Past Awards

Olympic preperations

The Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth visiting SiD in 2011 anticipating the Olympics in the following year.  

Leicester Rutland Sport

SiD's award of £4,470 from Leicester Rutland Sport to provide acoustic boards in the recently built Scout Hall. This award was made by Seb Coe to the SiD Chair, Sue Houghon in April 2013.         [su_custom_gallery source="media: 1172" width="185"...

Inspired facilities grant

In 2012 SiD was awarded an Inspired Facilities grant of £50,000 from Sport England largely towards the building of the 3rd Tennis Court. The cheque was presented to SiD by our local MP, David Tredinnick.  

Solar panels

In 2012 SiD secured a loan from Pure Leapfrog of £15,000 to purchase the first array of 92 panels (23KWp). This loan was set at 4% interest was repayable over 5 years. In 2016 SiD was able to repay this loan a year early.

Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) Award

Jim and Sue Houghton were awarded the national Unsung Hero award at the Sports Personality of the Year Show in December 2012, representing all the work done by the many volunteers that support SiD.         [box type="download"]Jim and Sue On the...

Our Harry wins award

A truly inspirational evening, the only of its kind anywhere in the UK, the Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) Oldest Athlete Celebration Event was held on UK Older Persons Day October 1st 2012 to celebrate the achievements of senior sports people, volunteers...

Harry Matty wins volunteer of the Year!

Harry is a fantastic role model; he gives freely of his time to support players of all ages at Desford Lawn Tennis Clubduring coaching, matches and informal club sessions. His enthusiasm is highly infectious and always makes participants feel they can achieve what is...


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