If you want to play pro football, why not go to China?

Put China on your 2015 summertime schedule if you want to play pro football in the Far East

Ken Bozarth is Head of Football Operations for the new Chinese American Football League – CAFL – and he is serious about looking for experienced football players from all over the world.

“We are very excited about giving players an opportunity to play in a brand new league in a region clamoring for football.”

China football - kbozarth

Ken Bozarth

The CAFL will kick off its inaugural season in mid September of 2015 with a six team league, finishing with an All Star game in Macau in mid December. Season One will be a ten-game season with all six teams making the playoffs.

Check out an earlier story in AFI on the CAFL.

“Player salaries will be determined on when a player is drafted. We will have a tiered salary system ranging from $5,000 to $2,000 USD per game. We will be holding combines during January in SydneyAustralia , February and March in the USA and April in China. We will have a players draft for foreign players as well as a China draft in the month of June. Training camp will start mid August.”

Keeping in mind that this is Arena Football, each team will have 8 -10 roster spots for foreign players and 14-16 for Chinese. CAFL Head Coaches will be selecting two foreign assistants and will have a Chinese interpreter/assistant coach. Coaches will report to China in August. Coaching staffs and owners will be making the selections during the drafts for foreign players and Chinese players.

ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is one of the league owners and wholeheartedly endorses the Chinese football market. Read this story from the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Ron Jaworski endorsing football in China

So if you are interested in playing football in a totally different part of the world, get in touch with Ken:

Ken Bozarth
Head of Football Operations
CAFL
[email protected]

History of the China American Football League (CAFL)

Roger Kelly
Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.
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