About AFL Global
AFL Global was created by Martin E. Judge, Jr. to introduce and launch professional American Arena Football teams in China. Marty Judge has been doing business in China for over 6 years with his US-based company, The Judge Group. In early 2012, he began making plans to bring American style Arena football to China through AFL Global. Based in Conshohocken, PA, USA, AFL Global is the parent company of the formal China-based company, CAFL, The China American Football League, based in Beijing.
A comprehensive football training program, founded and guided by CAFL, has been in place since May 2013, with arena-style training programs in place at 6 major China Universities. Those Universities began competitive collegiate play in the Fall of 2014 with many players expected to move to the rosters of the CAFL, China’s first professional league, set to debut in the Fall of 2015.
AFL Global’s executive leadership includes accomplished US professionals from sports, broadcasting and business.
David Niu has 30+ years of experience in professional sport as a player, a coach and in executive management in Australia, Europe, and the USA. As a professional rugby player, David played Rugby Union, Rugby League, and Rugby Sevens at the international level and taken part in four World Cups. David founded and created the American National Rugby League in 1998, In developing the sport of rugby in America he has worked closely with local stakeholders and international governing bodies to manage all aspects of league business. He has overseen, managed and led the football and commercial operations of international rugby events throughout the USA, and around the world with many nations including Canada, Russia, Australia, England, South Africa, Japan, the Caribbean, and the Pacific regions.