4th+6VICPascoe Vale27
5th=VICWaverley27
-2TASHobart 427
D2VICReservoir 427
+3VICSouth Yarra 426
+8VICBroadmeadows 425
-1VICDoncaster 425
-5TASDerwent 423
+2VICFerntree Gully 420
+5VICMoorabbin 419
-2VICMordialloc 419
-7NSWRiverina 418
16th-3VICNorthcote #17
-1VICGoulburn Valley 415
-3TASLaunceston 413

Third Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
1st+5NSWRevesby 336
2nd=NSWSutherland35
3rd+5NSWCaringbah30
4th+1NSWChatswood30
5th-1NSWStrathfield30
6th-3NSWWoollahra30
+3NSWBankstown 429
-1NSWRockdale 427
=NSWParramatta 426
+1NSWNarrabeen 425
+2NSWIllawarra 424
-1NSWAlbury 424
+5NSWWagga Wagga 415
+2NSWFairfield 415
=NSWShoalhaven 415
+1NSWGranville 413
-5NSWDundas 413
-4NSWLiverpool 47

Third Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
1st+1NSWHunter 338
2nd+2NSWNewcastle37
3rdD2NSWPort Macquarie37
4th+3QLDMaranoa31
5th+7QLDCoot-Tha30
6th-3NSWGosford30
-1QLDCairns 429
-3NSWRichmond-Tweed 429
D2QLDPetrie 429
-1QLDWoolloongabba 425
+4QLDIpswich 423
+2NSWLake Macquarie 422
-3QLDMackay 421
-1NSWClarence-Nambucca 417
-7QLDWide Bay 412
=NSWLambton 410
=QLDWynnum 48
=QLDLogan 47

Legend:
Pos = Finishing Position ( = Promoted to Second Division for next season, = Relegated to Fourth Division for next season), Chg = Position change from previous season, # = Final season before folding, 3 = Not promoted due to contraction of the Second Division, 4 = Relegated due to contraction of the Third Division and creation of the Fourth Division.

League History, 1983 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
QLDFortitude 19

First Division Seasons
VICKew 73
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 68
VICAbbotsford 66
VICMaribyrnong 64
NSWCrows Nest 50
QLDWide Bay 48
QLDFortitude 48
NSWAshfield 47
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 45
TASHobart 43

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICMaribyrnong51906**19191911
VICKew51901**1945--
QLDFortitude21901**19531947
NSWMarrickville21922**19621948
VICCorio21901**19651920
QLDNundah21913**19691941
TASNorth-West Districts11901**19691952
VICGippsland31901**1970--
NSWBerowra1934**19701967
NSWWarringah1922**19721953
NSWBathurst & Orange1901***19761967
TASMersey1901**19771918
QLDMount Gravatt11949**19771965
QLDCapricornia1901**19781975
South-West Districts1901**19801913
NSWCrows Nest21901**19811916
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901***1982--
VICBlackburn1937**19821966

Second Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
SAUnley19011982**1980
VICWestern Districts19011980**1954
VICBarwon19011978**1926
VICAbbotsford1319011976**--
VICSouthern Murray51901*1971**1934
SAHindmarsh19011970**1948
VICMelbourne Ports19011902**1941
Goldfields1901*1932**1963
VICMornington1949--**1968
Fremantle219011953**1973
SAProspect19011924**1976
VICCamberwell1949--**1976
Stirling1955--**1977
Belmont1949--**1978
VICDandenong19011938**1981
VICBallarat19011905**1981
VICBalaclava19011975**1982
SASpencer Ports19011957**1982

Second Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
QLDTownsville19341982**1938
NSWCastle Hill19691981**1970
NSWAlexandria119061981**1909
NSWCentral & Western Districts41901*1979**1906
QLDFar North Districts1901*1977**1957
QLDDarling Downs119011976**1930
NSWHurstville1949--**1963
VICLatrobe Valley1949--**1971
QLDGold Coast1949--**1973
NSWEmu Plains1949--**1974
NSWBlacktown1949--**1976
ACTBruce1974--**1979
NSWRyde1949--**1980
NSWMaroubra1949--**1980
ACTCanberra1949--**1981
NSWNew England1901--**1981
NSWBondi19491969**1982
QLDGympie-Nambour1949--**1982

Third Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICBendigo1901--1982**
Perth5190119651978**
SASouth-East Districts190119621975**
SAModbury1955--1973**
NTTerritorians1922--1972**
Nedlands1949--1970**
Canning1949--1969**
SAMagill1949--1963**
Wheatbelt1913--1960**
SAYorke1901--1959**
SAAdelaide Ports1949--1958**
VICMallee & Wimmera1949*----**
SAEdwardstown1949----**
SAMorphett Vale1969----**
Duncraig1980----**
VICSunshine1949----**
Rockingham1974----**
 

Third Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
VICReservoir1949--1982**
VICAltona1949--1981**
TASDerwent1901--1980**
VICSouth Yarra5190119441979**
VICRingwood1969--1979**
TASHobart3190119731978**
VICWaverley1955--1977**
NSWRiverina1901--1973**
VICPascoe Vale1949--1973**
TASLaunceston190119551972**
VICMoorabbin1949--1966**
VICOakleigh1913--1960**
VICNorthcote190119291949**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--1927**
VICDoncaster1969----**
VICMordialloc1969----**
VICFerntree Gully1969----**
VICBroadmeadows1969----**

Third Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWRockdale190119031981**
NSWRevesby1949--1979**
NSWParramatta1901--1976**
NSWIllawarra190119591974**
NSWAlbury1901--1974**
NSWChatswood1949--1973**
NSWWoollahra190119231958**
NSWBankstown1949--1958**
NSWStrathfield1949--1957**
NSWSutherland1955----**
NSWCaringbah1969----**
NSWNarrabeen1949----**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----**
NSWFairfield1969----**
NSWShoalhaven1969----**
NSWGranville1906----**
NSWDundas1977----**
NSWLiverpool1949----**

Third Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3
NSWPort Macquarie1949--1982**
QLDPetrie1949--1982**
QLDWide Bay3190119691981**
NSWHunter190119581980**
NSWRichmond-Tweed190119411980**
NSWNewcastle190119631978**
QLDCairns1949--1977**
QLDWoolloongabba1190119661975**
NSWClarence-Nambucca190119451971**
QLDWynnum1949--1965**
QLDMaranoa190119321933**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**
NSWGosford1969----**
QLDIpswich1949----**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----**
QLDMackay1949----**
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).