Vernon Neve-Dunn founded the organization Burgess Sports. Vernon is a primary school teacher who has specialized in PE. He has been involved in sport in Southwark for many years. Twenty years ago, he founded the Southwark Tigers rugby club, the first inner-city rugby team in England. He founded the Burgess Sports charity to give youth access to all sports. Vernon runs the organization with his wife, Alejandra Teixido.