31 January 2016

An excitable group of young golfers from GEMS Jumeirah Primary School in Dubai have been enjoying a morning of star-spotting and fun at the Abu Dhabi Invitational today. 

After spotting the popular Rory McIlroy as the world number three arrived ahead of his late morning tee time, they had a go at the Footgolf challenge. The Footgolf station is raising funds for charity, and those completing the challenge can win a football signed by all the professionals taking part in the pro-am at Yas Links today.

GEMS Education is an official partner of the Abu Dhabi Invitational, which is raising money for the Emirates Red Crescent this year. 

11-year-old Sebastien took time out from Footgolf to comment, "I saw Rory up really close in the reception, so I was very happy around that. Hopefully we'll get some signatures by the end of the day."

"The education at our school is amazing. It's really sporty, and I don't know any other school that has basketball or even athletics. I am really enjoying JPS and I think GEMS is a really good association."

"It's been a really good day so far," added Alex, another 11-year-old studying enjoying a day out at Yas Links. "I enjoyed seeing a lot of famous players like Rory McIlroy and Matthew Fitzpatrick. We'll try to follow Rory and a few other games around. 

"I like our GEMS school because of all the after school activities, all the fun we have on trips and the whole curriculum. It's more sporting than other schools and I'm really into my sport."

 Three keen young golfers from GEMS JPS enjoyed Footgolf at Yas Links this morning

Three keen young golfers from GEMS JPS enjoyed Footgolf at Yas Links this morning