CAFL – Professional American Indoor Football in China

CAFL Fan’s Dream Team 2016


Shanghai, China (November 4, 2016) By Lou Tilley

The CAFL fans have spoken. Their 2016 Dream Team is the result of nearly 1/2 million on-line votes. Balloting took place in the course of one-week at the CAFL web sites ( in China, and in the US.) In all, 493,245 votes were tabulated. The fans choices as The Great Eight” of the 2016 Super Series, of “The Dream Team” are as follows:

CAFL Dream Team:

QB: Dak Britt, Shenzhen
OL: Jia Qi Zhang (Ox), Shenzhen
DL: Robert Williams, Shenzhen
RB/FB: Dashawn Johnson, Guangzhou
WR: Xu Xin He, Shenzhen
DB: Tanner Varner, Qingdao
LB/MLB: Hong Jia Wei David, Shenzhen
Kicker: Taylor Russolino, Shanghai


CAFL Dream Team presented by Spalding as voted on by fan ballot.

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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