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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  • 1950–1955
  • 1938–1949
  • 1935–1937
  • 1923–1934
  • 1914–1922
  • 1907–1913
  • 1901–1906

2nd NSWSurry Hills
3rd Perth
4th TASMersey

Team changes from this season

First Division
  • Finally, after a twenty year wait, there is a second league crown for Wide Bay, a just reward for a consistently strong side who has finished inside the top four for ten consecutive seasons. Surry Hills surge into the top three for the first time, almost swapping positions with the disappointing defending premiers Maribyrnong. Spencer Ports are unable to find safety on their return to the top flight, and they are joined in the relegation zone by Launceston after five top flight seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Hobart ensure there will continue to be two Tasmanian teams in the First Division as they are heading back up for the first time in a dozen years. Their compatriates North-West Districts hit previously unknown heights in seventh place, and Victoria's Western Districts find solid ground in eleventh place on their return to the division. Prospect cannot make last season's reprieve from relegation count, and going down with them are newly promoted Blackburn.
  • North & East:  Crows Nest are unlikely promotion winners, on their way back to the top tier after nine seasons. Woolloongabba's revival continues as they crack the top three for the first time since 1949, and there is sudden mid-table security for Woollahra and Townsville. Hawkesbury are disappointng, as are last season's cup finalists Bankstown who tumble into relegation after three seasons. Parramatta's latest stay in the Second Division is over after a single season.

Third Division
  • West:  Celebrations abound in the Top End as Territorians earn a first promotion out of the Third Division. Adelaide Ports and Canning both climb into the top four, and last season's wooden spooners Wimmera rebound to eighth place. The two new sides from the northern suburbs of Perth and Adelaide, Stirling and Modbury, are competitive, leaving Belmont with a second wooden spoon.
  • South:  Camberwell hold off Mornington as the latest of the Expansion era teams to exit the bottom tier. Latrobe Valley and Oakleigh march upwards, just behind newly relegated Dandenong who find themselves in sixth place. Reservoir slide into the bottom three, above debutants Waverley and last placed Albury.
  • East:  In an unexpected top three, Dubbo are going up to the Second Division for the first time, finishing ahead of Belmore and Ryde. Chatswood lift themselves from cellar to ninth place and Maroubra also improve, leaving the wooden spoon for debut team Sutherland.
  • North:  Hunter win promotion by a very healthy margin of ten points to leave the bottom tier after sixteen seasons. Cairns are second for the third year in a row, and Bathurst rocket back into the top three for the first time in a decade. Southern Districts and Wynnum are other notable improvers, while Maranoa, New England and Ipswich all fall into the bottom half of the ladder. Orange remain on the very bottom.

AFFL Cup
  • Wide Bay are denied the league and cup double by Alexandria, the second post-Federation team to win the knockout trophy. Second Division Corangamite defeat the holders Southern Murray in the quarter finals, but their feat is eclipsed in the same round by Altona, who account for Kew to become just the second Third Division team ever to reach the last four. Dubbo and Moorabbin also make the national rounds for the first time.

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2nd QLDWide Bay
3rd Perth
4th TASMersey

First Division
  • The premiership race goes down to the wire, but Maribyrnong keep their necks in front to be champions for the fourth time. Also in Victoria, Southern Murray are back in the top five for the first time in a decade, but Jolimont are relegated immediately and Corangamite join them after two seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  After four years there is a second chance at the First Division for Spencer Ports. Corio are the most improved team of the season, while both teams relegated from the First Division last season have to settle for fifth and seventh. Dandenong are immediately returned to the Third Division, and in a reflection of the new pressures brought on Federation era metropolitan teams by the new Expansion joiners from the suburbs, Royal Park, one of the most successful sides in the first fifteen years of the competition, are forced into closure.
  • North & East:  Illawarra are promoted back to the top tier at the second attempt, while below them Newcastle and Woolloongabba improve into the top half of the ladder. Townsville endure a terrible season, while their older neighbours Far North Districts are immediately relegated. Arguably though the biggest news is at Botany, AFFL Cup winners just two season ago but burdened by increasing competition in Sydney's south, who choose to fold rather than drop to the Third Division for the first time.

Third Division
  • West:  Western Districts of Victoria are set to return to the Second Division after twenty two years away. Riverland and Altona are the biggest movers in the right direction, while Belmont sink towards the bottom. In just their third season since relegation, Wimmera are wooden spooners, the fifth team to have previously played in the First Division to fall so far.
  • South:  Blackburn head back to the second tier at the first opportunity, and South Yarra are second, their best finish since their relegation four seasons ago. Malvern lose touch badly with the top six, Burnley return to earth, and Albury are at the foot of the ladder for the second time in three years.
  • East:  Parramatta are promoted after four seasons, Bondi are challenging again after recovering from a couple of disappointing seasons, and there are positive years also for Liverpool and Ryde. Newly relegated Rozelle are ninth, and further down the ladder Dulwich Hill and Maroubra find themselves in the bottom three. Chatswood take a second consecutive wooden spoon, however it is the end of the road completely for Five Dock after thirty three years in the competition.
  • North:  Mount Gravatt stun the division by rising from eleventh place last season to win promotion. In the bottom half of the ladder, Lambton enjoy their best season so far and conversely Bathurst endure their worst. The latter's far less successful local rivals Orange sit on the bottom for the first time in the Expansion era.

AFFL Cup
  • Southern Murray win a first major trophy in their third AFFL Cup final appearance, ending the fairytale run of Expansion era joiners Bankstown. It was a good year for Second Division sides as Woollahra also made the semi finals, going one round better than last season, and Hawkesbury got to the quarter finals for the second time in three years. Third Division Rozelle and Burnley both win their Round of 32 match-ups, though the pick of that round was the meeting between league heavyweights Perth and Wide Bay.

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Perth
2nd QLDWide Bay
3rd VICMaribyrnong
4th NSWBarrier

First Division
  • Perth retain the premiership at a canter, and in doing so enter rare company with both a third successive league title as well as cup success. The only other team ever to win four trophies in three seasons, Abbotsford, slide well out of league contention, and the champions' derby rivals Fremantle are relegated after nine seasons. Also returning to the second tier after two seasons are Gippsland.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Five time premiers Jolimont are going back to the top flight after seventeen years. Hobart go back into the top five, though the real drama is at the bottom of the ladder where Blackburn fall dramatically from mid-table to relegation after five seasons and, a decade after their last brush with the bottom tier, Balaclava are going down as well.
  • North & East:  Another former establishment First Division outfit are returning, in this case Fortitude after an absence of thirty three years. Central & Western Districts are runners up after a far better second season in this tier than the first, and it's newly relegated Botany who underwhelm by finishing eighth. Crows Nest topple out of the promotion race, Five Dock drop swiftly to go back to the Third Division after five years, and Rozelle freefall through the division in just four seasons to face life in the bottom tier for the first time.

Third Division
  • West:  Magill are the fourth of the Expansion era sides to move up to the second tier, ahead of unexpected challengers Territorians and Bendigo. Ballarat are sixth on their return to the Third Division, and Wimmera continue to sink like a stone to second last. Edwardstown are bottom for the second second running.
  • South:  Dandenong bounce back immediately to the Second Division, while Dubbo push hard for second place. Burnley enjoy their best season so far, but Wagga Wagga and Pascoe Vale move in the wrong direction. Oakleigh finish bottom, only four years since their relegation from the Second Division.
  • East:  Warringah fight their way out of the Third Division at the earliest chance, while Blacktown and Dulwich Hill take big jumps into the top half. In a horror season Hurstville plummet from top three to bottom three, and declining form also hit Belmore and Ryde. Chatswood collect the wooden spoon.
  • North:  Far North Districts move up out of the bottom tier after four seasons. With few other twists and turns in the ladder Petrie rise to twelfth, and are replaced at the bottom by Wynnum, receiving a second wooden spoon in their brief history.

AFFL Cup
  • Perth's victorious cup campaign includes beating the defending holders Botany. For the second season in a row the single Tasmanian qualifyer makes the final, the first such occasion Launceston has ever ventured beyond the last eight. Second Division Marrickville and Woollahra get to the quarter finals, and there is a first Round of 16 appearance for Third Division expansion teams Sunshine and Wynnum. In Tasmania North-West Districts defeat last season's finalists Mersey for the first time in their nine cup meetings, while in Victoria Corio are qualifyers for the first time in over twenty years, and the upset of the season goes to Altona as they knock out top flight Corangamite.

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Perth
2nd VICMaribyrnong
3rd VICAbbotsford
4th QLDWide Bay

First Division
  • In contrast to last season, Perth don't need to wait any longer than the minimum period necessary to claim their next premiership. Abbotsford return to the top three for the first time in five years, and Barrier are in the top six for the very first time. Kew slide dangerously toward the relegation zone, while Illawarra fare worse, falling back to the Second Division after nineteen years. Also relegated are Botany, who sacrifice league form for cup honours.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Corangamite's sudden surge continues as they earn an elevation back to the top flight after eight seasons. Wheatbelt's first season in the second tier goes swimmingly as they finish sixth, a place above the other big movers up the ladder, Hindmarsh. Yorke move in the opposite direction, but the two teams dropping are Dandenong, after almost twenty years, and Ballarat after four seasons.
  • North & East:  Nundah are the fourth team established after Federation to reach the First Division, leapfrogging fellow post-Federation contenders Marrickville. Both sides who fell from the top flight last season underwhelm, ninth placed Central & Western Districts in particular. Warringah's four season tenure in the second tier comes to an end, while pinballing New England endure a horror winless league season.

Third Division
  • West:  Prospect's latest third tier stay ends after two seasons in a region dominated by South Australian teams. Riverland and Adelaide Ports are the big improvers, but the real show stoppers are Belmont, who go from last to sixth. Newly relegated Wimmera struggle for tenth place, and Bendigo also fail to shine. The wooden spoon, however, is awarded to Edwardstown.
  • South:  North-West Districts are eight points clear on their return to the bottom tier, ensuring that all Tasmanian teams will be competing in the top two divisions next season for the first time. With little upward movement in the top half of the ladder, Oakleigh and Moorabbin fall off the pace. Albury, bottom most recently in 1948, are there again within four years of the Third Division expanding.
  • East:  Bankstown recover to get a second chance at the Second Division in their short history, and Parramatta prove the pundits wrong as they jump to second. There is also good news for Ryde as they find security in mid-table for the first time. Bondi lose all the momentum they'd built up last year, expansion neighbours Maroubra continue their slide towards the bottom, though it is Dulwich Hill who sit at the foot of the ladder.
  • North:  Newcastle are another team on the hop between divisions for the third consecutive year, and Mount Gravatt steady their ship. Orange's slide continues, Southern Districts lose traction, and Petrie are wooden spooners.

AFFL Cup
  • Botany last reached the semi finals in 1927, and they were also relegated from the First Division that year, but their cup performances are sufficient this season to win a first major trophy, including a high pressure semi final win over local rivals Alexandria. Second Division Hawkesbury and Five Dock get to the quarter finals, and there is a first Round of 16 appearance for Third Division expansion team Ipswich.

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Perth
2nd QLDWide Bay
3rd VICMaribyrnong
4th TASMersey

First Division
  • Perth win their second premiership, a mere forty nine years after their first. Kew and Abbotsford climb back into the top half, and newly promoted Launceston finish well above safety in eleventh spot. Darling Downs and Fremantle drop perilously close to danger, though it is the 1942 and 1943 premiers Central & Western Districts, runners up as recently as four seasons ago, who are relegated, as are top flight debutants Hawkesbury.

Second Division

Third Division
  • West:  In an undramatic season, Wheatbelt are promoted for the first time in their thirty nine year history. Fellow Western Australians Belmont finish on the bottom.
  • South:  Derwent rise back to the second tier after five seasons, holding off surprise challengers Wagga Wagga and Camberwell. Moorabbin soar to fifth spot, two places above a sorry looking South Yarra. Northcote and Albury also find themselves on the wrong side of the ledger, however Latrobe Valley are last for the second successive year.
  • East:  Strathfield are the third expansion team in a row to be promoted from this region, ahead of shock contenders Bondi and Belmore. Liverpool also enjoy a positive turnaround, though things are not at all rosy for Maroubra or Rockdale. Emu Plains tumble down the ladder to finish on the bottom.
  • North:  New England are on the bounce between divisions for the third consecutive season, as Hunter trades mid-table for runners up with Orange. Mount Gravatt take a nose dive towards the bottom of the ladder, however it is Lambton who prop up the rest of the competition for the second time in their three year history.

