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CAFL 2017; You Can Make it Happen

时间:2017-04-21 18:41:48 来源:CAFL美式室内橄榄球联赛

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  The China Arena Football League (CAFL) held the first ever professional football season in China’s history last fall, with six teams representing different cities across the country traveling together in a roadshow, playing indoor arena-style football. The season concluded with the Beijing Lions coming out on top as the first-ever CAFL champions. Thousands of fans came to watch the games live, and many more tuned in online on iQiyi, setting the stage for the league to grow to even more impressive heights for its second season. The league is thankful to every player and fan that participated in and supported the league last season, as without them, the CAFL would not have had the success it did in 2016. For the new season, the league would like to reiterate to its fans and players; you are the ones that make it happen.

  

  For this year's CAFL combine, the two locations will remain the same, but come in a reverse order from last year, with the first stop in Shanghai at Pudong’s Haizhibao Sports Center on Sunday, May 7th, and the second stop in Beijing at the Xiaowuji Sports and Fitness Center in Chaoyang on Saturday, May 13th. The league also previously announced that players planning to participate in the combine would be required to register online first, but the league has changed this. Players are still encouraged to register online before attending the combine, but are now also welcome toshow up and register on-site on the morning of the combine, and take part in all the drills. This has been done to allow anyone and everyone with an interest in football to have a chance at being selected in this year’s draft, and to show that with enough hard work and preparation, anyone can become a professional football player. Reporters will also be on-site covering the combine to interview players, looking for great football stories. Finally, the league is looking for volunteers to help at each stop of the combine, to assist with the overall operations on each day, as well as for the VIP receptions. Those interested may contact dengwenyangbj@163.com

  

  The number of foreign players returning from last season will also determine how many new foreign and Chinese players will be drafted this season. The on-field product will remain the same with four foreign players and four Chinese players for each team at a time. Two of the league’s six cities from the first CAFL Super Series have been changed however, as the Dalian Dragon Kings and Shenzhen Naja are being replaced with the Wuhan Gators and Shenyang Rhinos. This is being done to better service the markets in which many of the league’s Chinese players were trained in, as quite a few of them hail from colleges in Wuhan and Shenyang, which participated in a college league run by the CAFL.

  

  The Beijing Lions, champions of the 2016 CAFL Super Series

  The league will still follow its “road-show” format, to be known as “CAFL Super Series II”, travelling from city to city, with all games on a given weekend being played in one city. The timetable for the start of league play will not shift by much, as it will start on the weekend of September 23 and 24th, and conclude on the weekend of October 28th and 29th. However, in a reverse from last season, CAFL Super Series II will start in Shanghai, and end in Beijing. In between, Super Series II will come to Qingdao, Guangzhou, Shenyang, and Wuhan respectively. Below is the tentative schedule for Super Series II:

  

  There are only 16 days to go before the first stop of the CAFL combine! We are looking forward to having anyone who loves football, and is pursuing their football dream at this year's combine, so keep working, and we'll see you in Shanghai!