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CAFL Plans For Long Term Success

The China Arena Football League (CAFL) announced today its continuing strategy for bringing America’s most popular sport to the exciting sports landscape in China.

Arena football vets never saw anything like new Chinese league

J.J. Raterink has seen a lot in more than a decade of professional arena football.

Beijing Wins Battle of Unbeatens
AFL China Press Release

The China Arena Football League is a league of firsts. Today the first ever match up of undefeated teams took place as the Shenzhen Naja met the Beijing Lions as each team entered 1-0. This game lived up to the hype as a Luke Collis touchdown pass to Erwin Sennett Wu on the Lions last possession enabled them to escape the Damai Center with a 48-41 win over Shenzhen.

Shanghai Over Powers Guangzhou in the Second Half for First CAFL Win
AFL China Press Release

A total of four points was all that separated the Guangzhou Power and the Shanghai Skywalkers from victory last weekend in the first ever CAFL games. Today in Dalian one would be assured of victory.

History Made: Us Football Debuts in China
AFL China Press Release

On the first day of a national holiday, the founders of the “little company that could” had to be thrilled. More than 11,500 Chinese fans came to watch US-style football on their day off.

CAFL 2016 Super Series Team Rosters & Play Makers
AFL China Press Release

LEGEND SPORTSWEAR to Become the Exclusive Jersey and Merchandise Provider for the CAFL
AFL China Press Release

Today the China Arena Football League announced a new and exciting partnership with Legend Sportswear as the Exclusive Jersey and Merchandise Partner of the CAFL.

CAFL Partners with ONE World Sports
AFL China Press Release

The China Arena Football League (CAFL) and Arena Football League Global (AFL-G) today announced that ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, would carry their upcoming inaugural season, Super Series 2016. Beginning with the inaugural match live from Beijing, China’s capital city, Stamford-based ONE World Sports will air the CAFL’s entire 18-game series.

Joe Hills becomes first AFL player drafted to China
Adam Markowitz,

After years of dreaming, negotiating, scouting and general preparation, American football is officially headed to China. The initial six teams of the China Arena Football League underwent their draft on Friday night, and the franchises now officially have their first 20 players.

CAFL To Fill Rosters with First Draft – Watch Draft Streaming Live
AFL China Press Release

The schedules are set, the arenas booked, the teams have hometowns, arenas, logos, names and coaches. The only missing are the players for China’s first US-style professional football league!

Six-Shooters – China’s First Coaches Set for Action
AFL China Press Release

China’s first professional football coaches all hail from – the United States of America. “It makes sense, when you think about it. After all, the game was first played here, refined here, and the US continues to be the hub of football even as it spreads across the planet” said Clint Dolezel, who will coach the Beijing Lions, and will serve as the host coach when the Super Series Tour kicks off the new league on the weekend of October 1.

Meet the Super Six! The CAFL’s Teams, Names and Official Logos
AFL China Press Release

The CAFL today officially introduced the founding team members of China’s first ever professional football league. Franchises will be located in the tier-1 cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian and Qingdao.

CAFL Announces Official Super Series Schedule
AFL China Press Release

The CAFL today released Its official schedule of competition for the 2016 “Super Series” inaugural season of professional football play in China. The six-city Super Series will kick off the historic first season of US-style tackle football in China in the national capital city of Beijing on October 1.

China Super Series to Kick Off Historic Season
AFL China Press Release

The CAFL (China Arena Football League) is proud to announce the launch of its historic first season of US-style professional football in China. The CAFL “Super Series” will be played in six major cities on the Chinese mainland in the autumn of 2016.

Official football of The CAFL named after founder and Chairman
AFL China Press Release

The CAFL continues to make news as China’s first ever US-style Pro football league accelerates towards its inaugural season. Today, the CAFL announces the premier of the official game ball to be used when league play begins in the fall of 2016.

AFL Global LLC announces a re-designed logo for newly formed China Arena Football League
AFL China Press Release

In advance of the kickoff of China’s first ever professional American style football season in the Fall of 2016, AFL Global LLC announces a re-designed logo for its newly formed China Arena Football League.

Links for international Arena Football League broadcasts on FilmOn now available
Tim Capper,

This week the Arena Football League and FilmOn announced their international broadcast partnership for streaming of league action outside of the United States. This is an agreement that has been a long time coming for fans wanting to watch arena league action, but dont currently reside in the US.

College Football To Kick Off In China: Lead Up to First Pro League
AFL China Press Release

For the first time in history, intercollegiate American-style football will kick off in China next week. Six teams from Chinese universities will play in a round-robin tournament in Beijing on October 15-18 as part of the nation’s Sports Festival.

China Announcement Start of Something Big
Adam Markowitz,

Almost a year ago, I had the best seat in the house for the first ever American professional football game played on Chinese soil. No, I wasn't playing in the game, and no, I certainly wasn't the most important person there by any stretch of the imagination, but I will never forget Marty Judge coming up to me maybe a half hour before that game in Beijing kicked off and saying,

Gridiron diplomacy: American football comes to China, and a billion potential fans
Washington Times

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