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, 1989 Season
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First Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+2SAHindmarsh43
2nd-1QLDCapricornia39
3rd-1TASMersey36
4th=VICKew35
5th=VICGippsland34
6th+2TASNorth-West Districts32
7th=NSWMarrickville31
8th+1VICCorio29
9th+3VICBlackburn27
10th-4QLDNundah27
11th+4VICLatrobe Valley25
12th+1VICMaribyrnong24
13thD2NSWHurstville21
14th-4QLDMount Gravatt21
15th+3NSWBathurst & Orange20
16th-2SAUnley20
17thD2South-West Districts19
18th-1NSWWarringah18
-8NSWAlexandria16
-4VICSouthern Murray15

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

Second Division, 1989 Season
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Second Division
(National)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+5ACTCanberra41
+2VICBarwon41
3rd+2NSWGoulburn & Monaro37
4th+7VICCamberwell36
5th+2Stirling34
6thD1SAProspect33
7thD1QLDFortitude32
8th+1NSWCrows Nest30
9th+7NSWBerowra29
10th+3NSWRyde28
11th-8QLDGold Coast28
12th-4QLDToowoomba27
13th-3NSWCentral & Western Districts26
14th+4Perth25
15th-1NSWBlacktown20
16thD3VICBallarat16
17th-5VICDandenong15
18thD3NSWCastle Hill14
-2VICAbbotsford13
-5QLDTownsville13

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, 1989 Season
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Third Division
(South & West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D2VICWestern Districts39
2nd+1VICMelbourne Ports38
3rd+2VICBalaclava36
4th+3Fremantle32
5th-3Goldfields29
6th-2VICMornington28
7thD4Nedlands26
8th=SAEdwardstown25
9th-3SAYorke25
10th+1VICSouth Yarra24
11th-2NSWIllawarra21
12thD4NSWRiverina21
13th-1VICMordialloc20
14th-4VICOakleigh18
15th-1SAModbury17
16th-3VICPascoe Vale14
-1Belmont12
-3ACTBruce9

Third Division
(North & East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3QLDMaranoa38
2nd+6QLDFar North Districts34
3rd+2NSWClarence31
4th-1QLDSunshine Coast31
5th+1NSWNewcastle30
6th+1NSWGosford28
7th+2NSWNew England26
8th+4QLDPetrie25
9th-7NSWPort Macquarie25
10th+1NSWBondi23
11th-1NSWStrathfield22
12thD4QLDCairns21
13thD4NSWParramatta19
14th-1NSWRevesby17
15thD2NSWMaroubra17
16th=NSWCaringbah15
-2NSWHunter15
-4NSWEmu Plains14

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, 1989 Season
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Fourth Division
(West)
Pos Chg Team Pts
D3Duncraig35
2nd=VICMallee & Wimmera33
3rd+5Canning32
4th+2Wanneroo32
5th+6VICSunshine31
6th-1SAElizabeth31
7th-3SASpencer Ports28
8th+1Wheatbelt27
9th+1SASouth-East Districts26
10th-3VICBendigo26
11th+2SAAdelaide Ports21
12th=Rockingham21
13th-10SALofty21
14th=Kalamunda20
15th+1SAMorphett Vale18
16th+2SAMagill9
17th=VICBacchus Marsh9
18th-3NTTerritorians9

Fourth Division
(South)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3VICDoncaster44
2nd=VICRingwood34
3rd=TASHobart32
4th+8VICHealesville #31
5th+1VICWhittlesea31
6th-2VICWaverley31
7thD3VICBroadmeadows29
8th+5VICCranbourne26
9th+2VICReservoir24
10th-2VICAltona22
11th+4VICKnox21
12th-2TASDerwent21
13th+1VICThomastown18
14th-5VICFerntree Gully18
15th-8TASLaunceston16
16th+2VICWatsonia14
17th-1VICGoulburn Valley10
18th-1VICMoorabbin6

Fourth Division
(East)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3NSWSutherland38
2nd+1NSWWagga Wagga32
3rd+3NSWShoalhaven30
4th+6NSWRockdale29
5th-3NSWBankstown29
6thD3NSWWoollahra29
7th+5NSWRiverstone26
8thD3NSWGranville26
9th-1NSWLiverpool24
11th-4NSWBlue Mountains23
10th-5NSWWollongong23
12th+6NSWCampbelltown22
13th=NSWSouthern Highlands20
14th-5NSWDundas20
15th-1NSWFairfield17
16th+1NSWChatswood15
17th-2NSWAlbury10
18th-7NSWNarrabeen10

Fourth Division
(North)
Pos Chg Team Pts
+3QLDWynnum33
2nd+11QLDWide Bay31
3rd+6NSWRichmond-Tweed30
4th+2NSWLambton29
5th-2NSWCoffs Harbour29
6th+5QLDInala28
7th+7QLDWoolloongabba27
8th-6QLDCoot-Tha27
9th+1QLDMackay26
10th-2QLDIpswich25
11th-6QLDBundaberg25
12th+4NSWTuggerah19
13th-1QLDCoolangatta19
14th+1QLDArcherfield17
15th-8NSWDubbo17
16th+1NSWLake Macquarie16
17th+1QLDCaboolture12
18th-2QLDLogan12

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

League History, 1989 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
VICKew 44
VICAbbotsford 42
NSWAshfield 34
VICMaribyrnong 32
QLDWide Bay 29
VICSouth Yarra 24
VICJolimont 21
NSWCrows Nest 21
Perth 20
QLDFortitude 19

