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, 1985 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2VICGippsland39
2nd+5VICCorio36
3rd+2NSWBathurst & Orange36
4th-2TASNorth-West Districts36
5th+6VICKew33
6th-2NSWMarrickville33
7th+3VICBlackburn29
8th-2QLDMount Gravatt29
9th-8QLDNundah29
10th+5VICLatrobe Valley26
11th-3TASMersey25
12th-3QLDFortitude24
13thD2ACTCanberra22
14thD2SAUnley22
15th-1NSWWarringah21
16th=VICMaribyrnong20
17th-5QLDCapricornia20
18th=NSWGoulburn & Monaro18
-6South-West Districts17
-3NSWBerowra12

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

Second Division, 1985 Season
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Second Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+6SAHindmarsh47
D1NSWCrows Nest44
3rd+2NSWAlexandria39
4th+9VICSouthern Murray35
5th+7SAProspect34
6th-2QLDToowoomba33
7th+4VICDandenong32
8thD1VICCamberwell31
9th+1VICBarwon28
10th-2QLDGold Coast28
11th+7NSWBlacktown26
12th-6NSWCentral & Western Districts26
13th+2Stirling25
14th-11QLDTownsville24
15th-1NSWRyde23
16th-7VICWestern Districts21
17th-1NSWHurstville15
18th-1NSWCastle Hill10
D3QLDFar North Districts9
D3ACTBruce7

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, 1985 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1VICAbbotsford42
2ndD2VICMornington37
3rd+1VICMelbourne Ports34
4th+2SAModbury33
5th+3Perth31
6th-3Fremantle29
7th+2VICBallarat26
8th+2Belmont24
9th-2Goldfields24
10th-5VICOakleigh24
11thD2SASpencer Ports23
12th+4VICPascoe Vale21
13th-2Nedlands21
14th-2VICBalaclava18
15th-2SAYorke15
16thD4Duncraig13
D4VICSouth Yarra8
-4VICWaverley8

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWEmu Plains42
2nd=NSWMaroubra37
3rd+3NSWPort Macquarie33
4th=NSWRevesby32
5th+2QLDSunshine Coast29
6th+4NSWHunter27
7th-2NSWBondi25
8th+5NSWCaringbah23
9th+6QLDMaranoa21
10th+1NSWStrathfield21
11thD4QLDPetrie20
12th+2NSWGosford20
13th-4NSWNewcastle20
14th-6NSWNew England20
15thD4NSWIllawarra18
16th-4QLDCoot-Tha14
-1NSWWoollahra11
-3VICRingwood11

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

Fourth Division, 1985 Season
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Fourth Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1VICBendigo40
2ndD3SAMagill40
3rd+3SAEdwardstown31
4th=VICMallee & Wimmera30
5th+4SAAdelaide Ports29
6th-3NTTerritorians27
7th+4Canning26
8thD3VICAltona25
9th+6SALofty24
10th-2Wheatbelt23
11th+3SAElizabeth22
12th-5SASouth-East Districts22
13th=VICSunshine20
14th-4SAMorphett Vale19
15th+2Kalamunda18
16th-4Rockingham18
17th+1Wanneroo11
18th-2VICBacchus Marsh10

Fourth Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3TASHobart43
2nd+1VICMordialloc39
3rd+2VICBroadmeadows36
4th+4NSWAlbury32
5th=VICMoorabbin30
6th+5VICDoncaster30
7th-5NSWRiverina26
8th-1TASLaunceston24
9th+4VICGoulburn Valley24
10th+2VICWhittlesea24
11th-5VICReservoir21
12th-3TASDerwent21
13th+4VICFerntree Gully19
14th=VICWatsonia19
15th-5VICCranbourne14
16th=VICThomastown13
17th-2VICKnox13
18th=VICHealesville10

Fourth Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+1NSWBankstown39
2nd+2NSWRockdale36
3rdD3NSWSutherland35
4th+3NSWDubbo33
5th-2NSWNarrabeen33
6th=NSWWagga Wagga32
7thD3NSWChatswood31
8th-3NSWGranville28
9th+3NSWFairfield24
10th-1NSWBlue Mountains24
11th-1NSWParramatta21
12th-1NSWWollongong20
13th+4NSWRiverstone17
14th+2NSWLiverpool16
15th-7NSWDundas16
16th-2NSWShoalhaven12
17th-4NSWSouthern Highlands12
18th=NSWCampbelltown11

Fourth Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWRichmond-Tweed36
2nd=QLDCairns36
3rd+9QLDWynnum29
4th+7NSWClarence28
5th+2NSWCoffs Harbour27
6th+3QLDInala26
7th+3QLDWide Bay24
8th-2QLDMackay23
9th-5QLDWoolloongabba23
10th-5QLDIpswich22
11th+7QLDArcherfield20
12th+4QLDBundaberg20
13th+4QLDCoolangatta19
14th+1NSWTuggerah18
15th=QLDLogan18
16th-3NSWLambton17
17th-9NSWLake Macquarie17
18th-4QLDCaboolture16

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

League History, 1985 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
VICGippsland 9

Top Six Finishes
VICAbbotsford 42
VICKew 40
NSWAshfield 34
VICMaribyrnong 32
QLDWide Bay 29
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
NSWCrows Nest 21
Perth 20
QLDFortitude 19

First Division Seasons
VICKew 75
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 70
VICAbbotsford 66
VICMaribyrnong 66
NSWCrows Nest 51
QLDFortitude 50
QLDWide Bay 48
NSWAshfield 47
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 45
VICGippsland 43

