CAFL Announces Promotions as Super Series II Approaches
- Updated: April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017 (Beijing, China)
China Arena Football League Chairman Marty Judge and CEO Gary Morris, the driving forces behind China’s first US-style pro football league, announced the following promotions within the league’s Beijing-based management structure in advance of the CAFL’s second season of play.
Edward Wang, previously Vice President of Operations, has been promoted to President of the CAFL, China’s Professional American Football League. Mr. Judge and Mr. Morris stated: “Mr. Wang, the first Chinese American to play professional American football in the National Football League (NFL) has displayed tremendous ability over the last three years running CAFL’s China operations. We are proud to have Mr. Wang join us as part of our senior management team”.
In another promotion, Fiona Wang (Wang Pei Pei) , CAFL’s Director of Administration, Operations and HR has been promoted to Vice President, Operations reporting to Mr. Wang. Mr. Judge and Mr. Morris said in their statement, “Fiona has also demonstrated a strong and aggressive ability to drive and manage important initiatives and projects throughout the CAFL year and during its professional seasons, which this year begins in Shanghai on September 23, 2017.”
About the China Arena Football League (CAFL):
As China’s only Professional American Football League, the CAFL plays its seasons each year during the months of September through October. The 2017 season will be comprised of its six teams, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Wuhan and Shenyang. Each professional team is comprised of a total of 22 players, 11 Chinese and 11 Foreigners, (mostly from America). The 2017 season, which is called the CAFL Super Series II, commences September 23/24 in Shanghai and will travel respectively to Qingdao on September 30/October 1, to Guangzhou (Foshun) on October 7/8, to Shenyang on October 14/15, to Wuhan on October 21/22 and then to Beijing for the Championships on October 28/29.
The CAFL enjoys a multi-year working formal partnership with China’s Sports Bureau’s China Rugby Football Association (CRFA), which has been a driving force behind the success of the CAFL.