|Formerly||Federal Football Association|
|Sport||Australian rules football|
|Most titles||Moorabbin (12)|
The Federal Football League was an Australian rules football competition in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, that was in existence from 1909 to 1981. It was regarded as one of the strongest metropolitan leagues in Melbourne and in the 1960sand it is said that Channel Seven were seeking to telecast league games on a Sunday.
Formed in 1909as the Federal Football Association, the competition's eight founding members were Cheltenham, Ellindale, Elsternwick, Frankston, Mentone, Mordialloc, Moorabbin, and Glen Huntly, all from the southern/south eastern suburbs.
Local Councillor F. T. Le Page was elected president.
In 1915, the Federal football Association (FFA) A. Grade teams were - Brighton District, Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Moorabbin Park, Oakleigh and Elsternwick, whilst the B. Grade clubs were Sandringham, Mentone, Heatherton and Glenhuntly.
In 1925, the FFA comprised 10 senior and 9 junior club's and had over 1,000 registered players.
In 1933, J Nolan kicked 116 goals for the Caulfield.
In 1937 the A Section competition teams where composed of - Black Rock, Mordialloc, Cheltenham, East Burwood, Moorabbin, Caulfield, Darling and Mentone, and in the B section, Chelsea, Highett, Mt. Waverley, Mordialloc, Black Rock and Edithvale-Aspendale.
Middle Brighton FC kicked 50.40 - 340 v Heatherton: 0.0 - 0 in a match in 1914.
|Club||Based||Years in competition||Notes|
|Bentleigh Football Club||Bentleigh, Victoria||1957–1978||Merged with McKinnon to form the new Moorabbin FC in 1979|
|Black Rock Football Club||Black Rock, Victoria||1913-14, 1919–1926, 1931–1972||in recess 1973, reformed in 1980|
|Brighton Districts Football Club||Brighton, Victoria||1915, 1919-21||Joined the Victorian Junior Football Association in 1922|
|Camden Football Club||Caulfield, Victoria||1939–1956||Merged with South Caulfield CYMS to form South Caulfield|
|Carrum Football Club||Carrum, Victoria||1911, 1913-1914, 1922–1927||In recess from 1928-31. Joined the Peninsula District FA in 1932|
|Caulfield Football Club||Caulfield, Victoria||1914, 1930–1970||changed name to East Caulfield|
|Chelsea Football Club||Chelsea, Victoria||1919–1958||Joined the Mornington Peninsula FL in 1959|
|Cheltenham Football Club||Cheltenham, Victoria||1909–1928, 1930–1981||Transferred to South East Suburban FL in 1982|
|Clayton Football Club||Clayton, Victoria||1954–1981||Transferred to South East Suburban FL in 1982|
|Dandenong Football Club||Dandenong, Victoria||1951–1957||Moved to the Victoria Football Association in 1958|
|Darling Football Club||East Malvern, Victoria||1934–1940||Did not reform after the World War II|
|Doveton Football Club||Doveton, Victoria||1972–1976||Returned to the South West Gippsland FL in 1977|
|East Burwood Football Club||Burwood East, Victoria||1931–1938||moved to Eastern Suburbs FL in 1939|
|East Caulfield Football Club||East Caulfield, Victoria||1971–1976||Caulfield (Federal) changed name to avoid confusion with Caulfield VFA|
|East Malvern Football Club||East Malvern, Victoria||1962–1973||Folded in early 1974 due to lack of off field support.|
|Ellindale Football Club||McKinnon, Victoria||1909–1910, 1912||In recess by time of World War I|
|Glen Orme Football Club||Victoria||1946 - 19??||?|
|Glen Huntly Football Club||Glen Huntly, Victoria||1960–1976||In recess in 1977|