AFFL Cup
  • Darling Downs claim their first major honours, and they do so in gruelling fashion as they complete victories over both of last season's finalists. Their final opponents Richmond-Tweed were the first second tier team to reach the last playoff since 1939, courtesy of consecutive wins over First Division sides in both the quarter finals and semi finals. Two expansion teams, Southern Districts and Belmore, reach the last sixteen for the first time, the latter via a stirring giant killing over Maribyrnong. There were two more major upsets in New South Wales as struggling Third Division sides Albury and Rockdale picked off Illawarra and Goulburn & Monaro respectively.

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2nd TASMersey
3rd Perth
4th QLDWide Bay

First Division
  • Goulburn & Monaro retain the league title, as teams from five different states fill the top five for the first time since 1905 (and all six states are represented in the top seven for the first time ever). Perth are in the top three for the first time since 1911, and the surging performances of South-East Districts continue as they finish seventh on their return to the top flight. The league's most successful side, Abbotsford, fall from mid-table to thirteenth, though still comfortably above Ashfield, the league's second most successful team, who are immediately relegated on their return to the division. Also going down, after two seasons, is Spencer Ports.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Launceston topple much more fancied challengers to return to the First Division after nine years. Jolimont are back from the brink and into the top half, while Yorke tumble from second to tenth. Once mighty South Yarra are in crisis as they face life in the Third Division, just the third former top flight premiers to fall so far, and Prospect are heading back the same way after two seasons.
  • North & East:  Amongst much upheaval at the top of the ladder, Hawkesbury charge to the top to become the third post-Federation team to reach the First Division. There are also stirring performances from Townsville, Marrickville and Crows Nest. Rozelle's return to the division is an unhappy one, finishing ninth, and Woollahra and Woolloongabba also falter badly. Two of the newly promoted sides, New England and Bankstown, are relegated at the first test.

Third Division
  • West:  Goldfields dominate the region to return to the Second Division for the first time in fifteen years. Wheatbelt make great strides for second, and last season's wooden spooners Riverland are up to tenth. Bendigo and Canning go backwards, while Sunshine are bottom.
  • South:  It's taken fifty years, but the last team active in the bottom tier since Federation, North-West Districts, are finally moving up. Mornington and Dubbo enjoy better seasons than expected, though the reverse is true for Pascoe Vale and Reservoir. Latrobe Valley collect the wooden spoon.
  • East:  Hurstville are the second of the new expansion teams to head to the Second Division, again finishing above their Federation neighbours Rockdale. Parramatta's return to the bottom tier nets them seventh place and, with no other significant movements on the ladder, Ryde are wooden spooners.
  • North:  Newcastle will leave the Third Division for the first time in almost thirty years. Orange's second place is their best finish in fifteen seasons, well above Hunter and newly relegated Far North Districts. Wynnum drop to last place.

AFFL Cup
  • Central & Western Districts win their fourth AFFL Cup title, and first since 1933. Wide Bay reach their second final in three years, ending Goulburn & Monaro's tilt at the double-double along the way. Spencer Ports go as far as the semi finals for the first time, beating Unley for just the third time in sixteen cup ties, and Emu Plains are the latest Third Division side to reach the last eight. Pascoe Vale make the Round of 16 courtesy of a giant killing win over Mersey, the latter failing to reach the semi finals for the first time in three years.

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2nd NSWIllawarra
3rd TASMersey
4th QLDWide Bay

Team changes from this season
  • Folded teams:  Moreton.
  • Re-established teams:  Goulburn Valley (formerly Echuca), Dubbo and Wagga Wagga.
  • New teams:  Forty six new sides, as the Third Division expands to four regions.

First Division
  • Southern New South Wales gets its first real taste of league intrigue as Goulburn & Monaro beats next door neighbours Illawarra for their first league crown. Mersey are the first Tasmanian team to reach the top three in just over thirty years, and there are also big plus signs for Perth and Alexandria. Southern Murray take a big dive to twelfth, but are still well safe of the drop zone inhabitated by Rozelle, who can't make last season's reprieve count, and Corio.

Second Division
  • South & West:  South-East Districts are the third team in history to win promotions out of the Third and Second Divisions within three seasons, returning to the top flight for the first time in a quarter of a century. Their regional South Australian counterparts Yorke are surprise runners up, and there are solid seasons from four of the five promoted sides, Blackburn and Ballarat in particular. Jolimont are among the season's disappointments, though not as much as Northcote, who face life in the bottom tier for the first time, going down with newly promoted Oakleigh.
  • North & East:  Ashfield dig deep to find a rich vein of form and return to the First Division at the third attempt. Their immediate neighbours Five Dock appear to finally settle in the second tier as their fifth place is a new high point, and two of the other three promoted sides are also safe. The exception is Parramatta, and Far North Districts are also relegated the very season after being lucky to escape it.

Third Division
  • West:  Wimmera are promoted after twelve years, as the seven established teams fill the top ten of the new West region. Of the ten new teams starting life all the way from Western Australia to the western suburbs of Melbourne, Adelaide's Magill are the most successful in fourth, and Riverland take the wooden spoon.
  • South:  Riverina go from wooden spooners to promotion winners in the space of just three years, as the four established sides sit in the top five of the new South region that stretches from Tasmania, most of metropolitan Melbourne and up to southern New South Wales. Thirteen new teams join, Pascoe Vale the most successful in fourth place, and Hampton are last, but at least enjoy a satisfying cup run.
  • East:  Bankstown celebrate their debut season with a ticket to the Second Division as Granville, the best placed of the four established sides in this almost exclusively Sydney metropolitan region, are in fourth. Glebe find the expanded competition very tough as they muster eleventh place, sitting above only half of the fourteen new entrants. Liverpool are bottom, but claim a big league scalp in the AFFL Cup.
  • North:  New England comfortably take this region to end a twenty year stay in the Third Division, and the five established teams occupy the top six. Twelve new sides from northern New South Wales and Queensland join, Southern Districts are the best in fifth, and suburban Newcastle's Lambton are bottom.

AFFL Cup
  • Goulburn & Monaro are the fourth team in this decade to sweep the league and cup double. Rozelle beat the holders Wide Bay on their path to the ultimate decider, but heap losing the final on top of their league disappointment. The inaugural national Round of 32 sees a Cup Final replay from last season, Maranoa reaching the last sixteen for the first time in nineteen years, and struggling league debutants Hampton doing the same at the first go. Not all the top tier sides from New South Wales found the new setup to their liking, as Alexandria and Barrier fell to Granville and Liverpool respectively.

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2nd QLDWide Bay
3rd NSWIllawarra
4th VICAbbotsford

First Division

Second Division
  • South & West:  After just five seasons in the second tier, Spencer Ports are heading to the big league for the very first time. Joining them are Corio, who slot in as the lucky eighteenth team, returning to the First Division for the first time in over twenty years. In more good news for South Australia, South-East Districts are fourth on their return to the division. The results are far less rosy for the Victorian trio of Dandenong, South Yarra and Corangamite, the latter avoiding relegation only due to the growing Second Division from next season.
  • North & East:  Barrier are head and shoulders above their competition as they return to the top flight for the first time since 1931. Woolloongabba are the best of a tight chasing pack, and both their local Brisbane rivals Nundah and Fortitude also enjoy more positive years. Far North Districts are the fortunate exceptions in this season without relegations.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Prospect win the region in their fourth straight season in the bottom tier, and also taking advantage of the exceptional promotions ahead of the impending major competition expansion are Ballarat, Hindmarsh, Blackburn and Oakleigh. Unley collect their first ever wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  Five Dock are on the bounce for the fourth consecutive season, and also going up to the enlarged second tier with them are Marrickville, Parramatta and Warringah. Despite finishing second, their best result in twenty years, Moreton will fold in anticipation of seven new sides from Brisbane and south east Queensland joining the Third Division next year. Albury & Wagga Wagga are bottom again ahead of their impending demerger, the very same position Wagga Wagga occupied in their last season as a stand alone team in 1905.

AFFL Cup
  • With Abbotsford out of the competition early on, Wide Bay took most advantage to earn a third piece of cup silverware in the last decade. Losing finalists Illawarra were the only First Division team from New South Wales to survive a torrid second round where the other five all lost out to lower division opposition – the biggest upsets being Newcastle over Surry Hills and Warringah over Rozelle. Five Dock were one of the beneficiaries as they became the first Third Division side in sixteen years to reach the quarter finals.

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3rd QLDWide Bay
4th VICMaribyrnong

First Division
  • The current Abbotsford generation prove themselves without any doubt as the best team in AFFL history: The first ever fourth consecutive premiership and, with yet another AFFL Cup triumph, an unprecedented double-double. Kew look more comfortable in their second season back in the premier division as they finish seventh, while Gippsland are relegated after twelve seasons and South-West Districts are swiftly bundled back to the Second Division.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Perth are set to return to the First Division for the first time in almost thirty years. In a season with few dramatic twists and turns, Hindmarsh cannot keep their Second Division status alive any longer than the current fourteen seasons.
  • North & East:  Rozelle are promoted after seventeen years in the second tier. Hastings-Clarence and Woolloongabba enjoy improving fortunes, while Ashfield's first ever Second Division season ends with just a mid-table placing. Their immediate neighbours Five Dock are again dropping back immediately to the Third Division.

Third Division
  • South & West:  South-East Districts rise back to the Second Division after fourteen seasons away, as Ballarat are runners up for the third season in a row. Meanwhile, there is a second successive wooden spoon for Riverina.
  • North & East:  Fortitude can look forward to life back in the second tier as they put aside some tumultuous performances in the last nine years in the Third Division. Marrickville arrest some recent bad years to jump to fourth, and there are positive signs also for Newcastle, which leave Albury & Wagga Wagga bottom for the first time since 1923.

AFFL Cup
  • All the platitudes rest on Abbotsford, who win a second successive league and cup double, a feat that may never be repeated. Fremantle announce their return as a serious contender with a first semi final appearance since 1924. Second Division Hawkesbury make it through the early rounds for the first time on their way to the last eight, and Spencer Ports reach the Round of 16 for the first time in almost forty years.

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3rd VICMaribyrnong
4th QLDWide Bay

First Division
  • Abbotsford match their own record-setting team of 1919–1921 as they win both a third successive premiership and the season's trophy double. Both newly promoted sides are safe, Mersey in particular as they finish ninth. Southern Murray slide to mid-table, but the biggest shocks occur at the very bottom of the ladder: 1938 and 1939 premiers Crows Nest are relegated, as are seven time premiers Ashfield, the very last team to play in the top flight continuously since the league began.

Second Division
  • South & West:  South-West Districts bounce back at the first chance to return to the First Division. Hobart are second, a considerable jump up from the last two seasons, and Balaclava are also on the rise. Corio are amongst the teams who slide down the ladder, but Derwent cannot swim fast enough against the tide, immediately dropping back to the third tier.
  • North & East:  Surry Hills are most unlikely promotion winners, improving fast after an underwhelming previous six seasons since their last relegation from the First Division. Debutants Hawkesbury do well to finish in tenth, immediately behind disappointing northern New South Wales duo Hastings-Clarence and Richmond-Tweed. While four Queensland sides finish in the bottom five, it is a Sydney team, Glebe who return to the Third Division after two seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Royal Park do enough for their first ever Third Division season to be their last, at least for now. With little other movement in the region, two long-time bottom tier sides in Ballarat and North-West Districts will hope it might be their opportunity for promotion next season. Riverina's swift fall from the Second Division continues with their first wooden spoon since 1920.
  • North & East:  Five Dock are also to be immediately returned to the Second Division, though Parramatta were not far behind. Moreton and Hunter are back to mid-table respectability, while Albury & Wagga Wagga drift down towards the bottom. Newcastle add a second consecutive wooden spoon to their new collection.

AFFL Cup
  • Maribyrnong and Crows Nest duel for the third successive season, this time in the semi finals, as the former reach their second final in three years. However, no-one can stop all-conquering Abbotsford from a fourth cup win, and their second league and cup double.

