Three local badminton officials are set to wing out on international duty soon. They are PJ Williams, who was accredited last year in Canada, Kamasha Robertson, a former national player turn official and Kevin Yung.
Williams, a household name in the local badminton fraternity who has been the T&T Badminton Association's key official for many years, has been called to ply his trade at Suriname International from November 13- 17. He will be the tournament referee.
He has officiated abroad on many occasions at top international events, such as at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Colombia earlier this year, as well as in Canada and at two tournaments in the Dominican Republic in 2018.
Robertson, a BWF Umpire for the last three years will officiate at the World Junior Badminton Championships in Toronto Canada November 5- 18 as an Umpire. She is currently in Belgium pursuing her PhD in Sports Science, with a focus on talent identification in badminton, as well as anticipating the reaction time of players in the sport.
Meanwhile, Yung has been umpiring for the last four years, having been accredited as a Pan American (Pab Am) umpire in July 2018. He has been called up to umpire in Suriname and Jamaica, as well as at the World Junior Badminton Championships later this month as a Line Judge.