First Division Seasons
VICKew 79
NSWGoulburn & Monaro 71
VICMaribyrnong 69
VICAbbotsford 66
QLDFortitude 53
NSWCrows Nest 53
QLDWide Bay 48
NSWAshfield 47
VICGippsland 47
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----
NSWMarrickville21922**19621948--
VICCorio21901**19651920--
QLDNundah31913**19691941--
TASNorth-West Districts11901**19691952--
VICGippsland41901**1970----
NSWWarringah1922**19721953--
NSWBathurst & Orange1901***19761967--
TASMersey1901**19771918--
QLDMount Gravatt11949**19771965--
QLDCapricornia11901**19781975--
VICBlackburn1937**19821966--
VICLatrobe Valley1949**19831971--
SAUnley1901**19841980--
SAHindmarsh21901**19851948--
NSWAlexandria11906**19861909--
VICMaribyrnong51906**19871911--
VICSouthern Murray51901***19871934--
South-West Districts1901**19881913--
NSWHurstville1949**19881963--

Second Division
(National)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
QLDFortitude219011988**1947--
SAProspect19011988**1976--
NSWCrows Nest219011987**1916--
ACTCanberra19491987**1981--
NSWGoulburn & Monaro21901*1986**----
NSWBerowra19341985**1967--
VICCamberwell19491984**1976--
QLDTownsville19341982**1938--
NSWCentral & Western Districts41901*1979**1906--
VICBarwon19011978**1926--
QLDToowoomba119011976**1930--
QLDGold Coast1949--**1973--
NSWBlacktown1949--**1976--
Stirling1955--**1977--
NSWRyde1949--**1980--
VICDandenong19011938**1981--
VICAbbotsford1319011976**1985--
Perth519011965**1987--
NSWCastle Hill19691981**1988--
VICBallarat19011905**1988--

Third Division
(South & West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
VICWestern Districts190119801988**--
Goldfields1901*19321987**--
ACTBruce1974--1985**--
VICMornington1949--1984**--
VICBalaclava190119751983**--
Fremantle2190119531983**--
VICMelbourne Ports190119021983**--
Belmont1949--1983**--
VICPascoe Vale1949--1973**--
SAModbury1955--1973**--
VICOakleigh1913--1960**--
SAYorke1901--1959**--
NSWIllawarra190119591974**1984
SAEdwardstown1949----**1986
VICMordialloc1969----**1986
VICSouth Yarra5190119441979**1987
NSWRiverina1901--1973**1988
Nedlands1949--1970**1988

Third Division
(North & East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWMaroubra1949--1988**--
QLDFar North Districts1901*19771987**--
NSWEmu Plains1949--1986**--
NSWBondi194919691983**--
QLDSunshine Coast1949--1983**--
NSWPort Macquarie1949--1982**--
NSWHunter190119581980**--
NSWRevesby1949--1979**--
NSWNewcastle190119631978**--
NSWStrathfield1949--1957**--
QLDMaranoa190119321933**--
NSWGosford1969----**--
NSWCaringbah1969----**--
QLDPetrie1949--1982**1984
NSWClarence190119451971**1986
NSWNew England1901--1983**1987
QLDCairns1949--1977**1988
NSWParramatta1901--1976**1988

Fourth Division
(West)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
Duncraig1980----1988**
SASpencer Ports1901195719841987**
VICBendigo1901--19821986**
SAMagill1949--19631984**
SASouth-East Districts1901196219751983**
NTTerritorians1922--19721983**
Canning1949--19691983**
Wheatbelt1913--19601983**
SAAdelaide Ports1949--19581983**
VICMallee & Wimmera1949*----1983**
VICSunshine1949----1983**
Rockingham1974----1983**
SAMorphett Vale1969----1983**
Wanneroo1984------**
SAElizabeth1984------**
SALofty1984------**
Kalamunda1984------**
VICBacchus Marsh1984------**

Fourth Division
(South)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
VICBroadmeadows1969----1988**
TASHobart31901197319781986**
VICRingwood1969--19791985**
VICWaverley1955--19771985**
VICAltona1949--19811984**
VICReservoir1949--19821983**
TASDerwent1901--19801983**
TASLaunceston1901195519721983**
VICMoorabbin1949--19661983**
VICGoulburn Valley1949^--19271983**
VICDoncaster1969----1983**
VICFerntree Gully1969----1983**
VICHealesville1984------**
VICWhittlesea1984------**
VICCranbourne1984------**
VICKnox1984------**
VICThomastown1984------**
VICWatsonia1984------**

Fourth Division
(East)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWWoollahra1901192319581988**
NSWGranville1906----1988**
NSWBankstown1949--19581987**
NSWChatswood1949--19731984**
NSWSutherland1955----1984**
NSWRockdale1901190319811983**
NSWAlbury1901--19741983**
NSWWagga Wagga1949^----1983**
NSWShoalhaven1969----1983**
NSWLiverpool1949----1983**
NSWDundas1977----1983**
NSWFairfield1969----1983**
NSWNarrabeen1949----1983**
NSWRiverstone1984------**
NSWBlue Mountains1984------**
NSWWollongong1984------**
NSWCampbelltown1984------**
NSWSouthern Highlands1984------**

Fourth Division
(North)
Team Est D1 D2 D3 D4
NSWRichmond-Tweed1901194119801987**
QLDCoot-Tha1949----1986**
QLDWide Bay31901196919811983**
QLDWoolloongabba11901196619751983**
QLDWynnum1949--19651983**
NSWLambton1949----1983**
QLDMackay1949----1983**
QLDIpswich1949----1983**
NSWLake Macquarie1949----1983**
QLDLogan1977----1983**
NSWDubbo1984^--19561968**
NSWCoffs Harbour1984------**
QLDInala1984------**
QLDBundaberg1984------**
NSWTuggerah1984------**
QLDCoolangatta1984------**
QLDArcherfield1984------**
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).