Notice of AGM

The SiD Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 8pm on Wednesday 4th October,  following on from the normal SiD Exec. meeting at 7pm, both in the Sports Bar. All are welcome.


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 is 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, Debbie Curtis  on or on 07760 111869  or  Jim Houghton, Development Officer, on 07967 353 790 or  or  call the clubhouse on 01455 828786.


Double 22KW Electric Vehicle Charging Station installed on the front car park at SiD for members and for public use. Click here for details.

Congratulations to:

Desford Striders Running Club

on running the Steve Morris 5 mile event on Sunday 9th July 2023 with over 500 runners from all over the County. It was a superb piece of organisation and a fitting tribute to our friend Steve Morris who passed away earlier this year. Steve’s wife, June, set the runners off and was really touched by all the tributes for Steve including those from runners from all over the County.


Desford and Caterpillar Football Club

for the huge success of having 7 teams win their leagues and one team winning their County Cup over the last 2022/23 season. It all shows the depth of commitment, resolve and teamwork that pervades this outstanding club


Roadworks on Peckleton Lane

The roadworks on Peckleton Lane will continue to the end of the year 2023 whilst Bridge Engineering Ltd  on behalf of Griffen Developents build the tapering approaches to the recently constructed new entrance road to the Griffen site.  The contractors are constructing the southern approach in Sept/Oct and the northern approach (village end) most likely in Nov/Dec.

This is to enable Griffen’s contractors to complete the permanent access to the new Griffen development on the opposite side of Peckleton Lane. During this period there will be periods of 2 way traffic lights, mainly during daylight hours, across along the relevant part of Peckleton Lane.

State of Mind Campaign: Thank you!!

The campaign over a single week in June collected donations of £2,500 for SiD’s very own  “State of Mind” mental health project, led by our gym manager, Jez Edwards. The BigGive charity that ran the campaign doubles up all the donations so we have met our target exactly of £5,000 in a week! Well done and thank you to all those who donated to this very worthwhile cause.

According to the Leicester Mercury over the weekend there are 49,000 people in Leicestershire and Rutland waiting for Mental Health help. Our project will help to meet a small part of that huge demand.

 New Tennis Developments

SiD and DLTC (Desford Lawn tennis Club) are delighted to announce that all the floodlights on all 3 courts at SiD have been upgraded to LED equivalents. This not only improves the lighting to full LTA standards but will also reduce the power consumption by 40%, which is particularly important at the present time. In addition the old tired chain link fencing around the Double Court has been completely replaced with rigid fencing which should last for the next 25 years.

“Incredible result; the lights are brilliant”


SiD wins Platinum Jubilee Community and Business Award

This was awarded to SiD for services to the local community by the Leicestershire Lord Lieutenant, Mike Kapur in June 2022. The actual award was presented at the SiD Executive Meeting in the SiD Sports Bar at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th September by one of the Deputy Lord lieutenants.

SiD wins national award for eco-friendly development


MP for Bosworth, Dr Luke Evans said, “Congratulations to Sport in Desford for their national award in recognition of their continued efforts to be eco-friendly over the last 10 years. Their fantastic achievement demonstrates how a local community sports organisation can make such a significant impact on the national green agenda, taking a pro-active approach to improve our environment.

I recently had the pleasure to visit their first-class facilities and see these changes first hand, and was thoroughly impressed. I’m pleased to see a hub of sporting activity done in an eco-friendly manner, right here in the heart of our community delivering on so many levels. Well done!”

Desford Heritage Festival report:

See the Press Release here



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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