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.

 New LED Floodlights on all 3 tennis courts

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.

We are very grateful for grants for this project from:

  • Derbyshire Environmental Trust

  • HBBC Parish and Community Fund

  • LCC Shire Environmental Fund

  • Maud Elkington Charitable Trust

  • Florence Turner Charitable Trust

  • Helen Jean Cope Charitable Fund

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Local Sports and health Alliance

The members of DLTC are delighted with the outcome and some reactions include:

“Looks like daylight!”

“These lights are epic!!”

“Looks amazing!”

“Look forward to evening matches again!”

“Amazing lighting, no shadows to hide in!”

“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 will be 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. All are welcome to join us to celebrate for drinks and a short presentation at the time above.

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

 

Tennis

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

Bowls

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.

Scouts

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.

Football

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.

Karate

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

Squash

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
Desford
Leics
LE9 9JU

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