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, 1987 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+7SAHindmarsh41
2nd+10QLDNundah37
3rd+8TASMersey37
4th-1VICGippsland37
5th-3QLDMount Gravatt35
6th-5VICKew35
7th-3TASNorth-West Districts29
8th+2QLDCapricornia27
9th=VICCorio27
10th-3NSWMarrickville26
11th-6NSWBathurst & Orange25
12th+2QLDFortitude24
13thD2NSWAlexandria23
14th-1VICBlackburn21
15th-9VICLatrobe Valley21
16th-1SAUnley19
17th=NSWWarringah17
18thD2SAProspect16
-3ACTCanberra15
-2NSWCrows Nest13

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

Second Division, 1987 Season
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Second Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D1VICMaribyrnong38
+5VICSouthern Murray37
3rd=South-West Districts36
4thD1NSWGoulburn & Monaro36
5th+6QLDToowoomba34
6th-1VICBarwon33
7th-3QLDGold Coast32
8th-2VICCamberwell31
9th+8NSWCentral & Western Districts28
10th=Stirling28
11th-3NSWBerowra27
12th+3QLDTownsville23
13th-1VICDandenong23
14th-1NSWHurstville22
15th+1NSWRyde21
16th-2NSWBlacktown20
17th-8VICWestern Districts19
18th=VICAbbotsford17
D3QLDFar North Districts13
D3Goldfields13

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, 1987 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3Perth35
2nd+3VICMelbourne Ports34
3rd=VICBallarat34
4th+2VICMornington30
5th+2Fremantle29
6th+8NSWIllawarra24
7th+3VICBalaclava24
8th+1VICOakleigh24
9th-1SAYorke24
10thD4SAEdwardstown23
11th=VICPascoe Vale22
12th-10ACTBruce22
13thD4VICMordialloc21
14th=SAModbury21
15th=Duncraig16
16th-3Belmont16
-1Nedlands15
-6SASpencer Ports13

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2NSWMaroubra37
2ndD2NSWCastle Hill37
3rd-1NSWPort Macquarie30
4thD2NSWEmu Plains30
5th+6NSWGosford29
6th+1QLDMaranoa29
7th-1QLDSunshine Coast25
8th-4NSWRevesby25
9th+6QLDPetrie24
10th-1NSWStrathfield23
11th-6NSWBondi22
12th+1NSWNewcastle20
13th-3NSWCaringbah20
14thD4NSWClarence19
15thD4NSWWoollahra17
16th-8NSWHunter17
-5NSWBankstown13
-2NSWRichmond-Tweed8

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, 1987 Season
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Fourth Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4VICBroadmeadows35
2nd+14Wanneroo34
3rd-1SALofty32
4th-1VICMallee & Wimmera31
5thD3VICBendigo31
6th-2VICAltona30
7th-1SAMagill26
8th-1Canning25
9th+2SAElizabeth22
10th+2SAAdelaide Ports21
11th+4SAMorphett Vale20
12th+2VICSunshine20
13th=Wheatbelt19
14th-4Kalamunda19
15th+2VICBacchus Marsh17
16th-7SASouth-East Districts16
17th-9NTTerritorians16
18th=Rockingham11

Fourth Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4VICSouth Yarra41
2nd=VICDoncaster36
3rd=VICRingwood35
4th+5VICWhittlesea33
5thD3TASHobart33
6th+4TASLaunceston31
7th=NSWRiverina29
8th+5VICReservoir21
9th+2VICWaverley20
10th-4TASDerwent20
11th-7VICMoorabbin19
12th+6VICThomastown18
13th+4VICFerntree Gully18
14th-2VICCranbourne18
15th-7VICHealesville17
16th-1VICWatsonia15
17th-1VICGoulburn Valley13
18th-4VICKnox13

Fourth Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+4NSWGranville37
2nd+2NSWWagga Wagga35
3rd+4NSWNarrabeen34
4th+5NSWParramatta30
5th-2NSWLiverpool30
6th-4NSWSutherland29
7th+5NSWWollongong25
8th+7NSWRiverstone24
9th-3NSWRockdale24
10th=NSWBlue Mountains23
11th-3NSWShoalhaven23
12th+5NSWChatswood21
13th+5NSWCampbelltown20
14th+2NSWFairfield20
15th-2NSWSouthern Highlands20
16th-5NSWAlbury17
17th-2NSWTuggerah12
18th-4NSWDundas12

Fourth Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D3NSWNew England38
2nd+3QLDCairns35
3rd+1NSWCoffs Harbour34
4th+5QLDBundaberg33
5th+1QLDIpswich30
6th-3NSWDubbo29
7thD3QLDCoot-Tha25
8th+3NSWLambton24
9th+5QLDWide Bay23
10th=QLDInala23
11th-9QLDWynnum23
12th-4QLDMackay22
13th-6QLDWoolloongabba20
14th-1QLDArcherfield18
15th+2QLDLogan15
16th-4QLDCoolangatta15
17th+1QLDCaboolture11
18th-2NSWLake Macquarie11

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

League History, 1987 Season
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MOST SUCCESSFUL FIRST DIVISION TEAMS OF ALL TIME
Top Three Finishes
VICAbbotsford 28
VICKew 24
NSWAshfield 19
VICSouth Yarra 15
QLDWide Bay 15
VICMaribyrnong 14
Perth 13
VICJolimont 10
VICSouthern Murray 10
VICGippsland 10

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

First Division Seasons
VICKew 77
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 71
VICMaribyrnong 67
VICAbbotsford 66
NSWCrows Nest 53
QLDFortitude 52
QLDWide Bay 48
NSWAshfield 47
VICGippsland 45
NSWCentral & Western Dist. 45

