Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware Hertfordshire SG12 0UQ

Kick-Off 3pm

Southern Football League Division One Central

Saturday 15th August 2015

Ware FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will make their second away trip in five days with the trip to Ware on Saturday. Details of the Diamonds first season in the Southern Football League Division One Central can be found on the fixture list here.

Admission prices quoted on the Ware FC website are: Adults – £8, Under-16s and concessions – £4, Under-14s accompanied by a paying adult are admitted free.

You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

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 https://twitter.com/AFCRD 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.

Richard Bunting will be available for this game as he completed his two game ban in midweek.

Our Opponents

Football in Ware began in 1892 so the club is 123 years old. Originally Ware Town FC they changed it to simply Ware, thus becoming one of the shortest club names in English football.

Ware FC has competed in the Isthmian League since 1975 but this season they make their debut in the Southern League. This is due to the complex set of decisions that followed Clevedon Town’s expulsion from the Southern League Division One (S&W) after their ground failed to meet requirements. A number of teams switched between the Isthmian and Southern League, including Ware.

Ware’s golden years were in the early 20th century in the Herts County League but they have managed some good seasons in recent years, with none better than their championship winning 2005-06 season in the Isthmian League 2nd Division. Ware have twice reached the first round of the FA cup, going down to Luton Town in 1968-69 and Kidderminster Harriers in 2007/08. They also made it to the 4th round of the FA Vase in 2002-03.

They are known as the Blues and are managed by Kem Kemal. Their website is here, and their Twitter feed here. As their nickname suggests, the Blues club colours are Blue & White Striped Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks. The Diamonds are planning to wear their yellow away strip for this game.

Getting There

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Travel is running a coach to Ware. The Coach will be leaving as follows:

  • Lightstrung, Rushden (Skinners Hill) at 11:30am
  • The Dog & Duck at 11.45am

You can book your seat:

You can find directions for the trip of around 60 miles to Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware Hertfordshire SG12 0UQ here.

Local directions to Wodson Park, whether travelling by car or public transport are here.

Other Info

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

Details of the Diamonds playing squad and management team are here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Player and Match Stats are here, and previous seasons stats are here.

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

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). For this season we are also going to launch 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 be broadcasting for this 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 Hevey 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 above the “Hevey” logo on the homepage.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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