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3rd NSWIllawarra
4th VICMaribyrnong

First Division

Second Division
  • South & West:  After two seasons in a row as runners-up, Mersey go one better to earn a First Division debut. Re-promoted Spencer Ports make their presence felt as they finish seventh, just a point behind a disappointing South Yarra. After four years battling furiously against a first ever drop to the third tier, Royal Park take just three points in a dismal campaign that sends them down.
  • North & East:  It's a one-two finish for Kew and Dandenong, the two Victorian sides awkwardly rezoned into this region, sending the side from Melbourne's inner eastern suburbs back to the First Division at the second attempt. Woolloongabba fall well out of the top six, and Five Dock's five year stay in the Second Division is over.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Derwent's continuing good form allows them another chance at life in the second tier after nine seasons away. Oakleigh are perhaps the most improved side of the year, while Riverina's second season back at this level already sees them eyeing a wooden spoon. They are saved only by Wheatbelt, who are bottom for the first time in almost a decade.
  • North & East:  Hawkesbury, in their twelfth season in the competition, are promoted. Fortitude rebound from last year in spectacular fashion, shooting back up the ladder to third, and behind them in fourth are Warringah after a positive season of their own. The very opposite is true for Rockdale and Marrickville, though there are a few places between them and Newcastle, who collect a first ever wooden spoon, the second former top flight team in two years to do so.

AFFL Cup
  • Crows Nest avenge last season's loss in a cup final replay with Maribyrnong in the Round of 16 before going on to win their first knockout trophy, causing Southern Murray to finish a bittersweet season as runners up in both competitions. Second Division Jolimont reach the semi finals, and Rockdale eliminate Hastings-Clarence in the upset of the season. In South Australia, Prospect lose to Spencer Ports for the first time in their fourteen cup fixtures, ending the longest head-to-head winning run in the AFFL Cup's history.

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First Division
  • Abbotsford's rapid redemption is complete as they are handed a tenth premiership trophy. Central & Western Districts must be satisfied with second, while Southern Murray continue to hit new heights with third. Wide Bay put any possible relegation worries to bed as they rise back into the top six, while Crows Nest slip backwards. Five time premiers South Yarra face life in the Second Division for the first time in forty years. Also relegated are Corangamite, who are on the bounce between divisions again.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Fremantle are unlikely promotion winners, heading back to the top flight for the first time since 1917. Jolimont are up to mid-table, while Launceston fall to around the same standing. However, Prospect suffers the biggest dip in form, and after five seasons they stare at a second spell in the Third Division.
  • North & East:  Hastings-Clarence recover well from last season to top a three-way deadlock and return to the First Division at the second attempt. Barrier are ninth in their return to the second tier, while Townsville stumble to tenth. Bathurst's drift to the bottom concludes with a first ever drop to the bottom tier.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Spencer Ports clutch at a second chance at the middle league tier after three seasons back in the Third Division. North-West Districts are second, their highest ever finish, and fellow Tasmanians Derwent are third just two seasons after their last wooden spoon. While Unley also improve for fourth, results are most disappointing for Riverina, South-East Districts and Wimmera. Territorians stay bottom for the second season in a row.
  • North & East:  After many unexpected results throughout the season, Glebe are promoted after seven years in the third tier. There are positive seasons also for Granville, Albury & Wagga Wagga and Orange. On the other side of the ledger Hunter collapse from fifth to thirteenth, but even this is eclipsed by Fortitude, whose freefall from second to last is the worst ever by any team in the Third Division, and they become the third former top flight team to collect a bottom tier wooden spoon.

AFFL Cup
  • Crows Nest dispose of both the previous season's cup finalists in the quarters and semi finals, before losing their third cup final to Maribyrnong, the victors winning a fourth AFFL Cup and second in four years. The cup run of the Third Division's Fortitude stands in stark contrast to their league season, as in the Queensland qualifying rounds they defeat two second tier sides and First Division Darling Downs in an unlikely march to the last sixteen. In Victoria, third tier Ballarat defeat three Second Division sides to reach the national rounds for the first time since 1917.

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2nd VICMaribyrnong
3rd VICAbbotsford
4th NSWCrows Nest

First Division
  • In an unchanged top two, Central & Western Districts finish a point ahead of Maribyrnong. Abbotsford are back in familiar territory in the top three, and elsewhere in Victoria Southern Murray are in the top six for the first time. South Yarra and Wide Bay both endure serious slumps in league form, but conversely do very well in the AFFL Cup. Experience counts for little for the two relegated sides as, with sixty First Division seasons and six premierships between them, Hobart and Kew are going down.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Corangamite will immediately return to the First Division, holding off some unlikely challengers in Mersey, Dandenong and Corio. South Australian teams Hindmarsh and Yorke stutter, but they are still well ahead of Riverina, whose second ever attempt at the Second Division is not a happy one.
  • North & East:  Alexandria, the first post-Federation side to climb to the Second Division in 1909, are the second such team to break into the First Division. Rozelle and Botany enjoy positive seasons to fill out the top three. Hastings-Clarence's return to the division didn't go as planned as they finish sixth, and newly promoted Rockdale bounce between the second and third tiers for the third season in a row.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Balaclava's first stay in the Third Division is as brief as possible, immediately winning promotion. South-East Districts and Derwent are big movers up the table, while the opposite is true of Western Districts and Bendigo. Territorians are bottom for the first time in fifteen years.
  • North & East:  Barrier are ten points clear to exit the third tier at the first attempt. Warringah find the safety of mid-table, but Newcastle head back in the opposite direction. Moreton collect a first wooden spoon in nearly twenty years.

AFFL Cup
  • Queensland's number one team Wide Bay win a second cup trophy in four seasons, this time over South Yarra, who lose for just the second time in their sixth final. Two Second Division sides make the last eight, Prospect in an AFFL best thirtieth appreance in the national rounds, and Townsville who do so for the first time. Perth are the Western Australian qualifiers for the first time since 1926.

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2nd VICMaribyrnong
3rd VICSouth Yarra
4th NSWAshfield

First Division
  • Central & Western Districts are the first regional New South Wales team to sit atop the league pyramid, and third former Third Division to do so, as they snuff out Maribyrnong's march to what would have been three successive titles. Abbotsford return to the top flight with a solid eighth place finish, leaving the relegation places to steadily wilting Corangamite after eight seasons, and Hastings-Clarence after another abortive attempt from them of staying in the First Division.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Hobart squeak past Tasmanian rivals Launceston to rejoin the First Division for the first time in fourteen years. Balaclava are in full-blow crisis mode as they fall through the Second Division in two just seasons, and face life in the third tier for the very first time.
  • North & East:  Darling Downs are the toast of the Second Division as they earn a top flight debut. Townsville's stocks continue to rise as they finish second, and there is also a much improved season from Capricornia. There are noticeable declines for Botany and Far North Districts, but it is Barrier who succumb to relegation after recent seasons of struggle, returning to the Third Division for the first time in twenty five years.

Third Division
  • South & West:  After recent years getting close to promotion, Riverina are finally on their way back to Second Division after seventeen years. Bendigo are big improvers to move to fourth place, while Territorians drop back to familiar ground near the bottom. However, in an unchanged bottom two, Derwent make it three wooden spoons in a row, bringing back painful memories of their poor performances in the very first years of the competition forty years before.
  • North & East:  Rockdale are yo-yoing between divisions, immediately returning to the Second. Parramatta bounce back to mid-table, while Orange are bottom for the second time in three seasons.

AFFL Cup
  • 1909 and 1933 finalists Goulburn & Monaro ensure that both trophies for this season reside in country New South Wales. Albury & Wagga Wagga are the sole third tier side in the last sixteen, the first time they've come so far in nearly forty years. Glebe nail the upset of the season over Crows Nest.

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2nd NSWAshfield
3rd VICSouth Yarra
4th NSWCrows Nest

First Division
  • Maribyrnong are nine points clear at the top of the ladder as they win a second successive premiership in style (with further cup glory to follow). Central & Western Districts are on the way up as they finish fifth, but in Western Australia South-West Districts slump to tenth. For the second season in a row, both newly promoted sides cannot survive in the top tier, so it's immediately back to the Second Division for Richmond-Tweed and Launceston.

Second Division
  • South & West:  The league's most successful team, Abbotsford win promotion by twelve points to storm back into the top flight at the second attempt. Perth are up to fourth, their best position since they were relegated from the First Division over twenty years ago. Balaclava find their return to the Second Division very difficult, taking tenth place. Spencer Ports' second tier debut is worse, falling well short of safety.
  • North & East:  Hastings-Clarence go one better to head back to the First Division. Woollahra are tenth, their worst finish in almost thirty years, a place above newly relegated Surry Hills. Rockdale are returning to the third tier after two seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Melbourne Ports are immediately promoted again, though the big improvers are Goldfields who rise from fourteenth to third. Bendigo fall to twelfth, well above an abysmal Derwent, who win a second successive wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  Nundah are breaking out of the Third Division for the very first time. Glebe are third, their best finish since relegation four seasons ago. Albury & Wagga Wagga are down to seventh on their return to the third tier, but sitting bottom for the second time in three years is Warringah.

AFFL Cup
  • Maribyrnong are the second team in history to win the league and cup double. Struggling First Division side Corangamite make their first final, while Second Division Rozelle account for two top tier sides including Ashfield on their way to the semi finals. Orange register their second massive upset in ten years over First Division cup opposition, this time Illawarra, to reach the last sixteen for just the second time in their history.

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2nd NSWCrows Nest
3rd VICSouth Yarra
4th NSWAshfield

First Division
  • Crows Nest's bid for a three-peat falls just short as they finish runners up behind Maribyrnong, who after twenty one years are still the only post-Federation team to rise to the First Division. South Yarra are back in the top three for the first time in a dozen years, though there is more disappointment in Victoria as Kew drops to tenth, and Corangamite fall down the ladder even faster than they had recently managed to climb it. They are saved from relegation though, as for the very first time both newly promoted sides, Balaclava and Surry Hills cannot escape the bottom two.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Launceston get another crack at the top division at the second attempt as three Tasmanian sides fill the top five. Jolimont hit new lows to fall to tenth, though their next door neighbours Melbourne Ports are relegated after three seasons.
  • North & East:  It's a one-two for the ambitious north coast of New South Wales: Richmond-Tweed sit above newly relegated Hastings-Clarence to win a First Division return after three years. Albury & Wagga Wagga's fight to remain in the second tier ends after two seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Spencer Ports, one of the last two active teams in the Third Division continuously since Federation, win promotion. The very last side remaining, North-West Districts, jump from last to mid-table, while their Tasmanian rivals Derwent tumble from the top six to finish bottom for the first time in almost thirty years.
  • North & East:  There is another first-time promotion winner in this region too, with Five Dock heading up. Newcastle and Glebe have encouraging seasons, while Orange collect a first ever wooden spoon.

AFFL Cup
  • After years of relatively good progress in the knockout competition, Wide Bay are the first Queensland side to actually claim the silverware since 1907, and the only side from that state so far to have won both major trophies. Their final opponents, Victoria's Southern Murray ventured beyond the last sixteen for the very first time, as did Second Division semi finalists Hindmarsh. Sydney side Marrickville are the first from the Third Division to ever reach the last sixteen two years in a row.

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3rd VICMaribyrnong
4th VICKew

First Division
  • Crows Nest retain the premiership, with Ashfield in second to complete a first ever Sydney one-two. Maribyrnong, in their twentieth consecutive First Division season, break into the top three for the first time, and Southern Murray perform better than expected in their breakout top flight debut by finishing tenth. But that is almost where the good news in Victoria ends, as at the other end of the ladder none other than the most successful league team in the land, Abbotsford, are swiftly relegated just three years after their last premiership. While they face life outside the First Division for the first time since the very early years of the competition, the other returnees are Hastings-Clarence, who go down after two seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Balaclava are heading back up to the top tier after four seasons in the Second Division. Yorke hit new all-time heights with third place, while Hobart are back in the top five. Dandenong's return to the Second Division is nothing short of disasterous, avoiding consecutive relegations only due to another poor season by Unley, who head back to the Third Division after fifteen years.
  • North & East:  Just four years after leaving the bottom division, Surry Hills stun their region to rise back to the First Division for the first time in over thirty years. At the other end of the table, Hunter's seventeen year stay in the second tier is over for now.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Prospect cannot be contained in the bottom tier beyond a single season, holding off contenders including Riverina, whose fourth place is their best finish in a decade and a half. Goldfields, a top flight team just seven years ago, plunge to second last, cushioned from the bottom only by a second wooden spoon in a row for North-West Districts.
  • North & East:  Rockdale are going back to the Second Division after twenty years away. Fortitude's swift return to the bottom tier sees them in ninth, their worst ever finish. Warringah slump six places to bottom, their first cellar finish in eleven years.

