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 clubhousemanager@sportindesford.org or on 07760 111869  or  Jim Houghton, Development Officer, on 07967 353 790 or jimhoughton2@gmail.com  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

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.

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!”

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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