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The China Arena Football League (CAFL) made history in China by launching the coun-try’s first professional league of American-style football this month, played by some of the best players in the world. After four weeks of making headlines around the world, the league is scheduled to kick off its finale, The China Bowl, in Shanghai on November 6th.
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Shanghai, China – The China Arena Football League kicked off its inaugural season ear-lier this month with six teams in six major cities in China. It’s been four years in the making for the CAFL; the historic league is the brainchild of very successful business-man Marty Judge, owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. Judge has teamed up with partners and NFL Greats Ron Jaworksi and Dick Vermeil. Other team executives include former NFL lineman Ed Wang (VP of League Development); former rugby player, coach and developer David Niu (President, AFL Global), and the head of football operations, Ken Bozarth. Chief Executive Officer of the CAFL is Gary R. Morris, who is president of the Judge Group.
The CAFL held the league’s first ever player draft in June, which was streamed live around the world and was broadcast in English and Mandarin. Over 500 players have registered for the draft, including many current US AFL star players, former NFL players as well as standouts from Germany, Spain and Italy.
Highlights of the games can be found on the league’s very own YouTube Channel:
The CAFL has been featured in recent weeks on ESPN, FOX Sports, CCTV, The Bleacher Report, Barstool, LA Times and Time Magazine to name a few.
For more on the CAFL, log on to www.caflfootball.com and www.caflchina.com.by