CAFL – Professional American Indoor Football in China

BARSTOOL Feature: The Celebrations At The China Bowl Didn’t Disappoint


November 10, 2016 – By Jordie

Kind of a shame that the Shanghai Skywalkers didn’t make it to the China Bowl this season as they easily lead the CAFL in mega dope, ultra chill touchdown celebrations like this one.

But the Beijing Lions took on the Qingdao Clipper with world Chinese Arena Football League supremacy on the line and, folks, it certainly did not disappoint. We had the classic worm with a slight modern touch at the end.

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About CAFL

With the official announcement of approval from the China government, the new professional league will be called CAFL (China Arena Football League), and the Beijing based operating company, formerly known as Ganlan Media International, will carry the same name.

“We think this acronym says it all,” said David Niu, the President of AFL Global, the founding corporation based in Conshohocken, PA, USA. “The league, and all of our efforts, are unique to China. We want to highlight the fact that we are playing American-style football, not to be confused with soccer. And we want to emphasize that this is China’s first ever professional league, played by the best players in the world.”

Many of the rosters will feature Chinese players, who have been learning and training for the arena game specifically for over a year, at 6 select Chinese Universities, under the guidance of AFL Global.

CAFL headquarters are located in Beijing, with leadership comprised of senior media executives and sports professionals with an array of government and commercial experience.

For more information please contact the following:

Lou Tilley, VP CAFL Communications and Media

Alvina Alston, CAFL Public Relations

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