Covid update: Gym opens from 12th April 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

As many will be aware, despite having been rejected three times, the developer, Davidsons, is appealing the refusal of its planning application for 120 houses near the Primary School at the top of Kirkby Rd. This appeal is now going to an formal enquiry scheduled in June. The best way to help with this process is to vote to support the Neighbourhood Plan, 5 years in the making, when you have the chance to vote on 6th May 2021 at the local elections. If the Neighbourhood Plan is passed by a majority vote of parishioners on 6th May, it will carry much more weight at the enquiry in June.

For immediate response, please contact either our joint clubhouse managers, Debbie Curtis and Emma Sylvester on or on 07760 111869  or  Jim Houghton, Development Officer, on 07967 353 790 or  or  call the clubhouse on 01455 828786.

Easing of National lockdown – March 2021


Welcome back 1 minute video from Sport England

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For list of current Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from Sport England click here


From Monday 29 March, as part of the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, outdoor sports facilities can open, and organised outdoor football, futsal, netball , tennis and bowls can take place.

In addition, as from Monday 12th April:

  • All staff will be taken off furlough and be back on duty again

  • The gym will open with restricted booked access only; see details here

  • The outside squash court  (No.2) will open for individual practice, one on one coaching and modified games within one household; see details here

  • The Scouts will use the scout hall for sessions under guidance from the Scout Association: details to follow

  • Naturals Elements Physiotherapy will again be open to booked appointments

  • The Bowls Green will be open as from Saturday 17th April

  • Group  activities for under 18s are now permitted so Dance, Karate and junior Table Tennis are back in operation under careful restrictions. Please contact the group organisers as appropriate. We hope that adult groups will be able to return on17th May.

New Electric Vehicle Charging Point at the SiD entrance!

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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)

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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