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 email@example.com or on 07760 111869 or Jim Houghton, Development Officer, on 07967 353 790 or firstname.lastname@example.org or call the clubhouse on 01455 828786.
Desford Heritage Festival 2nd/3rd July 2022
Thank you to everybody who took part in this brilliant event and especially to all the marshals from Desford Striders who helped on Saturday at SiD, Events associated with SiD included:
The aerial display by 6 Tiger Moth aircraft to celebrate their extensive use for initial pilot training during WWII on Desford Airfield, now occupied by Caterpillar, Neovia and Griffen Park, was initially postponed due to poor weather. It did eventually take place at 3.40pm on Saturday and was a brilliant spectacle lasting 25 minutes. We are extremely grateful to the brave pilots and to Griffen Park for sponsoring this display .
The fly past of a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was also abandoned twice on the Saturday due to the weather. However the pilot flew back from Cardiff on the Sunday and brought a Hurricane on his wing late on the Sunday afternoon to great acclaim.
A display of a eight classic American cars around the SiD clubhouse was much appreciated by many of our visitors
A come and try it heritage tennis session on the tennis courts 1pm to 3pm (wooden rackets long skirts and trousers, blazers and boaters!) went really well. Thanks to the members of DLTC for persisting despite the intermittent rain.
Overall there were some 70 events happening all over the village and was a superb celebration of Desford’s heritage,
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.
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!”
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Sport in Desford
The Flying Fields