|Hampton Football Club||Hampton, Victoria||1920||Joined the Metropolitan Amateurs Football Association in 1921.|
|Heatherton Football Club||Heatherton, Victoria||1913-14, 1920–1921, 1927–1928, 1946–1952||Played as Freighters from 1951. Went into recess in 1952|
|Highett Football Club||Highett, Victoria||1934–1981||Transferred to South East Suburban FL in 1982|
|McKinnon Football Club||McKinnon, Victoria||1955–1977||In recess '78, merged with Bentleigh to form Moorabbin FC (Mark II) in '79|
|Mentone Football Club||Mentone, Victoria||1909, 1913-1914, 1920–1981||Transferred to South East Suburban FL in 1982|
|Middle Brighton Football Club||Brighton, Victoria||1913 & 14||red & white colors. In 1915 changed their name to Brighton Districts FC|
|Moorabbin Football Club||Moorabbin, Victoria||1909–1950, 1979-1981||Joined the Victoria Football Association in 1951. Returned in 1979|
|Moorabbin Park Football Club||Moorabbin, Victoria||1913-1915||Withdrew in July, 1915 due to WWI|
|Mordialloc Football Club||Mordialloc, Victoria||1909–1911, 1921–1957||Moved to the Victoria Football Association in 1958|
|Noble Park Football Club||Noble Park, Victoria||1964–1981||Transferred to South East Suburban FL in 1982|
|Oakleigh District Football Club||Oakleigh, Victoria||1964–1981||Transferred to South East Suburban FL in 1982|
|Parkdale Football Club||Parkdale, Victoria||1955–1981||Transferred to South East Suburban FL in 1982|
|South Caulfield Football Club||South Caulfield, Victoria||1957–1961||Merged with Brighton in the Victoria Football Association in 1962|
|Springvale Football Club||Springvale, Victoria||1957–1981||Moved to the Victoria Football Association in 1982|
|Vermont Football Club||Vermont, Victoria||1936||Joined the East Suburban Football League in 1937.|
|Victoria Brewery Football Club||Caulfield, Victoria||1910–1912||Left the FFA after the 1913 FFA - AGM|
The Agar Wynne Shield. The Honourable Agar Wynne, MHR was the Federal Football Association's Patron from 1909 to 1915.
Cr. J.W. ALLNUT MEDAL. (Allnut was President of the FFA from 1936 to 1945 & a life member).
|Year||Player's Name||Club||Votes||Year||Player's Name||Club||Votes|
|1927||P Gleeson||Chelsea||1952||C. Mudge||Mentone|
|1928||P Gleeson||Chelsea||1953||A. Beckwith||Mentone|
|1929||Les Warren &||Chelsea||1954||G March||Camden||22|
|W Hughes||Mordialloc||1955||R Goodes||Parkdale|
|1930||Les Warren||Chelsea||1956||George Ashman||Mordialloc|
|1931||A Perry||Black Rock||1957||Kevin Phillips||Chelsea|
|1933||J Ash &||Caulfield||1959||K Roberts||Cheltenham|
|I Corry||Cheltenham||1960||I Gardner||Springvale|
|1934||V Hunter||East Burwood||1961||K Hamilton||McKinnon|
|1935||E Roff||East Burwood||1962||K Hamilton||McKinnon|
|1936||E Martin||East Burwood||1963||K Hamilton||McKinnon|
|1937||J Mitchell||Mentone||1964||K Hamilton||McKinnon|
|1938||P Witchell||Black Rock||21||1965||G Gotch||Glenhuntly|
|1939||K Dunn||Mentone||1966||W Morrison||Highett|
|1940||E.McInerny||Moorabbin||1967||J Ward||Black Rock|
|1941||Laurie Kelly||Camden||1968||I House||Caulfield|
|1942||In recess. WW2||1969||C Hutchins||East Malvern|
|1943||In recess. WW2||1970||K Ellis||Glenhuntly|
|1944||In recess. WW2||1971||J Calleja||Bentleigh|
|1945||R.Hocking||Camden||1972||D. McGrath||Noble Park|
|1948||C.Coade &||Glen Orme||1976||A.Sierowkoski||Mentone|
|G.Daley &||Heatherton||1977||L.Studham||Noble Park|
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