AFFL Cup
  • Gippsland win a first major trophy, knocking out the favourites Crows Nest in the semi finals and then in the decider easing past Second Division outsiders Mersey, the first Tasmanian finalists in twenty one years. Third Division sides Wheatbelt and Marrickville both made the last sixteen for the very first time, while Far North Districts made their first national round appearance since 1912.

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2nd QLDWide Bay
3rd VICCorangamite
4th NSWAshfield

First Division
  • Crows Nest sit at the league summit, the only New South Wales team other than Ashfield ever to do so, and are also the second former Third Division team to reach the very top. The only other team to do likewise, 1935 premiers Wide Bay, are runners up and Corangamite, in just their fourth top flight season, are the first Victorian team outside Melbourne ever to get as high as the top three. South-West Districts are safely mid-table on their return to this level, while Dandenong are well away from safety in their fourth season. Joining them in the Second Division will be Launceston, who cannot prolong their stay in the top flight beyond two seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  In only their fourth season in the second tier, first in this region, and the second season as a merged entity, the future is very bright indeed for Southern Murray, as they win a debut to the First Division. Perth also look promising with a jump to eighth. The same cannot be said for any of the Adelaide metropolitan teams, who all occupy the bottom three, with Prospect's recent decline continuing all the way to Third Division ignominy.
  • North & East:  Botany fall just one point short of a dramatic promotion win, which allows Central & Western Districts to bounce back to the top tier immediately. Capricornia's fall from grace continues as they drop to their worst finish in seventeen years, and Barrier show last season was a fluke as they are back mired in the fight to avoid relegation. It is Fortitude who go down though, dropping immediately back to the bottom tier after one season.

Third Division
  • South & West:  With many unexpected results, this region is given a shake-up. Albury & Wagga Wagga will slot back into the Second Division for the first time in more than thirty years, and they were chased by the even more unfancied Western Districts and Territorians. The worst underachievers were Wimmera, whose return to the third tier was only good enough for eighth place, and Oakleigh, whose brief promotion fight towards looks over. Tasmania's North-West Districts are bottom for the first time in almost a decade.
  • North & East:  In a show of strength for expansion teams, in just their fifth seasons in the league Townsville win promotion and Hawkesbury are second. Nundah pick themselves up off the canvas to scrap their way into the top six, though the going is much tougher for newly relegated Glebe, who find themselves all the way down in eleventh spot. Granville are wooden spooners for the third time in five years.

AFFL Cup
  • The top three First Division teams all reach the semi finals, but it is Abbotsford who again win the cup to rob the league premiers, this time Crows Nest, from winning the double. Second Division Woolloongabba chance a soft draw to progress beyond the qualifying rounds for the first time since 1916.

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3rd QLDWide Bay
4th NSWCrows Nest

Team changes from this season

First Division
  • Ashfield win a third premiership in five years, and number seven overall. Abbotsford suffer a major premiership hangover as they succumb to ninth place, their worst finish in thirty years. The recent decline of Central & Western Districts continues all the way to relegation, ending their latest top flight stint of nine years, and Richmond-Tweed join them after one solitary season.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Northcote are second for the fourth successive time, this year beaten out by South-West Districts, who will return to the top tier after four seasons away. Fremantle, serious relegation candidates only two seasons ago, improve mightily to be third, and there is similar good cheer in Hobart's rise back to the top six. There is double disappointment in Adelaide as both Prospect and Hindmarsh fall sharply, but the quickest boom and bust cycle in history is reserved for Wimmera as they will return to the Third Division via a single season in the First Division all in the space of just eight years.
  • North & East:  Hastings-Clarence immediately grab their chance at a second top flight tilt, with good news also at Barrier as they push back up the ladder to fifth after shaking off some recent troubling years. With little movement at the wrong end of the table, Glebe fall well short of escaping an immediate return to the Third Division.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Melbourne Ports are simply too good for their competition and return to Second Division football after fourteen seasons away. Any promotion hopes Bendigo had appear to be over as they fall seven places to eleventh, and it's a baptism of fire for Blackburn, the new expansion side from Melbourne's growing eastern suburbs, picking up just one point in their debut season.
  • North & East:  Fortitude are somewhat surprise promotion winners, ending a six year stay in the bottom division, and Moreton jump back into the top five. However, that is where the good news in south-east Queensland ends, as Nundah pick up their fifth wooden spoon.

AFFL Cup
  • South Yarra win their fourth AFFL Cup, and first since 1915, over Wide Bay. Second Division Woollahra enjoy another good run to the semi finals, helped in part by only one of six New South Wales First Division teams making the last sixteen. Warringah notch the biggest upset of the season over struggling First Division debutants Richmond-Tweed to get beyond the Third Round for the first time, and also through as first-timers were Riverina, leaving Tasmania's North-West Districts as the only team active since Federation never to pass beyond state qualifying. Corangamite, Victoria's least successful team in the cup, go through to the national rounds for the first time since the inaugural 1901 season.

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2nd NSWCrows Nest
3rd NSWAshfield
4th VICKew

First Division
  • The normal order at the top is restored as Abbotsford win premiership number nine. Gippsland do well on their return to the division by finishing seventh, and Maribyrnong are right behind to dispel any relegation troubles. Jolimont, one of the last two teams remaining in the First Division continuously since Federation, suddenly lose their mojo to face next season in the Second Division, and they are accompanied by one season wonders Hastings-Clarence.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Northcote finish second for the third consecutive year as they are pipped at the post by Launceston, the second team ever to win consecutive promotions. There are few other major risers, though Fremantle put some distance between them and relegation. Three South Australian teams falter but are still well short of any immediate worries of the drop zone, though the same cannot be said for Derwent, who fall back down to the bottom tier after five seasons.
  • North & East:  The top end of this side of the division plays out in strikingly similar fashion, as Bathurst are runners up for the third year in a row, just outdone by surprise challengers Richmond-Tweed. Lone Victorians Wangaratta & Benalla further improve to eighth place, bringing more confidence ahead of their merger from next season. Hunter's recent sharp decline continues, avoiding relegation only due to Marrickville, whose second brief life at this level ends after two seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Perth finally rise to the top after six seasons to return to the Second Division. Oakleigh jump up the ladder to fifth, their best season in fifteen years. The topsy-turvy performances of South-East Districts continue as they drop seven places to twelfth, while Wheatbelt find themselves at the very bottom again, slipping below Echuca in their last year as a stand-alone entity.
  • North & East:  Glebe continue the recent tradition of spurned Second Division sides from New South Wales returning immediately to that level. Five Dock are real promotion challengers for the first time in a decade, though the most enthusiastic back-slapping is reserved for Parramatta, who shake off last season with huge gains to fifth place. Orange cannot maintain their fight for a top place, though at the bottom of the ladder sits Granville for the second time in three years.

AFFL Cup
  • Illawarra put aside their losing cup final last season to win the competition this time around, against 1932 winners Maribyrnong. Hastings-Clarence reach the semi finals for the second successive year, however there is much focus on Third Division Five Dock, who in their first ever meeting with neighbouring giants Ashfield dramatically emerge as victors in an encounter set to be remembered for many years to come.

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2nd VICAbbotsford
3rd VICKew
4th NSWCrows Nest

First Division
  • Wide Bay create history as the first former Third Division team to scale the league summit. Also taking positives from the season are Crows Nest, who are back in top four, and both newly promoted Victorian sides. At the wrong end of the ladder are Balaclava, whose latest top tier status ends after eight seasons, and in a real blow to national representation, Capricornia after six seasons, leaving their central Queensland rivals and new reigning premiers as the only top flight side outside New South Wales and Victoria for next season.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Gippsland will return to the First Division immediately. Unley leap to their best position in thirty years, raising higher hopes of a promotion winner from South Australia in the near future. Freshly relegated Wimmera find themselves far closer to the third tier than the first, while there is also disappointment for Derwent, who are suddenly approaching relegation trouble alongside traditionally more successful southern Tasmanian rivals. The season is worse still in Western Australia though, where Fremantle tip-toe closer to the precipice and they are saved only by the rapidly vanishing fortunes of Goldfields.
  • North & East:  Hastings-Clarence hold their nerve to earn a top flight debut. Darling Downs rise to fifth, their highest ever league finish. The opposite holds true for Glebe, who fall to the Third Division for the very first time.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Launceston win every league game of the season in an effort to prove that they may indeed belong in the Second Division. Albury & Wagga Wagga rise to seventh, their best position since 1918. Western Districts endure a horrible year, plummeting straight towards the cellar and saved from a wooden spoon only by fellow Victorians Echuca.
  • North & East:  Surry Hills account easily for their competition to return to the Second Division at the first attempt. In a bunched battle for second place, Orange and Rockdale are both surprise top four finishers, while New England and Newcastle greatly disappoint. Parramatta also go from bad to worse, slumping to bottom for the first time.

AFFL Cup

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3rd VICKew
4th VICAbbotsford

Team changes from this season

First Division
  • Ashfield comfortably go back-to-back for the second time in their history, followed by another impressive performance from Wide Bay. Crows Nest put aside any relegation worries they had going into the season, though the same cannot be said for struggling debutants Wimmera, or Gippsland, whose latest stay in the top division ends after three seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  After the last few seasons hovering at the top, Corangamite are the latest side to earn a top flight debut. Overall it's a good year at this level for South Australian teams, Hindmarsh are far from overawed on their return to the second tier with a fourth placed finish, and Yorke rise to new heights in sixth. Royal Park are less than impressive after relegation last season, managing only ninth place, but things are worse for Goldfields, who are staring at the possibility of two relegations in fairly quick succession. This season however, it is Launceston who are again on the move downwards.
  • North & East:  Rezoned Dandenong don't appear to miss playing against other Victorian opposition as they stitch up a return to the First Division after three seasons. Rozelle right the ship after a poor previous year, but the same cannot be said for Barrier who continue to fall far from the heights of their recent history, nor Surry Hills, who drop back to the third tier after eight seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Wangaratta & Benalla, one of three teams sitting in the Third Division continuously since Federation, earn a Second Division debut. Territorians enjoy their best ever season, finishing seventh, but newly relegated South-East Districts sit in ninth, and Spencer Ports are bottom for the third time in four years.
  • North & East:  Marrickville are on the bounce for the third season running, and there are positive starts for the two newest expansion teams, Townsville and Hawkesbury. Parramatta and Rockdale are in a race towards the bottom, though the wooden spoon is awarded to Granville for the first time since 1918.

AFFL Cup
  • Ashfield's latest attempt at a league and cup double is scuppered in the final by the only team who have so far achieved that feat: Abbotsford. Nine second tier teams fill the last sixteen, though only Corio can progress into the quarter finals.

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2nd VICAbbotsford
3rd VICKew
4th VICJolimont

First Division
  • The premiership drought is over for Sydney's most successful team, Ashfield, who have finished second in the league four times since their last triumph in 1915, and they become the first side outside Melbourne to win the title since 1918. With the reduction of the First Division back to fifteen teams from next season, the relegation zone was adjusted exceptionally to include the bottom three. In the scramble for survival, newly returned Royal Park were found wanting, South-West Districts' top tier status is over after nine seasons and, after steadily deteriorating results in recent seasons, 1929 and 1930 runners up Bathurst are relegated after eleven seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  In just their third season since they were promoted from the Third Division, rank outsiders Wimmera stun their opposition to barge their way to a First Division debut. Prospect climb back into the top five to shore up their second tier status, though former First Division champions Fremantle and Hobart both tumble into the bottom half. The boom and bust cycle is complete for South-East Districts, relegated from the top flight in 1925 and returning to the Third Division for the first time since 1906.
  • North & East:  Illawarra claim another opportunity for the First Division after previously unsuccessful single season campaigns there in 1904 and 1911. Botany rebound strongly back to fifth position, though Rozelle move dangerously in the other direction. Debutants Marrickville just fail in their bid to stay in the division, though the biggest drama is at Maranoa, freshly relegated from the First Division and the worst performing fourteenth placed team in the Second Division, who find themselves exceptionally relegated due to the structural changes for next season.

