Dedication To The Sport

This July, Gary Burgess will be officiating at the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup as part of the team of 17 umpires. Held in Liverpool, this will be the 15th staging of the premier competition which takes place every 4 years.

During this, Burgess will gain his 100th cap as a top level official, becoming the first umpire in the UK to reach his century of international matches. To celebrate this achievement, Gary Burgess will be commemorated with a special, engraved gold version of his ACME Netball Whistle, similar to the original one which became his trademark.

Gary Burgess with his ACME whistle

Gary Burgess demonstrating his ACME whistle

You can read the full transcript of our interview with Gary here.