Who we are
About turf games
The Turf Games exists because of you - our epic community. We are committed to bringing you the best functional fitness competition you have ever been to – like going for a workout with your best friends and throwing in an amazing bunch of people, a party vibe and some competition.
The word TURF is a symbol of where people are from, what ‘tribe’, what ‘territory’, what ‘gym’ they are representing while competing.
This metaphorical flag in the ground – my TURF – was a way we united the London fitness community, breaking down those barriers of me vs you – bringing people who were generally quite protective about their TURF, to join forces and teams all for the common goal of teamwork, comraderie and having an unreal time.
The Turf Games is an event designed to mirror the camaraderie of sport, but in a fitness environment. Each workout is structured so that team work is rewarded above all else. We guarantee it will be the most fun you have while sweating.
Andrew ManteitFounder // Director of TG
Andrew hails from QLD, Australia. Having spent many years in Private Wealth, alongside being co-founder of Active in Style, he made the move full time into the world of fitness in 2015 and set up The Active Man. Growing up in Australia playing a huge amount of team sport - rugby league, rugby, cricket - he found that once you stopped playing 'seasonal' team sport, there were few avenues to experience that camaraderie, sense of victory and that all important high five while being surrounded by your mates - cue the Turf Games, the rest is history.
Lee PhillipsCompetition Programmer
The boy from Wales with 16 Men's Health covers under his belt. By trade Lee is a firefighter, and happens to be 2 x World Firefighter and Police Games Champion - he is also a coach, fitness consultant and model. He has competed in almost every European CrossFit and functional fitness comp there is - and rarely finishes outside the top 3. Having won the first 2 Turf Games tournaments and also our first International City Series event in New York in March 2018, Lee knows all the ins and outs of a Turf Games workout