EGF and Emirates Schools Establishment Aim to Increase Golf Participation in 2024

(Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE) – The Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) and Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) have officially announced that the governing bodies will be bringing the Future Falcons – National Junior Development Program (NJDP) into 20 schools’ physical education programs across the entire United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the next six weeks, the EGF with the assistance of the Emirates PGA coaches will host over 150 lessons for 20 different ESE Academies reaching over 500 students.

Padraig Harrington with EGF and ESE Students at the DP World Tour Ras Al Khaimah Championship

To celebrate this semester’s launch of the Future Falcons NJDP in the schools, the EGF and Al Hamra Golf Club are hosting students to the DP World Tour Ras Al Khaimah Championship where they will receive clinics from golf legend, Padraig Harrington, and UAE-based resident Rafa Cabrera Bello.

The EGF aims to push participation for all national and residents but more importantly, the EGF is implementing a program that will not only develop golfers but also focus on Long Term Athletic Development

Rafa Cabrera Bello with EGF and ESE Students at the DP World Tour Ras Al Khaimah Championship

In addition to the collaboration with ESE, The Future Falcons – NJDP will soon be implementing the “Unleash Your Drive” program within five schools across Abu Dhabi. This program is creating a window of opportunity for children to experience the game of golf during school hours by providing the teaching staff with equipment and a full physical education golf program guide. The initiative is backed by The R&A and The Golf Foundation. These are the first steps to creating more golfers and growing the golfing community within the country.

Moving forward children from these schools will have the opportunity to join classes at their local golf club and continue their journey, making friends for life and having tons of fun along the way.

Together with the Emirates Schools Establishment, Emirates PGA, UAE golf clubs, and The R&A, the Future Falcons – NJDP will continue to introduce golf in the schooling systems across the UAE. These initiatives will drive participation to new heights and undoubtedly be the origin of the country’s next elite golfers.

To find out more information on the Future Falcons National Junior Development Program please contact the EGF at or visit our website at You can also follow the EGF on social media to keep up to date with the latest news in UAE golf.