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 Diamonds new home is at Hayden Rd, Rushden, with location and other details here.
 
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. Details of the promotion and relegation rules for this season, including possible play-off procedures, can be found here.
 
Certain pending fixtures have since been amended, as follows:
  • The trip to face Aylesbury United planned for mid-November has been rearranged for Wednesday 6th December due to League Cup commitments.
  • AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cambridge City will now be on Tuesday 28th November 2017.
 
The Diamonds entered the Emirates FA Cup at the Preliminary Round stage, where defeated Wellingborough Town 4-0. In the First Qualifying Round they travelled to face Tividale FC on September 2nd winning 3-2, before losing in a replay to Alfreton Town.
 
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.
 
In the League Cup, the Diamonds defeated Kettering Town 3-2 in the second round in November, following an earlier victory over St Neots Town. Details of the next round will follow.
 
The Diamonds defeated Wellingborough Town on November 7th in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup Quarter Final after defeating Wellingborough Whitworth in an earlier round. They will travel to face either Kettering Town or Daventry Town in the semi-final, due in February 2018.
 
You can find a colour coded results list, along with the next fixtures in each competition via this link - AFC RD Fixtures 16Nov17
 
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. See here for more details of linking to iOS calendars.

A current list of SL1E clubs, along with links to their websites, and directions to their grounds is here - along with links to their Twitter feeds along with other useful information on a club-by-club basis.

 
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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