SiD’s aim is to provide reasonably priced sporting and recreational facilities for the people of Desford and surrounding areas.

SiD is a registered Charity (No. 1100319) and is run by an Executive Management Committee, which consists of a management team and representatives from all the affiliated sports sections – Bowls, Football, Fitness Gym, Squash, Striders Running, Scouting and Tennis. The Committee members are volunteers. This Committee are answerable to a Board of 7 Trustees, all of whom also work on a voluntary basis.

For immediate response, please contact either our clubhouse manager, Jenny Watson on clubhousemanager@sportindesford.org or on 07760 111869  or  Jim Houghton, Development Officer, on 07967 353 790 or jimhoughton2@gmail.com  or  call the clubhouse on 01455 828786.

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We are delighted that Chris Ireland of ‘Physio in Desford‘ has secured a new permanent post on the Isles of Orkney.and we wish him and Grace and the family all the best on their new adventure!

The good news is that Annie Rea of Groby has already signed up to take over the Physio suite at SiD and will start providing physiotherapy services under her trading name of  ‘Natural Elements‘ in mid September. Welcome Annie to the SiD family!

For more details, see her website @ www.thenaturalelemnts.co.uk

Congratulations to the organisers of the Scarecrow Festival; what at brilliant event with 119 scarecrows!

Congratulations to Desford in Bloom in securing gold award this year!

Recent additional Classes:

Pilates class: New Pilates class with Ann-Marie  10.30am to 11.30am on Thursdays 

Yoga class: Yoga with Jenny Lye 11.00am to 12.30 on Sundays

Pilates class: Pilates restarts 7.15pm to 8.15am on Wednesdays from 13th September with Annie Rea for 5 weeks, until Emma Sylvester takes over on 18th October

For further details see contacts to left.


Desford Lawn Tennis Club was formed in 2008, to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to play tennis.


The club was formed just over 20 years ago and although young in bowling terms it is well established in local bowling circles.

Desford Striders

Founded in 1991 in Leicestershire, Desford Striders is a small, friendly, running club that welcomes runners of any ability.


Scouting in Desford is thriving. Over the past six years, the number of children (and adult volunteers) involved in scouting in our community has grown massively.


This is SiD’s main pitch located on the main site at Peckleton Lane. The resident club at Peckleton Lane is Desford Football Club with 4 teams playing on this pitch.

The Gym

As a part of the scout development the gym was extended by 40% to accommodate more new equipment and to provide a better service for our members.

Table Tennis

We have an excellent provision for Table Tennis in the spacious and well lit Scout Hall with room for 6 tables in action at once.


Here at Sport in Desford we are currently running 4 karate classes during the week. All ages are welcome!


The Squash Club has two courts which were refurbished in 2014 to a high standard. For more information please click the image.

Where are we?

Sport in Desford

Sport in Desford Clubhouse
The Flying Fields
Peckleton Lane

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