Chinese Government Approves Football League Backed by Ron Jaworski, Dick Vermeil

July 7, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Professional football continues to expand its reach around the world, with a new arena football league poised to start play in China this October. 
Per Ron Clements of Sporting News, the Chinese government approved the China Arena Football League (CAFL), which will be run in part by former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil and former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski. 
AFL Global President David Niu said in Clements' report that "this will be China's first-ever professional league of American-style football, played by the best players in the world."  
Clements noted that a release said the league will consist of six teams "mostly of Chinese players who have been training for the arena game at select Chinese universities."
The league's roots date back to 2012, with the hope of opening play in 2014. It took longer than expected to make the reality come true, but now that it's here, everyone can rest much easier. 
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