Third Division
  • South & West:  After many seasons coming close, Hindmarsh are set to appear in the Second Division for the first time since 1907. The news is not good for their fellow South Australians, Spencer Ports finish bottom for the second time in three years, and Angas, second last for the second year in a row, who are forced to withdraw from the league completely.
  • North & East:  Woolloongabba romp their way to promotion after sixteen seasons in this division. Carpentaria's last season as a stand-alone team ends on a high with fourth place (as well as a huge upset to their credit in the AFFL Cup), and despite Upper Hunter finishing seventh, their best season in a decade, off field issues force them into extinction. Nundah win a fourth wooden spoon in five years.

AFFL Cup
  • Central & Western Districts, in an unprecedented fourth final in five years, topple Goulburn & Monaro to win their third cup trophy in four seasons as New South Wales teams rediscover their form in the knock-out competition. With a merger in place for next season, Carpentaria ensure they bow out of the AFFL with a sting in the tail, upsetting First Division high fliers Wide Bay.

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2nd VICJolimont
3rd QLDWide Bay
4th NSWAshfield

First Division
  • Jolimont fall agonisingly short of a three-peat due to a smash and grab campaign by local rivals Abbotsford, but perhaps the biggest surprise of the season is third placed Wide Bay. A few potential challengers move the wrong way down the ladder, Crows Nest in particular, but the relegated sides were not unexpected: Queensland debutants Maranoa and, after three seasons, Western Australia's Goldfields.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Royal Park will re-enter the top flight after a seven year exile. Derwent do well on their return to the division, though it's Corangamite who really excel, jumping from eleventh to third place. Prospect lurch towards the relegation zone, but Western Districts make the drop back to the Third Division after nineteen seasons.
  • North & East:  Goulburn & Monaro are propelled back to the top flight after a five year absence. Illawarra enjoy their best season since 1919 as they jump to third place, while Botany endure their worst ever season, slipping eight places to twelfth. Parramatta now lay claim to two of the three worst Second Division sides ever as they fall back to the Third Division after three seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Launceston are too strong to stay in this division longer than one season. Melbourne Ports' promotion hopes appear short-lived, but things are far worse in South Australia at Angas, as they drop from top five to second from bottom. Their blushes are saved only by Echuca, who collect their first ever wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  In their eleventh season, Marrickville are the third post-Federation team to climb up to the Second Division. Brisbane's original big two teams finish third and fourth, while their newer neighbours Nundah are back at the foot of the ladder for the third time in four years.

AFFL Cup
  • Maribyrnong overcome Gippsland to win a second AFFL Cup, while Western Australia's South-West Districts reach the last four for the first time. Of the four First Division sides from New South Wales, only Bathurst emerged unscathed from unexpectedly bruising early round match-ups, with Orange netting the upset of the season over Crows Nest, and Rockdale progressing to the national rounds for the first time since 1911. Newcastle are the first team from the Third Division to qualify for the last sixteen twice in three seasons.

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2nd VICBalaclava
3rd VICKew
4th NSWCrows Nest

First Division
  • Jolimont retain the premiership by one point from Balaclava in a season where four Melbourne teams again fill the top five. After two straight seasons finishing second, Bathurst wilt to seventh place. Debutants Dandenong will return immediately to the Second Division, along with Barrier, whose stay in the top flight ends after three seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Gippsland are re-promoted at the first attempt, holding off three teams with strong First Division histories. There is disappointment in Northern Tasmania as Mersey cannot sustain recent strong performances and fall eight places to tenth, and Launceston are relegated after four seasons.
  • North & East:  It's a good year for regional south west Queensland at the expense of the capital. Maranoa earn a First Division debut, and newly promoted Darling Downs finish comfortably in seventh, while Fortitude will join all three of their Brisbane and south east Queensland neighbours in the Third Division next season.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Derwent get a second crack at the Second Division after three seasons away. Melbourne Ports surge back towards the top and Wheatbelt rebound strongly from last to mid-table. Echuca slide into the bottom half of the ladder, and Spencer Ports finish bottom for the first time since 1915.
  • North & East:  Northern Districts are on the bounce for the fourth time in five years. Nundah head in the right direction to rise to tenth, leaving Upper Hunter to finish bottom for the first time since their debut season in 1913.

AFFL Cup
  • Incredibly, both finalists from 1930 face each other in the final decider again, with the match netting the same result and a series of firsts: To Central & Western Districts for retaining the AFFL Cup and for reaching three consecutive finals, and to Woollahra as the first team outside the First Division to appear in consecutive finals (eliminating none less than Ashfield in the semis). Kew's second successive semi final appearance is ultimately in vain as three top flight Victorian teams cannot progress past the second round against Second Division opposition. Goldfields is the Western Australian representative in the national rounds for the first time since 1904.

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2nd NSWBathurst
3rd VICKew
4th NSWCrows Nest

First Division
  • Challengers from New South Wales continue to circle but yet another Melbourne side claims the First Division prize, this time Jolimont, their fourth league title and first since 1916. Balaclava are in the top six for the first time since 1908, and both newly promoted sides escape any worries about relegation. Going down after eight seasons are Gippsland, and Rozelle after three.

Second Division
  • South & West:  After two seasons as runners up, Dandenong push forward to claim their first ticket to the First Division. In a season that played out broadly in line with expectations, Perth are the second former First Division premiers to face life in the Third Division next season.
  • North & East:  Wide Bay's stay in the second tier is again brief, this time just one season. Alexandria are the big movers, rising from twelfth place last season to sixth, while Northern Districts are unable to survive at this level beyond two seasons as another relegation looms.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Wimmera are on the bounce for the sixth time in seven seasons as they win promotion with ease. The sting of last season's wooden spoon propels North-West Districts back to ninth place, with Wheatbelt taking the unwanted baton for the third time in the last five seasons.
  • North & East:  After recent seasons of continual improvement, Darling Downs are all set to turn out in the Second Division for the first time since 1903. Woolloongabba have a very positive year by their recent stadards to finish seventh, while cross-town rivals Nundah can muster only one league draw all season as they remain anchored to the bottom of the ladder.

AFFL Cup
  • Central & Western Districts overcome the previous season's disappointment to qualify for back-to-back finals for the second time in their history, and win their first major trophy. In a bad year for First Division sides where five of the quarter finalists came from the second tier, Hastings-Clarence were first-time semi finalists, and Woollahra are the fourth Second Divsion team to appear in the final.

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VICKew
2nd NSWBathurst
3rd VICJolimont

First Division
  • Kew win their second premiership of the decade, and third overall, as South Yarra's premiership hangover takes hold and they finish in eighth place. There are three New South Wales sides back in the top six, including runners up Bathurst and an impressive fourth place for newly promoted Central & Western Districts. Northcote, a fixture of the top flight since 1907, fall well short of safety, with relegation also enforced on Wide Bay after three seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Goldfields will make their First Division debut as one of two Western Australian sides in the top flight for the first time in fifteen years. Mersey are the surprise leading team in Tasmania by finishing fourth, as newly relegated Hobart struggled with a mid-table finish. Wimmera's topsy-turvy progress continues as they are immediately consigned back to the Third Division.
  • North & East:  Capricornia immediately return to the First Division at the first attempt, as Botany, who were expected to challenge, fall to seventh. After two seasons struggling to survive at this level, Glebe suddenly improve to eighth, but it's New England, the last team continuously in the Second Division since Federation, who are relegated.

Third Division
  • South & West:  In a season where any number of teams had a realistic shot at promotion, Yorke, one of four teams in the Third Division since Federation, continue their recent upwards trajectory all the way out of the division. The bunching at the top of the table means Wangaratta & Benalla drop back to the middle, while North-West Districts slump to a first ever wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  Parramatta are promoted after five seasons in the Third Division. Carpentaria's return to this tier ends in a sixth place finish, while down in Brisbane Nundah win a first wooden spoon.

AFFL Cup
  • Ashfield's run as the most successful AFFL Cup team continues, eliminating the holders Bathurst early enroute to a fifth final in eight seasons and winning the trophy for the third time in five seasons. Central & Western Districts combined their fine league performances with a kind cup draw to reach their first final since 1915. Second Division Launceston enjoy a surprise win over Jolimont to reach the quarter finals for the first time since 1910.

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2nd VICJolimont
3rd VICKew
4th VICAbbotsford

First Division
  • Within an all-Melbourne top five, South Yarra stake their claim as the best ever league team, dropping just four points on their way to a third successive premiership and fifth in seven seasons. With Capricornia relegated after three seasons and Hobart likewise after two, next season will again see the top tier contain just two teams outside Victoria and New South Wales.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Barrier of far western New South Wales, rezoned this season, easily beat out their competition to earn a First Division debut. Dandenong enjoy a fairytale campaign, rising from thirteenth place to second. There is further relegation sorrow in Southern Tasmania as Derwent will make the drop to the Third Division after nine years.
  • North & East:  Central & Western Districts bring yet more promotion joy to western regional New South Wales, set to return to the First Division after twelve seasons. Carpentaria are on the bounce straight back down to the bottom division yet again.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Wimmera are yet again too good to remain at this level. Yorke rise from almost cellar dwellers to mid-table competitors, while the recent progress made by Territorians disappears in a flash, and they find themselves back at the very bottom of the ladder.
  • North & East:  Northern Districts escape the third tier at the first attempt, but only just, in a finish where one win is all that separates the top eight places. Marrickville take the best advantage from the even competition to grab fourth place, while local rivals Five Dock are back in the bottom half. Warringah's poor form continues unabated, claiming a first wooden spoon.

AFFL Cup
  • South Yarra went into the final confident of matching the feats of Abbotsford's all-conquering 1921 side, but Bathurst had different ideas and collected their first major trophy. Maribyrnong are halted at the final four for the first time in three years, while Wide Bay are the other semi finalists, knocking out the holders Ashfield along the way.

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2nd VICAbbotsford
3rd NSWAshfield
4th NSWBathurst

First Division
  • South Yarra make it four premierships in six years, and they do so convincingly with a seven point buffer. Also surefooted on their return to the division are Wide Bay, slotting into ninth. While three New South Wales teams continue to challenge towards the league summit, on the other hand two are relegated: Goulburn & Monaro after nine seasons and Botany after four.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Balaclava continue their shuffle between the top two tiers, but things are not so rosy for Corio who can only manage seventh, just two places above newly promoted Corangamite. Echuca are going down after five seasons, but they at least claim a big scalp in the AFFL Cup.
  • North & East:  Rozelle just do enough to return to the top flight after five seasons, while Illawarra are the biggest improvers, rising five places to seventh. Queensland's Northern Districts' stay in the second tier is over after seven seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  With the top six separated by a solitary win, Launceston lead the chase to return to the Second Division after eight seasons. With no dramatic movements in either direction, Wheatbelt stay on as cellar dwellers.
  • North & East:  Carpentaria get an immediate second chance at the Second Division, while Five Dock hit new heights as they finish runners up. Warringah's form drops suddenly, tumbling six places to tenth, but the embarassment is complete for Woolloongabba, the first ever former First Division premiers to win a Third Division wooden spoon.

AFFL Cup
  • Holders Maribyrnong reach all the way to the final, but are stopped in their tracks by 1925 winners Ashfield, appearing in their fourth cup final in six years. The First Division's top two teams are both eliminated by second tier Victorian opposition in the third round, Corio and Echuca the victors.

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2nd NSWAshfield
3rd VICKew
4th VICAbbotsford

First Division
  • In a nail biting end to the league season, South Yarra remain a single point above the next three challengers to claim a third premiership in five years. Jolimont climb seven spots to fifth in an encouraging year as five Melbourne teams occupy the top six. Balaclava endure the worst ever season since the division expanded into sixteen teams, relegated after seven seasons, and they are joined by Corio, who are relegated after five years.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Hobart's First Division exile ends after three seasons, meanwhile South-East Districts find their return to the second tier challenging and can only finish mid-table. Wimmera again cannot garner enough consistency to remain in this division.
  • North & East:  Wide Bay cannot be contained in the second tier for more than two seasons, while their Queensland counterparts Maranoa surge up the ladder to fourth. Carpentaria only just fail in their bid to remain in the second tier.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Corangamite leap from fifth place to win a first ever promotion out of the Third Division, and there is some optimism for Territorians who climb to tenth place. Newly relegated Riverina slump to ninth, while over in Western Australia Wheatbelt are wooden spooners for the second time in their history.
  • North & East:  Surry Hills pinball between divisions yet again, while their fellow Sydney former top flight counterparts Rockdale storm their way into second place. Moreton similarly finish the season on a high with a rapid rise back to mid-table, but the same cannot be said for Nundah who drop back down towards the bottom. Their blushes are spared, however, by Marrickville, propping up the rest of the competition for the second season running.

