Bert Lukitsch, who has been a referee at the Australian Beach Volleyball tour events for the past 12 years, has been recognised for his contribution to sport in the Northern Territory.
Bert has officiated at three international level events in the past year, including the Invictus Games in Sydney, where he was involved in the Sitting Volleyball Competition.
He was also one of ten lines people at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Melbourne as well as officiating at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour 3-Star event in Shepparton. Bert was one of three Australian referees at the Shepparton event.
His prominence in volleyball officiating has been recognised by the Northern Territory Government where he has been named as a finalist for the NT Official of the Year.