Senior Team 

For the 2017/18 Season, AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play in the Southern League South, East, known for this season as the EVO-STIK League South, East, as well as the following cup competitions. 

  • Emirates FA Cup
  • Buildbase FA Trophy
  • Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
  • Southern League Challenge Cup.
These fixtures and results will be detailed in the Diamonds Fixtures and Results list – see here for details.
The League Fixtures were released at 9am on Thursday 13th July, and are detailed here, with the season starting on Saturday 12th August, running until Saturday 28th April 2018. Play off semi-finals will be on Wednesday 2nd May, with the final on Monday 7th May.
The Diamonds will enter the Emirates FA Cup at the Preliminary Round stage, where they will travel to face either Fakenham Town or Wellingborough Town, with that round due on the weekend of 19th August 2017 – see here for details of round dates.
The Diamonds will enter the Buildbase FA Trophy at the Preliminary Round stage, hosting Kidsgrove Athletic with that round due on the weekend of 7th October 2017 – see here for details of round dates.
A composite FA fixture list, which also includes the FA Youth Cup, can be found here.
Junior Teams
The Diamonds / MAA partnership will again field a team in the National League Youth Alliance in 2017/18 where they will play in Division H. You will find their complete fixture and results list in the appropriate section on this website shortly, and see the Youth Alliance fixtures, results and league table here.
In the FA Youth Cup, AFC Rushden & Diamonds / MAA U18 will host Rushden & Higham Utd U18.
The AFC R&D Elite team will play in the Midland Football League U21 Division East in 2017/18. Details of the fixtures for the Diamonds Elite side will be in the appropriate section on this website shortly. They play at Islip Sports Field – see here for directions – where there will be refreshments and other facilities available at the games, so supporters are encouraged to attend. Full League fixtures and results can be found here.

Academy and Community Teams

Details of the AFC R&D Community teams can be found on the Community pages here.

Details of the various AFC R&D Academy teams below U18 level can be found via the Academy News pages with the fixtures held on their respective league websites. Links to these are found here


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