AFFL Cup
  • There are two final debutants in the second ever all Victorian final as Maribyrnong claim a first major trophy and Balaclava's disappointing league campaign is compounded. Second Division Rozelle dispatch two top tier sides on their way to the final four, while the biggest upset goes to Third Division Upper Hunter over Botany.

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2nd VICSouth Yarra
3rd VICKew
4th NSWAshfield

First Division
  • After three straight seasons as runners up, Abbotsford are back at the very top of the league pyramid for the seventh time. Newly promoted Crows Nest are one of three New South Wales teams in the top six, and the other new faces South-West Districts, the first Western Australians in the top flight since 1919 and one of only two sides in the division from outside Victoria and New South Wales, also finish in the top half. Royal Park, one of the last three teams to remain continuously in the elite league, are headed down, as are South East Districts after nine seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Balaclava will return to the First Division after twelve seasons away. Newly promoted Unley finish comfortably mid-table, while Derwent slide from there to thirteenth. Riverina's first flirtation with the middle tier is over after two seasons.
  • North & East:  Capricornia, one of only two teams continuously in the Second Division since Federation, are shock winners after finishing in the bottom half of the table for much of their history. There are no other big surprises, as Surry Hills yet again ping directly back to the Third Division.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Wimmera are just strong enough for an immediate Second Division return. North-West Districts suggest last season was a fluke, immediately tumbling nine places to twelfth, but the outlook is worse for Territorians with three wooden spoons in four seasons.
  • North & East:  Carpentaria go one better than last season to win promotion by a comfortable buffer. Nundah rise back to the middle pack, but it's not so rosy for Marrickville who finish bottom for the second time in their fourth season.

AFFL Cup
  • Crows Nest complement their fine First Division return with a first ever cup final, but in the first all New South Wales affair since 1912 it is Ashfield who put aside recent disappointments in the final decider to hold the trophy aloft for the third time. Second Division Illawarra dispatch two top tier sides on their way to the final four, while Queensland's Carpentaria combine their Third Division league winning form with a first ever quarter finals appearance.

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2nd VICAbbotsford
3rd NSWAshfield
4th VICKew

First Division
  • South Yarra win the title for the second time in three years, but with four New South Wales teams in the top eight for the very first time, including freshly returned Botany, perhaps the Victorian teams' grip on the premiership thus far may be beginning to recede. Prospect are relegated, again (but win the cup, again), and Wide Bay's top flight cameo ends after six seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  There is little surpise there will be a new face from Western Australia in the top tier next season, though it is the more unlikely South-West Districts. The biggest mover is Wimmera, falling four places to the drop zone after eight seasons.
  • North & East:  Crows Nest are the second former First Division side to fall to the Third Division and return, re-entering the top flight for the first time since 1906. The recent merger for Central & Western Districts appears to be paying dividends with a second place finish, and Richmond-Tweed's second stint in the division begins encouragingly. Parramatta's poor league season means an enforced return to the Third Division after six seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Unley are on the way back up at the second attempt. Tasmania's North-West Districts enjoy their best season by far with third place, and Wangaratta & Benalla rebound back to mid-table. The wooden spoon is awarded to Territorians for the second time in their brief three year history.
  • North & East:  Surry Hills are immediately too strong for the Third Division, though their challengers for promotion were the more unlikely Carpentaria, Five Dock and Orange. Moreton muddle their way for a first ever bottom finish.

AFFL Cup
  • South-East Districts and Ashfield are impressive, but in a replay of the 1922 final Prospect's cup glory comes at the cost of First Division survival. There are upsets galore in Victoria as no less than five top flight teams are ousted by lower division opposition, allowing Fremantle to make a surprise semi final berth, and Third Division Ballarat to humiliate Gippsland. New England, one of three teams active since Federation yet to progress beyond the early rounds, eliminate Botany in order to do so for the first time.

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VICKew
2nd VICAbbotsford
3rd NSWAshfield
4th VICSouth Yarra

First Division
  • Kew win a second premiership, while Bathurst's seventh places finish indicates there may be more competition rising in New South Wales. 1918 premiers Hobart drop to the Second Division for the second time in their history, while Woollahra can only survive at the top for two seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  There are few surprising movements on the ladder. Prospect are too strong to stay in the second tier, while Melbourne Ports drop down to the Third Division after twenty one years in the Second Division.
  • North & East:  Botany are on the way back up after three seasons, though their success is overshadowed by Hunter's immediate entrance into the top three. Surry Hills are to drop to the Third Division for the very first time after fifteen second tier seasons.

Third Division

AFFL Cup
  • South-East Districts account for holders Prospect in the first round before going on to reach their first final, though it is Woollahra who win the cup, the sixth team in history to do so while simultaneously falling out of the First Division. Wide Bay continue their good form in recent seasons to make the last four, as do last year's losing finalists Ashfield.

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2nd VICAbbotsford
3rd VICKew
4th VICMaribyrnong

Team changes from this season

First Division
  • Abbotsford must finally be content for second place as South Yarra take their mantle. Maribyrnong announce themselves as yet another premiership contender in a long line of Melbourne sides, jumping from fourteenth to fourth. Rozelle are once again out of the top tier next season, and Prospect are likewise Second Division bound after two seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Gippsland are the latest side to overhaul perpetual runners up Goldfields, though collectively the four Western Australian teams perform better than expected. Unley's second chance to stay in the division goes begging, one of the last three teams continuously in the Second Division since Federation to move for the very first time.
  • North & East:  Bathurst immediately rebound back to the First Division, and Capricornia belie all expectations that they would be relegation threatened with a top six finish. While the relegation trapdoor was stuck shut for them last season, Newcastle fall through it this season, the latest former First Division side to drop to the bottom tier.

Third Division
  • South & West:  After six seasons, Echuca will return to the second tier. Spencer Ports are the best of three dramatic ladder climbers, at the expense of teams like Oakleigh who drop eight places. As the league officially spreads into the Northern Territory, debutants Territorians prop up the rest of the ladder.
  • North & East:  Hunter take two seasons to bouce back to the Second Division, going neck and neck with Richmond-Tweed. Darling Downs shock all comers by leaping ten places to third and there is a shred of positive news at Woolloongabba as they go up eight places to fourth. Warringah, in seventh, are far and away the most impressive of three new Sydney entrants, with fellow debutants Five Dock and Marrickville faring more in line with expectations at the foot of the table.

AFFL Cup
  • Prospect's brief spell back in the First Division at least comes with a second cup win, eliminating Abbotsford in the quarter finals and Sydney stalwarts Ashfield in the final. First year Marrickville can take heart in winning two cup matches, while Upper Hunter are the best performing Third Division side in reaching the last eight. Derwent, one of four surviving Federation teams never to have qualified for the last sixteen, break that duck.

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2nd VICSouth Yarra
3rd VICKew
4th VICNorthcote

First Division
  • Abbotsford are the undesputed all time champions with three consecutive league premierships (and further cup glory to follow). South Yarra rebound from mid-table to runners up as six Melbourne sides occupy the top seven. Bathurst's stay in the top league finishes after two seasons, and Maribyrnong are saved from relegation only due to league structure changes from next season.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Goldfields are pipped at the post for the second season running, this time at the hands of Corio, who make history as the first team ever to win back-to-back promotions. There is almost no other change in the top half of the ladder, though Derwent advance quickly to a very respectable seventh place. Unley are spared relegation due to new teams entering the competition next season.
  • North & East:  Woollahra's twenty year relegation-promotion cycle is complete, returning to the top flight for the first time since the inaugural 1901 season. Northern Districts are comfortable on their return to the second tier, placing in sixth immediately behind both of last's seasons relegated First Division sides. The team line-up changes for next season are the only thing that saves Newcastle's swift fall down the Third Division trapdoor.

Third Division
  • South & West:  In a two horse race in this region, Dandenong will return to the Second Division after four seasons, while off-field issues force Grampians, who finish runners-up for the fourth successive season, into extinction. Tasmania's North-West Districts are the region's biggest improvers, while it's a second bottom finish in a row for Ballarat.
  • North & East:  Eden-Monaro finish top, but eschew their prize of a Second Division debut in favour of forming a consolidated joint venture with bigger neighbours Goulburn. The big improvers are Upper Hunter and Riverina, while Dubbo end their time as a stand-alone entity with their best showing since 1909. Rockdale's league slump finds them in second last, above a similarly disappointing Albury & Wagga Wagga.

AFFL Cup
  • On top of their other accolades, Abbotsford take advantage of a poor cup showing from other First Division teams to be the first team to win the major trophy double in a single season. Northcote can't quite make it two cups in three seasons, though they take out defending winners Jolimont along the way. Third Division Moreton make the most of a soft draw, reaching the quarter finals for the first time since 1901.

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2nd NSWGoulburn
3rd VICJolimont
4th VICKew

First Division
  • Abbotsford go back-to-back for the second time, and are the first team to win three premierships in four seasons. Their only challenger is Goulburn, who finally look like they belong at the elite level (and are the only team from New South Wales besides Ashfield ever to finish inside the top four). Fortitude are going down after fifteen seasons, as are Botany after seven years.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Prospect squeak past Goldfields to return to the top flight after six seasons. Fellow South Australians Angas are relegated after eight seasons in the second tier.
  • North & East:  Sydney sides logjam the top of this region, with Crows Nest the big movers up the ladder and Rozelle heading back to the First Division after four years. Hunter slide out of the division after six years.

Third Division
  • South & West:  After a middling first season back in this division last season, Corio surge to take top spot and a promotion ticket. Oakleigh go from wooden spooners to top four in two seasons, but there is a poor first season for Launceston. Ballarat are the first former top flight team to win a Third Division wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  Northern Districts escape the bottom tier after five seasons, while Granville return to the top five in a solid showing. Riverina are still bottom.

AFFL Cup
  • Jolimont win their first cup since 1902, toppling Queensland fresh faces Wide Bay. Holders Northcote lose to Second Division Melbourne Ports, while in New South Wales all four of their First Division sides fail in the early rounds, including titans Ashfield who are embarrased by Third Division Eden-Monaro.

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2nd VICNorthcote
3rd VICSouth Yarra
4th VICKew

First Division
  • Abbotsford are back at the top of the league pyramid for the fourth time as five Melbourne sides dominate the top six teams. After a confident return to the First Division the previous year, Perth will be unexpectedly playing many more fellow Western Australians in the Second Division next season, with fellow second year participants Glebe also on the move again.

Second Division
  • South & West:  A barnstorming run from Maribyrnong leaves them four wins clear at the top of the table, the first post-Federation team to knock on the door of the top division. After recent seasons flirting with the drop, Launceston vacate the Second Division for the first time in their history.
  • North & East:  Bathurst finally make good after years of almost making the First Division. The chances of Newcastle doing likewise appear slim on their return to the second tier. Rockdale's efforts to climb back up the pyramid are thwarted after only two Second Division seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Derwent's recent reinvention from perennial wooden spooners to potential promotion contenders continues at pace, and they are bound for a Second Division debut. Oakleigh lift themselves off the canvas, leaving Wheatbelt to finish bottom on the back of six generally positive seasons in the competition beforehand.
  • North & East:  Hastings-Clarence are the lastest of the bottom tier teams at Federation to climb up a rung for the first time. Eden-Monaro enjoy their best ever season in finishing second. In Brisbane, Nundah prove that even they are superior to former giants Woolloongabba, but it is Riverina who fall back to bottom for the first time since 1910.

AFFL Cup
  • Northcote win their second cup, but the headlines are stolen by freshly promoted second tier Parramatta, who topple three First Division sides including big names Hobart and Ashfield, on their way to becoming the third Second Divison side to reach the final.

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TASHobart
2nd NSWAshfield
3rd VICAbbotsford
4th VICJolimont

First Division
  • Hobart's top flight renaissance is complete, muscling out last season's top three for a third premiership. Gippsland's first top flight tilt is over after three seasons, and Newcastle are not able to consolidate their premier league status either.

