AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their second away league game of the 2017-18 campaign in the EVO-STIK League South, East when they visit Kempston Rovers on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon (KO 3pm) – 28th August.

The game is being played at Hillgrounds Stadium, Hillgrounds Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire MK42 8SZ  – see here for directions from Rushden.

The club is not running a coach for this fixture.


There is a newly resurfaced parking area at the ground as well as a nearby parking area for those using the other facilities in the area. There is a large clubhouse bar, as well as covered seating and standing on one side of the ground.

Access via public transport  is typically using Bus 50 from Rushden Lakes / Rushden to Bedford. Operated by Stagecoach. Hourly service operating until 7pm – details here - interlinking with Service 49 to Kettering – details here. From Bedford bus station you can then take Bus 53 which takes the Hillgrounds Road loop – details here. Please check any service amendments for a Bank Holiday.

Bedford rail station is a 5-10 minute walk from the bus station. 

Travel planning advice: A number of websites can give detailed travel planning advice to assist you in your journey including: AA route planner (for car journey planning), Cyclestreets (for cycle journey planning); Google maps (for public transport and car journey planning), National Rail enquiries (for train journey planning), Ordnance Survey (maps), RAC route planner (for car journey planning), Traveline (for public transport), (for planning walks).
Our Opponents
The Walnut Boys club history is on their website here. Other information can be found on the club directory page here. Their website is here, and twitter feed is here.

Other Info

There is a Diamonds Match Diary here, and the club twitter feed will provide the latest information before, during and after the match using the link or by following @AFCRD. See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here

The latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the EVO-STIK League South, East Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

There are a range of social media options available to help follow the Diamonds, with the well used and liked twitter feed to the fore, as well as a Facebook page and Club Instagram Page (follow afcrd), and a Snapchat service, accessible on mobile platforms such as an iOS or Android Phone, so you can follow the live matchday story by finding afcrd on Snapchat.

Radio Diamonds will broadcast commentary on the game – details here.

Don’t forget you can get a regular Diamonds news bulletin delivered to your inbox, including details of all the forthcoming fixtures by signing up to the Club Newsletter – you will see a sign-up box on the right-hand side of the site homepage – just under the Gold Bond Logo.

For details of the history of AFC Rushden & Diamonds see here.

There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here, as well as news on Season Tickets, Multiple Game Tickets and related prices here.

The club depends upon volunteer support from its fanbase. If you would like to join the group who help either on matchdays or behind the scenes see here.

People accessing the website via Tablet or Mobile who want to access some of the nested menus on the website may find the “Quick Links” tab useful – found just under the “Auto Windscreens” logo on the homepage.


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