Senior Team 

For the 2018/19 Season, AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play in the Southern League Premier Division Central at Step 3 of Non-League Football,  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 initial news on pre-season games, as well as a provisional list of planned dates for league games. The league fixtures are due to be released on Thursday 19th July 2018.
The Diamonds play at Hayden Rd, Rushden, with location and other details here.
The League season starts on Saturday 11th August, running until Saturday 27th April 2019. Play off semi-finals will be on Wednesday 1st May, with the final on Monday 6th May. Details of the promotion and relegation rules for this season, including possible play-off procedures, are here.
AFC Rushden & Diamonds have been drawn away at either Deeping Rangers or Holbeach United in the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup. With the Diamonds entering the FA Trophy at a later stage this season, the draw for their entry into this competition will be made after initial round(s) have been completed.
The main FA Fixture Calendar can be found below, along with a number of summary calendars:
You can find a shared Google calendar that includes all the Diamonds fixtures here. This will allow you to link to that calendar or copy and paste them into a personal calendar for access on a mobile device such as a Phone or Tablet. See here for more details of linking to iOS calendars.
A current list of Southern League Premier Division Central clubs, along with links to their websites, and directions to their grounds is available here. including details of ground names / nicknames etc. There is also a map of the teams concerned as well as links to their location via their postcodes and links to their Twitter feeds along with other useful information on a club-by-club basis.
Junior Teams
In addition to the AFC R&D / MAA U18 setup there will be two new U18 squads under the Academy umbrella for the 2018/19 season: 
  • Academy U18s will play in the Northants Senior Youth League at Northampton Spencer on Thursday evenings.
  • Strive U18s will play in the Midland Junior Premier League at Islip on Saturday mornings.

The existing AFC R&D / MAA U18s will continue as in previous seasons in the Football Conference Youth Alliance and will represent the Club in the FA and NFA Cup competitions. See here for details of the FA Youth Cup.

The U21 Elite Squad will continue to play in the Midland Football League U21 setup.


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.


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