Second Division
  • South & West:  There is an immediate bounce back to the First Division for Goulburn. Of the new teams in the division, Barrier outperform Fremantle in mid-table. After eleven years Corio drop back out of the second tier.
  • North & East:  Wide Bay are the fourth former third tier outfit to join the First Division, while Richmond-Tweed's first foray beyond the Third Division ends after three years.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Mersey returns to the second tier after five seasons. After three seasons finishing second to bottom, Wangaratta & Benalla bounce up to a respectable eighth place, but for Oakleigh it's an unwelcome hat-trick of wooden spoons.
  • North & East:  Parramatta regain a Second Division place after two seasons. After an ecouraging leap to mid-table the previous season, Upper Hunter are immediately back in the mire, though Granville are rock bottom for the second successive season.

AFFL Cup
  • 1916 winners Hobart are the second team to fall one win away from a first ever league and cup double, as outsiders Newcastle win their first major trophy. Second Division Capricornia upset holders Ashfield enroute to a final four finish.

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2nd NSWAshfield
3rd VICSouth Yarra
4th VICJolimont

First Division
  • A third league title in five years heads to Abbotsford. Fortitude slip towards the wrong end of the ladder but the results are worse for Goulburn and, far more surprisingly, for Fremantle, who exit the First Division after sixteen seasons and a league premiership.

Second Division
  • South & West:  After two seasons away, Perth are returning to the top league. Dandenong are heading back in the opposite direction.
  • North & East:  Glebe are destined to join the league elite after a five year absence. Both New South Wales sides newly relegated from the First Division can only manage mid-table finishes, but things are far worse in Brisbane as Woolloongabba are the first former First Division champions to be playing their league football in the Third Division next season.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Barrier climb back out of the division at the third attempt. There are no changes in the bottom three, so Oakleigh can't lift themselves out of the basement.
  • North & East:  Rockdale's first stay in the bottom tier is over after three seasons, while some major shuffling in the bottom half sees Granville occupy last place for the first time since their debut season in 1906.

AFFL Cup
  • First Division runners up Ashfield go one better in the knock-out competition to claim a second cup trophy at the expense of Gippsland. There is a disappointing exit in the second round for defending holders Hobart, bowing out to Second Division Launceston.

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2nd NSWAshfield
3rd VICKew
4th QLDFortitude

First Division
  • Ashfield are narrowly prevented from defending their premiership by a rampaging Jolimont. There are mixed fortunes for other Melbourne teams as Kew are back in the top three but South Yarra and Royal Park lose significant ground. Gravity takes hold for country side Central-North Districts after four First Division seasons, while in the big smoke Rozelle go down after three.

Second Division
  • South & West:  After a decade of second tier stability, South-East Districts are the third former Third Division side to clinch a berth in the First Division. Corio comfortably avoid an expected relegation dogfight but Echuca cannot do the same, forced to drop back after six seasons.
  • North & East:  There are few surprises in the final ladder positions, Newcastle continue their bounce for the third year running and Parramatta are stranded in the drop zone for the very first time.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Wimmera are too strong to stay in the Third Division for longer than the single season. Oakleigh are left behind to take a first wooden spoon in their fourth year in the competition.
  • North & East:  Crows Nest's second stint in the bottom tier ends after three seasons, just overtaking Albury & Wagga Wagga to climb out of the division. There is another bottom finish for Dubbo.

AFFL Cup
  • The pick of the quarter final ties is a replay of last season's final which nets the same result, only for defending holders South Yarra to bow out in the last four to eventual first-time winners Hobart, meaning the cup has now been won by teams from every state. Kew's improved league form also carries into the knockout competition, reaching the final.

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2nd VICSouth Yarra
3rd VICAbbotsford
4th VICRoyal Park

First Division
  • Sydney's Ashfield snag a fourth league premiership to beat all Melbourne challengers. There is an automatic return to the top six for Hobart, whereas Kew dramatically dive to ninth. After recent seasons flirting with relegation, Perth are the third former champions to fall out of the premier tier, to be joined in the Second Division by single season Newcastle.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Gippsland get a first chance at the First Division, and Goldfields have a strong first season slotting into seventh. At the bottom, Wimmera return to the Third Division after seven seasons.
  • North & East:  Goulburn rebound immediately, while Illawarra's chances of challenging for promotion all of a sudden look unlikely. It will be Third Division football for the first time in Townsville next season as Northern Districts finish bottom.

Third Division
  • South & West:  A return to the second tier beckons after thirteen seasons for Dandenong, who also excel in the cup. Western Australia's Wheatbelt announce their intentions to challenge with a fourth placed finish in only their third season, and down at the bottom it is left to Spencer Ports to bring a first wooden spoon to South Australia.
  • North & East:  Hastings-Clarence almost spring a promotion surprise, though it is their northern coastal neighbours Richmond-Tweed who take a first mantle. Rockdale find the bottom division harder than they expect, finishing ninth, while Dubbo slump back to bottom.

AFFL Cup
  • For the second year in a row, Central-North Districts fall one win away from a first major trophy, this time conceding to South Yarra, who win their second cup in three seasons and third overall. Dandenong are the first ever Third Division side in the semi finals, knocking off three Second Division sides enroute.

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2nd VICKew
3rd VICRoyal Park
4th VICSouth Yarra

First Division
  • Abbotsford demolish all league opponents as they defend their premiership in the best possible way, Kew are second and it's daylight third. Prospect take only three points in a miserable return to the First Division, and Goulburn also bow out after five seasons.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Hobart bounce back at the first time of asking. South-West Districts aren't at all overawed in their first second tier season, finishing fifth. Barrier can't make any impact at all in a static bottom half, on the move for the third season running.
  • North & East:  After seven years Newcastle get a second chance at the big league in a tight race. Maranoa are the biggest improvers in the region, while Woolloongabba are in freefall. Rockdale's downward trajectory goes on, the fourth former First Division side to fall to the third tier.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Success in the second season for Western Australia's joint venture Goldfields, echoing major partner Kalgoorlie's rise a decade before. Grampians spring from the cellar to top six, while rivals Corangamite plummet from seventh place to bottom for a third wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  Hunter earn promotion after three years, but there's little joy for Crows Nest as they can only muster tenth place. Toowoomba based Darling Downs prop up the rest of the ladder for the first time.

AFFL Cup
  • The rise and rise of Central-North Districts continues, getting one win away from a first major trophy. Instead the cup is presented to Fremantle, who also account for Second Division high fliers Hobart in the semis.

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3rd VICSouth Yarra
4th VICKew

Team changes from this season

First Division
  • A first league premiership for Abbotsford, followed by Fremantle who try to break Melbourne's stranglehold on the league summit. Hobart aren't able to make their second chance at survival count for anything, becoming the second former premiers to fall out of the top flight. With another former champion in Perth also going very close to the drop, it is instead relegation after six seasons for Balaclava.

Second Division
  • South & West:  After three seasons away, Prospect climb back to the First Division. There are no big movers on the ladder in the either direction, with a second stint in this division over after four seasons for Mersey.
  • North & East:  Botany win promotion after six second tier seasons, while the surge of new entrants Wide Bay continues with a fifth place finish. Crows Nest endure a joyless season to fall back to the bottom tier after two seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Western Australians South-West Districts are the latest foundation Third Division team to rise up. Grampians are back at the bottom, as the two new sides in this region just avoid the basement.
  • North & East:  Richmond-Tweed put in an impressive season, but it's not quite enough to topple an immediately rebounding Barrier. Nundah, an expansion side from Brisbane's northside, reach tenth place, leaving the wooden spoon to fellow debutants Upper Hunter.

AFFL Cup
  • Second Division strugglers Maranoa enjoy a second consecutive fairytale cup run that goes all the way to the final, but the trophy lands for a second time with South Yarra. Illawarra also do well to make the last four, while new Melbourne team Oakleigh unexpectedly reach the third round.

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VICKew
2nd VICSouth Yarra
3rd VICAbbotsford
4th VICRoyal Park

First Division
  • In a tight season where two wins is all that is between first place and ninth (and Melbourne has a total monopoly on the top five), Kew are the first newly promoted side to take the league title, followed by South Yarra who climb from ninth. Hobart drop eight places and avoid relegation only due to unrelated events in the Second Division, but there is no such reprieve for Glebe, who are yet again distracted by better results in the AFFL Cup.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Maryborough & Castlemaine succeed on-field, but off-field issues mean that instead of an instant return to the First Division, this regional Victorian team head for oblivion. Maribyrnong instantly find second tier security in mid-table, although Barrier let similar stability slip to fall back to the Third Division after eleven seasons.
  • North & East:  The steady progress made at Central-North Districts means they are the second former Third Division side to reach the First Division. Capricornia shore up their continued presence at this level after recent seasons of decline, and Queensland counterparts Maranoa must count themselves fortunate that team changes in the Third Division from next season mean there is no drop for them.

Third Division
  • South & West:  South Australians Angas will make their Second Division debut after a perfect winning league season. While off-field consolidation is set to occur above them in the table, Derwent's abject on-field performances continue with a bottom of the ladder finish for the eighth time.
  • North & East:  In a log-jammed contest where the top eight places are separated by a single win, Wide Bay receive the keys to the Second Division. Moreton from Queensland's south-east rise from the twelfth place to fifth, leaving Dubbo bottom for the second year running.

AFFL Cup
  • There is a second all-New South Wales final in four years as recent cup specialists Glebe reach a third final, only for western Sydney neighbours Ashfield to build on recent almost-successful campaigns to win the trophy for the first time. While there was much league disappointment for Second Division Maranoa, knocking out cup holders Perth to make the semi finals was a weclome distraction.

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2nd Perth
3rd NSWAshfield
4th VICRoyal Park

First Division
  • Jolimont grab a second league title, and their first since the inaugural 1901 season. There are few big movers in the table as unlikely regional Victorian outfit Maryborough & Castlemaine go down after two seasons and Illawarra again find the top flight too much to bear.

Second Division
  • South & West:  After six seasons, Kew are top dogs. Ballarat, after a single First Division season in 1905, are the third former top flight team to drop to the Third Division.
  • North & East:  The rollercoaster ride continues at Rozelle, who need to try to again prove themselves worthy of the First Division. Hunter's foray in the second tier is over after nine seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Maribyrnong are the second post-Federation team to make the jump out of the Third Division, while expected Western Australian challengers Coolgardie stumble downwards. Grampians climb one place, leaving Derwent to collect a seventh wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  An immediate return to the Second Division for Crows Nest. Queensland's Wide Bay are the biggest improvers, climbing from tenth place to fourth, while Dubbo drop from ninth last season to bottom.

AFFL Cup
  • Perth take a first a cup trophy to Western Australia, bundling out last year's finalists Ashfield in the semis and then defending holders Northcote in the final. Illawarra reach the semis for the first time.

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2nd VICRoyal Park
3rd Perth
4th VICJolimont

First Division
  • Ashfield go back-to-back and at the same time become the first team to win three premierships in four seasons. It's mid-table to runners-up to cheer Royal Park. Prospect, one of six remaining First Division sides since Federation, is relegated, along with Rozelle who yo-yo again, enduring a torrid league season with only one draw (tempered only a little by reaching the semi finals of the AFFL Cup).

Second Division
  • South & West:  One of three teams from New South Wales zoned in this region, Illawarra dominate proceedings to get a second chance at the top flight after six seasons away. In a season with few other surprises, Bendigo cannot escape relegation after years of narrowly avoiding it.
  • North & East:  In a promotion race that fell largely to both of last season's relegated teams, Glebe grabbed one more win to hold out. After only four second tier seasons, Crows Nest are the second former First Division side to fall to the bottom league tier.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Echuca rebound immediately to the Second Division. In a tight finish at the bottom, Grampians can't quite do enough to avoid a second consecutive cellar finish.
  • North & East:  A year of renewed promise for Woollahra, who manage to combine league promotion with a good cup campaign. Riverina remain anchored to the bottom for the second season running.

AFFL Cup
  • A first trophy for Northcote as only they can stop Ashfield from a league and cup double. Woollahra get a kind draw to become the second Third Division side ever to make the last eight.

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2nd Fremantle
3rd TASHobart
4th VICJolimont

First Division
  • Ashfield manage to put aside a disappointing 1908 to wrestle the league crown back from Fremantle. Northcote and Balaclava both find it harder to thrive in the top flight. 1903 premiers Woolloongabba become the first former league winners to drop out of the division, and Glebe are again too distracted by a successful cup run to survive in the top league.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Maryborough & Castlemaine squeak past Kew and become the first former Third Division side to reach the First Division. Corio jump to mid-table security while in the scramble for security Echuca are found wanting.
  • North & East:  Both new teams this side of the second tier, Rozelle and Carpentaria, return directly up and down from whence they came. Bathurst rise from relegation strugglers last season to the top five.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Mersey's stay in the third tier is brief. Amongst the shuffling in ladder order it's Victorian side Grampians who take a first wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  Alexandria are the first of the post-Federation teams to jump beyond the Third Division, while Riverina are sitting on the bottom when the music stops.

