TRINIDAD & TOBAGO SQUASH TEAM, Glasgow 2014
This is not Abraham’s first rodeo but it will now be his biggest squash event as the Trinidad & Tobago National Squash Coach. He is currently the Head Squash Pro at a club in Greenwich, CT, but has a lot of history coaching and playing for T & T. He is ready to combine his current experience in the U.S. coaching top juniors with his past achievements with the Trinidad & Tobago national teams
In his first ever role as National Coach, he led the 2007 Boys Team to win the Caribbean title, he was also played dual roles for the 2009 and 2012 Mens Team winning the Caribbean titles, and coached the 2010 Veterans team to their first ever Caribbean title. He has worked with this team on numerous occasions before and is confident in their ability to make some waves on the big stage.
Although the medal-contenders include top ranked players from countries like England, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, and India, the tiny twin-island nation will be here to play with all their heart flying the colours of red, white, and black
MEN’S TEAM: RAMASRA AND WILSON TO REPRESENT MENS SQUASH
Colin Ramasra and Kale Wilson have been chosen to represent the Mens Squash team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Both players were part of the 2009 and 2012 National teams which won the Mens Caribbean Championships titles, and are looking to test their mettle on the international stage against some of the world’s best. Both players are currently on the PSA tour competing in various tournaments
Ramasra recently defended his National title against compatriot Wilson in a closely contested 4-game battle. He has acquired a taste for regional success having now won his 8th National title, his 3rd St. Lucia Open title, and 1 Cayman Open title. He has been a runner-up at the Caribbean Championships twice, the highest finish of any Trinidad player. He also won T & T’s first ever medal at the CAC Games when he joined forces with Kerrie Sample for the Mixed Doubles event.
Ramasra was the first player to represent Trinidad & Tobago on the professional circuit and will be bringing the most experience to the team. He is currently ranked #296 on the Mens PSA rankings
Wilson is no stranger to playing squash for Trinidad. He won the Boys U13 Caribbean Title back in 2005, as well as the Boys Under 19 title in his final year of juniors in 2011. He finished 2nd at this year’s National Championships but has also been playing a few PSA tournaments this year in Australia to prepare for the Commonwealth Games. He is now ranked #253 on the PSA. Having gained some valuable international tournament exposure after having already been based and training in Canada, he is ready to step up his game for the largest medal event that exists for squash.
WOMEN’S TEAM : SAMPLE AND KNAGGS TO LEAD WOMENS SQUASH
Kerrie Sample and Charlotte Knaggs have been teammates on both the Junior and Adult stage in the Caribbean and are ready to represent Trinidad yet again. This will be their first appearance at the Commonwealth Games and they are excited to gain the experience as well as produce some threats where possible.
Kerrie Sample is Trinidad’s current National Champion having returned to Trinidad to reclaim her rightful crown this year. She is currently based in the U.K. after finishing up her squash and studies at Stanford University in 2013. She is also a former Caribbean Junior Champion and his been ranked as high as #2 in the Caribbean women’s rankings.
Having a CAC medal for the mixed doubles under her belt already, she is ready to challenge the best of the best to make an attempt for the podium
Charlotte is a multiple Junior Caribbean Champion and is just coming off her most recent Caribbean U19 Title to end a great junior career. She is also a former National Champion for Trinidad and will be going to Cornell in the Fall for university and to begin her college squash career. Charlotte is the youngest of the team but has won so many accolades in her youth that she will be keen to put her mettle to the test against some of the world’s top ranked players