SiD completely closed as from 5th January 2021


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.

Urgent Appeal

Davidson’s Ashfield Farm Development Appeal

We need your help!

As many will be aware, despite having been rejected three times, Davidsons is appealing the refusal of its planning application for 120 houses near the Primary School at the top of Kirkby Rd. This hearing with the Planning Inspectorate is to take place in March, with a 28th February deadline for representations from the public regarding the Appeal.

See a draft letter of representation here

See a crib sheet for making a representation to the inspector here

For immediate response, please contact either our clubhouse manager, Debbie Curtis, whilst Emma Sylvester is on maternity leave, on or on 07760 111869  or  Jim Houghton, Development Officer, on 07967 353 790 or  or  call the clubhouse on 01455 828786.

National lockdown – January 2021


UK Gov rules for sports and physical activity state:

“Indoor gyms and sports facilities will remain closed. Outdoor sports courts, outdoor gyms, golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, archery/driving/shooting ranges and riding arenas must also close. Organised outdoor sport for disabled people is allowed to continue.”


This means that both indoor and outdoor activities at Sport in Desford are cancelled until further notice


To be clear this includes football, netball and tennis


Remember, ‘Hands. Face. Space’:

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)

…….. but we will be back! ….. Believe it!!!

The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented in modern times.  Physical activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it’s more important than ever right now.  We want to do everything that we can to support people to get and stay active, provided they are well enough.

As a result Leicester Rutland Sport (LRS)  have now been able to launch  their Healthy At Home offer which they will continue to develop and promote over the forthcoming months and are looking for support from partners to do so.

Their Healthy At Home webpage (  hosts a range of resources, links, hints and tips to support people be Active At Home, Work At Home, Wellbeing At Home. This will be an expanding and developing resource.


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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