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
VICMaribyrnong51906**19191911--
VICKew51901**1945----
QLDFortitude21901**19531947--
NSWMarrickville21922**19621948--
VICCorio21901**19651920--
QLDNundah31913**19691941--
TASNorth-West Districts11901**19691952--
VICGippsland41901**1970----
NSWBerowra1934**19701967--
NSWWarringah1922**19721953--
NSWBathurst & Orange1901***19761967--
TASMersey1901**19771918--
QLDMount Gravatt11949**19771965--
QLDCapricornia1901**19781975--
South-West Districts1901**19801913--
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901***1982----
VICBlackburn1937**19821966--
VICLatrobe Valley1949**19831971--
SAUnley1901**19841980--
ACTCanberra1949**19841981--

Second Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWCrows Nest219011984**1916--
VICCamberwell19491984**1976--
QLDTownsville19341982**1938--
NSWAlexandria119061981**1909--
NSWCastle Hill19691981**1970--
VICWestern Districts19011980**1954--
NSWCentral & Western Districts41901*1979**1906--
VICBarwon19011978**1926--
QLDToowoomba119011976**1930--
VICSouthern Murray51901*1971**1934--
SAHindmarsh19011970**1948--
NSWHurstville1949--**1963--
QLDGold Coast1949--**1973--
SAProspect19011924**1976--
NSWBlacktown1949--**1976--
Stirling1955--**1977--
NSWRyde1949--**1980--
VICDandenong19011938**1981--
QLDFar North Districts1901*1977**1984--
ACTBruce1974--**1984--

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
SASpencer Ports190119571984**--
VICMornington1949--1984**--
VICAbbotsford13190119761983**--
VICBalaclava190119751983**--
Fremantle2190119531983**--
Goldfields1901*19321983**--
VICBallarat190119051983**--
VICMelbourne Ports190119021983**--
Belmont1949--1983**--
Perth5190119651978**--
VICWaverley1955--1977**--
SAModbury1955--1973**--
VICPascoe Vale1949--1973**--
Nedlands1949--1970**--
VICOakleigh1913--1960**--
SAYorke1901--1959**--
VICSouth Yarra5190119441979**1984
Duncraig1980----**1984

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWBondi194919691983**--
NSWEmu Plains1949--1983**--
NSWMaroubra1949--1983**--
QLDSunshine Coast1949--1983**--
NSWNew England1901--1983**--
NSWPort Macquarie1949--1982**--
NSWHunter190119581980**--
NSWRevesby1949--1979**--
VICRingwood1969--1979**--
NSWNewcastle190119631978**--
NSWWoollahra190119231958**--
NSWStrathfield1949--1957**--
QLDMaranoa190119321933**--
NSWCaringbah1969----**--
NSWGosford1969----**--
QLDCoot-Tha1949----**--
QLDPetrie1949--1982**1984
NSWIllawarra190119591974**1984

Fourth Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
VICAltona1949--19811984**
SAMagill1949--19631984**
VICBendigo1901--19821983**
SASouth-East Districts1901196219751983**
NTTerritorians1922--19721983**
Canning1949--19691983**
Wheatbelt1913--19601983**
SAAdelaide Ports1949--19581983**
SAEdwardstown1949----1983**
VICMallee & Wimmera1949*----1983**
VICSunshine1949----1983**
SAMorphett Vale1969----1983**
Rockingham1974----1983**
SALofty1984------**
SAElizabeth1984------**
Kalamunda1984------**
Wanneroo1984------**
VICBacchus Marsh1984------**

Fourth Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
VICReservoir1949--19821983**
TASDerwent1901--19801983**
TASHobart31901197319781983**
NSWAlbury1901--19741983**
NSWRiverina1901--19731983**
TASLaunceston1901195519721983**
VICMoorabbin1949--19661983**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--19271983**
VICMordialloc1969----1983**
VICBroadmeadows1969----1983**
VICDoncaster1969----1983**
VICFerntree Gully1969----1983**
VICWhittlesea1984------**
VICWatsonia1984------**
VICCranbourne1984------**
VICThomastown1984------**
VICKnox1984------**
VICHealesville1984------**

Fourth Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWChatswood1949--19731984**
NSWSutherland1955----1984**
NSWRockdale1901190319811983**
NSWParramatta1901--19761983**
NSWBankstown1949--19581983**
NSWNarrabeen1949----1983**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----1983**
NSWGranville1906----1983**
NSWFairfield1969----1983**
NSWLiverpool1949----1983**
NSWDundas1977----1983**
NSWShoalhaven1969----1983**
NSWDubbo1984^--19561968**
NSWBlue Mountains1984------**
NSWWollongong1984------**
NSWRiverstone1984------**
NSWSouthern Highlands1984------**
NSWCampbelltown1984------**

Fourth Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
QLDWide Bay31901196919811983**
NSWRichmond-Tweed1901194119801983**
QLDCairns1949--19771983**
QLDWoolloongabba11901196619751983**
NSWClarence1901194519711983**
QLDWynnum1949--19651983**
QLDMackay1949----1983**
QLDIpswich1949----1983**
QLDLogan1977----1983**
NSWLambton1949----1983**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----1983**
NSWCoffs Harbour1984------**
QLDInala1984------**
QLDArcherfield1984------**
QLDBundaberg1984------**
QLDCoolangatta1984------**
NSWTuggerah1984------**
QLDCaboolture1984------**

Inactive Teams
Team End D1 D2 D3
NSWRozelle1968196819661962
VICJolimont5196819671968--
NSWBarrier1976196619761943
NSWSurry Hills11968196019681935
NSWBotany195419521954--
NSWAshfield71976195019631976
VICWimmera1976193419511976
VICRoyal Park1954193319541946
VICNorthcote1983192919491983
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"/"D4" = Most recent season last spent in each division (** denotes current division).