Andrew Paul Mayfield
Region: Yorkshire, Northern region
BASC membership: 3+ years
Proposed by: S Bruty
Seconded by: L Moore
I’m an electrical engineer from South Yorkshire. I’ve been into most forms of country sports since childhood. Now I’m in my 40s and country sports and the great outdoors are my life. I regularly enjoy deer stalking and pigeon shooting on the family farm in Lincolnshire. I have an active role in the syndicate pheasant shoot I’m a member of. Based in the heart of the local shooting scene, I regularly go beating on other local shoots. For me, the social side of shooting makes me come back every time; the people, the characters and the good times are a tonic. Clay pigeon shooting on a Sunday morning turns into more of a chat with some clays thrown in. I’m a people person; I enjoy chatting with people and trying to help whenever I can. I’m perfectly positioned in South Yorkshire’s beating heart of shooting, with many large commercial and smaller syndicate shoots right on my doorstep. Game is always on the menu in my local pub.
As a council member, I hope to give members in the Yorkshire area a name and an approachable face to represent them at BASC and highlight local issues on the national agenda. I’ve been a BASC volunteer for the last three years, regularly attending local game fairs and shooting shows with the regional team. This has given me an insight into members’ problems and it’s also allowed me to meet many people and some massive characters. There are some huge challenges facing our sport, some of which we have never faced before. A fresh face and masses of enthusiasm will be needed on council and I’m willing to offer it and help the association in fighting our corner.
I’m often called straight-talking, but I’m also a hard-working person who loves a challenge and I love my sport; being on council would enable these passions to turn into action.
THE ELECTION IS NOW CLOSED
The election results are due to be announced at the BASC AGM on 11 July 2020.