AFFL Cup
  • A first all-New South Wales final as Glebe become the first side to win the knock-out trophy for a second time, and it's 1904 all over again as they are concurrently relegated from the First Division. Goulburn make the last sixteen for only the second time, but make it count by reaching the final playoff. Maryborough & Castlemaine enjoy a good cup run on top of their league success by reaching the quarter finals, while Hobart are stunned by Third Division opposition for the second time in four years as they fall to Mersey.

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2nd VICBalaclava
3rd VICNorthcote
4th TASHobart

First Division
  • It's two premierships in three years for Fremantle, as for the first time the league top three is comprised of teams who started life in the Second Division. Northcote are no less impressive in their second top flight season, though even they are eclipsed by debutants Balaclava. Royal Park and Woolloongabba slide noticeably toward danger, but at season's end both relegated sides hail from Sydney: Surry Hills and first-timers Rozelle.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Goulburn are re-zoned to this region and thrive, clinching a promotion bid for the second time. There is another extremely strong showing from Maryborough & Castlemaine to take third place. At the wrong end, Mersey of northern Tasmania are going down.
  • North & East:  After four seasons away, Glebe get another bite at the top flight cherry. Country New South Wales side Central-North Districts reach new heights, finishing third in only their second season out of the Third Division. For Woollahra it's a case of stalled recovery as they immediately fall back to the bottom tier.

Third Division
  • South & West:  North-west Victorians Wimmera will get a first opportunity for second tier football. There is a second successive wooden spoon for Corangamite.
  • North & East:  North-west Queensland's Carpentaria shock everyone, not least themselves, to climb eleven places and gain admittance to the Second Division. South-east New South Wales' Eden-Monaro are well off the pace from the rest of the competition.

AFFL Cup
  • South Yarra dispatch last year's winners and finalists in successive rounds only to flop to eventual winners Surry Hills, who find something to cheer about in the midst of league relegation.

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2nd VICRoyal Park
3rd TASHobart
4th VICNorthcote

First Division
  • A near deadlock at the summit sees Ashfield bring a first league premiership to New South Wales at the expense of Royal Park. The latter's local north Melbourne rivals Northcote dazzle in their first top flight season, finishing fourth. Botany recede back to the second tier after six seasons, joined by single season Newcastle.

Second Division
  • South & West:  South and east Melbourne rivals dominate the promotion chasers as Balaclava are the latest fresh face to join the top tier. Adelaide outfit Hindmarsh surprise many with a big slide to the Third Division, as their South Australian counterparts South-East Districts finally, at the fourth attempt, find their feet at this level for fifth place.
  • North & East:  More good news for inner-west Sydney as Rozelle snare a first opportunity at the big time. North of the harbour Crows Nest immediately fall into the bottom half, and nothing can save Albury & Wagga Wagga from a disappointing season that ends in relegation.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Corio are to return to the second tier immediately as they win the region at a canter. The weeping and gnashing of teeth is over for now at Derwent, with a tenth place finish liable to give them a bout of altitude sickness. Instead it's south-west Victorian side Corangamite who plunge seven places to hit bottom.
  • North & East:  Some good news for Woollahra who are set to rise back to the middle league tier. Country Victorians Wangaratta & Benalla find their recent merger has done nothing to consolidate consistent seasons of indifferent league performances, dropping one place to dead last.

AFFL Cup
  • In addition to being the sole non-Melbourne side in the semi finals, Fortitude brush aside plucky Second Division Melbourne Ports to become the first team to reach back-to-back cup finals. They go one better this time around to leave Royal Park licking their wounds as both league and cup runners up.

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2nd VICRoyal Park
3rd NSWAshfield
4th TASHobart

Team changes from this season

First Division
  • Only three points separate the top half of the table as Fremantle just hold off all comers. There is more good news in Western Australia as Perth climb back into the top six. Sydney North Shore representatives Crows Nest are well short of safety, and Goulburn can't quite keep their top flight status alive after a promising first season the year before.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Northcote are clear winners on the way up for the first time. A merger seems to have been positive for Victorian debutants Maryborough & Castlemaine, while Corio plumb new depths to drop to the bottom division.
  • North & East:  Newcastle are set to make their top flight debut next season. For the other Second Division merged entity Albury & Wagga Wagga, it's a case of merely holding steady, and Orange are going back down after three Second Division seasons.

Third Division
  • South & West:  In developments that surprise nobody, South-East Districts' yo-yo act continues. In other developments that surprise even fewer, Derwent collect a sixth successive wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  Regional New South Wales Central-North Districts are the surprise packets who clinch promotion. Of the three new teams admitted to the Third Division, south Sydney side Alexandria most belie low expectations with a comfortable mid-table finish, as fellow newbies Granville find themselves bottom.

AFFL Cup
  • The cup comes to Adelaide as long-time consistent performers Prospect break past the final four for the first time and outgun Brisbane side Fortitude. There is shock in the early rounds in Tasmania when defending two-time league premiers Hobart are ousted by Third Division rank outsiders North-West Districts.

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TASHobart
2nd QLDWoolloongabba
3rd Fremantle
4th VICAbbotsford

First Division
  • Bragging rights for Tasmania as Hobart become the first team to win back-to-back premierships. Fremantle announce their intentions as a future contender with their first top three finish, while local rivals Perth go dangerously further backwards. Relegation is enforced on Kew, after three seasons, and debutants Ballarat.

Second Division
  • South & West:  South Yarra get another chance in the First Division after three years away, and Northcote perform better than expected to finish second. Inevitably South-East Districts take a fall yet again.
  • North & East:  Fortitude will return to the top flight after two seasons, as both newly relegated sides finish towards the middle of the ladder. Moreton drop out of the division for the second time.

Third Division
  • South & West:  With the top three teams equal on points and only one win between them and sixth place, promotion fell to fast rising Victorian side Maryborough. Western Australia's South-West Districts march swiftly up the table. With most focus on Tasmania at the very pinnacle of the league pyramid, things are still bleak for Derwent, with their fifth successive South & West wooden spoon.
  • North & East:  Maranoa from south west Queensland take out the region. At the bottom, there is joy for far northern New South Wales side Richmond-Tweed, whose thirteenth place finish means they avoid the wooden spoon for the first time. Their place at the bottom was taken by Wagga Wagga, who appeared to be going through the motions in their last season as a stand-alone team.

AFFL Cup
  • After making the semi-finals in the previous two seasons, Sydney's Surry Hills go one better and make the final, only for Royal Park to reassert Melbourne's early dominance over the cup trophy. Geelong based Second Division side Corio make the last eight for the third season in a row, while in Western Australia last season's runners-up Kalgoorlie, now of the Third Division, cause the upset of the season when they dispose of First Division Perth, the second time in three years that the latter has been knocked out by third tier opposition.

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TASHobart
2nd VICRoyal Park
3rd QLDWoolloongabba
4th SAProspect

First Division
  • Hobart are the new league champions, with Abbotsford immediately landing in the top six. Perth drop to mid-table and Illawarra's first top tier season is not a happy one, with Glebe also heading back down after only two years.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Ballarat earn their way to a First Division debut. Kalgoorlie are relegated, though their brief stay in the second tier was at least accompanied with a stellar cup run.
  • North & East:  Goulburn are also on their way to the top flight for the first time. Sydney silvertails Woollahra are again in the headlines for all the wrong reasons as the first former First Division side to fall to the Third Division.

Third Division
  • South & West:  South-East Districts just hold off the chasing pack to continue their pinball routine between the third and second tiers. Derwent remain well off the pace at the wrong end of the table.
  • North & East:  Darling Downs are not so fortunate in their quest for an immediate return to the Second Division, stumbling just enough for Moreton to rise back at the second time of asking. Richmond-Tweed add yet another wooden spoon to their unwanted collection.

AFFL Cup
  • Two relegated sides put aside disappointing league campaigns to duke it out in the final as Glebe take some silverware with them down to the Second Division, the scalp of cup holders Kew in the quarter finals the pick of their victorious cup run. No such joy for losing finalists Kalgoorlie, the first second tier side to fall only one win away from an unlikely cup victory.

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2nd Perth
3rd TASHobart
4th VICRoyal Park

First Division
  • Mixed emotions in Brisbane as south of the river Woolloongabba win the premiership and north of the river Fortitude are relegated. In a tight finish where one win separates the bottom six sides, Rockdale also can't escape the drop.

Second Division
  • South & West:  Abbotsford are set to return to the top flight at the second attempt and Western Districts impress in their second season in the division. South-East Districts are going down to the Third Division, again.
  • North & East:  Illawarra go up, while central Queensland's Capricornia go from probable relegation candidates to potential promotion chasers. Gravity catches up with Barrier, who slide eight places down the table, and there is more relegation pain in Queensland as Darling Downs also drop down a division.

Third Division
  • South & West:  In a very tight contest, Kalgoorlie are promoted by a whisker ahead of Wimmera. South-West Districts of Western Australia tumble, though still not enough to replace Derwent at the foot of the table.
  • North & East:  The top two are just as close on this side of the division, with Orange as the victors. Hastings-Clarence of northern New South Wales make big gains and Queensland's Carpentaria take a big fall. Richmond-Tweed still occupy the bottom, though Wagga Wagga are similarly uncompetitive.

AFFL Cup
    Kew make it three out of three cup wins for Melbourne teams, knocking off a gallant Fremantle side in the final. In Adelaide, Unley are surprise performers, becoming the first Second Division team to win through to the semi finals, while Perth appear distracted by maintaining their league success as they are felled by Third Division South-West Districts.

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Perth
2nd QLDWoolloongabba
3rd VICJolimont
4th VICRoyal Park

First Division
  • The previous season's runners-up Perth go one better to take the premiership. Prospect drop perilously close to relegation, though it is South Yarra and their next door neighbours Melbourne Ports who finish in the bottom two.

Second Division
  • South & West:  A successful season for Melbourne's Kew (also reaching the quarter finals of the AFFL Cup), followed by fast rising Gippsland. Adelaide's Unley and Murray River side Echuca make big slides, though it is Dandenong who finish bottom.
  • North & East:  Newly promoted Barrier only just fail in their surprise bid for double promotion, finishing second behind inner-city Glebe. Woollahra get a reality check on life in the second tier, finishing only in tenth. All four Queensland teams finish in the bottom five, with Moreton making the drop.

Third Division
  • South & West:  South-East Districts immediately return to the Second Division at the first time of asking. At the opposite end, the bottom two remain unchanged with Derwent managing just a single league draw in a dreadful season.
  • North & East:  Hunter also bounce back up straight away, with Wide Bay improving from mid-table the previous season to finish runners up. Darling fall sharply to eleventh place, but Richmond-Tweed stay at rock bottom.

AFFL Cup
  • Jolimont make it two trophies in two years, vanquishing cup holders South Yarra in the semi finals and then Brisbane's Woolloongabba in the final. Prospect's cup form stays more reliable than their league performances, reaching the final four for the second season running.

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2nd Perth
3rd SAProspect
4th NSWAshfield

First Division
  • Jolimont of Melbourne are the inaugural league premiers, holding off Perth and Adelaide outfit Prospect, as teams from five different states fill the top five. At the bottom of the table, Woollahra from Sydney's east struggle badly, failing to win a single league game, and they drop to the Second Division along with Melbourne side Abbotsford.

Second Division
  • South & West:  At the top, Fremantle win promotion, while at the bottom South-East Districts of South Australia are the first to fall to the Third Division.
  • North & East:  Southern Sydney team Botany snare their first chance to go up, with fellow New South Wales team Hunter relegated to the bottom tier.

Third Division
  • South & West:  Victorian regional side Western Districts drop only two points on their way to promotion, as southern Tasmanian side Derwent finish bottom.
  • North & East:  Barrier of far western New South Wales are victorious, while Richmond-Tweed from the far north are left to prop up the rest of the table.

AFFL Cup
  • Woollahra put aside their woeful league form to reach the final, only for the first ever cup to be presented to fellow First Division strugglers South Yarra. Maryborough, one of two country Victorian sides from the Third Division in the mix for the last sixteen, shock First Division Rockdale to make the quarter finals.

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