CAFL – Professional American Indoor Football in China

The Washington Post Feature: Take note, NFL: China’s arena football league features the best touchdown celebrations


By Marissa Payne

Sick of watching your favorite NFL players get penalized and fined for celebrating touchdowns? Then look no further than the China Arena Football League, where apparently there are no limits on how much fun players can have in the end zone.

The extended dance party celebrations are good, but it’s the team efforts that might make the above video, released earlier this week by the CAFL, go viral.

Celebrations of note include a simulated sword fight, a kung fu scene, a round of Duck Duck Goose, a bowling strike where the players line up as the pins and a mimed fishing tournament, which might the best touchdown celebration of all time.

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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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