The Egyptian Darts Federation is the first formal federation for Darts not in Egypt but in the whole Arab region. It is also the second Darts federation in the middle east.
The Egyptian Darts Federation “EDF” was established as a result of continuous efforts lead by the federation founder Dr. Yehia Abdel Kader” undersecretary of the Egyptian Ministry of Environment and Professor of mass science and communication.
The Egyptian Darts federation was officially formed on 16th of December 2014. It’s a private sports federation and independent entity which works within the rules of the Egyptian Ministry of youth and sports.
The federation is based in Cairo and exercises its activities within the framework of state public policy and drawn by Ministry of youth and sports.
Yehia Abdelkader Abdallah , born in Cairo in 29 September 1954 , joined the Military Academy in 1973 before October war . He got his bachelor of Military studies in 1976 , also he got his masters of Military studies from the Egyptian Command and Staff College in 1988 and from the Turkish War College in 1990.
He has he received a number of specialized military courses in United States and he has received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Helwan And Crisis Management Diploma from Ain Shams university . After that he obtained Press diploma from the Faculty of Mass Media & Communication, Cairo University.
In 1996 he was appointed head of the Egyptian Armed Forces media and he was responsible for planning and implementation for many of the important events. He was the media coordinator and official spokesman for October 25th celebrations and October International Symposium.
Then he moved to civil sector as the undersecretary of the Ministry of Environmental affairs for the Media and training.
Received his master’s degree in Media Management from the Arab Academy for Science , Technology and Maritime Transport, where his research included the possibility of implementing the integrated management of media organizations and enterprises through the application of logistics management .
He also worked as an training expert for Arab Organization for Administrative Development and for other educational institutes and training centers inside and outside Egypt , teaching the science of Media and Communication.
He received his Ph.D in Political Science from Cairo University, addressing the analytical study of international relations on the Egyptian soft power and innovation of an Egyptian model which can be applied in the Nile Basin countries.
Known for his interest in the success of sports in Egypt on the regional and international levels, he was keen to establish the 1st Darts federation in the Arab world.
In 2009 he has sent a formal proposal to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the proclamation of the Egyptian DARTS federation after translating of the rules and the history of the game to the Arabic language and completed a technical study but it took 6 years of continues efforts for the proclamation of the Egyptian DARTS federation to be officially formed in December 2014.