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Chongqing News

Chongqing McFuries – an American football team with over 60 members

2019-05-15 10:27:12

A training match between Chongqing McFuries and Kunming Seahawks held in Chongqing

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Recently, a training match of the American Football League of China was held in Chongqing. Although it’s still early for the league, the only American football team in Chongqing, McFuries, has been preparing for the next league match through matches.

Players in heavy protective equipment and with helmet

60 amateurs get together for the love for football

McFuries to compete in the National Football League

Two teams in this training match are Chongqing McFuries and Kunming Seahawks. Liu Lian, the captain of McFuries, introduced that the league would be held around July this year. The team hoped to improve the ability of team members. So they specially got in touch with the team in Kunming to play this training match. 

Though few people know this sport, there were still many amateurs coming to the spot to enjoy this match. Because several team members are coaches of several youth football clubs themselves, so many of their students showed up by the sidelines. A man who came with his child told the reporter that his son just begins to play football. He usually practices it with his classmates. So the man specially took his son to watch the match played by his coach to experience the atmosphere this time.

McFuries founded in 2016 is a folk sports club. Team members need to purchase equipment themselves and organize training by themselves. They found the team for their love for football. The team has over 60 members from all walks of life now.

At present, American football in China in the developing phase, is a sport event favored by some people. Liu Lian hopes that through matches, there will be more and more people who know, love and participate in it.

Build people’s body and promote their agility

All people can participate in American football 

“In fact, American football is not as violent as you imagine. Let’s take American football for example, every player needs to wear protective equipment. Every part of their body needs protection, even their teeth.” Liu said that football is more vigorous than other ball games, so players must wear protective equipment though in training.

What about the requirements for such a high intensity sport? Liu said “Ordinary people can take part in the sport. No matter how much you weigh, you can find a place in a team, because each position has different requirements for stature and body type.” Football is inclusive, which means you can participate in the game as long as you love it. (Translated by Mao Qiao, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Jiang Yiwei