Have a go!

NEW:See different techniques for fitness and wellbeing from the martial arts or have a go at Tag rugby

REMEMBER: now is the time to enter your teams of 8 for the tug-of-war. Leave a comment on the page if you are interested.

At the 2012 Mayfield Mayfair, there will be lots of activities being demonstrated and where you can have a go yourself.  You can try out sporting activities and get involved with other community activities.

The London 2012 Olympics, Paralympics and Cultural Olympics will demonstrate the power of sport and cultural events to motivate individuals and teams to achieve their potential, often reaching heights they had not dreamed they could, and the way that events can bring communities together.

In our own small way, we will be allowing those from Mayfield and all the thousands of visitors to the Mayfair to have a go themselves and see what they can achieve and encouraging everyone to be active to keep fit and healthy as well as finding out about the community activities which make our village and district so vibrant.

Among the sports to see and try out will be:


Mayfield Bowls Club

Mayfield Bowls Club will be using part of Court Meadow to bowl a few bowls. Although not as flat and smooth as their lovely lawns in Vale Road, it will give a chance to demonstrate the game to visitors. Why not visit them and have a go?

The Mayfield Bowls Club has been going for over 70 years. There are ‘Roll ups’, internal competitions, inter club matches 2 or 3 times a week.

It is a very friendly/sociable game with technique and strategy for all ages. The club also has a very active Social side.
Further details from Deveda Redman on 01435 872558 or come to club night on Monday evening at 5.00 to 6.00 pm in the Club House at the bottom of Vale Road.


Physique Fitness Training is a local fitness training business run by Henry Adekoya. Henry has over 16 years of experience in his field offering different forms of fitness sessions for adults, teenagers and kids.

Henry will be running a fun street dance session where participants can learn a mini dance routine. There will also be a display tent with the chance to win a free personal training session and a six week fit camp pass.  Meet Henry who will be keen to answer questions on general fitness matters in that you may have. You can view Physique Fitness Training website:


Skateboarding & BMX
Photo of Luke Beacon who is demonstrating and coaching skateboarding at Mayfield Mayfair 2012The skateboarding demonstrations and coaching will be by Luke Beacon. Luke has been skating since 1986 and is the head coach at Saffron Walden skatepark in Essex. He is sponsored by Triple Swords and is best known for his powerful style, hand plants and big ollies. Luke has been coaching for 2 years and also works with disabled children. Favourite tricks are Frontside grinds and Ollie Melons.

Photo of Jordan Cutts who is demonstrating and coaching BMX at Mayfield Mayfair on 12th May 2012Jordan Cutts will be running the BMX coaching and showing off his BMX skills. Although Jordan has been riding BMX for only just over 1 year in this time his progression has been very impressive as he continues to pursue a career as a professional BMX rider. Jordan is sponsored by Ramprage Skatepark where he is also the resident BMX coach. He is best known for his huge backflips, flair’s and Superman’s, all of which are good crowd pleasing tricks.. His favourite tricks are Barspins.


Zumba is a Latin-inspired easy to follow dance fitness class, which is fun and exhilarating.
IT’S FUN – The dance moves are dynamic, exciting and energising – you don’t realise you are exercising – that’s why it’s known as a Zumba Fitness party.
IT’S EXERCISE IN DISGUISE – You can burn anywhere between 500-1000 calories per session.
IT’S EASY TO FOLLOW – Routines are designed for everyone’s abilities and all ages – dancers, non-dancers and new exercisers are all catered for.
IT’S EFFECTIVE – Zumba is a cardio based workout to tone and sculpt your body to target areas such as your gluteus, legs, arms, core, abdominals and the most important muscle in the body – the heart..
ITS DIFFERENT – The music, the steps, the moves, the energy ………nothing compares to a Zumba fitness class!!!
Alison has dancing is in her veins – she has been teaching dance and fitness for over 28 years in the UK and overseas and naturally fell in love with Zumba. If you enjoy partying you too will love Zumba.
The rhythm of the music and my lead will carry you through a number of exhilarating routines – the aim is to give you an excellent overall body workout to burn off any unwanted calories whilst having lots of fun! Classes are not competitive or intimidating – everyone is together for the same reason to enjoy keeping fit. We work together to achieve your own personal goals – it’s great for the mind, body and soul.
Alison’s Zumba classes are on
Contact: alison @ tonality.fslife.co.uk


At F.I.T we use training methods used by professional fighters to promote fitness and wellbeing. Using a variety of different martial arts including boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai and Wing Chun, members will learn exciting techniques and skills and get fit at the same time.
No sparring is involved for beginners so anyone can join in and our classes are generally an even mix of men & women.
Classes are friendly and informative, there are no egos in the F.I.T training programme and everyone who comes along enjoys both the classes and the social aspect of meeting new friends.
Classes are Monday’s 6.30 – 7.30pm & Wednesdays 7.15 – 8.15pm and cost £5 per class

Tag Rugby
Score a try against Scout opposition – most tries on the day out of ten attempts (50p for ten attempts) wins a prize, in the event of a draw names are drawn out of a hat.

There is also a chance to learn a little about rugby and especially tag rugby from a qualified rugby coach and to play a five a side game – everyone welcome, all ages, either sex, big or small. If enough teams register there will be a small tournament