Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP

Kick-Off 7:45pm

Friendly Fixture

Tuesday 28th July 2015

Wellingborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will face Wellingborough Town as part of their pre-season campaign at the Dog & Duck on Tuesday evening.

Please note that there has been extensive remodelling of both the pedestrian and vehicular access to the ground over the summer – please follow designated routes. There is also continuing work in London Road which will also result in some local parking restrictions.

Admission to the game will be £5 adults and £3 concessions.

See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

Our Opponents

Wellingborough Town FC were originally formed in 1867, and had a proud history being the sixth oldest in the country, although the current club was launched in 2004, two years after the original club had disbanded.

Phil Neal, of Liverpool and England fame, started his career with the club, and AFC Rushden & Diamonds Manager Andy Peaks played at the Dog & Duck during the 2006/07 season. Ex AFC R&D players who have returned to the Dog & Duck to play for the Doughboys include Jake Newman, Rashid Koriya, Aynsley Mcdonald and Louis Smith.

Jamie Wright has taken the Doughboys helm for this season, with the last game for the previous regime being the 7-0 reverse at the hands of the Diamonds back in April. Their club colours are blue and yellow, and their club website is here and their Twitter feed here.

The Dog and Duck

For directions to the Dog and Duck see here, where you will also find details of car parking options. You will find a range of bars and catering facilities, as well as a Club Shop. There is covered seating available, as well as two covered standing areas. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities here.

There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, as detailed here.

Other Info

Details of the full pre-season campaign are here. A summary of the players who are already signed on for the 2015-16 season is here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Historic player stats are here, and last season’s stats are here.

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

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.

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. This will be trialled during some of the pre-season games, including this one, and more details will follow nearer the start of the season proper. 

Radio Diamonds plan to start broadcasting once the season proper begins – 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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