AFC Rushden & Diamonds Ladies – Progress Update

As many Diamonds fans will be aware by looking at this website, or the Northamptonshire Women’s & Girls football league website, the AFC Rushden & Diamonds Ladies team haven’t had the greatest start to the season. They have lost players due to various reasons, so have had to start in a higher division with a largely fresh squad.

However…they have not let these losses get them down!! They are using this season as a learning curve to continue training hard and improve, not only their game but also as a team and their morale.

We can also announce that they are under new management. Stepping up to take on the ladies will be Mark Watts – he will coach the team and manage the games. Cheryl Murkitt, with help from others on the team will look after the admin side.

Leanne Mayes stepped down as manager on Sunday due to work commitments. The Ladies team would like to thank Leanne for the hard work she put in for their success last season – a sentiment echoed by the club as a whole.

They are also signing a couple more players who will be very welcome at the club and ready for their next fixture on Sunday. They are always on the look out for new players, so if you know anyone who would be interested, contact Cheryl at

So, as you can see some changes have been made and the Ladies plan to keep training hard and following management’s advice to improve their game and to not let the division/season defeat them…and comeback fighting!!!!

The next league fixture is on Sunday 10th November away against Northampton Town Ladies (details on the website here) – Kick off at 2pm.

The ladies would appreciate any support that you can give them.


Click on these links for the Ladies Fixture List, the Ladies League Table and the Ladies stats.

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