Legend:
Current season appearances in bold.
MOST RECENT DIVISION MOVEMENTS
First Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
VICKew61901**1945----
QLDFortitude21901**19531947--
NSWMarrickville21922**19621948--
VICCorio21901**19651920--
QLDNundah31913**19691941--
TASNorth-West Districts11901**19691952--
VICGippsland41901**1970----
NSWWarringah1922**19721953--
NSWBathurst & Orange1901***19761967--
TASMersey1901**19771918--
QLDMount Gravatt11949**19771965--
QLDCapricornia1901**19781975--
VICBlackburn1937**19821966--
VICLatrobe Valley1949**19831971--
SAUnley1901**19841980--
ACTCanberra1949**19841981--
NSWCrows Nest21901**19851916--
SAHindmarsh11901**19851948--
NSWAlexandria11906**19861909--
SAProspect1901**19861976--

Second Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901*1986**----
VICMaribyrnong519061986**1911--
South-West Districts19011985**1913--
NSWBerowra19341985**1967--
VICCamberwell19491984**1976--
QLDTownsville19341982**1938--
VICWestern Districts19011980**1954--
NSWCentral & Western Districts41901*1979**1906--
VICBarwon19011978**1926--
QLDToowoomba119011976**1930--
VICSouthern Murray51901*1971**1934--
NSWHurstville1949--**1963--
QLDGold Coast1949--**1973--
NSWBlacktown1949--**1976--
Stirling1955--**1977--
NSWRyde1949--**1980--
VICDandenong19011938**1981--
VICAbbotsford1319011976**1985--
QLDFar North Districts1901*1977**1986--
Goldfields1901*1932**1986--

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
ACTBruce1974--1985**--
SASpencer Ports190119571984**--
VICMornington1949--1984**--
VICBalaclava190119751983**--
Fremantle2190119531983**--
VICBallarat190119051983**--
VICMelbourne Ports190119021983**--
Belmont1949--1983**--
Perth5190119651978**--
VICPascoe Vale1949--1973**--
SAModbury1955--1973**--
Nedlands1949--1970**--
VICOakleigh1913--1960**--
SAYorke1901--1959**--
NSWIllawarra190119591974**1984
Duncraig1980----**1984
SAEdwardstown1949----**1986
VICMordialloc1969----**1986

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWCastle Hill196919811986**--
NSWEmu Plains1949--1986**--
NSWBondi194919691983**--
NSWMaroubra1949--1983**--
QLDSunshine Coast1949--1983**--
NSWPort Macquarie1949--1982**--
NSWHunter190119581980**--
NSWRevesby1949--1979**--
NSWNewcastle190119631978**--
NSWStrathfield1949--1957**--
QLDMaranoa190119321933**--
NSWGosford1969----**--
NSWCaringbah1969----**--
QLDPetrie1949--1982**1984
NSWRichmond-Tweed190119411980**1985
NSWBankstown1949--1958**1985
NSWClarence190119451971**1986
NSWWoollahra190119231958**1986

Fourth Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
VICBendigo1901--19821986**
VICAltona1949--19811984**
SAMagill1949--19631984**
SASouth-East Districts1901196219751983**
NTTerritorians1922--19721983**
Canning1949--19691983**
Wheatbelt1913--19601983**
SAAdelaide Ports1949--19581983**
VICBroadmeadows1969----1983**
VICMallee & Wimmera1949*----1983**
SAMorphett Vale1969----1983**
VICSunshine1949----1983**
Rockingham1974----1983**
Wanneroo1984------**
SALofty1984------**
SAElizabeth1984------**
Kalamunda1984------**
VICBacchus Marsh1984------**

Fourth Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
TASHobart31901197319781986**
VICSouth Yarra51901194419791985**
VICRingwood1969--19791985**
VICWaverley1955--19771985**
VICReservoir1949--19821983**
TASDerwent1901--19801983**
NSWRiverina1901--19731983**
TASLaunceston1901195519721983**
VICMoorabbin1949--19661983**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--19271983**
VICDoncaster1969----1983**
VICFerntree Gully1969----1983**
VICWhittlesea1984------**
VICThomastown1984------**
VICCranbourne1984------**
VICHealesville1984------**
VICWatsonia1984------**
VICKnox1984------**

Fourth Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWChatswood1949--19731984**
NSWSutherland1955----1984**
NSWRockdale1901190319811983**
NSWParramatta1901--19761983**
NSWAlbury1901--19741983**
NSWGranville1906----1983**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----1983**
NSWNarrabeen1949----1983**
NSWLiverpool1949----1983**
NSWShoalhaven1969----1983**
NSWFairfield1969----1983**
NSWDundas1977----1983**
NSWWollongong1984------**
NSWRiverstone1984------**
NSWBlue Mountains1984------**
NSWCampbelltown1984------**
NSWSouthern Highlands1984------**
NSWTuggerah1984------**

Fourth Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWNew England1901--19831986**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----1986**
QLDWide Bay31901196919811983**
QLDCairns1949--19771983**
QLDWoolloongabba11901196619751983**
QLDWynnum1949--19651983**
QLDIpswich1949----1983**
NSWLambton1949----1983**
QLDMackay1949----1983**
QLDLogan1977----1983**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----1983**
NSWDubbo1984^--19561968**
NSWCoffs Harbour1984------**
QLDBundaberg1984------**
QLDInala1984------**
QLDArcherfield1984------**
QLDCoolangatta1984------**
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
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).